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Charleston Self Defense Academy

Transform Your Mind and Body

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At Charleston Self Defense Academy, we offer high-quality programs in martial arts and combat sports to help you achieve your fitness and self-defense goals. Programs like judo, boxing or Brazilian jiujitsu are proven to produce results for both kids and adults. 


Our experienced instructors are here to help you learn top notch fundamentals and advanced techniques while getting in shape and building self-confidence. Join us today to transform your mind and body.

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Your first class will be free!

About Us

Charleston Self Defense Academy is a passion project created by a husband and wife team with 25 years of experience each in high level Judo, Karate, and Jiu Jitsu.  Martial arts has changed our lives, and our goal is to make high quality training and programs accessible to everyone.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

At Charleston Self Defense Academy, we guarantee that you will see results. Our personalized programs are designed to meet your specific needs and help you achieve your goals. Whether you are looking to improve your fitness, learn self-defense, or compete in martial arts, we have the expertise and resources to help you succeed.

Our Locations

2150 Northwoods Blvd. Charleston, SC 29406
(Next to Books-a-Million)
Located in North Charleston at the Northwoods Mall, this location is minute away from I26, Rivers Ave, and most locations from Summerville, and North Charleston.
2467 Savannah Hwy
Suite 130
Charleston, SC 29414
Right on Savannah Highway, this facility is close to all locations in West Ashley,  Downtown, Mt. Pleasant, and Ravenell. 
106 Behrman Street
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
In historic downtown right behind Barrons Department Store.  We have plenty of parking and close to shopping, schools, and entertainment in Berkeley County.
Our Method

Our Methods


Transform Your Body and Mind

At Charleston Self Defense Academy, we offer a variety of classes and training programs to help you achieve your fitness goals. Whether you are looking to burn fat, build muscle, or increase your endurance, we have the resources and expertise to help you succeed.

If you need to build self-confidence, release stress, manage emotions, or learn how to set and achieve goals, the structure of our classes and our team environment will put your mind in the mind to be a better partner, parent, entrepreneur, or teammate.


All of our programs teach applicable self-defense skills with practical applications that you can use to protect yourself and your loved ones.


Our experienced instructors will provide you with the tools and techniques you need to stay safe in any situation.

Combat Sports &
Martial Arts

At Charleston Self Defense Academy, we offer a variety of programs- from traditional martial arts classes  to modern combat sports - for students of all levels.

Martial Arts emphasize a meditative culture, discipline and self-respect, and traditional training methods combined with the best of current methodologies,

Combat sports emphasize preparation for competition and skill development in a casual atmosphere.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced practitioner, we have the expertise and resources to help you improve your skills in whatever style will help you achieve your goals.

Kids Programs

Our kids programs offer age appropriate instruction designed to build students core athletic and agility skills in an environment that fosters self-discipline, respect, and a lifelong love of physical fitness and well being.

We offer after-school programs,  kids evening martial arts classes, and summer camp programs that are are perfect for for parents who need a range of options for their children.

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