We know that finding a martial arts school can be overwhelming. At Samurai Institute, our priority is to help you and/or your children become better versions of yourselves.
Our expert instructors are here to learn your goals and help you achieve them in a fun, exciting, and welcoming environment. Take a minute to learn more about our facility, programs, and community through our website, and we look forward to seeing you soon!
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DOES YOUR CHILD HAVE
ANY OF THESE CHALLENGES?
They struggle to maintain control of their movements and may be unintentionally destructive.
They find it difficult to focus on a task or to see it through to the end.
They have a hard time sharing their belongings and getting along with other kids.
PARENTING YOUNG CHILDREN IS A REAL CHALLENGE.
You must balance their natural inquisitiveness and high energy with trying to teach them the basic skills they need for school and life.
Discipline, sharing, and self-control are all things they need to learn to be successful.
The ideal setting is one that’s got some structure but works with kids at their current developmental level. If they have fun while they’re learning, they’ll be more likely to retain those lessons and learn the skills they need.
RESULTS AND GROWTH WITH EVERY CLASS!
Studying martial arts is ideal for young children. It provides them with an outlet for their energy. But, it also teaches them about respect, discipline, and other core values that will go with them beyond the dojo. Junior martial arts classes teach kids to control their movements and behavior, and they’ll learn social skills and interaction at the same time.
SELECT A PROGRAM
Lil Samurai (3-5)
Does your child need a supportive, educational, and fun activity? Try our martial arts classes today!
YOUTH Aikido (6-12)
Give your kids the lifelong gifts of personal success, confidence, discipline, and self-defense!
TEEN Aikido (13-17)
Instead of giving into moodiness and attitude, take them to our martial arts school instead!
ADULT Aiki Arts (18+)
Martial arts classes are fun and empowering, and provide a great workout for adults. Whether you want to defend yourself…
Samurai Birthday Parties
Our birthday parties are off the chain! We start with an hour of martial arts where respect, courtesy, and honor are emphasized. Taught in a fun and energetic way with lots of energy and completed with an obstacle course. Book your party with a small deposit. Click HERE to register or call our school. 704-775-3401
Corporate Self-Defense Clinics
Our corporate self-protection seminar offers more than a way of fighting. Our program gives the participants a way to connect the mind and body to work together under duress. This connection makes our program stand out. Complete with proven self-protection techniques that require no physical strength or ability. Click HERE to get started and our staff will contact you for scheduling.
WHY CHOOSE US
BENEFITS OF Samurai Arts
Your goals are our priority. We tailor our programs to help you or your child achieve those. Whether it’s confidence & focus or fitness & weight loss, we’re here to help.
Our unique community is what makes your time with us so special. Join a community of positive, fun, and caring individuals all working towards a similar goal.
Our professional instructors are at your fingertips! Our instructors prioritize ensuring that all classes are unique, fun, and safe.
"This school is AMAZING!! My 12-year-old son just earned his 1st belt and I am SO proud of him, but what’s most impressive is how proud he is of himself. He’s gained such confidence through the professor’s well-structured program. A positive and nurturing environment with very dedicated instructors and staff to give your family a life-changing experience!"
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ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
Samurai Institute (formerly Hickory Aikido) has been the leader in quality martial arts instruction in Hickory and surrounding counties since 1980.
Our teaching ethic
We are here to facilitate our student's consistent self-improvement through encouragement and positive reinforcement to help our students live their best life.
Our instructors are certified in all aspects of martial science and tactical solutions. Each instructor is CPR and First Aid certified as well. Instructors' rankings are awarded by the Bushin Ryu International Ko-chi Kyokai.
Our programs and instructors utilize the interactive/participative method of teaching to ensure our student's comprehension of all material in our curriculums.
Our curriculums are one of a kind. Not found anywhere else in our area, our Samurai Bully Buster teaches children 12 alternatives to violence by learning to de-escalate potentially dangerous encounters. If all efforts still resort to an attack, our physical skills teach them not to hit or kick, but to evade and control using balance, movement, and skill.
Life Skills for Life
The samurai code of conduct, Bushido, is not just taught. Our students practice these skills throughout everyday life. Respect, Courage, Honesty, Integrity, Duty, Honor, and Compassion are seven virtues that we live our lives by.
PRINCIPLES OF OUR SCHOOL
Meet Our Staff
Our Staff is dedicated to making your martial arts journey the absolute best experience of your life!
Owner and Chief Instructor