Sunday, August 24, 2008

Congratulations to Our Newest Black-Belt

Congratulations are in order for Dave Johnson, our newest Sho-Dan (1st Degree Black-Belt). He recently passed his final of several grueling tests to achieve this important rank. We had a fantastic turn-out of 20 students to participate in the test. I was very pleased with the nature of attacks, the control, and attention to safety. Dave performed with honor, class and with a solid martial spirit. His test consisted of 140 attacks. The specific attacks evaluated during the test were punches, kicks, grips, knife, club, gun and multiple attackers defenses. We will be presenting his belt and certificate shortly in a special ceremony conducted by Sensei John Carter. Dave is the 11th Black-Belt who has been promoted by Sensei Carter out of the Columbia, SC dojo.

Congratulations Dave and Good Work Columbia, SC!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Fall/Back-to-School Enrollment

We had a great summer and are gearing up for the Fall/Back-to-School crowd. Sessions have been full during the summer months and we do have some class limitations for new enrolling students. Potential students are encouraged to enroll early to secure their slot. Our enrollment package is $135.00 which includes the first month of classes, uniform and registration. We have youth and adult classes available in Lexington, SC and a youth program available in Irmo, SC. Our course structure breakdown is as follows:

Youth Martial Arts: Ages 5 to 7
Youth Aikido: Ages 8 to 12
Adult Aikido: Ages 12 and up
Self-Defense Fundamentals: Ages 12 and up

Please call or email Sensei Carter for class schedule and availability. Visit for more information.