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Sumter Martial Arts

Get Fit. Be Strong. Feel Empowered.

About Our School

The 5 Unexpected, Life-Altering
Effects of Martial Arts.

Hi and welcome!

We’re so happy to share our passion for martial arts with you. For some, our Sumter Martial Arts school might just seem like a place to get fit and learn self-defense... but to us it’s so much more.

While you get into the absolute best shape of your life, some other “subtle” changes happen as well. These changes are mind blowing to our new students. When you train in our programs, your life will never be the same again...in a really good way!

Here are a handful of those life-changing benefits students experience…

#1 Huge Confidence Gains

Learning new skills and tasks is difficult. One of the first things both children AND adults notice when training is that they don’t get to have super-star kung fu movie style moves without some serious work. As you dig in, and put yourself to the test mentally and physically, you’ll realize something…

You’ll realize that through all of your hard work, by listening to your instructors, and showing up for yourself - you are incredibly capable of smashing your goals. This sense of achievement gives our students HUGE boosts in confidence.

As you learn striking, self-defense moves, or even learn how to do a push up for the first time you’ll proudly pat yourself on the back and feel great about the person you’re becoming. We love to see this trait develop in our students.

#2 Increased Ability to Focus

Martial Arts is so much fun! You’ll learn all sorts of new skills and techniques like striking drills, defensive moves, and even super secret functional cardio drills. But... when you learn a new skill, you have to concentrate hard on listening to the instructor, then perform what they taught you.

The neat thing is this intense concentration naturally pours into all other areas of your life as you develop laser like focus. It’s one of the most amazing side effects of martial arts — many call it getting in the zone, unlocking your untapped potential, or peak performance.

Whatever you want to call it, one thing is for certain — you’ll learn how to focus your mind to perform tasks you once thought impossible.

#3 Improved Physical Fitness

No matter what your starting level is, you’ll start to see improvements in as little as two weeks and will continue to get stronger, more flexible, and leaned out than you ever thought possible.

Each class is loaded with challenging and fun exercises meant to enhance your martial arts training. You’ll practice dynamic striking drills, enhance your cardio like top martial artists do, and have an absolute blast with your classmates.

Before you know it, the class is over, and you got a phenomenal workout while learning powerful, life-saving skills.

#4 Community & Family Ties

Martial artists are some of the most down-to-earth people you’ll ever meet. Highly skilled and dedicated to the lifestyle, we're definitely a tight-knit group here.

Students, their families, and our instructors are all about support and friendship. You’ll make tons of new friends for life, cheer each other on during tough times, and celebrate during victories.

Friendship, motivation, and dedication - that’s the foundation of the martial arts way of life. It's truly great to experience.

#5 You'll Have FUN!

Working out and fun? Yup! Our classes are a blast! Martial arts is a way of life for us and we want you to have a good life too. We work hard but we play hard too. 

Did you know that the average adult only laughs about 20 times per day? Our classes strive to make you above average in every way - and that includes your mental wellbeing.

Laughing and smiles are part of every class as well as high fives and TONS of support.

Ready to make your life better? Here's how you do it:

Check out the class menu and click on the program that's right for you. You'll learn more about it and have the chance to grab our amazing web special!

Still have questions? Give us a call; we'd love to hear from you: (803) 795-8927

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JD Olsen

JD Olsen, Founder
Keishidojo Martial Arts & Fitness Center
(803) 795-8927

Kids of all ages as well as their parents love these Sumter kids martial arts classes. That's because they focus beyond martial arts. Kids are taught self-discipline and respect as well as focus and confidence. The kids are better-behaved everywhere they go, their sense of respect improves and they perform better in school.

Our classes are results-focused and there are an array of fun activities and games for kids of all ages. Every age is perfectly catered to and the kids love these classes as they perfect their martial arts techniques and learn new ones.

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Morihei Ueshiba, the creator of Aikido, sought to form a martial art that would defend people from attacks... while also protecting the attacker. Ueshiba wanted to cause no one harm, but understood that not everyone was so enlightened. It's important to know how to defend yourself, but you can do this without causing anyone serious injury.

In these exciting classes, you'll master the art that Ueshiba created. You'll learn to protect yourself and your loved ones. Your physique and fitness will improve. And you'll have fun alongside like-minded men and women who are focused and driven to succeed in Aikido.

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Kali/Silat is one of the most efficient forms of self-defense on the planet. After observing and studying many forms of martial arts, Filipino warriors realized that it all comes down to the angle of attack. Every martial art on the planet relies on the same angles, even if the moves look and feel different.

That's why in every class, you'll learn this efficient, powerful form of self-defense. You'll be able to protect yourself and your loved ones against any opponent, no matter their training or experience.

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We have a unique Sumter Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) class that is designed to be truly different from the others. Our program will enable you to condition your body quickly and teach you different ways to handle yourself while laying on your back or standing up.

Our instructors are exceptionally friendly and they will guide you through the training to great success. Join today and let us help you tone your body fast and master powerful submission and grappling techniques.

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Our Sumter Mixed Martial Arts MMA program is blowing away the residents of our town. Why? 1) They're amazed at how fast the conditioning and exercise is getting them leaner and in awesome shape. 2) The instructors are full of passion and life and truly are EXCEPTIONAL. 3) They're a ton of fun.

Many Sumter MMA programs are "intimidating" or "unwelcoming". The vibe is competitive and negative. You won't find that here. Everyone is supportive, friendly, and awesome. So give us a call and come test drive our MMA program today!

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Let your kid feel like a total rock star with our awesome kids birthday package. It's a fun, educational, structured birthday party involving martial arts... crazy-cool fun & games... pizza (of course!)... and more. Plus your kid will be the one-and-only star of the show!

They'll help teach martial arts to their friends... cut the birthday cake with a real sword (carefully supervised of course!)... and break a wooden board with just their hands or feet (if they've reached this level in their training). Guaranteed to be a safe, fun, awesome experience for your child & all of his / her friends.

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