Robert L Kitchin Academy Of Self Defense

Robert L Kitchin Academy Of Self Defense



We are a Christian owned and operated school. We take kids 4yrs up and even Senior Citizen. Classes for all Men and Women. We tach several styles of Martial Arts. I also teach weapons. And self defense courses.

I have been doing for over 48 yrs now. Been Inducted in the Hall of Fame 9 times now. Love working with special needs individuals also helping them achive goals. Also watching a child grow and stick with it till Black Belt.


3 employees
47 years in business
Serves Gastonia , NC

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Frequently asked questions

I have 8 Different Black Belts in various styles

Once a week is $50 a month

Twice a week is $75 a month

Unlimited classes per week is $150 a month which includes 1 private lesson for an hr per month just you and Teacher 

I know before my first lesson at 9yrs old i would be a teacher for all my life. Got my first Black Belt at 15 yrs old Started teaching at 16 yrs old.

Children 4 yrs and up. ADD and Bi polar also Autism 

Handicapped. Senior Citizens everyone can learn self defense

I host my own Martial Art Tournament every year in Sept 

Come try a free week and see how you like it first.

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Services offered

Mixed Martial Arts