Teen and Adult Martial Arts

Our Teen and Adult Karate program is designed to teach our students a high level of self-defense with many other benefits. Our students soon discover that Nichols’ Defense Academy is more than just punches and kicks!

Our program will help you stay in shape. You will gain flexibility through our stretching techniques which will decrease your chances of injury in sports and everyday life. You will build strength and tone you body with our dynamic, isometric, and repetitive exercises. You will gain confidence and self-esteem by improving your physical fitness, body composition, skill level and self-defense skills.

You will enjoy the workout as well as the friendships that come along with exercising and training with people that have similar goals. People that train together and support one another end up building friendships that last a lifetime.

Martial Arts are a great way to get in shape
Martial arts is like an exercise program with a bonus! You learn to defend yourself while you get in shape. Our adult students really appreciate the difference between martial arts training and standard exercise programs.

Our adult martial arts classes relieve stress
Martial arts classes are well known for their stress relieving benefits. The emphasis on mind-body training goes far beyond the benefits of standard health club type exercise programs.

Our classroom practice sessions give you confidence
The confidence building part of our program is what students appreciate the most. Nothing can take the place of the security in knowing that you can defend yourself, if you have to.

What we teach you could save your life
At our school, everything we teach is reality based. Our instructors work very hard to insure that our students learn to defend themselves with practical self-defense techniques.

Our program is a lot of fun
The reason our program is so successful is because we make the classes fun and exciting. We learned a long time ago that when our students are having fun they learn much faster.


As part of our martial arts curriculum, we teach the martial arts of Judo and Tae Kwon Do. Judo does not involve such tactics as kicking or striking an opponent. Instead, it is based on four groups of interrelated techniques, which are throwing techniques, hold-downs, chokes and arm-locks. Although originally intended for men and boys, the sport has included girls and women since the early 1900’s. Judo was introduced and accepted as an Olympic sport in 1964, and has followers throughout the world.

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Tae Kwon Do has an interesting history which spans several thousands of years. Tae Kwon Do has been practiced as a sport and as a martial art since its inception. The study of Tae Kwon Do not only improves one’s physical fitness and health, but also employs as its main goal, inner peace and serenity.  Tae Kwon Do means “the art of kicking and punching”, or “the art of unarmed combat”. What truly distinguishes Tae Kwon Do from other martial arts are its varied and uniquely powerful kicking techniques. Tae Kwon Do is more than a system of physical power, it is an art aimed toward the moral development of its students.

Students also have the ability to learning ancient Asian sword techniques from both Japan (Kendo) and Korea (Gum-Do).

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