Nikida-Kan Martial Arts Private Studio

Nikida-Kan Martial Arts Private Studio

5.0 (10)
Best of 2023
13 hires on
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Riverview, FL 33579
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  • Wendi Hudson

    The instructor is very knowledgeable and is a great teacher.

  • Sunita Chadee

    What I was most impressed with is that Sensei Nikida-Kan is not only an expert in his craft, but he is a genuinely skilled and passionate teacher. Just because someone has decades of experience and they are an expert in their field, doesn't always mean they have the ability to teach a student. He is not afraid to correct movement so that we can truly learn form and control, but he does it in a way that is tactful and encouraging. He is patient, yet firm, and he takes the time to tailor the lesson plan to his student, based on his observations and discussions. His experience is vast. He really has taught all around the world and not only brings a wide variety of martial arts skills to the table to learn, he also exposes you to the Asian languages they were born from. I found my time with him fun and challenging and can't wait for my next lesson!

  • Cassandra Yuboc

    I've been a student for almost 2 years now and I can say that I fully recommend that you take up these classes if you're interested in any of the Martial Arts that he has to teach. He's flexible with the content he teaches and he'll only teach you what you want to learn. You'll learn so much from his classes, both from the physical aspects of techniques to learn and the philosophical side as well as disciplinary.


    I love this class, highly recommended!!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First talking to them to see what is it he or she is really wanting? Afterward getting an understanding of what they want or what goal he or she reaching towards. This is how the lessons are catered.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

A lifetime of studying and participating both professionally and teaching as well as competing. This is on the national and international level. Teaching individual private lessons to businesses, church groups, university groups, and law enforcement personnel. Speaking credentials, I have a D.M.S., Doctorate of Martial Science & Philosophy, after a lifetime of studying.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My price various with the lowest at $25.00 per lessons to $350.00, depending on the students. Everyone is seeking something different so pricing varies, i.e. Boxing lesson, cost one thing and martial arts lesson a different price. Self-defense yet another. It also depends on if the student wants to learn how to use weapons to say knife fighting to kali stick fighting. So as you can see price are different and why I always want to have a conversation with the students to hear what it is he or she actually wants to learn. One thing for sure is that we do not do contracts where school lock students into yearly or monthly contracts, and if the student for life reasons can't afford to pay then they are sued or sent to collections which hurting the person in the long run. We at Nikida-Kan Martial Arts Studio, work off a pay as you go rate. You only pay for the month that you want to train. If we are at fault causing you to miss a class it is reset for another day, however, if it is no fault of ours then it is rightly on the student. Our goal is to meet each student need if possible.

How did you get started teaching?

I have always been interested in the martial arts and fitness as a child. I actually started around the age of 8yrs. I had a great passion for it and advance over the years and started as assistant instructor statewide and overseas. I have been teaching ever since from coast to coast and country to country.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with and taught all types of students from individual to corporate, to include law enforcement. I have been asked to give various workshops at church's, place of business, and private individuals. I have students in many foreign countries as well. I currently only offer small groups and private lesson.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I was asked to come to a local university to do a short self-defense class for a women's small group. Another would be where I went along with a university(Bible College) to Mexico on a mission trip where I end up teaching over 60 high school students while there. It was an amazing time seeing how everyone was excited to learn in general plus take the lessons.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

First, make sure that you are fit to do the chosen style of training. If you have health issues, get cleared by your doctor. Then actually call and talk to the instructor about what it is you hope to gain from the training, i.e. to learn how to protect my self, to lose weight, to gain confidence, or just to stay in shape or fit. The bottom line, ensure you are taking the right course to get what you actually seeking. Also, ask to see his credentials and see if he wouldn't mind letting you sit in a class if it is not a private lesson because it called that for a reason by the person who hired the instructor. Lastly, if you do decide to go with a certain instructor, do try to be committed so that you would see results.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Is this the right art or style for me? Am I doing this because someone else wants me to or it's something that I really want to do? How much dedication is in learning martial arts lessons? It's fun but how much of a commitment is needed? Do I really have the time to seriously apply my self to this? Don't be afraid to call and talk to the instructor. You will get to know something about him or her without any obligations. He or she should be glad to talk to anyone that is seeking to learn from them. If not that is a sign that this may not be the right instructor to go to for lesson. To say if they can't spare a few minutes with you on the phone. Then how are they going to spend time with actually training you?