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Doug says, “Hello, don’t forget you are important.”

It all begins on the heavy bag

The Butterfly Grapevine

Girl-l-l POWer-r-r-r-r-r!!!

The Guillotine Choke: popular in MMA

We encourage parents to work out with their children

New Yellow Belt, ready for more

If we can’t explain it, we have no business teaching

Professor Nelson’s favorite part of class: Promotions

Taking time to teach it right

Straight Arm Bar

A cup of green tea, anyone?

Praying Mantis Traps the Spider

Jiu Ling T’ai Chi Flow Sparring

Professor J Patrick Nelson, Shihan Shidoshi, 8th Dan (2003)

Sempai (senior student) helping Kohai (junior student)

Nothing like a rake to the eyes

Fund Raising for Rising Hope Farms

We do not charge to participate in qualified fund raisers

Fighting for St Jude Children’s Hospital

Thank You, Sensei Arthur Ferguson, for supporting St Jude Children’s Hospital, 2007 & 2009

The proceeds raised at our annual events go to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital

… we do not pocket the cash

10 K walk for St Jude Children’s Hospital

Breaking for St Jude Children’s Hospital

More Breaking for St Jude Children’s Hospital

Kicking for St Jude Children’s Hospital – Ryan kicked over 3000 kicks

In Memory of Brandi Mae, 1999-2012, our walking mascot for St Jude Children’s Hospital Walk-a-Thon fund raising.

No one loved children more

Recognized “Hanshi/Soke” on 3.17.2008 by Shidoshi Patrick T. Arnold of Injo-Ryu Kai Bugei Federation. Students of the studio special ordered and presented the belt at a surprise 48th birthday party at Olive Garden, 11.10.2008


Family Self Defense Center of Hickory, NC offers your choice of Martial Arts Training in MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), Combat Kempo, Kung Fu, Injukan Ju Jutsu, Tanbo Jutsu, Stick and Staff Fighting, Chinese Kick-Boxing, Ryu-Kyu Karate, Kizoku-Ryu Tai Jutsu, use of Knife and Sword, Women’s Kick-Boxing and Self Defense, Jiu Ling Kung Fu and T'ai Chi Gong, and more for one affordable price. Classes are in Brookford and within easy access of Granite Falls, Hudson, Lenoir, Morganton, Valdese, Vale, Gastonia, Maiden, Newton, Conover, Catawba, Statesville, and Taylorsville. Also available: Certified Personal Strength, Health & Fitness Training.


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