Sensei Tommy Hood is one of the most decorated US karate athletes and now US Team Coach. Sensei Hood has developed a program for every age level to challenge and bring the best out of each individual student.

Karate Classes

Pre-Karate Program (4-5 year olds)

Meets one day per week for 30 minutes. Excellent course for learning structure of karate class, following directions, and coordination.

Kids Karate (5-8 years old)

Offered twice per week for 50 minutes each. The students learn basic karate skills, self-defense, with a focus on discipline and building confidence.

Youth Karate (8-13 years old)

Offered four times per week for 50 minutes each, two classes per week are recommended. This class learns curriculum at a faster pace while students work on self-discipline, awareness, and begin to build strength.

Adult Program for ages 14 and above

Focused on fitness and self-defense while moving through curriculum. Karate is a lifetime physical fitness activity where students can continue to learn and challenge themselves for many, many years.


Carolina Karate is a member of the Wado International Karate-do Federation (WIKF). We practice traditional Wado-Ryu karate, a traditional Japanese style founded by Ohtsuka Sensei. Wado-Ryu is one of the four major karate styles recognized by the World Karate Federation.

Birthday Parties

Let us do all of the work for you! Schedule your Karate Birthday Party today! Birthday parties are two hours long and include karate class, karate games, decorations, cake, and ice cream. We handle all of the set-up, serving, and clean-up. Just bring your birthday boy or girl in and let us handle the rest. The silver package is $250 for 10 friends ($10 for each additional friend). Birthday parties usually held on Saturday afternoon or daytime hours in the summer. Call today to check for availability!