Our academy was established in Columbia, SC in January of 1997. We operate our academy at our main location in Lexington, SC and have a second partner location in Irmo, SC. Since its inception, our academy has been a center where students receive a first-class education in the martial arts. Men, women and children throughout the Columbia metropolitan area travel to the academy for the best self-defense instruction in Nihon Goshin Aikido and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Our dojo maintains a staff of dedicated assistant instructors. These mature and competent men and women are required to meet high standards when achieving and maintaining their instructor certifications. All of our senior instructors have had many years of Aikido and Jiu-Jitsu training and we take great pride in their accomplishments.
Our school offers a professional, safe, and enjoyable method of learning martial arts and is one of only a few academies throughout the nation to offer instruction in Nihon Goshin Aikido and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. The academy is open daily and evenings, Monday through Friday and Saturday mornings. We offer month-to-month memberships, have an easy sign-up process, and keep classes small for personalized attention. If you are considering joining our academy, please accept our invitation to come by and watch a class, try any class on a our schedule for free, meet our Head Instructor and see our training facility. We look forward to meeting you soon.
Carter's Academy of Self-Defense
1216-G West Main Street
Lexington, South Carolina 29072
(Near the Ford Dealership & Burger King, Next to Long's Pharmacy)