Students will learn traditional karate, skill development, leadership, flexibility, mental and self-control. Class meets once a week, and after the 12 week course students will have skills to advance to a new level. Instruction includes the proper execution of punches, kicks, blocks, and stances. The program is designed to teach children basic self-defense and karate, but more importantly self-discipline. Each class will introduce new skills and ideas while building on what they have already learned. Class is open to ages 5 and above (ages 4 and above in some locations). If this sounds right for your child, register today.

Available Classes

  • YMCA Program Center – GHS (formerly Adams Mill)
  • Caine Halter YMCA
  • Eastside YMCA
  • GIT YMCA (Travelers Rest)
  • AJ Whittenberg Elementary School
  • Blythe Academy Of Languages
  • Green Charter School
  • Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic School
  • Montessori School of Mauldin


GHS Program Center (formerly Adams Mill)

Mondays 4:00 pm 5-7 year old beginners
Mondays 5:00 pm 8-13 year old beginners
Mondays 6:00 pm 8-13 year old intermediates

Blythe Academy of Languages

Tuesdays 3pm K-5th grade

Caine Halter YMCA

Tuesdays 4:30pm 5-7 year old beginners
Tuesdays 5:30pm 8-13 year old beginners


Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic School

Wednesdays 3:15pm 4K-1st Grade
Wednesdays 4:00pm 2nd-8th Grade

George I. Theisen YMCA (Travelers Rest)

Wednesdays 4:30pm 5-7 year old beginners
Wednesdays 5:30pm 8-13 year old beginners

AJ Whittenberg Elementary School

Thursdays Ages K-5th Grade 2:45-3:45pm

Montessori School of Mauldin

Thursdays 4:40pm 4-6 year olds

Green Charter School

Fridays 1:55-2:40pm Kindergarten – 2nd grade
Fridays 2:15-3pm 3rd – 5th grade

Eastside YMCA

Fridays 4pm 5-7 year old beginners
Fridays 5pm 8-13 year old beginners
Fridays 6pm 8-13 year old intermediate

GHS YMCA – Simpsonville

Saturdays 11:30am 5-7 year old beginners
Saturdays 12:30pm 8-13 year old beginners