Charleston Martial Arts

Reality Based Protection
10 Moves Protective Training

Curriculum

Wado-Ryu Karate
Ju-Jitsu
Aikido
Kendo
Protection Skills
Street Tactics
Traditional Focus

Programs

Second Light

Articles

Vehicle Approach

Why Private Lessons?

  • Individual Instruction
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Lower risk of injury
  • Fits into your schedule
  • Customized for your goals

Lineage

Hironori Ohtsuka
Master Ohtsuka

Our lineage stretches back over several hundred years with it's roots in the Rkuyu Islands and Okinawa.

Wado-Ryu was founded by Hirenori Ohtsuka, a Ju-Jitsu master who spent ten years studying under Gichen Funakoshi before founding his own style, Wado-Ryu which translates to "Way of Peace".


Soke Hirano
Soke Hirano

Master Ohtsuka sponsored a talented young karateka by the name of Kiyohisa Hirano and was able to get him accepted for the first full time scholarship for Karate at Nippon University in Japan.

Many years later Soke Hirano moved to Hawaii to establish his branch of Wado-Ryu called Hei-Wado. One of his top students is currently the present head of our system, Soke Ronald Woodard.


Ni Dai Soke Woodard
Ni Dai Soke Woodard

Soke Woodard took the arts he learned from Soke Hirano and transplanted them to Birmingham Alabama where my instructor, Shihan Dale Coker was introduced to them.

Shihan Coker was one of his top students and came up through the ranks and became one his top instructors.


Shihan Coker
Shihan Coker

Shihan Dale Coker eventually returned to Charleston SC, where he founded Japan Karate Institute and influenced thousands of students with his training and philosophies on Karate.

He remains active in teaching, training and promotion of the schools.


Sensei Brett
Sensei Brett

After many years of study and completion of an instructors academy, Brett Singleton was awarded the rank of Sensei in 1994 by Shihan Coker. Sensei Brett currently holds a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Wado-Ryu and has studied many other forms of martial arts as well. He has also worked internationally as an executive protection specialist, and incorporates this specialized training into his curriculum.


Curriculum

Wado-Ryu Karate
Ju-Jitsu
Aikido
Kendo
Protection Skills
Street Tactics
Traditional Focus

Programs

Second Light

Articles

Vehicle Approach

Why Private Lessons?

  • Individual Instruction
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Lower risk of injury
  • Fits into your schedule
  • Customized for your goals