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About The Triangle's

Premier Martial Arts Dojo

Proudly voted's "Best of the Triangle - 2017"
2017 Best Of Award

With programs to fit all students' needs regardless of age, capability, and experience -- rest assured that we he have a class that will help you achieve the best you possible.
Class Information

We have a class to help you unleash your potential!

Swing by Chapel Hill Quest Martial Arts and see for yourself how inspiring you can be! We’re much more than just a martial arts facility. Our beautiful Japanese-style dojo was designed by a professional architect to help capture the warm and inviting atmosphere enjoyed by our students.

Adult Ninjutsu

Based on Ninjutsu, the 1200 year old Japanese martial art of the legendary Ninja warriors, To-Shin Do martial arts training develops the ability to live fully and operate effectively in all areas of life.

Youth Ninjutsu

Our youth programs for ages 7–14 mirror those of the adult martial arts program, but with teaching strategies geared to make training effective and fun for that age group.

Mighty Dragons

The Mighty Dragons classes, for children aged 4-7, have fun while gaining confidence, body awareness, and basic self-defense skills.

After School & Camps

Chapel Hill Quest Martial Arts offers After School Programs and camps for children of all ages. After school classes run once a week during Fall and Spring semesters as an enrichment program through these participating schools: Trinity School, Durham Academy, Woods Charter School, and Duke School.


Supplementing our martial arts classes, the Chapel Hill Quest Martial Arts is home to special programs dedicated to honing the four key attributes of a fully-functioning martial artist: strength, endurance, flexibility and balance.

Private Lessons

Whether you’re training in To-Shin Do, or have specific physical-development goals, private lessons are a great way for you to get extra practice with one-on-one attention, make up on missed material or even train and progress regularly if normal class times don’t fit your schedule.
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Team Members

Our team of instructors are eager to work with students of all ages, experience, and fitness levels. Contact us today to learn how you can become part of the Triangle's Premier Martial Arts family!
Hardee Merritt

Hardee Merritt

Owner & Senior Instructor

Hardee Hakutoshi Merritt, owner of Chapel Hill Quest Martial Arts, has a talent for teaching students of all ages that is unparalleled. His incredible ability to equip and inspire students can neither be taught nor adequately described, and his engaging teaching style is equal parts informative, exciting, thought-provoking, and fun. Mr. Merritt is a Rokudan (sixth degree black belt) in To-Shin Do, a brown belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, and an ACE Certified Personal Trainer.

Bryan Evans

Bryan Evans

General Manager & Instructor

Bryan Guntoshi Evans graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2008 with a B.S. in Biology and has been training at the Quest Center since 2006. Before becoming a full-time instructor, Bryan was extremely active in the Coach/Trainer program. His natural leadership abilities make him an ideal instructor for both youth and adults. Mr. Evans is a Yondan (fourth degree black belt) in To-Shin Do.

Justin Panza

Justin Panza

Youth Director & Instructor

Justin Deitoshi Panza has been training at Chapel Hill Quest Martial Arts since 2009 and began teaching shortly after. A UNC graduate with degrees in film production and coaching education, he takes his love for creativity and translates it into his martial training. Working with youth is how he fosters encouragement and possibility for others, bringing to life the fantasy that brought him here as a teenager. He is a certified coach through the nationally accredited ASEP program; his cumulative experience makes him an ideal fitness and martial arts instructor. Mr. Panza is a Sandan (third degree black belt) in To-Shin Do.

Brett Moran

Brett Moran


Brett Moran has been training at Chapel Hill Quest Martial Arts since 2012. As he progressed through his training, Brett became active in the Coach/Trainer program. He was handpicked for the instructor team not only because of his dedication to the art, but due to his warm personality and sincere desire to help every other student grow with him. Brett teaches Youth and Adult classes and is involved in the fitness program. Mr. Moran is a shodan (first degree black belt) in To-Shin Do.


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