Adult Self Defense & Martial Arts Classes

Adults – Core Self Protection (White, Yellow, and Blue Belt Level Self Defense)

Our core self protection class is perfect for those new to the martial arts. From the very first lesson, our students learn the fundamentals of proper footwork and balance, develop their endurance and flexibility, and they learn effective fighting techniques that they can use right away, regardless of their physical condition or any prior martial arts experience.

Training at Discovery consists of learning practical and effective methods for overcoming any challenge. These techniques are based on an ancient system of warrior disciplines descended from nine historical Japanese lineages, and are modernized and adapted to meet the demands of today’s challenging environments. In this class, students can expect to learn more about awareness, basic footwork and movement (taijitsu), striking, common grappling and grabbing defenses, throws, and more.

Becoming a student is simple: Simply visit our enrollment page to find out how you can start your trial membership with a free uniform!


Adults – Advanced Self Protection (Red. Green, and Brown Belt Level Self Defense)

Our Advanced Self Protection class is a place where our intermediate level students learn to handle a greater variety of self defense challenges while learning and refining more advanced techniques and strategies. Students can expect to be practicing various throws, striking methods, groundfighting techniques, and weapon defenses.

If a student is committed to earning their black belt in Hakken Budo Ninjitsu, this class will teach them the physical, mental, and emotional skills needed to achieve that milestone.


Adults – Black Belt Class

This class is for students who have graduated through the core and advanced self protection classes. Once a student attains the rank of first degree black belt (shodan), they are eligible to take part in these classes taught by world renowned instructor and practitioner Hanshi John Poliquin. See his instructor page here.

Here students will face many new challenges as they venture further into black belt ranks. This can include multiple attackers, advanced weapons use and throws, mind science, and fighting tactics. Students will also develop their knowledge and experience in the nine lineages of ninjitsu.

If you have ever wanted to achieve a black belt in martial arts, it’s never too late to start! We always say the most important belt is not the black belt, it’s the white belt! Start your journey into martial arts today by visiting our enrollment page.


 Comments 6 comments

  • George says:

    Hello my name is George
    I’m 38 studied the arts as a child. And got back into a Dojo 3 years ago. (Kempo) To continue to better myself as a person and help others. Have been interested in Nintaijutsu or Ninjitsu arts since very young.
    I’m in NH! I have never really looked at online studys feeling it could only be a supplement.
    BUT have currently looked at Master Hayes online study. I would really like to begin study and don’t want to wast time on things that aren’t productive at 38. Do you feel master hayes online studys are ok? Or do I wait a year or so and move. Or drive to Portland Maine 1hour 15 min each way Just not sure what the best way of beginning from this far away is.

    • Zach says:

      Good morning George. Great questions! I think it is always better to train at a dojo with other experienced students and instructors, though online sudy is a reasonable secondary option. I’ll shot you an email and perhaps we can discuss this further. Have a good day!

  • Myles says:

    Hey, I’m Myles. I’m 27 years old and I’m very interested in your training. Do you guys have a tour or walk ins? I’m looking to find a passion, something to help with stress as well as to better myself physically and emotionally and I would love to learn more about your programs.

    • Zach says:

      Hi Myles. We’d love to have you come in and check it out. I’ll shoot you an email today to see what dates work best for you.

  • Kyle says:

    I’m not sure when or if I’ll be able to enroll for a while. But, I have some questions, if I did enroll, which class would I enter, as I’m 14, would I go into the Adult’s class? Also, do you offer any weapon training, such as kenjutsu, or anything else, as I’m very interested in kenjutsu and training with naginatas? Also, if I have too enroll during the school year, can your schedule work with my weekends, like I go to school from Monday to Friday, then take classes from Saturday to Sunday? That’s all for now.

  • Laurence says:

    I’m Laurence and I have a 14 yr old daughter who is physically fit but lacks confidence. She has recently shied away from competitive sports (used to swim, play field hockey and lacrosse) but does yearn for activity. We tried aikido and liked it but the classes met very infrequently. I am wondering what your approach was to teaching teens who want to be active but have not had much success/satisfaction with the traditional team sports. Do you have other students who fall into this category? Thanks for your time.

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