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)

©2020 BY CARTER’S ACADEMY OF SELF-DEFENSE

GRACIE COMBATIVES

Our beginner Jiu-Jitsu program for adults.  In this program, you will learn the 36 core techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in a fun, safe and cooperative environment. You can start any time and participate in any class without previous experience. Each lesson addresses one standing and one ground technique, which are broken down into "slices" to facilitate the learning process.

WOMEN EMPOWERED

The official Gracie Self-Defense program for women.  In this 15-lesson program, we will teach you how to neutralize the 20 most common attacks ranging from a hair grab to being pinned on the ground.  You can start the program at any time and participate in any class without previous experience.

CARTER'S ACADEMY FUNDAMENTALS

Based on Sensei Carter's broad experience in Jiu-Jitsu, Aikido, Judo & Karate, we've developed a simple and practical curriculum that utilizes throws, joint-locks, strikes and grappling. By emphasizing the highest percentage responses to the most common attacker behavior while using and re-directing the attacker's energy rather than opposing it head-on, students efficiently and effectively learn how to defend themselves. 

GRACIE BULLYPROOF

We will teach your child to use verbal assertiveness to deter bullies and several non-violent self-defense techniques to neutralize threats without punching or kicking.  Numerous school districts have embraced the defensive nature of our techniques and even host our programs on campus.

THE MASTER CYCLE

Beyond Gracie Combatives, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu consists of hundreds of advanced techniques organized into a clearly defined, systematic curriculum called the Master Cycle. This unique structure organizes all of Jiu-Jitsu into seven positional chapters. (Mount, Side Mount, Guard, Half Guard, Back Mount, Leg Locks & Standing)

CARTER'S ACADEMY JUNIOR FUNDAMENTALS 

Drawing from his extensive knowledge of  Jiu-Jitsu, Aikido, Judo & Karate, Sensei Carter teaches our youth valuable self-defense techniques in a fun, safe and non-competitive environment.  Small and personalized classes integrates new students into our program where they learn to problem solve, listen and speak with respect and work well with others.