Swing by Chapel Hill Quest Martial Arts and see for yourself how inspiring you can be! We’re much more than just a martial arts facility. Our beautiful Japanese-style dojo was designed by a professional architect to help capture the warm and inviting atmosphere enjoyed by our students.
Whether you’re looking for training in self-defense, functional strength development, or intense and demanding martial arts skills, you’ll find classes to suit any of your personal goals. Since we opened our doors in 1998, we’ve had countless students from all walks of life enter and become a part of our community. Our students mainly hail from Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham North Carolina, but our unique martial art brings others from much farther to study with us. Come start with us today, wherever you are, and amaze yourself with how far you can go.
We primarily teach To-Shin Do Ninja martial arts, the 1200 year old Japanese martial art of the legendary Ninja warriors. We have Ninjutsu classes for everyone, from four- to seven-year olds (the Mighty Dragons), youth, and adults of all ages, from beginner to expert.
Throughout the day, you also have the opportunity to take intense classes in kickboxing "Quest Kick", power and strength conditioning "Quest Fit", and "Women's Self-Defense" designed for practical everyday life scenarios. But don’t worry if you’re just starting out! Our instructors love finding the right level of challenge appropriate to a student's fitness needs. What sets us apart is the individual approach we take with each student.
Please take your time browsing our web site, and if you have any questions at all, feel free to give us a call at (919) 489-8893!
Chapel Hill Quest Martial Arts welcomes people of any age, culture, religion, race, gender, political belief, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status who share our commitment to safe and effective martial arts training in a strong community.
Chapel Hill Quest Martial Arts offers various classes to help you Unleash Your Potential. With a broad schedule to fit the needs of each student, you are sure to find a class that is convenient.
Chapel Hill Quest Martial Arts' core classes are Adult Ninjutsu, Youth Ninjutsu, Mighty Dragons (ages 4-7), and our Quest Fit program. We also offer private lessons, and be sure to check out our list of upcoming special events!
If you have any questions about the schedule, please give us a call!
Prospective Students: the classes listed as “white/ yellow/ blue” are the beginning level Ninjutsu classes for ages 7 and up. The classes in the afternoon have both youth and adults, and the classes after 5:45pm are primarily taught to (but not restricted to) adults.
We have a regular "Week 1" through "Week 4" monthly training schedule for our regular classes. On Fridays, we have a rotating schedule for our 8pm class. (Please refer to announcements for Week 5 classes.)
Week 1: Meditation for Martial Artists
Week 2: Ukemi
Week 3: Ura Kata
Week 4: Weapons Kihon
Chapel Hill Quest Martial Arts has a number of events in and out of the dojo available to members, friends, and to the community.
Coming up soon we have:
June 20, 2015: Martial Arts Movie Night! Movie TBD
Mountain Quest 2015 -- August 7-9, 2015
Mountain Quest is a three day seminar of intensive outdoor Ninja training in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. Located on the same latitudinal line as the original Ninja training grounds of Mount Togakure in Japan. Mountain Quest is the closest Ninja training experience you can get without flying overseas.
*Instruction/wisdom from An-Shu Stephen K. Hayes
*Black Belt Demos & Tests
*Trip to the Dragon’s Mouth, a hidden mountain waterfall
*Sleep under the stars
Also for the first time in mountain Quest history, Mr. Hayes will be leading a Special Yamabushi Warrior Meditation through Shin Togakure mountain. The hike will be an exercise in realizing physical and mental toughness. This event will be the focus of Friday’s training.