4 Winds Martial Arts

4 Winds Martial Arts Apex  North Carolina



Martial Arts for Adults and Teens

"For many students, the most difficult step in their Martial Arts journey is the initial step of courage needed to walk into a Martial Arts school for the first time; in hindsight, even the long road to Black Belt pales."

Adult and Teen (13 years and older) Program

Training at 4 Winds Martial Arts

If you are new to martial arts and have no experience, or you have martial arts experience and looking for a new challenge, you owe it to yourself to at least take advantage of our Free Introductory Special and see if our program is a good fit for you.

At 4 Winds Martial Arts there are no expensive, long term contracts, just quality instruction at a reasonable price. The classroom is always a very positive and friendly environment; where student/instructor interaction is always encouraged. Because the class sizes are limited, each student is guaranteed to have all of the individual attention required to fulfill his/her martial arts goals.

We train in Kajukenbo Tum Pai, a true Mixed Martial Art that is comprised of Kung Fu, Kenpo Karate, Tai Chi/Qi Gong, Judo/Jujitsu, Escrima and Krav Maga. This combination of martial arts makes it a perfect balance between the internal and external arts. Additionally, Kajukenbo is well known as one of the most efficient street self-defense systems in existence.

Our Curriculum

Kung Fu
The style of Kung Fu that is taught at 4 Winds Martial Arts is a blend of Northern Long Range (Mandarin) and Southern Short Range (Cantonese). While Southern Short Range relies heavily on hand techniques and typically does not favor high kicks; all the kicks are generally low but very powerful. The Northern Long Range components provide the active footwork, moving in all directions, to penetrate or break through and opponent’s defense.

Two separate Karate disciplines have been incorporated into Kajukenbo; Tang Soo Do and Kenpo Karate. Many of the empty hand self defense techniques taught at 4 Winds Martial Arts are heavily influenced by Kenpo.

Tai Chi and Qigong (Chi Gung)
Although Tai Chi is a very powerful and sophisticated martial art, it is practiced by many people for its health benefits; Tai Chi is performed very slowly and gracefully so it is ideal for seniors, as well as, younger people. Tai Chi not only develops muscular strength but also strengthens and heals the organs, joints and teaches the practitioner relaxation and proper breathing.

Escrima is a one of the three major Philippine martial arts. Escrima is a traditional; weapons based martial art dating back to the 1500s during the colonization of the Philippine Islands by the Spanish. Though empty hand techniques are certainly a part of the system, weapons are the focus; with sticks (clubs) and knives being the primary weapons utilized. Single Stick, Double Stick, Single Knife, Double Knife are a small sampling of the Escrima curriculum.

Loosely translated, Jujitsu means the "Gentle Art". Jujitsu is used to control an opponent by locking out or immobilizing the opponent's joints so movement is next to impossible without feeling pain, and/or causing injury; thereby, neutralizing the opponent's ability to continue the fight. Judo (meaning the “Gentle Way”) is used to sweep and throw opponents to the ground and then a joint lock can be applied and/or follow up strikes can be delivered.

Krav Maga
Krav Maga is a self defense system that was originally developed for the Israeli military. Some of the Krav Maga techniques (e.g. gun disarms) have been incorporated into the overall self defense system taught at 4 Winds Martial Arts.

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