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Masters Studios of Self Defense is a professional martial arts organization teaching Shaolin Kempo karate, Kung Fu, Ju-jitsu and Tai Chi. We have served the greater Charleston community since 1984, and have schools in West Ashley, Mt. Pleasant, James Island, Summerville and North Charleston.

Join us for an introductory lesson and let us help you set your goals and find the program that best fits your needs. Our professional, qualified instructors will help you to get into better shape mentally and physically, earn a black belt, or even become a martial arts master. We can take you as far as you are willing to go.

We offer group classes and private lessons for students of all ages and are very successful in building self-esteem and confidence while improving physical fitness, flexibility, self-control, and general well being. We offer programs and classes for every experience level, from beginner to advanced, with separate classes allowing students to progress at their own pace.  The martial arts teach two very valuable skills – fighting and not fighting. The fundamentals of Shaolin Kempo Karate teach restraint when provoked and defense when attacked. This mental and physical training will give you the confidence to defuse a threatening situation or to walk away without loss of self-respect. The training will give you the ability to handle a physical assault with skill and control if self defense is needed.

Let us teach you self-defense techniques against punches, kicks, knives, clubs, chokes, holds and grabs. We also can teach you to use classical weapons including Chinese Broadsword, Tai Chi Sword, Long Staff, Spear, and Kwando. It is fun, challenging, inspiring and interesting. You will make new friends and learn new skills while becoming the person that you want to be. Come see what we have to offer. And see what your future can be.