he Nokado School of Self Defense was opened on April 2nd, 1979. Our school been open in the same location for 35 years, teaching martial arts to thousands of children and adults from the Kings Park & Fort Salonga communities. We also have a second location in Northport.
The head instructor of the Nokado Schools of Self Defense is John Olshlager, Soke (Soke means head of the system.) He has been training in the Martial Arts of Jiu Jitsu for 44 years, and holds the rank of tenth degree black belt. Soke “O”, as the students call him. has trained all over the world with some of the most prestigious martial artists in the style of Jiu Jitsu.
The training at the Nokado Schools of Self Defense focuses on developing the following; self-esteem, discipline, the ability to focus, fitness, and self defense.
Our philosophy is to walk away from a fight whenever possible. If forced into a confrontation, a student has the option of defending themselves one of three ways; the hard style of block, punch and kick, the middle style of intercepting the attack and placing the opponent in a wristlock or submission hold, or the soft style of avoiding the confrontation either verbally or physically.
As a traditional dojo (school), The Nokado Schools of Self Defense follow all of the traditional practices of formal Jiu Jitsu schools. Respect at the Nokado Schools of Self Defense is earned, not given. We invite you to take a FREETRIAL CLASS by filling out the form to the right, and experiencing the benefits of training first-hand .