Martial Arts is very important to National Karate MMA West Ashley. Our instructors are here to guide, instruct, and motivate our members to be the best they can be and impact Charleston in a positive way. We are here to help parents raise their children to be confident leaders, boost their self-esteem, feel healthy, and get in great physical shape.
At National Karate MMA West Ashley
Our Martial Arts Instructors Promise To
Be leaders of love, not fear
Treat each child with respect
Empower our members
Help members reach their goals
“I have been in martial arts for over 34 years, and also a school owner for 22 years. I came to know Nathan Windsor(Coach Nate) many years ago as he competed at karate tournaments here in the southeast. Nathan often competed against my stepson at most of the local tournaments. Even though there was a drive and will to win, Nathan was always respectful and encouraging to my stepson during competition. As the years went on, I saw him become a great coach and mentor to the younger students who were also competing. It’s very rare to see a world class athlete that is also a world class coach. Especially at such a young age! Today, Nathan isn’t a teenager anymore, but he has certainly kept his passion for coaching martial arts alive and is now at a place in his life where he can finally take charge of his own school and with the help of martial arts, change the lives of every student that walks through his doors just as it changed his. I only wish that I lived near the area so that I could train with Coach Nate!!”
– Chuck Cawthon, Facebook
“Coach Nathan Windsor is straight out of SMA like the other awesome instructors in the National Karate MMA group. He grew up in the dojo and became one of our top students early on. He represented our school at the highest level of competitive sport karate and earned spots on nationally sponsored fight teams. Coach Nate trained with and competed with some of the best martial artists in the world. He knows what it takes to become a great Black Belt. You have to be one to make one. Of all the students I have taught in the last 25 years (thousands by now) Nathan Windsor is still the best “kicker” to ever walk through my doors. He is part of the “one percent” that can make it look so easy that it beautiful to watch. Some people can tell you how to do it, Coach Windsor can show you how to do it. The quality of instruction at this school will be superior because of the great experience Coach Windsor has in martial arts as a student, competitor and teacher. He served as a lead instructor at SMA for over 10 years and earned rank of 4th degree Black Belt. He has taught children and adults of all ages from White Belt to Black Belt. He will be a great role model and inspirational “life coach” to his students.”
– Rick Lee , Facebook
“Nate is the best of the best. He was my karate instructor from age 5-15, and although he has a wicked martial arts mind, he taught me more about life and core values than I could’ve ever imagined, which absolutely shaped me into the person I am today. 100% recommend. Amazing instructor, insanely skilled, but an even better person!! Check his new place out!!”
– Lauren Duggar, Facebook
“Nate was my coach for over 10 years and is an instructor that has an incredible attention to detail and the drive to help his students reach their maximum potential. Any business of his will be organized, professional, and the best of the best; just like him. If you have the opportunity to train here, I highly recommend it. Working with Nate helped to shape me into the man of character, and martial artist that I am now.”
– Mitchell Tanner, Facebook
“Nathan taught my sons a few times at the Summerville location and we were really impressed with his technique and knowledge . National Karate has helped my sons focus and has improved their confidence greatly . They have adult classes as well . If you are looking for an awesome program for fitness and could use a boost of confidence this is the place to go .”
– Jeff Maxwell , Facebook
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