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(775) 782-8858
1267 US Hwy 395 N., Unit D,
Gardnerville, NV

About Northwest Martial Arts
in Gardnerville, NV

Meet Nyls Rothfusz

Owner and Chief Instructor at
Northwest Martial Arts in Gardnerville
5th Dan

Our Mission

Our mission for kids and adults is the same: to not only give them powerful tools for self-defense... but to enrich their lives as well. Martial arts is about so much more than combat. It's about mastering yourself, becoming more disciplined, focused, and fit.

Through practicing martial arts, our mission is to help the men, women, and children in our area live better, more fulfilled lives.

Our Beautiful, Unique Facility

Upon entering Northwest Martial Arts, you’ll notice that we are not like most other martial arts schools.

Our facility has a carpeted front lobby that is complete with a Pro Shop, Front Desk receptionist, an information board displaying our many and varied special events, inspirational posters, and more.

There's a comfortable seating area for our members to use while they wait for classes to start or end. We also provide a video screen in the lobby area that shows the classes in progress. This way parents can sit and chat with each other, without disturbing the classes, and still see what their child is doing in class.

In our large, main workout room, we have many chairs and a set of bleachers for parents, grandparents, friends and anyone else to use, should they wish to get a little closer to the action. Our main room is equipped with many kicking bags, shields, paddles and other gear to help our students improve their skills. The main room’s floor is covered with 1.5” thick mats to ensure the safety of NWMA members during their training.

Our Little Ninja room is the perfect size for our littlest members. It keeps distractions down to a minimum and allows the Little Ninja’s to focus on the instructor. This room is also covered in safety mats to keep the little guys and gals safe.

We are located in the Meadowdale Center on Hwy 395 North in Gardnerville. The entrance to our facility faces the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains. There is ample parking, a nearby restaurant, post office and other local businesses.

Our Head Instructor, Master Nyls Rothfusz.

Master Nyls has been involved in martial arts for over 30 years. He is a 5th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo and holds rank in Hapkido, Shorin-Ryu Jujitsu and Muso Kididen Eishin-Ryu Iaijutsu. He is a certified EZ Defense Bulletman and Coach, and a Kali 4 Kids instructor.

Master Nyls holds Bachelors of Fine Arts and a Master in Education degrees. He has also received the Northwest Black Belt Assocation Presidential Award, the Northwest Black Belt Association Instructor of the Year and was inducted in the Northwest Martial Arts Black Belt Association Hall of Fame.

Master Nyls moved to the Carson Valley in 1991 and began teaching through the Douglas County Recreation Department. Beginning with only 1 student, Master Nyls grew his student base in a few short years to the point where it needed a home. So Master Nyls opened his first “official” school in the Gardnerville Ranchos.

Since then Northwest Martial Arts has grown in size and reputation as evidenced in their winning the title of Carson Valley’s Best Martial Arts School for 10 consecutive years.

Master Nyls is assisted at Northwest Martial Arts by a trained, quality team of martial artists who focus on delivering classes filled with fun, but also with firm and fair discipline.

How to Get Started

Come join our Gardnerville, NV Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Adult Taekwondo, Kids Taekwondo, Summer Camp, Skillz Fit, and Birthday Parties. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (775) 782-8858 if you have any further questions. Northwest Martial Arts hopes to speak with you soon!

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