8530 Dorchester Road Suite 104, North Charleston, SC 29420
(843) 225-4554

Who We Are

About Japan Karate Institute in North Charleston, SC

Todd Carroll

Owner and Chief Instructor at Japan Karate Institute in North Charleston, 4th Dan Black Belt

Japan Karate Institute has built its outstanding reputation on providing students with the most practical and effective self-defense methods there are. We specialize in karate and other forms of martial arts for both kids and adults.

Our main goal is to create a positive training environment where you can learn the true art of karate, its philosophy and modern self-defense techniques, while getting fit and creating lasting friendships with your new brothers and sisters. Everyone here is upbeat and encouraging and you’ll NEVER feel out of place – we promise!  

Our state-of-the-art facility appeals to single people, as well as families, who are looking for a safe, fun and positive environment to exercise their body and mind. One of our goals is to teach martial arts to as many families as possible, as we firmly believe in its life-changing effects. We’ve seen so many wonderful changes in our students’ outlook on life, their attitudes, and their physical fitness during our years of teaching. We would love for you to experience those amazing changes too and allow that giant within you to rise and shine.

Japan Karate Institute will not only teach you how to do epic kicks, punches, strikes and throws, but will also EMPOWER you with important values such as integrity, respect and compassion.

Along with good martial arts technique, your child will also learn valuable character skills such as focus, confidence, self-discipline, and having an unstoppable spirit. Imagine what they can accomplish in life with those awesome tools for success. Why not give them that gift now, whatever age they are, and help make their dreams come true

And dreams aren’t just for kids. ADULTS can hone their skills and improve their lives to achieve the success they’ve always dreamed of or take their current success to a higher level.  

Whatever your reason is for wanting to learn karate, you are entering the world of martial arts that will enrich your family’s life in the following ways:

  • Gain unbelievable focus and a longer attention span
  • Increased self-control and confidence
  • Make new friends who will cheer you on
  • Get a great workout and good health habits
  • Feel empowered, safe and strong

And, of course, we do that in a FUN way with plenty of high fives and fist bumps! Your kids will LOVE our classes so much, they’ll look forward to the next class as they’re leaving the one that just ended!

Watch them SMILE from ear to ear as they tell you and their friends about all the COOL new things they’re learning, how good it makes them feel and all the awesome new FRIENDS they have.

All that helps to ensure that your child is happy, well-adjusted and successful. They’ll be motivated to apply themselves at everything they do, get good grades in school and make better decisions in life.

Those are PRICELESS BENEFITS that are a lot more affordable than you may think.

Check out the SUPER LOW web special for instant savings or stop by for a tour of the facility and feel the good energy here! The deal is 100% RISK-FREE and classes fill up FAST so reserve your spot today! 

Our knowledgeable and caring instructors will help your kids progress physically, mentally and spiritually in order to achieve their fullest potential. We strive to improve our service to you by educating and training our professional team of instructors on a regular basis.

Come see what we’re all about and take advantage of the best prices, the most amazing instructors, and have the most fun you’ve EVER had getting fit!  

Head Instructor

Owner Todd Carroll has been studying and training in martial arts since 1997, and is the Dojo Cho (Chief Instructor of the school) of the North Charleston Dojo.

He is a 4th Dan in Heiwado Ryu Karate-do and a graduate from The Japan Karate Institute Instructor’s Academy. Upon completion of his training in the JKI Instructor’s Academy, he was awarded the title of Sensei in 2002 by Shihan Dale Coker. Sensei Todd is also a 2nd Dan and certified instructor in the American Pressure Point Self-Defense system under Grandmaster Robert Moran and a 1st Dan in Shorinkan Shorin Ryu Kobudo.

Sensei Todd is dedicated to the success of his students both on and off the mat. He believes the tenets learned in the Dojo can be applied to all aspects of one’s life. His belief behind this is:

“We empower them through perseverance, self-discipline, and self-confidence. We want our students to unlock their potential and find the excellence that is within them.”

Japan Karate Institute has been serving the North Charleston community since 1999. The North Charleston Dojo is part of the Japan Karate Institute family of schools founded by Shihan Dale Coker in the mid 80’s. The students and staff have been active in community service projects, partnered with local schools and teachers to help lift our community to the next level.

How to Get Started

Come join our North Charleston, SC Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Birthday Parties, Adult Martial Arts, After School, Summer Camp, and Kids Martial Arts. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (843) 225-4554 if you have any further questions. Japan Karate Institute hopes to speak with you soon!