About us

Wyndham Academy of Self Defense

Wyndham Academy of Self Defense has been in continuous operation since 1980.


Our school is located at 4249 North Blackstock Road in Spartanburg, SC just off I-85 Business.  For a map to our school, click on the Contact Us page.


Our Dojo (i.e. school) specializes in the martial art called Nihon Goshin Aikido (aka NGA).  NGA is a Japanese martial art developed over 40 years ago for the sole purpose of personal self-defense.  NGA has a rich history which can be traced back over 1,000 years.  It includes concepts and movements from Aikido, blocks and strikes from Karate, throws from Judo, joint locks from Jujitsu and Aikijutsu, all combined to form a devastatingly effective martial art.

We offer classes for children, youth, and adults of all ages.  Our curriculum includes practical self-defense techniques designed to be extremely effective in all situations.  In addition to learning self defense techniques, students benefit from greater self-confidence,  a strong sense of duty, honor, self-respect, and healthy respect for themselves and others.

Safety and professional instruction are our hallmarks.  Each of our instructors are individually certified; with most having more than five years of practical teaching experience.  Instructors strive to maintain an environment that is exciting, fun, and safe for all students.