Carolina Family Karate

What you can expect?

Our mission

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Through high quality martial arts instruction, we empower people of all ages to achieve their full potential.

By emphasizing self-defense, health, fitness and life skills in a friendly, safe, positive environment, we inspire our students to become more confident, successful, contributing members of our community.

Our Curriculum

Our CFK curriculum is a neatly woven blend of different martial arts styles with a base foundation in Shotokan (Japanese Karate) that places emphasis on valuable life skills.

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For children… this means better grades in school and better behavior at home.

For Teens,…it will help gain a better understanding of how to deal with the complexities in their lives.

For Adults…this translates directly to increased success in business and more fulfilling personal relationships and a way to keep flexibility and feel energized.


Why Martial Arts?

Simply put, Martial Arts training will build physical strength and strength of character. Martial Arts are for everyone, regardless of age or body type. And since it encourages a lifestyle of total well-being, Martial Arts training is a lifelong journey rather than a destination.

Why Our School?

We could say we’re the best in the area because we offer so much more than other schools. But we’ll let you make that decision! From our friendly, knowledgeable and well-trained staff to our clean, safe and well-equipped facility, we have the perfect program for YOU. We’re kid-focused and adult-savvy. We’ll not only teach you all the techniques and moves, but we’ll also educate you in the Martial Arts way: Respect, Self-Confidence and Discipline. And parents: We guarantee to transform your child into a motivated, self-starter who will clean his/her room without being asked! So come grow with us… and bring the entire family! Our leadership program is why many teachers and doctors send students to us.

The history of our school is known as the first in the industry to incorporate various levels of Leadership to progress through the curriculum. We develop students into not just good kickers but well-rounded individuals. Athletes improve their capabilities well beyond expectations. Shy children are transformed into strong individuals that don’t follow the crowd. Aggressive or hyper children learn to channel the energy. Dr. Steve Reel (formerly of Ben Lippen Private Schools Assistant Headmaster) said; “My whole family loved your program especially because you conducted classes the whole family can adjust to and the Leadership Levels and challenges are priceless in an ever challenging world.”

The history of our style is rooted in Shotokan which was developed by the great Gichin Funakoshi.

About Our Instructors and Staff

Our staff is highly trained not only in various styles of martial arts but also in the ACEP (American Coaches Education Program), CPR, AAU & USANKF ethics & coaching guidelines and have a total of over 60 years collectively in teaching martial arts. Many of our instructors are spread about throughout the United States and some with their own schools. All CFK instructors are offered and expected to continue karate education to stay up with the latest trends and requirements in teaching. All instructors are required to submit their approval for back ground checks which are required for teaching youth at any location CFK classes are held. Ongoing lessons on teaching are a mandatory CFK requirement to keep giving our customers the best safety & teaching quality. The CFK program was built not on individuals bragging rights, but on principles listed throughout our web site and members training information area.


What is the youngest you start?

Tots age 4 but on rare occasions age three. Come in for a test.

Are you open on holidays?

No, this is time for you to spend with your loved ones

How long does your program run?

We are a full time karate education center open all year.

Are classes divided by age or belt?

Yes, both age and belt but also male and female when needed.

Does your school compete?

Yes, but its not mandatory.Our students compete in (in-house) tournaments as well as Internationally.