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4 Winds Martial Arts
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Lyndon J.
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I moved to North Carolina five years ago and almost immediately started my search for a Martial Arts school. I visited many schools in the Triangle area and joined different schools for a month or so to find out if they were what I was looking for, but there was always something missing. I even gave up my search for awhile, and continued to train on my own. My wife begin to think I would never find what I wanted in a martial arts school because my previous Martial Arts school in Michigan had such a great teacher. She would always say I know you, and I can tell none of these schools give you the same fulfillment that your old martial art school did, and she was right! Before committing to train at what was a good school, but not exactly what I wanted, I found 4 Winds and set up a free private introductory class with Sifu Bob Melander, then attended a few group classes. This turned out to be a great decision, and should be the meaning of “save the best for last”. Sifu (teacher) is thrown around a lot, but not everyone should have that title. Sifu Bob Melander deserves that title and embodies what a martial arts teacher should be. Now every time I come home from training at 4 Winds Martial arts my wife tells me “that's the fulfilled look on your face that I didn’t see before”. I couldn’t be happier training with Sifu Bob and I recommend anyone else from beginner to advanced looking to learn internal and external martial arts, self defense, weapons and more, from a great Sifu visit 4 Winds Martial Arts. Don’t make the mistake I made, visit 4 Winds Martial Arts before the others.

  • 9 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack

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I provide military-style, at-home, all-around personal training to include self-defense and nutrition.

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Looking to take self defense classes? I offer the best self defense training for you! What will my self defense classes cover? Courses will be on situational awareness, the proper mindset, hand to hand combat training, weapons training, multiple attackers, verbal de-escalation, realistic training, and any topic of your choice. I'll teach you in any you want via. online through videos, chat, etc. or in person. Why is my combat training ideal for you? There's no rules. You use whatever works. The curriculum is constantly changing with new knowledge and skills. This keeps my self defense classes new and exciting. I simply help you build essential skills for self defense to suit you as an individual. I have a no nonsense modern approach to martial arts self defense. Why do you need my self defense training? The problem with most schools is they are too rigid. flashy, and don't cover various topics. My self defense training is fluid and relies on testing to make sure you're training as realistically as possible. If you don't like my gig, i'll gladly give you a refund! My combat training is assured to give you 100% satisfaction!

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I teach mixed martial art system for defense. I specialize in making people secure in their own abilities. I work with many different types of people.


We teach martial arts. In our Smithfield Kung Fu studio, you will learn how to defend yourself and your loved ones. We teach you the skills, so you can defend while standing and on the ground. We have age-appropriate classes for our little warrior, youth, and adult students. Call our studio to set up a trial class for you or a loved one. The only way to understand why we are different is to try us. Bai Kai... simply the best.

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