Mount Pleasant Martial Arts: Kids Martial Arts Classes

Want to try martial arts?

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Do an introductory class.

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Choose the best program for you.


Mount Pleasant Family Martial Arts is a karate program where "We do more than punching and kicking". We offer a blend of martial arts styles for kids and parents for families that want to train together in a family friendly environment. A M.A.L.T.A. School (Martial Arts leadership Training Academy)

 Our classes are primarily geared towards children and families because it gives us the ability to offer more class times and Focus on teaching our life skills curriculum. 

Our instructors are very passionate about helping children improve their mentality. In classes we talk about developing self confidence, how important it is to demonstrate self discipline and the value of being committed to your goals. 


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Mr. Wood and his kids in karate uniforms

Hi, my name is Joshua Wood. I am one of the owners of Mt. Pleasant Martial Arts.

Years ago I had a young child named Garrett come in for a karate class. In our introductory lesson I showed him what we would get to do in karate classes. At the very beginning of his class he cried because he was so nervous about doing new things. At the end of the lesson his mom enrolled him in class and his confidence went throught the roof. I have seen so many children come through our classes that have built their confidence by leaps and bounds.

Another student named Caleb started classes with us years ago just because he needed more focus. He was acting out at home and needed something to pour himself into. After starting class it helped him focus at school and made a huge difference in his attitude and focus at home.

I enjoy seeing parents and adults fall in love with the physical and mental challenge of improving themselves. The reason I started teaching martial arts was because of the value that I see it create for children and adults mentally and physically.

Some of the most valuable parts of our programs:



Positive Peer Group.


Teachers passionate about your child's success in martial arts AND in life.


Character lessons taught in every class.


A focused curriculum that teaches about building confidence and self discipline.


Healthy role models to inspire the children to do their best.

Success Stories

Martial arts for kids and parents

From our google reviews: 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Olivia Body: "We enrolled our then 5-year-old son as a beginner simply because they were running a special and the location is so close to our house. What we didn't expect, however, was the degree to which he would end up loving the instructors and the experience as a whole. Mr. Wood is an amazing teacher and coach - constantly encouraging students in a myriad of ways - and we couldn't be more pleased with how focused and excited our son seems every time he attends classes. I would encourage anyone who's looking for a fun and engaging martial arts experience, either for their child or themselves, to visit and see just how wonderful it truly is!"

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Kim C: My daughter has been a student for about a year and absolutely loves it. It’s a great place to learn karate and also have fun. Mr. Hawk is an amazing instructor and is great with the students. Love it!!  

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Megan Abbott: "Love it!! Mr. Wood is wonderful. They keep the lessons interesting and interact with each person in the class. 

We've seen lots of positive changes in our son in the short time he's been taking karate there. It comes as no surprise to us because he's got the best teachers we could have hoped for! =)"

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ James Huffman: "Mr. Hawk's style has been an exceptional experience for our son. While he teaches karate, it's his approach to sharing life skills in building integrity and character that have been most valued."  


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Our students love us 😁

David Clements 

6th Degree black belt in American Freestyle

3rd Degree black belt in Shotokan

Ranked in 7 other styles 

40+ years in martial art 4


Joshua Wood

Chief Instructor

3rd Degree black belt in American Freestyle 

Ranked in 3 other styles 

10+ years in martial arts


Aaron Hawk

5th Degree in American Freestyle

5th Degree black belt in Shaolin Kempo

1st Degree black in Taekwondo

27+ year in martial arts

Location / Contact

Mt. Pleasant Martial Arts 

843-800-0163 call or text out team!

Email: Mr.Wood@MaltaMountPleant.com 

3381 S Morgans Point Rd #507, Mt Pleasant, SC 29466

Our martial arts family as multiple locations!