Spartanburg Martial Arts

Spartanburg Martial Arts

Amazing martial arts classes in Spartanburg that build confidence & change lives!


465 East Blackstock Road, Spartanburg, SC 29301


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Spartanburg Martial Arts

Martial Arts Classes In Spartanburg

Spartanburg Martial Arts has very humble beginnings.  The first classes met in Mr. Lee's basement in 1991.  Eventually the school moved to a small building on Reidville Road in Spartanburg, SC.  The studio did not have heat or air conditioning and the floors were covered in second hand carpet.  Bo staff classes were often held on the front lawn.

The first commercial SMA studio was built in 1994 on Hidden Hill Road in Spartanburg.  The location was 4000 s/f and had all of the modern day amenities. A couple years later a second location was opened in the Boiling Springs community.  Mrs. Lee became the manager of the Boilings Springs location and The Kickin' Kids After School Program was created there under her direction. Fast forward a few more years and a third SMA location was created on the Eastside of Spartanburg.  SMA also operated satellite classes at Spartanburg Day School, Cowpens Elementary, Spartanburg Athletic Club, and the Gaffney YMCA.  At its peak SMA was home to nearly a thousand enthusiastic martial arts students of all ages.

Eventually Mr. and Mrs. Lee's own personal family grew, so they decided to simplify life and combine their operation to one, central location.  SMA now operates in a beautiful, state of the art, 20,000 s/f training center located on the "Westside" of Spartanburg (465 East Blackstock Road).


There are a few simple things that make a good martial arts school a great one. We work very hard every day to fulfill those things, and give our students the best experience we possibly can. Here's what it takes, and what you can expect when you walk through our doors for the first time:

Knowledgeable, Passionate Instructors

When hand-picking our instructors, we look for a few key traits: passion for martial arts, passion for teaching, a great personality, and expertise. Our instructors truly care about you and your experience. They're here for every question you have and every challenge that arises. They'll push you to try your hardest, and motivate you to surpass your limits. Nothing beats having a great teacher - and we have the best.


Finally, it takes the right people to make an amazing community. The environment of our school attracts people who are open-minded, enjoy socializing with one another, and enjoy having fun. The parents whose kids train with us are caring and supportive. The adults who train with us are kind and fun. It's like a family here, and we would love for you to become a part of it.

Browse around our website and learn about our programs. When you find the one that's right for you, you can sign up for a trial and get started ASAP. Call and let us know if you have any questions.  We can't wait to meet you in person.

A Clean, Up-to-Date Facility

The best teachers in the world won't make up for a dirty facility with run-down equipment. That's why, every day, we thoroughly clean our studio and check our equipment to make sure it's in good working order.


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Programs Offered at Spartanburg Martial Arts

  • Mini Ninjas

    3-4 Yrs

    Little Ninjas

    A special program for little martial artists.

  • Mighty Dragons

    5-6 Yrs

    Mighty Dragons

    A specialized martial arts program just for kids.

  • Junior Martial Arts

    7-13 Yrs

    Junior Martial Arts

    Give your child the tools they need to succeed!

  • Teen & Adult Martial Arts

    14 & Up

    Teen & Adult Martial Arts

    Get fit, while regaining a sense of balance in your life.

Spartanburg Martial Arts