Martial Arts training is a complete approach to total fitness. Today’s fitness requires more than just physical exercise. With the stress, peer pressure and violence in society, adults and children of all ages need a total fitness program for developing mental and emotional fitness as well as the physical body.

Carolina Martial Arts Center offers a total fitness programCMAC Logo for the development of the physical, mental and emotional well-being of a person. Physical fitness, including weight control, flexibility and strength building, is a result of training. Training offers a pleasurable, educational method for adults to get in shape and stay in shape. It also provides a structured program for the optimum physical development of young, growing bodies.

Anyone can benefit from martial arts training. Emphasis on success in Karatedo leads to the development of a positive self-image. Parents report healthier, happier children– including better grades in school and more cooperation at home. Adults find the year round training reduces stress, offers weight control and improve overall fitness and self-esteem. Our programs improve your total fitness and create a positive mental attitude that flows over into every aspect of your lifestyle.

Karate is an ancient fighting art that has evolved over the years to include many variations and techniques. The word means “empty (Kara) hand (te)”, which indicates that the techniques require the use of only the human body as a weapon. ” Japanese karatedo, if properly taught, is a balanced system of spiritual discipline, physical education, self-defense and competitive sport.” At Carolina Martial Arts Center we teach Shito-Ryu Karatedo, which is one of the four major styles of Japanese karate. Training in this art is equally divided between hand and foot techniques for self-defense. Emphasis is placed in kata(forms), basic techniques and sparring.

Jiu Jitsu is known as the gentle art of self defense. This Japanese self-defense system is designed to neutralize attacks by applying pressure on the body’s meridians to cause intense but non-damaging pain to the aggressor. The aim of Jiu Jitsu techniques is to neutralize, control, and discourage an attacker with techniques that employ minimal strength yet generate maximum efficiency. * This is an excellent self-defense system for women.*

Kobudo which means “ancient martial ways” refers to the ancient weapons system of Okinawa. Use of weapons such as the nunchaku, bo, tonfa, kama, tekko, sai, eiku, timbe and rochin are taught. Weapons training is reserved for advanced students.


Children’s Classes are devoted to the development of young minds and bodies. The instructors stress that each child is to progress at his/her individual rate. A disciplined class is the key to developing the confidence, self-assurance and independence that each child needs.

Adult Classes concentrate on improving your total fitness level. The self-defense training prepares you for the worst of the possible situations with which you might be confronted, while the mental conditioning can be used to confront everyday pressures of life.

Training at Carolina Martial Arts Center can be exciting and enjoyable activity for the entire family.