Established in 1997 in Columbia, SC, Carter's Academy provides top quality instruction in Nihon Goshin Aikido and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Our owner and head instructor, John Carter, is a Certified Black-Belt Instructor in Nihon Goshin Aikido (a blend of Aikido, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo and Karate) and a Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Level 2 Instructor. He has 30 years of experience in martial arts and has taught men, women and children from all walks of life. Headquartered in beautiful Lexington, SC, Carter's Academy is now one of the largest Certified Nihon Goshin Aikido Training Centers © in the nation and a Level 2 Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Center authorized by the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Headquarters Academy in Torrance, California.

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Our age appropriate Youth classes are specifically designed and developed in order for your child to have the most successful, safe and meaningful self-defense experience.

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Are you looking for the best in self-defense instruction? Do you want to learn a well-rounded martial art that incorporates techniques from Aikido, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo and Karate? Do you want to train in a positive, safe, and competition-free environment? Are you looking for mature, well-educated, and experienced instructors? Do you want a professional, high quality program for you, and your family? If so, Carter's Academy is what you're looking for...learn more here.


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Teaching Nihon Goshin Aikido (a blend of Aikido, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo & Karate) since 1997.

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