Fourth Form Martial Arts Studio

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

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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
January 31, 2023
February 1, 2023
February 2, 2023
February 3, 2023(1 event)

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.
February 4, 2023
February 5, 2023
February 6, 2023
February 7, 2023
February 8, 2023
February 9, 2023
February 10, 2023(1 event)

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.
February 11, 2023
February 12, 2023
February 13, 2023
February 14, 2023
February 15, 2023
February 16, 2023
February 17, 2023(1 event)

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.
February 18, 2023
February 19, 2023
February 20, 2023
February 21, 2023
February 22, 2023
February 23, 2023
February 24, 2023(1 event)

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.
February 25, 2023
February 26, 2023
February 27, 2023
February 28, 2023
March 1, 2023
March 2, 2023
March 3, 2023(1 event)

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.
March 4, 2023

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.