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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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