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Join us in your quest for a personal experience in the martial arts. Martial arts classes are a great way to find strength and inter peace. Through karate classes or jiu jitsu classes, gain your personal goals of self defense, discipline, fitness and so much more.

Why us?

We are a martial arts school rich in tradition and modern day realistic training. Combining stand up, takedown and ground training to create the best all around martial artist possible.

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Isshinryu Karate

Martial artist preforms Isshinryu Karate kata

We are proud in tradition. Okinawan Karate, Isshinryu is our foundation which traces back directly to the founder Tatsuo Shimabuku.

Upcoming Events


Are you interested in competition, seminars, special training classes, camps and conventions? Check out our calendar of events!



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American Combat JuiJitsu


American Combat JuiJitsu, simply put is devastation through simplicity. Founder Professor Tony Maynard is respected world round for his simplistic way of implementing brutial force.

Sport Jujitsu

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Sport JuJitsu is a competitive rule set that incompasses the full range of jujitsu including strikes, throws and grappling.

FAQs Martial Arts Training

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The most frequently asked questions in the martial arts community.

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School of Hard Knox Martial Arts

Location 1 : Armfield Civic Center 873 West 52 Bypass, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041 Location 2 : 52 Thruway Shopping Center 451 N Andy Griffith Pkwy Mt Airy NC 27030

336-401-0688 336-401-0665


Monday: Armfield Center Pilot Mtn 5:30-8:30 Mt Airy 5:30-8:30

Tuesday: Private Dojo in Pilot Mtn 6:00 - 8:00

       Mt Airy 6:00 - 8:30

Wednesday: Pilot Mtn CLOSED

Mt Airy 6:00 - 8:30

Thursday: Pilot Mtn  CLOSED

Mt Airy 5:30-8:30

Friday: Pilot Mtn  CLOSED Mt Airy 6:00-7:00

KickFit Bag Class, Private Classes, Rank Classes times vary  

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