Sensei John N. Wyndham:

Chief instructor of the Spartanburg, SC Dojo.  Sensi Wyndham has more than 28 years of experience in self-defense training and instruction. He received his initial training from Sensei Steven A. Weber in Nihon Goshin Aikido and has pursued training in Karate, Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, Aiki Jiu-Jitsu, and Hombu Aikido (Ueshiba style), Filipino Escrima (Kali and Arnis), Ryu Te Kempo, Tai Chi, and European Fencing.


Sensei Wyndham has worked with law enforcement professionals from the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Department, the Spartanburg County Solicitor’s Office, the Spartanburg County Detention Center, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Department and the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department.   Some of his students have gone on to join the FBI, U.S. Marshal Service, U.S. Marines, U.S. Army, and the Federal Air Marshal program.  


Sensei Wyndham provides martial arts and self-defense programs for schools and universities such as the University of South Carolina Upstate, Wofford College, Oakbrook Preparatory School, Spartanburg Day School, and Upstate school districts.

Certified Instructors:


Sensei Kevin Smith:
Sensei Smith is an certified assistant instructor in the Spartanburg Dojo with 21 years of experience in Nihon Goshin Aikido. He began training in 1984 under Sensei Steven Weber for 9 years before leaving to start a family. He returned in 2006 and is now an instructor under Sensei Wyndham.  Mr. Smith leads the Monday evening classes, and regularly assists with the Tuesday Advanced class and Saturday morning adult classes.  He enjoys helping students explore practical self-defense applications of Nihon Goshin Aikido, and teaches various self-defense classes through-out the year.


Sensei Roger Moon:

Sensei Moon is a certified instructor under Sensei Wyndham.  Sensei Moon has extensive training in several styles of Karate including Wada-ryu.  He regularly leads the Wednesday evening classes.


Sensei Bill White:

Sensei White - has over 10 years of experience in NGA.  Sensei White often teaches Saturday classes.


Sensei Brian Honeycutt:

Sensei Honeycutt - has more than 10 years of experience in NGA; and enjoys working with our youth and adult classes. 


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