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For over 20 Years the Hickory Academy of Martial Arts has been the Best Family Martial Arts School in the Area. 

Starting in a Garage and growing into a vibrant and integral part of the community, we are dedicated to enriching the lives of all of our students and their families. 


Producing Quality Blackbelts, Sport Karate Champions, Jiu-Jitsu Competitors since opening, and more importantly producing confident, goal oriented leaders. Helping students and Families to take the lessons learned on the mat, home with them and into our community.  


Timmy Quatch
Lead Instructor

A part of the Academy since he was 7 years old, Coach Timmy is now in Graduate School at LR University and a Lead instructor in our Karate and Jiu-Jitsu Classes. Timmy is an amazing martial artist, skilled in Karate and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. 


Joshua Page,
Head Instructor

A lifetime martial artist with over 36 years of training. Blackbelts in Karate and Gracie

JIu-Jitsu, NBL Sport Karate Sparring World Champion, and Coach to NBL, NASKA, WKC, and TCT World and Regional Champions, Author and Speaker on

anti-bullying, personal success, and the power of simple kindness. 


Tanner Page
Lead Instructor

Tanner has been a part of the Academy since Birth, growing up on the mats! He is our head instructor for our preschool program and kids gracie jiu-jitsu. Tanner has a passion for teaching, and brings energy and excitement to all his classes! 


Connor Page

Connor has been a part of the Academy since birth, growing up in the Academy. Connor is currently attending NC State and teaches

Jiu-Jitsu classes at the Academy. Connor is a dedicated Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, and enjoys teaching self defense at the Academy! 


Matthew Foster

Matthew is a long time member of our Gracie Jiu-Jitsu program and Coach for our Kids JIu-Jitsu and Adult Jiu-Jitsu program. Wonderful teacher and great training partner! 


Ethan Story

Ethan is a long time student and black belt at the Academy. Ethan is an instructor in our karate program, incredibly patient, and a skilled martial artist!


Ava Kassab

Ava is a long time student at the Academy, Blackbelt, and outstanding martial artist. She is an instructor in our karate program and excels at teaching and living a martial arts lifestyle! 

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