About Us

BGR8 Martial Arts was founded in 1986 with the mission to provide the families in and near Irmo South Carolina with a road map to success based on self-defense, confidence and goal-setting skills.

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Our Promise At Bgr8 Martial Arts:

To Train in the Highest Quality Martial Arts Program Available
To Focus On Personal Development in a Positive Environment
To Offer Programs Accessible & Enjoyable by People of Any Age

In Our Youth Programs We Share & Teach The Same Values You Teach At Home

The foundations of our morals, values and core character traits are formed in our early years. For this reason, the programs at BGR8 Martial Arts are an essential way to enhance the growth and personal development of young students of all ages.

Traditional Meets Modern: Self Defense & Awareness Skills For The Real World

Our adult programs are the perfect alternative to a boring gym routine, as they help you develop into your maximum potential both physically and mentally by providing real-life self-defense strategies in a fun, focused environment.

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Karate is a traditional form of martial arts in Japan. A practice that places emphasis on self development, it can be a great way to get in shape, meet new people and learn how to defend oneself. Karate is the main style of martial arts practiced by BGR8 Martial Arts students.

The journey from White Belt to Black Belt is one of incremental learning and skill development that students of any age and fitness level can embark on. Sign up today and see what makes us so GREAT!

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