- Are you looking for the best in self-defense instruction?
- Are you looking for effective and competent self-defense techniques?
- Do you want to learn an authentic martial art in a positive, safe, and competition-free environment?
- Are you looking for mature, well-educated and experienced instructors?
- Do you want a professional, high-quality program for you and your family?
If this is the case, then you have found these things at the Wyndham Academy of Self-Defense.
Our academy specializes in the martial art of Nihon Goshin Aikido (“NGA”) which is a traditional Japanese martial art, designed specifically for practical self-defense. NGA includes the best self-defense techniques from Aikido, Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, and Karate to form a powerful and very well rounded martial art.
There are no tournaments or competitions in Nihon Goshin Aikido. Instead, we emphasize the physical (balance, coordination, and good health), the mental (thoughtful positive reaction and response), and encourage positive emotional development (peace of mind, stress reduction, and temperate behavior) along with street effectiveness. Our training methods are effective, realistic, and proven to work. They are flexible, adaptable to each situation, and simple — anyone can do it — size and strength are not required.
Adult classes, Youth classes, Women’s Self-Protection classes, and Personal Security courses are just a few of our services. We also offer special on-site programs for colleges, churches, youth organizations, and local businesses.
Our dojo has been in continuous operation in Spartanburg, SC since 1980, making it the longest active dojo of NGA in the United States. Our chief instructor has over 35 years of experience combined with his Black Belt instructors who have over 50 years of combined experience in NGA with some holding Black Belt rank or higher in other traditional martial arts as well.
All classes are taught in a professional and safe manner by our certified instructors.
We welcome you to our website and invite you to view our program information, instructor biographies and more. For more information about our school, please click on the menu at the top of the page. Please feel free to communicate with the chief instructor and stop by to observe a class or join us on the mats with a free introductory class at any time.
*Wyndham Academy of Self-defense teaches Nihon Goshin Aikido. Our art is devoted to martial arts techniques for self-defense, derived from the best techniques from Aikido, Jujitsu, Judo and Karate.*