Personal Best Martial arts Academy proudly serving Port Coquitlam since 1997

30 years plus of service to the community with award winning curriculum recommended by families in the Tri-City area.

Who we Are And why You Should Train Here

After working in the Martial Arts industry for over 10 years, Master D started Personal Best in a 700 sq. foot room in Planet Ice! After working in the industry and also having children of his own, the Personal Best Martial Arts curriculum was created. It is very functional, structured and easy to teach & understand!

Over the years, Master D and Personal Best have been working with School District 43 with After-School Programs, PAC fundraisers, show and tells and field trips to PBMA.

Students, teachers and parents love the way the curriculum is presented. It always has a unique and deeper meaning of most regular programs and the focus is always on Respect , Discipline, Self Control, Positive Attitude, Confidence and The Never Give Up Mentality.

Now, the next generation of future masters are training to take over both of Master D sons, Sensei Conor D and Sensei Galen D. They are preparing to take Personal Best to new heights with their passion, energy, youth and the same demeanour as Master D! Like the old saying goes, “a family that kicks together, sticks together.”

Personal Best is constantly learning and improving ways to teach and relate our award winning curriculum to the families of the tri-cities and looking forward to another 30 years plus of service to the community.

Get To Know Our World Class Instructors

Master D - Personal Best Martial Arts

Master Doerksen

Master D has been serving the Tri Cities since 1997. Starting at Planet Ice in Coquitlam with a small space, and out growing all the locations from Barnet and Falcan to Barnet and Lansdowne, to our current space 5100 sq foot facility here at 124- 1647 Broadway St Port Coquitlam BC.

Master D started training in 1985 and has been actively teaching and training since. Working with the school district 43 on Bully Prevention / Abduction Prevention and educating the Tri cities about the Personal Best Martial Arts system.

Master D has 3 sons and has had them in the academy ever since they could walk. Now 2 of them are starting to take the leading roles at the academy. (Sensei Conor and Sensei Galen)

Master D’s goal has always been to create a fun, healthy, skilled-base curriculum, friendly space where student of all ages can come in and achieve their goals and creating their Personal Best SELF!!

Sensei Conor Doerksen

Sensei Conor has been training in Martial Arts ever since he could walk. He’s 27 years old and started right here at Personal Best (a Dojo Baby). He’s been training, competing and assisting his father teaching classes. Now, he has taken over the Head Instructor position!

Sensei Conor is a natural with the kids and loves teaching our Black Belt weapons classes!! He has been competing in Sport Karate Tournament ever since he’s been a Gold Belt and has won many titles in the sport Karate Tournament circuit . Conor is also an avid illusionist, and card magician, love working out & training and is still sharping his skills every day!

Galen - Personal Best Martial Arts

Sensei Galen Doerksen

Like Conor, Galen grew up in the Personal Best Academy. The youngest of three Doerksen boys, Galen has been brought up the tough way always having to battle for everything ! Galen loves training in the Martial Arts and is currently working on his 2nd Degree Black belt !

Galen is a Technician and it shows in the quality of the techniques that the student are achieving!! Galen has a great personality that the student are drawn to and is a great role model for all the younger students!! He also was the valedictorian of his graduating class and graduated with honors! He also was trained to be a Red seal Chef before coming to work at the academy full time!!

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What Master D is most proud of is his school Personal Best Martial Arts right here in Coquitlam!! He has created a GREAT program that is very challenging, structured and effective, but most of all very safe to learn! Having a degree of Fitness & Nutrition and Training in Early Childhood Education, made for a great match. Our award winning children’s programs are recommended by numerous elementary and high schools and parents in the Tri-City area.

Master D now has his two sons who have grown up in the Academy as his main instructors. They are passionate about Martial Arts and have the same demeanour and teaching style as master D.

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