kick-it-flyerWelcome to the Capital Karate team and Kick It karate!  This program provides opportunities for individuals in the special needs community to explore and participate in martial arts in a fun, accepting environment!

Program Details: The Arc of the Midlands, in collaboration with Capital Karate and the South Carolina Developmental Disabilities Council, offers a FREE 12-week orientation/white belt karate program designed to prepare individuals with special needs for integration into mainstream programs.  The program launched in July 2014 and is in full swing.  Programs are structured so new students can start/rotate in on any Saturday.


Learn more and register for classes.

Designated session times for age groups:

AGES 3-6  from 9:00-9:30 am
AGES 7-12 from 9:45-10:15 am
AGES 13 to adult from 10:30-11:00 am

All Kick-It programs will be held Saturday mornings at the Capital Karate (Columbia) location:

Capital Karate
2728 Rosewood Dr.
Columbia, SC 29205

We are also excited to have Sandi Batten on the team serving as our Kick It parent liaison.  As a parent of two special needs children with autism, she is happy to share her experiences with other parents about the karate classes her sons have attended.  If you have any immediate concerns or questions before your first class, please feel free to email Sandi or call 803-212-8000Check out more pictures and action on the Kick IT Facebook page!