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first in flight MARTIAL ARTS

instructor: John bednar

Discover the Best Martial Arts Experience in Wendell North Carolina

If you've ever aspired to master self-defense, enhance your fitness, or step into the world of combat sports, look no further. First In Flight Athletics (FIF) offers Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) for children and adults of all skill levels in Wendell and Raleigh.

Muay Thai, often referred to as the 'art of eight limbs,' is a dynamic martial art that incorporates striking techniques using fists, elbows, knees, and shins. At FIF, we're passionate about teaching this ancient combat art while nurturing a supportive community.

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced martial artist, our Muay Thai program offers a perfect opportunity to develop your skills, boost your fitness, and cultivate self-confidence.




6:00 - 6:45 Pm : 6 - 12 YEARS OLD
6:45 - 8:00 PM : 12 YEARS OLD - ADULT

6:45 pm - 8:00 PM - teens to Adults only 


6:00 - 6:45 Pm : 6 - 12 YEARS OLD
6:45 - 8:00 PM : 12 YEARS OLD - ADULT

$85 / month - Kids
$99/month for Teens to Adults

*To Sign up please ask for Daniel or text/call 919-704-5980

Experience the Best Martial Arts Coaching in Wendell and Raleigh at First In Flight Athletics. John Bednar leads a dedicated family in martial arts training, fostering a sense of discipline, fitness, and unity. Join us for top-tier martial arts classes today!

MEET First in flights martial arts iNSTRUCTOR:


John bednar

With 25 years of experience, Coach Bednar began his martial arts journey as a teenager in 1998.


He earned his black belt in Taekwondo while in high school under Grand Master Mayes in Spring Lake, NC competing in local, state, and national tournaments.

During his college years, he studied Muay Thai and boxing all while competing in amateur boxing, kick boxing, and Mauy Thai. His family later moved to Clayton in 2011 and he moved to training/fighting at The Kai Thai Academy of Martial Arts in Wilson, NC under Kru Bishop Holmes.

Over the past 12 years with Kru Holmes, Coach Bednar has fought  in numerous amateur Mauy Thai fights until his mid thirties when he transitioned into assistant coaching and cornering fighters.

With a continued passion for fitness, mental and physical toughness he shifted his personal training to running and has completed several half marathons, marathons and ultras (Spartan). Now that Coach Bednar has lived in the Wendell area for the past 4 years, he is excited to bring Mauy Thai to First in Flight.



​*To sign up please ask for Daniel at First In Flight Athletics

or call/ text 919-704-5980

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