CARTER’S ACADEMY

 OF SELF-DEFENSE

"Where Self-Defense is a Science."

803.546.6079

1216 West Main Street Lexington, SC 29072

1079 Dutch Fork Road Irmo, SC 29063

(Aikido, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo & Karate since 1997)

©2019 BY CARTER’S ACADEMY OF SELF-DEFENSE

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Why Carter's Academy is a Great Place to Learn Martial Arts.

"Men, women and children from all walks of life attend our academy to learn practical, street effective techniques from Nihon Goshin Aikido and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Our team of instructors meet high standards when achieving and maintaining their national instructor certifications and our energy, experience and professionalism is second to none."

- Sensei John Carter

AIKIDO & JIU-JITSU

Come by for a Visit!

Specialized Programs for your Family

Carter's Academy is for everyone! At our academies we offer specialized programs for the entire family. Bullyproof for the kids, Women Empowered for the ladies, Gracie Combatives and Nihon Goshin Aikido for beginner adults and the Master Cycle for advanced practitioners. Our experienced staff of instructor's primary focus is to teach martial arts in a way that is welcoming, safe, and easy for new students, especially those with no previous experience.  Our proprietary programs, safety-first teaching style and our beginner-friendly introductory classes, allow anyone to experience the beauty and effectiveness of our martial art without feeling intimidated or overwhelmed.

Free Trial

We offer new students up to 3 free classes. We're confident that the curriculum, the camaraderie, and quality of instruction will exceed all your expectations.

To take advantage of our free trial and to schedule an introductory class, simply contact us by calling 803.546.6079 or email us by clicking the link below.