Get in. Get skills. Get out.

Our martial arts and self defense seminars take you from novice to knowledgeable in no time flat.

Look, we’re not gonna lie. You’ll get the best benefit from training consistently, every week.

But we’re not stupid either. Sometimes it’s just not in your schedule to make regular classes. So if you can’t, what are your other options for getting in some training time?

Well, seminars are the perfect answer.

The great thing about seminars is how quickly you’ll become capable of using the new skills you learn. And not just capable, but confident.

You see, our martial arts and self defense seminars are super-focused on specific material. That means you’ll practice the material over and over in a short time span. By performing the skills in various drills, one after the other, you start making them automatic in a short amount of time.

And since our seminars are built to stand alone, it doesn’t matter if you can’t– or don’t want to– come to every one. Since they’re all “self-contained,” so to speak, you learn everything you need within one class. Not just the skills either. We’ll also show you the best ways to practice on your own so you can sharpen your new skills even more.

So whether you’re in Waynesville, Canton, Asheville, or somewhere in between, it’s an easy way to get your training started.

2019 Seminars

Here’s the list of seminars for the coming year.

Registration opens 30 days before each seminar. A registration link will appear under the seminar listing when open.

Feb.9, 9 am – 1:30 pm
Improvised Weapons: How to use everyday items for self defense. Completed

Mar. 9, 9 am – 1:30 pm
Common Sense Self Defense & Women’s Empowerment. Completed

Mar. 12 thru Apr. 2 (Tuesdays),
6 pm – 7:15 pm
The Power Within: A 4-week self defense journey for women warriors. Completed

May 11, 9 am – 1:30 pm
Survive a Weapon Attack: How to fight back against guns, knives, and sticks without losing your life. Completed.

Jul. 13, 9 am – 1:30 pm
Pepper Spray Truths & Myths: how to choose it and how to use it for self defense. Registration Closed

Oct. 12, 9 am – 1:30 pm
Common Sense Self Defense & Women’s Empowerment. Registration opens August 1st.

Oct. 15 thru Nov. 5 (Tuesdays),
6 pm – 7:15 pm
The Power Within: A 4-week self defense journey for women warriors. Registration opens August 1st.

Nov. 9, 9 am – 1:30 pm
Vital Strikes: How to find and hit the 7  attack-ending targets. Registration opens October 1st.

Need a custom seminar for your group? We can do it. Give us a call or shoot us an email. Here’s our contact info.

Seminars are super for beginners...
but they're also a terrific way for experienced students to cross-train.

Beginners are always welcome at our seminars. In fact, that’s why we started offering them. We craft every seminar so you could walk in off the street and feel right at home, even if you’ve never trained a day in your life.

And it doesn’t matter what kind of shape you’re in either. No need to be a fitness master here. We’ve had folks of all fitness levels, and all ages, complete our seminars.

But what if you’re not a beginner?

The thing is, over time we’ve noticed our seminars attract more experienced martial artists and self defense students as well. Why?

Well, like any good student, they’re knowledge seekers. And long gone are the days where teachers forbade students training elsewhere out of fear of revealing their system’s secrets.

Some trained in the past and are looking for a new style to study. Others train in their favorite system during the week, but see cross-training as a chance to enhance their skills, push themselves out of their comfort zone, and learn something new.

Either way– beginner or old pro– there’s a spot waiting for you at a Riverside Martial Arts Academy seminar.

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