Home   About FSDC   Instructors   Schedule   Tuition  Directions  Contact Us
Combat Kempo   Ju Jutsu   T’ai Chi Gong  Weapons Training
Basic Self Defense   Junior Program   Beginning Guitar
More Videos   Gallery   A Touch of History
Books by J P Nelson

Welcome to our Home Page

Home of the American Nine Lotus Association & Kizoku-Ryu Kai

Family Self Defense Center is the oldest full time martial art studio in Hickory, with the most well rounded Self Defense Curriculum in the Unifour, taught by a 10th Degree Combat Black Belt.

We are the only studio in the Unifour to offer children and adult programs 6 days a week in:
….. Chinese Kick-Boxing
….. Leverage over Strength
….. Joint Locks & Manipulation
….. Sweeps & Throws
…..Ground Fighting for the street
….. Short Stick (Escrima / Arnis / Kali) & Quarter-Staff Fighting
….. Fighting against 2, 3, 4 and more opponents
….. Improvisation in Hostage & Crisis Situations
….. Street Proven Defense against grabs, knives, guns, ballbats, kidnap, and more ...

We also offer:

….. Basic Self Defense Classes for folks who want Just the Basics
….. A Junior Martial Arts program for youth enrolling before 13 years of age
…..T’ai Chi & Chi Gong Classes

…..Optional Training in Combat Breaking (wood, concrete, marble, ceramic tile, ice ...)

….. ALL for one affordable price

No Contracts!

No Pressure to compete!

Lifetime Locked-In Rate!

Contact us and ask about a Free Trial Week

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.


© 2004 - 2016 by J Patrick Nelson, MhD, all rights reserved. No part of this site, pictures, or logos may be duplicated in any way without express permission of the publisher.
The American Nine Lotus logo, FSDC logo, artwork of the Fighting Family, 9L symbol and the names Kizoku-Ryu, Injukan, Injo-Ryu and Jiu Ling are Copy Written Trademarks of the Kizoku-Ryu Kai, Hickory, NC.

Member of the American Nine Lotus Association.