Fourth Form Martial Arts Studio

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Located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Fourth Form Martial Arts Studio specializes in instilling greater confidence and focus through the teaching of Uechi Ryu Karate. Whether you’re looking to become a black belt in our style or just stay in shape, we’re here to support you and help you meet your goals. Focused on community building, we strive to create a safe, positive environment for all of our members to learn and grow. We hope to see you at one of our classes soon!

Current Specials

New Year Special: Free gi (karate uniform) with purchase of an unlimited membership! Let us help you meet your fitness goals!
Not sure if karate is right for you? Contact us to schedule a free, one-on-one introductory class with our business owner, Sensei Allison!

Open House and Women's Self-Defense Demonstration

Come and meet our instructors for our upcoming Women’s Self-Defense series and get a small taste of what we teach! This event is free, but registration is requested since light refreshments will be provided. If you’d like to register, send us an email or give us a call!

Women's Self-Defense Series

Led by women, for women! This six-week series focuses on applied self-defense, from wrist grabs to weaponry. The series begins on February 3rd and runs through March 10th from 5pm-6pm. Cost is $10/session or $50 for the entire series. Space is limited, so sign up soon by contacting us via email or phone!

Events in February 2023

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January 29, 2023(1 event)

1:00 pm: Fourth Form Open House and Demonstration


January 29, 2023

Come and join us to see what we're all about! This is a kickoff for our Women's Self-Defense series, but also a chance to get to know some of us and find out if martial arts is right for you. Light refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you in our space!

January 30, 2023(6 events)

6:00 am: Morning Karate by Appointment


January 30, 2023

9:00 am: Monday Uechi-Ryu Karate


January 30, 2023

All ages welcome. A more formal class in which we cover the entirety of the curriculum up to the highest-ranked student.

12:00 pm: Monday Uechi-Ryu Karate


January 30, 2023

All ages welcome

4:00 pm: Afternoon Karate by Appointment


January 30, 2023

5:00 pm: Monday Uechi-Ryu Karate


January 30, 2023

All ages welcome

6:00 pm: Monday Uechi-Ryu Karate


January 30, 2023

January 31, 2023(4 events)

4:00 pm: Afternoon Karate by Appointment


January 31, 2023

5:00 pm: Tuesday Uechi-Ryu Karate


January 31, 2023

6:00 pm: Tuesday Uechi-Ryu Karate


January 31, 2023

7:00 pm: Tuesday Weapons


January 31, 2023

Weapons class - application focused and open-ended. Open to teens and adults.

February 1, 2023(6 events)

6:00 am: Morning Karate by Appointment


February 1, 2023

9:00 am: Wednesday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 1, 2023

All ages welcome. An open-floor class to work on rank skills.

4:00 pm: Afternoon Karate by Appointment


February 1, 2023

5:00 pm: Wednesday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 1, 2023

6:00 pm: Wednesday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 1, 2023

All ages welcome, but advanced students and black belts encouraged to attend!

7:00 pm: Judo and Jujutsu (18+)


February 1, 2023

Class capacity of 12. Call to schedule.

February 2, 2023(4 events)

4:00 pm: Afternoon Karate by Appointment


February 2, 2023

5:00 pm: Thursday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 2, 2023

6:00 pm: Thursday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 2, 2023

7:00 pm: Thursday Weapons


February 2, 2023

Weapons class - application focused and open-ended. Open to teens and adults.

February 3, 2023(4 events)

4:00 pm: Afternoon Karate by Appointment


February 3, 2023

5:00 pm: Evening Karate by Appointment


February 3, 2023

Call or email to schedule!

5:00 pm: Women's Self-Defense Series


February 3, 2023

Planned and instructed by women, our women's self-defense series aims to empower with applicable self-defense techniques, from wrist grabs to knife threats.
Cost per session: $10 for non-members, $5 for members, free for unlimited members
Cost for entire series: $50 for non-members, $25 for regular members, free for unlimited members
Topics for each session:
2/3 - Posturing, distance, boundaries, general tips. This session is dedicated to practicing how not to look like a victim in the first place, how to make others aware of your boundaries, and how to be more alert in public.
2/10 - Wrists, arm grabs, shoulders. This session is dedicated to anything involving your arms/shoulders.
2/17 - Bear hugs, chokes, hair. This session is dedicated to situations such as hair pulling, bear hugs, and chokeholds (both from the front and from behind).
2/24 - Groundwork. This session is dedicated to protecting yourself if you're taken to the ground.
3/3 - Weapons. This session is dedicated to what to do in the face of a knife or a gun. We’ll also cover how to use common objects as improvised weapons.
3/10 - Practicum. This is a 2-hour session dedicated to practicing everything we’ve learned over the course of the last 6 weeks. Please note that this session will be focused on review and application rather than instruction.

6:00 pm: Friday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 3, 2023

All ages welcome, but advanced students and black belts encouraged to attend!

February 4, 2023(2 events)

10:30 am: Saturday Karate - Open Floor


February 4, 2023

Come and work on what you'd like to work on! Less of a formal class and more open floor time. Open-ended.

12:00 pm: Judo and Jujutsu (18+)


February 4, 2023

Class capacity of 12. Call to schedule.

February 5, 2023
February 6, 2023(6 events)

6:00 am: Morning Karate by Appointment


February 6, 2023

9:00 am: Monday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 6, 2023

All ages welcome. A more formal class in which we cover the entirety of the curriculum up to the highest-ranked student.

12:00 pm: Monday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 6, 2023

All ages welcome

4:00 pm: Afternoon Karate by Appointment


February 6, 2023

5:00 pm: Monday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 6, 2023

All ages welcome

6:00 pm: Monday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 6, 2023

February 7, 2023(4 events)

4:00 pm: Afternoon Karate by Appointment


February 7, 2023

5:00 pm: Tuesday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 7, 2023

6:00 pm: Tuesday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 7, 2023

7:00 pm: Tuesday Weapons


February 7, 2023

Weapons class - application focused and open-ended. Open to teens and adults.

February 8, 2023(6 events)

6:00 am: Morning Karate by Appointment


February 8, 2023

9:00 am: Wednesday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 8, 2023

All ages welcome. An open-floor class to work on rank skills.

4:00 pm: Afternoon Karate by Appointment


February 8, 2023

5:00 pm: Wednesday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 8, 2023

6:00 pm: Wednesday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 8, 2023

All ages welcome, but advanced students and black belts encouraged to attend!

7:00 pm: Judo and Jujutsu (18+)


February 8, 2023

Class capacity of 12. Call to schedule.

February 9, 2023(4 events)

4:00 pm: Afternoon Karate by Appointment


February 9, 2023

5:00 pm: Thursday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 9, 2023

6:00 pm: Thursday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 9, 2023

7:00 pm: Thursday Weapons


February 9, 2023

Weapons class - application focused and open-ended. Open to teens and adults.

February 10, 2023(4 events)

4:00 pm: Afternoon Karate by Appointment


February 10, 2023

5:00 pm: Evening Karate by Appointment


February 10, 2023

Call or email to schedule!

5:00 pm: Women's Self-Defense Series


February 10, 2023

Planned and instructed by women, our women's self-defense series aims to empower with applicable self-defense techniques, from wrist grabs to knife threats.
Cost per session: $10 for non-members, $5 for members, free for unlimited members
Cost for entire series: $50 for non-members, $25 for regular members, free for unlimited members
Topics for each session:
2/3 - Posturing, distance, boundaries, general tips. This session is dedicated to practicing how not to look like a victim in the first place, how to make others aware of your boundaries, and how to be more alert in public.
2/10 - Wrists, arm grabs, shoulders. This session is dedicated to anything involving your arms/shoulders.
2/17 - Bear hugs, chokes, hair. This session is dedicated to situations such as hair pulling, bear hugs, and chokeholds (both from the front and from behind).
2/24 - Groundwork. This session is dedicated to protecting yourself if you're taken to the ground.
3/3 - Weapons. This session is dedicated to what to do in the face of a knife or a gun. We’ll also cover how to use common objects as improvised weapons.
3/10 - Practicum. This is a 2-hour session dedicated to practicing everything we’ve learned over the course of the last 6 weeks. Please note that this session will be focused on review and application rather than instruction.

6:00 pm: Friday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 10, 2023

All ages welcome, but advanced students and black belts encouraged to attend!

February 11, 2023(2 events)

10:30 am: Saturday Karate - Open Floor


February 11, 2023

Come and work on what you'd like to work on! Less of a formal class and more open floor time. Open-ended.

12:00 pm: Judo and Jujutsu (18+)


February 11, 2023

Class capacity of 12. Call to schedule.

February 12, 2023
February 13, 2023(6 events)

6:00 am: Morning Karate by Appointment


February 13, 2023

9:00 am: Monday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 13, 2023

All ages welcome. A more formal class in which we cover the entirety of the curriculum up to the highest-ranked student.

12:00 pm: Monday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 13, 2023

All ages welcome

4:00 pm: Afternoon Karate by Appointment


February 13, 2023

5:00 pm: Monday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 13, 2023

All ages welcome

6:00 pm: Monday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 13, 2023

February 14, 2023(4 events)

4:00 pm: Afternoon Karate by Appointment


February 14, 2023

5:00 pm: Tuesday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 14, 2023

6:00 pm: Tuesday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 14, 2023

7:00 pm: Tuesday Weapons


February 14, 2023

Weapons class - application focused and open-ended. Open to teens and adults.

February 15, 2023(6 events)

6:00 am: Morning Karate by Appointment


February 15, 2023

9:00 am: Wednesday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 15, 2023

All ages welcome. An open-floor class to work on rank skills.

4:00 pm: Afternoon Karate by Appointment


February 15, 2023

5:00 pm: Wednesday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 15, 2023

6:00 pm: Wednesday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 15, 2023

All ages welcome, but advanced students and black belts encouraged to attend!

7:00 pm: Judo and Jujutsu (18+)


February 15, 2023

Class capacity of 12. Call to schedule.

February 16, 2023(4 events)

4:00 pm: Afternoon Karate by Appointment


February 16, 2023

5:00 pm: Thursday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 16, 2023

6:00 pm: Thursday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 16, 2023

7:00 pm: Thursday Weapons


February 16, 2023

Weapons class - application focused and open-ended. Open to teens and adults.

February 17, 2023(4 events)

4:00 pm: Afternoon Karate by Appointment


February 17, 2023

5:00 pm: Evening Karate by Appointment


February 17, 2023

Call or email to schedule!

5:00 pm: Women's Self-Defense Series


February 17, 2023

Planned and instructed by women, our women's self-defense series aims to empower with applicable self-defense techniques, from wrist grabs to knife threats.
Cost per session: $10 for non-members, $5 for members, free for unlimited members
Cost for entire series: $50 for non-members, $25 for regular members, free for unlimited members
Topics for each session:
2/3 - Posturing, distance, boundaries, general tips. This session is dedicated to practicing how not to look like a victim in the first place, how to make others aware of your boundaries, and how to be more alert in public.
2/10 - Wrists, arm grabs, shoulders. This session is dedicated to anything involving your arms/shoulders.
2/17 - Bear hugs, chokes, hair. This session is dedicated to situations such as hair pulling, bear hugs, and chokeholds (both from the front and from behind).
2/24 - Groundwork. This session is dedicated to protecting yourself if you're taken to the ground.
3/3 - Weapons. This session is dedicated to what to do in the face of a knife or a gun. We’ll also cover how to use common objects as improvised weapons.
3/10 - Practicum. This is a 2-hour session dedicated to practicing everything we’ve learned over the course of the last 6 weeks. Please note that this session will be focused on review and application rather than instruction.

6:00 pm: Friday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 17, 2023

All ages welcome, but advanced students and black belts encouraged to attend!

February 18, 2023(2 events)

10:30 am: Saturday Karate - Open Floor


February 18, 2023

Come and work on what you'd like to work on! Less of a formal class and more open floor time. Open-ended.

12:00 pm: Judo and Jujutsu (18+)


February 18, 2023

Class capacity of 12. Call to schedule.

February 19, 2023
February 20, 2023(6 events)

6:00 am: Morning Karate by Appointment


February 20, 2023

9:00 am: Monday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 20, 2023

All ages welcome. A more formal class in which we cover the entirety of the curriculum up to the highest-ranked student.

12:00 pm: Monday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 20, 2023

All ages welcome

4:00 pm: Afternoon Karate by Appointment


February 20, 2023

5:00 pm: Monday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 20, 2023

All ages welcome

6:00 pm: Monday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 20, 2023

February 21, 2023(4 events)

4:00 pm: Afternoon Karate by Appointment


February 21, 2023

5:00 pm: Tuesday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 21, 2023

6:00 pm: Tuesday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 21, 2023

7:00 pm: Tuesday Weapons


February 21, 2023

Weapons class - application focused and open-ended. Open to teens and adults.

February 22, 2023(6 events)

6:00 am: Morning Karate by Appointment


February 22, 2023

9:00 am: Wednesday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 22, 2023

All ages welcome. An open-floor class to work on rank skills.

4:00 pm: Afternoon Karate by Appointment


February 22, 2023

5:00 pm: Wednesday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 22, 2023

6:00 pm: Wednesday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 22, 2023

All ages welcome, but advanced students and black belts encouraged to attend!

7:00 pm: Judo and Jujutsu (18+)


February 22, 2023

Class capacity of 12. Call to schedule.

February 23, 2023(4 events)

4:00 pm: Afternoon Karate by Appointment


February 23, 2023

5:00 pm: Thursday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 23, 2023

6:00 pm: Thursday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 23, 2023

7:00 pm: Thursday Weapons


February 23, 2023

Weapons class - application focused and open-ended. Open to teens and adults.

February 24, 2023(4 events)

4:00 pm: Afternoon Karate by Appointment


February 24, 2023

5:00 pm: Evening Karate by Appointment


February 24, 2023

Call or email to schedule!

5:00 pm: Women's Self-Defense Series


February 24, 2023

Planned and instructed by women, our women's self-defense series aims to empower with applicable self-defense techniques, from wrist grabs to knife threats.
Cost per session: $10 for non-members, $5 for members, free for unlimited members
Cost for entire series: $50 for non-members, $25 for regular members, free for unlimited members
Topics for each session:
2/3 - Posturing, distance, boundaries, general tips. This session is dedicated to practicing how not to look like a victim in the first place, how to make others aware of your boundaries, and how to be more alert in public.
2/10 - Wrists, arm grabs, shoulders. This session is dedicated to anything involving your arms/shoulders.
2/17 - Bear hugs, chokes, hair. This session is dedicated to situations such as hair pulling, bear hugs, and chokeholds (both from the front and from behind).
2/24 - Groundwork. This session is dedicated to protecting yourself if you're taken to the ground.
3/3 - Weapons. This session is dedicated to what to do in the face of a knife or a gun. We’ll also cover how to use common objects as improvised weapons.
3/10 - Practicum. This is a 2-hour session dedicated to practicing everything we’ve learned over the course of the last 6 weeks. Please note that this session will be focused on review and application rather than instruction.

6:00 pm: Friday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 24, 2023

All ages welcome, but advanced students and black belts encouraged to attend!

February 25, 2023(2 events)

10:30 am: Saturday Karate - Open Floor


February 25, 2023

Come and work on what you'd like to work on! Less of a formal class and more open floor time. Open-ended.

12:00 pm: Judo and Jujutsu (18+)


February 25, 2023

Class capacity of 12. Call to schedule.

February 26, 2023
February 27, 2023(6 events)

6:00 am: Morning Karate by Appointment


February 27, 2023

9:00 am: Monday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 27, 2023

All ages welcome. A more formal class in which we cover the entirety of the curriculum up to the highest-ranked student.

12:00 pm: Monday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 27, 2023

All ages welcome

4:00 pm: Afternoon Karate by Appointment


February 27, 2023

5:00 pm: Monday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 27, 2023

All ages welcome

6:00 pm: Monday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 27, 2023

February 28, 2023(4 events)

4:00 pm: Afternoon Karate by Appointment


February 28, 2023

5:00 pm: Tuesday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 28, 2023

6:00 pm: Tuesday Uechi-Ryu Karate


February 28, 2023

7:00 pm: Tuesday Weapons


February 28, 2023

Weapons class - application focused and open-ended. Open to teens and adults.

March 1, 2023(6 events)

6:00 am: Morning Karate by Appointment


March 1, 2023

9:00 am: Wednesday Uechi-Ryu Karate


March 1, 2023

All ages welcome. An open-floor class to work on rank skills.

4:00 pm: Afternoon Karate by Appointment


March 1, 2023

5:00 pm: Wednesday Uechi-Ryu Karate


March 1, 2023

6:00 pm: Wednesday Uechi-Ryu Karate


March 1, 2023

All ages welcome, but advanced students and black belts encouraged to attend!

7:00 pm: Judo and Jujutsu (18+)


March 1, 2023

Class capacity of 12. Call to schedule.

March 2, 2023(4 events)

4:00 pm: Afternoon Karate by Appointment


March 2, 2023

5:00 pm: Thursday Uechi-Ryu Karate


March 2, 2023

6:00 pm: Thursday Uechi-Ryu Karate


March 2, 2023

7:00 pm: Thursday Weapons


March 2, 2023

Weapons class - application focused and open-ended. Open to teens and adults.

March 3, 2023(4 events)

4:00 pm: Afternoon Karate by Appointment


March 3, 2023

5:00 pm: Evening Karate by Appointment


March 3, 2023

Call or email to schedule!

5:00 pm: Women's Self-Defense Series


March 3, 2023

Planned and instructed by women, our women's self-defense series aims to empower with applicable self-defense techniques, from wrist grabs to knife threats.
Cost per session: $10 for non-members, $5 for members, free for unlimited members
Cost for entire series: $50 for non-members, $25 for regular members, free for unlimited members
Topics for each session:
2/3 - Posturing, distance, boundaries, general tips. This session is dedicated to practicing how not to look like a victim in the first place, how to make others aware of your boundaries, and how to be more alert in public.
2/10 - Wrists, arm grabs, shoulders. This session is dedicated to anything involving your arms/shoulders.
2/17 - Bear hugs, chokes, hair. This session is dedicated to situations such as hair pulling, bear hugs, and chokeholds (both from the front and from behind).
2/24 - Groundwork. This session is dedicated to protecting yourself if you're taken to the ground.
3/3 - Weapons. This session is dedicated to what to do in the face of a knife or a gun. We’ll also cover how to use common objects as improvised weapons.
3/10 - Practicum. This is a 2-hour session dedicated to practicing everything we’ve learned over the course of the last 6 weeks. Please note that this session will be focused on review and application rather than instruction.

6:00 pm: Friday Uechi-Ryu Karate


March 3, 2023

All ages welcome, but advanced students and black belts encouraged to attend!

March 4, 2023(2 events)

10:30 am: Saturday Karate - Open Floor


March 4, 2023

Come and work on what you'd like to work on! Less of a formal class and more open floor time. Open-ended.

12:00 pm: Judo and Jujutsu (18+)


March 4, 2023

Class capacity of 12. Call to schedule.

Drop-In

For Individual Classes
$ 20 Class
  • Cash only
  • Drop-in anytime
  • Try any class - karate or specialty
  • Credited toward your first month if you decide to enroll in one of our monthly memberships

Regular Membership

For Reduced Rates
$ 45 Monthly
  • Recurring payment set up through Square
  • Reduces drop-in fees for karate class to $5 (Reg. $20)
  • Free specialty classes
  • No contract required, cancel at any time

Unlimited Membership

Just Like it Sounds
$ 100 Monthly
  • Recurring payment set up through Square
  • No drop-in fee
  • Free specialty classes
  • No contract required, cancel at any time

All pricing is per person, but discounts are available for families looking to register two or more students. Please contact us to discuss.

Fourth Form Martial Arts Studio is located in the L&G Center -1590 44th St. SW Wyoming, MI 49509.