Robert L. Kitchin Academy of Self Defense, located in Gastonia, North Carolina, is a Christian-based, family-friendly self defense and martial arts studio. They offer a comprehensive training regimen designed to develop anyone’s ability, no matter their initial skill level. They pride themselves on their clean, safe, and fully equipped studio that is sure to meet each client’s training needs. Grand Master Robert L. Kitchin founded the Golden Dragon Kung Fu Federation in 1976. Robert is a third generation Jeet Kune Do instructor under Bruce Lee, and the academy is JKD accredited. They offer a wide variety of classes, including Kung Fu, Sil Lum Pai, Jeet Kune Do, Wing Chun, MMA fighting training, Northern and Southern Chinese Boxing, pressure points training, and tournament and competition training.