Welcome to Japan Karate Institute. Japan Karate Institute is one of the oldest martial arts schools in the Charleston area, dating back to the late 70′s. Shihan Dale Coker is the Chief Instructor and Founder. All our locations are family owned/operated and we can meet all your needs for Martial Arts in Charleston.
Japan Karate Institute is not an MMA school, our training is founded on great traditional principles that are applicable in our modern world. Our self defense system is reality based and one of the best. Our goal is to create more than just a strong body. We strive to create a complete person, mentally and physically.
We have taught thousands of students over the years from many walks of life, many of them professional security specialists including SWAT Teams, Tactical Units, Police Departments, Body Guards, and Executive Protection Specialists. We train our students for real life scenarios as well as for sporting competitions and have trained students from 3 to 85 years old.
Check out our website and contact us any time. Find out why Japan Karate Institute is distinctively different.