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MATI Karate

Develop a “Yes I Can” positive attitude through this fun and exciting karate program. Karate will improve your child in areas of self-discipline, self-confidence, habits, attitudes, fitness, motor skills, focus and concentration skills. This class covers basic level kicks, blocks and strikes, as well as formal and informal techniques. On the last day of class, students test for their next belt level. The test will include their color belt, certificate and requirements for their next belt. Campers should wear comfortable clothing; karate uniform is optional.
Dynamic karate instructor Irwin Carmichael has studied karate for over 30 years and has taught at Summer at Providence Day since 1998. He is a ninth degree black belt in Kempo Karate and oversees several martial arts schools in the Charlotte area. Former Sheriff of Mecklenburg County, he teaches defensive tactics to local, state and county law enforcement personnel.


Sensei Eliza Newell is a third degree black belt in Shorinji Kempo Karate, a level 4 in Balintawak Arnis, and is ranked in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Her passion for the sport began at a young age, and she has worked closely with Grandmaster Irwin Carmichael for many years. Sensei enjoys sharing her passion for karate with students and help them develop focus, discipline, respect, and self-confidence.


  • Session 7: July 13 - 17
  • Morning Camp: 9 am - 12 pm
  • Rising Grades: TK - 8
  • Camp Price: $230
  • Drop Off Location: Ridenhour Gym
  • Pick Up Location: Loop
  • Morning Camp
  • Rising Grade 1
  • Rising Grade 2
  • Rising Grade 3
  • Rising Grade 4
  • Rising Grade 5
  • Rising Grade 6
  • Rising Grade 7
  • Rising Grade 8
  • Rising Grade K
  • Rising Grade TK
  • Session 7