Japan Karate Institute Daniel Island

Named "Charleston's Best Martial Arts Program" by Lowcountry Parent magazine

The sun is doing its part! There’s still time to make it to sunrise beach training...Station 18.5 Sullivan’s Island.

Coral Sea at Splash Island!

Today is Fort Moultrie! Kids earned their Junior Ranger badges!

A little Sempai down time during camp. Working on hand/eye coordination.

We still have spaces!

Its not to early to secure a fun, dynamic & safe place for child to spend their afternoons next school year!
Message if you have any questions.

Limited spaces available!

Today, the Coral Sea & Raspberry Berets are joined by the North Charleston Blueberries at Middleton Place Plantation....exploring the stable yards and a hands-on museum inside the mansion.

[06/17/19]   Tonight’s Instructor Class Full Moon Beach Training at Station 18.5 on Sullivan’s Island is for Sensei, Sempai, Sempai Academy & Black Belts only. 9:00PM
No drop-offs.

There is no 7:30PM Instructors Class at West Ashley.


The “Coral Sea” and “Raspberry Berets” are at IOP County Park today. Perfect beach day!
Yay Atlantic Ocean!!!!

(And dang if those shirts aren’t easy to spot!)

The kids became artists today...and they were En Fuego!

This year, we dubbed our summer camps, the “Coral Sea”....thanks to the name of the t-shirt color. So, the instructors are now called the Raspberry Berets.
Today, the Coral Sea & Raspberry Berets visited Cypress Gardens.
After being closed for three years, due to flooding from the Atmospheric River that gave us the 1000 Year Flood, the gardens & swamp look great! Although the island set from the Patriot was washed away, the stone bridge constructed for the movie still remains.
The kids had a great time exploring the swamp by boat, checking out the butterfly house, reptile displays, exotic bird enclosure and playground!
See if you can spot the baby gators.


Century Nights tonight & tomorrow at both DI & CF dojos. Drop in anytime between 3:45 & 7:00 to practice your kata. Goal is 100 times!

Also...here is the summer class schedule!



In observance of Memorial Day and in honor of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country, both the DI & CF dojos will be closed on Saturday, May 25 & Monday, May 27.

Congratulations to Gabby J. for drawing the winning artwork in our annual Summer Camp T-Shirt Design Contest. In addition to he art being used on the camp t-shirts, she wins four tickets to Splash Zone Water Park at James Island County Park.

(Model unaffiliated with JKI)

[05/17/19]   We still have very limited number of summer camp spaces in Sessions 1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9.

Wonderful rendering of a karate guy eating a hamburger 😂
Drawn by CJ as he watched his older brother take class.
Melynda Toth

Now taking registrations for next school year! Secure your child’s spot now, before the summer. Limited spaces available.

Stop out and see Sensei play!

Stop out and support our local farmers market and live music. Yours truly will be playing twice in the next month and a half!

Congratulations to all the Little Ninjas! Y’all absolutely rocked the test this morning!

And a big thank you to the kohai & sempai instructors who helped run the test.

JKI...teaching karate and molding leaders!

New t-shirts are in and they look great!

Youth sizes are in vintage black.
Adult sizes in hunter green.

We also did a limited run in vintage grey with both youth & adult sizes.


Test Day!

Be Serious. Try Hard. Never Give Up.

Give your best effort and you’ll never have regrets!

Best of luck to all testing: CF, DI, JI, NoC and WA!

I am extremely happy to announce that we have just signed a new lease agreement that will effectively keep JKIDI in its current location until 2029. After a nine month residency in the now defunct Field House Fitness Center, we moved downstairs into our current location in July 2004.
Its amazing to think that, when its time to renegotiate another lease, we’ll have been here for a quarter century.
My deepest thanks and appreciation to all of you...past, present and future students...for making this dojo such a profound blessing in my life. The true reality of is, this is your dojo!
Sensei Glenn

Shipment of our new t-shirts has been delayed. UPS misrouted them.
Instead of Spartanburg, SC to W. Columbia, SC to Charleston, SC, they are now on a Spartanburg, SC to W. Columbia, SC to Saddle Brook, NJ journey. Hoping they’ll be here by Monday.

Our current window display

Not only do the After School kids learn the ancient art of karate, they are also learning an ancient board game during the play time of our afternoon!


Pressure Point Seminar Strike to Solar Plexus JKIDI 27 April 2018

Last year when Master Moran visited our dojo!

vid.staged.com Pressure Point Seminar Strike to Solar Plexus JKIDI 27 April 2018 With Grand Master Moran https://www.etsy.com/shop/sharpshooterkeychain.

Summer Camps at the Daniel Island dojo are now 86% full. Two sessions already on a waitlist! (4 & 9)

Want your kids to be a part of Charleston’s best camps, sign them up with us before all the spots are gone!

Details can be found at www.japankarateinstitute.com

Japan Karate Institute Daniel Island's cover photo

Japan Karate Institute Daniel Island's cover photo

New JKIDI & CF t-shirt design for 2019.

During our independent study Open Floor, Carson decided to lead some kindergartners through a punching drill!

[02/06/19]   Due to a cold-like illness sweeping the Daniel Island staff, we will be holding an Open Floor from 3:45 to 6:30 both today (Feb 5th) and tomorrow. This means students are allowed to come to the dojo anytime between those hours for independent training. We will have minimum staffing for supervision, but offering no formal instruction.
This will allow our staff ample time to recover from this “funk”.
TASK will continue to operate.
Please be mindful that most kids can handle about 30 minutes of independent practice.
Thank you for your understanding.
S. Glenn

Friday night!!!! Who’s in?

Are you READY?!?! Are you up for the Challenge?! Come out and Challenge yourself at Musashi Night on this coming Friday, February 8th, 2019 at the WA Dojo. It is the Night of 10,000 Techniques and it will begin promptly at 10:00 p.m. We should conclude approximately between 4:15-4:30 a.m. There are a couple of ground rules:

1. Sudents, please come dressed in your gi. A t-shirt and your gi bottoms are fine.

2. We will be taking breaks periodically throughout the night. Please bring things to snack on (fruits, granola bars, etc.) and things to keep you hydrated (water, Gatorade, etc.) to help sustain you throughout the evening.

3. Please bring shoes to train in (sneakers preferably). The weather looks promising, so a part of the evening's training will be taking place outside.

4. Finally, for all students who are unable to drive, but wish to attend, you MUST have a parent/adult with you for the ENTIRE duration of the event. [*NO EXCEPTIONS*]

This promises to be a Great night of training for all who attend. See you all there!!! Osu!!!



From our brothers & sisters at JKI North Charleston

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Japan Karate Institute Daniel Island's cover photo

Front and side of the dojo got a little bit of a facelift today

During early dismissals, JKI Daniel Island and Clements Ferry dojos extend our hours for After School Karate, at no extra cost. We pick up at dismissal so you don’t have to take a vacation day.

Watching Kohai Morgan and her DISA soccer teammates compete for the SCYSA U-14 Girls State Championship against Myrtle Beach
Game just finished 2nd OT still tied 1-1.

Summer Camp registration for general public opens on Tuesday January 22nd at 3:00PM

For availability and forms, visit:

We made the front page!

Shihan Dale instructing the JKI instructors.
Shihan means, “Teacher of teachers”

Only two days in to our 2-week exclusive “Current Students & Families” registration period and we are almost 40% full!
Don’t delay!

General Public Registration starts 1/21/19.



Don’t blame the coach when your kid is only good at Fortnite!

Karate will improve physical skills used in many other sports
mental skills used in the classroom and on the playing field.

Now enrolling!
Check us out!



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