East West Connection Martial Arts & Wellness

About Us

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All of our instructors have at least 20 years of experience in their respective martial art. Mr. Schroeder has over 50 years of experience in the art of Okinawan Karate & Kobudo and also is a State of Wisconsin Licensed Juvenile Martial Arts Instructor.

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Modern Studio

The East West Connection dojo has over 2,000 sq. ft. of workout area, air conditioning, showers, and a lower level student lounge. We were established in 1969 and have been in our current location for over 34 years.

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Our Philosophy

Our mission is to carry on the values, techniques, and philosophies of those that have gone before us and adapt the principles to modern society for the benefit of all.

EWC Dojo Programs & Specials


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Karate is both an art form and physical fitness. It helps develop mental alertness, concentration, and the ability to think and act effectively in all situations.

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Our dojo offers instruction in Yamashita-Matayoshi Kobudo. Training in Kobudo compliments Karate training and increases one's knowledge of the art.

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Aikido is a martial art used by its practitioners to defend themselves and protect the attackers from injury if possible.

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Tai Chi

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Tai Chi is an internal martial art that can help reduce stress, increase flexibility, and increase agility.

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Our dojo offers specials on intro classes and gift certificates. Check back often.

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Juniors & Tiger Tots Karate

This program is designed for children. It focuses on age appropriate self-defense and judgement skills. This is done by developing the student's balance, strength, coordination, and focus. This is done while at the same time teaching courtesy, respect, and life skills that should help them progress into more advanced training.

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9 Fantastic Facts You Didn't Know About EWC

  1. We trained national and international champions
  2. We sponsored the first professional full-contact event in Milwaukee in 1975
  3. Our dojo opened the first karate schools in Waukesha AND in Hales Corners
  4. Dan Schroeder was the first 9th Dan to be promoted in karate under Master Tadashi Yamashita
  5. Dan Schroeder was the first to be promoted to 8th Dan in Kobudo under Master Tadashi Yamashita
  6. Dan Schroeder has taught or influenced most of the Shorin Ryu teachers in the area
  7. In 2019, we will celebrate our 50 continuous years of being in business
  8. Dan Schroeder is recognized by the State of Wisconsin as a Juvenile Martial Arts Instructor
  9. 2017 Milwaukee A-List Award for "Best of Martial Arts"

9 Fantastic Facts you didn't know about EWC!

9 Fantastic Facts you didn't know about EWC!

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East West Connection Martial Arts & Wellness

5726 S. 108th Street, Hales Corners, WI 53130, US

(414) 425-2971


Sunday: Closed

Monday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Tuesday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm

Wednesday: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

                          5:00pm - 8:00pm

Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm

Friday: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

               5:00pm - 8:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am - 11:30am