Welcome To Low Country Karate Where We Are On A Quest To Be Our Best!

Since 2004, Low Country Karate has been providing instruction in American Karate and Taekwondo in the Mt. Pleasant, SC area.

Low Country Karate specializes in the martial arts for children by offering a fun and exciting learning environment. We emphasize the importance of goal setting, self discipline, self defense and self confidence. We encourage our students to use Black Belt effort in everything they do.

Low Country Karate is proud to be a active member of the Better Business Bureau, the National Association Of Professional Martial Artists and the Martial Arts Industry Association. Low Country Karate is also an active partner in education at local schools in the Mt. Pleasant community.

We hope you enjoy our website and will stop by and visit us if you are in the area. This site is designed to give you information about our facility, our style of martial arts, our staff and provide you with information on how to contact us as well.

Come check out our state of the art brand new 3500 square foot martial arts training facility at Station 41 1031 Hwy 41 Suite 100. Start Transforming Your Life, Get Started Now! We are now accepting new students.

Celebrating Fourteen Awesome Years In Mt Pleasant!

What is Taekwondo?

TaekwondoTaekwondo is a modern martial art, characterized by its fast, high and spinning kicks. There are multiple interpretations of the name Taekwondo. Taekwondo is often translated as 'the way of hand and foot.'

Tae = 'Foot' or 'to kick' or 'to jump'
K'won = 'Fist' or 'to strike or block with hand'
Do = 'The way of' or 'art'

Put this together and Taekwondo means: "The art of kicking and punching" or "The art of unarmed combat."


Disciplines of Taekwondo

Taekwondo has four disciplines:
  • Patterns
  • Sparring
  • Self-defense
  • Break Test
It is the combination of these four disciplines that make the art of Taekwondo.

Objectives of Taekwondo:

  1. to develop an appreciation for Taekwondo as a sport and an art
  2. to achieve physical fitness through positive participation
  3. to improve mental discipline and emotional equanimity
  4. to learn self-defense skills
  5. to develop a sense of responsibility for one self and others
Taekwondo is primarily a kicking art, often with a greater emphasis on the sport aspect of the art. Taekwondo stylists tend to fight at an extended range, and keep opponents away with their feet. It is a hard/soft, external, fairly linear style and is known for being very powerful. There is a lot of competition work in many dojongs. Training tends to emphasize sparring, but has forms, and the basics are important as well.