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Proud member of the American Nine Lotus Association

Family Self Defense Center is the oldest full time martial art studio in Hickory, with the most complete Self Defense Curriculum in the Unifour, and one of the highest level Combat Black Belts in Southeast United States.

We are the only studio in the Unifour to offer programs 6 days a week in:
….. Chinese Kick-Boxing
….. Joint Locks & Manipulation
….. Sweeps & Throws
…..Ground Fighting for the street
….. Street Proven Defense against grabs, knives, guns, ballbats.

….. Fighting against multiple opponants
….. Fitness & Self Defense classes just for women
….. A Junior Martial Arts program for youth enrolling before 13 years of age
….. Short Stick & Quarter-Staff Fighting
….. Sparring with Pugil-Sticks
….. Special Forces grade hand-to-hand combat
…..Optional Shoot Fighting/MMA training
…..T’ai Chi & Chi Gong Classes

….. ALL for one affordable price

No Contracts!

No Pressure to compete!

Lifetime Locked-In Rate!

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An introduction to FSDC of Hickory


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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