Rusty Gresham and Nik Poland are members of the World Class Athlete Program (WCAP). 

Get to know us

We have been teaching Martial Arts Classes in the Summerville since 1980. We serve in or near these communities, Ladson, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, North Charleston, and Charleston South Carolina.  We teach Taekwondo (Korean Karate) Classes available for ages 5 and up.

Our instructors are Grandmaster Ray Smith, Master Dru Nimmich, Master Sonja Merriott, Senior Instructor Jennifer Lease and Junior Instructor Joshua Lease. We have more than three decades of experience teaching Tae Kwon Do and know we can make one of the most positive changes in your life through our program. We are known for competition but competition is not mandatory.

God Rules - Always has, Always will. Daniel 7:14, Isaiah 44:6, Matthew 24:35


First Week Free

You can stop by and watch a class anytime and we offer a Free Week so you can try it. We don't require contracts so you only pay the months you attend.

We are located at 1815 Old Trolley Road Unit 110 Summerville SC 29485
: 843-871-7039

Who Are We

We are South Carolina's most award winning State, National and International Tae Kwon Do program based in Summerville South Carolina. Our members have excelled, winning first place at local, state, national, collegiate and international tournaments. We teach traditional Tae Kwon Do -Forms, One-Steps, Board Breaking and Sparring.

​We are members of USA Tae Kwon Do and Kukkiwon.

Ray Smith's Tae Kwon Do

Proud 34 Year affiliated school of Huggins Tae Kwon Do Academy  


You don't keep your doors open for 40 years by luck. All the things I learned as a student, elite competitor, referee and coach I teach to my students. What we have achieved so far has been incredible but it wasn't achieved by Me, Myself and I. I have looked back and I thank God, I look forward and I trust God. He has opened doors for me that no can could open.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Purpose Driven Life: Teaching, Instructing and Coaching has been one of the most rewarding experiences of our lives. We realized early on that it came with great responsibility and it demands great commitment. Our students can make improvements through a structured program of practice and measured performance and appropriate competition. All managed in a safe and fun environment through effective coaching. We help our students set and achieve goals. We understand what they want to achieve and create a place where we build on our students strength's and improve their weaknesses.