About Us

For centuries, the Martial Arts have been building strong and confident children and adults. Since Jason McCormick opened the doors of Karate World in 1995, our programs have given hundreds of students the confidence, athletic coordination, and training in a mixed format that adheres to authentic tradition.

Karate, Kickboxing, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu engages the entire Human body with a vast repertoire of defensive moves, increased balance, and improved concentration. At Karate World, Karate is taught in a form to increase each student’s personal empowerment, control of fear, and growth of inner peace. Our curriculum is inclusive and flexible, so students build a repertoire of techniques over time. We emphasize the qualities of respect, confidence, loyalty, character, humility, focus, faithfulness, and self-discipline.



ages 4–5

Lil' Dragons Karate

An introduction to martial arts in a fun filled class to help your child gain skills they need in all aspects of life.
ages 6–12

Youth Martial Arts

A unique blend of Karate, Kickboxing, and Jiu-Jitsu teaches children defensive skills and physical fitness.
age 13 +

Adult Martial Arts

Blended martial arts system for fitness, stress relief, improved self-confidence, and self defense techniques.
ages 8–12

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Youth Program

A focus on non-violent grappling techniques that teach children to negotiate with bullies and build character.
age 13 +

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Fundamentals Program

Beginner program for teens and adults to learn defense techniques and build a strong foundation in Jiu-Jitsu.
ages 14 +

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Advanced Program

Advanced training techniques in Mount, Side Mount, Guard, Half Guard, Back Mount, Leg Locks, and Standing.
all ages

Private & Semi-Private Karate or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) Lessons

Classes tailored for students seeking a more personalized and focused training according to experience and skill level.


Contact Us

Let us know if you have any questions or would like more information. We’d love to hear from you!



Our Address

614 Atlantic Ave C
Garden City, SC  29576