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Two class locations!

North Mt. Pleasant | New BIGGER Location!

1031 SC-41 | Suite 100
Intersection of SC-41 & Hwy. 17
@ Station 41

South Mt. Pleasant | Inside Pivotal Fitness

627 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.
Inside Pivotal Fitness
in the Aldi Shopping Center

What type of martial arts do we teach?

At Mount Pleasant Family Martial Arts, we teach American Freestyle Karate which is a martial arts style derived from many different disciplines in the field of martial arts. This methodology has been built over the years by borrowing techniques from the masters of many different styles of martial arts and forming them together into a cohesive program. American freestyle karate is a hybrid martial art that combines a solid foundation in traditional Japanese/Okinawan style karate with elements from other martial arts including taekwondo, kung fu, jujitsu, muay thai, krav maga, boxing, weapons training, and others!

Owner & Master Instructor

Master David Clements

  • 6th Degree Black Belt in American Freestyle
  • Director of the Martial Arts Leadership Training Association (MALTA)
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt in Shotokan
  • Ranked in 7 other styles
  • 40+ years in martial arts

Teaching martial arts has given me such a great purpose of instilling the values and principles we all strive for in hundreds of lives. I still have old students calling me years later thanking me for what they learned in the dojo.

Chief Instructor

  • 2nd Degree Black Belt in American Freestyle
  • 5 years in Law Enforcement
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor for the Department of Criminal Justice

The confidence that I have acquired through martial arts has played a vital role in both owning my own automotive repair shop and the challenges that I faced in the law enforcement field. Every person will have obstacles in life, but the confidence you have when you tackle them will shape the outcome. 


  • 2nd Dan in World Taekwondo Federation
  • 1st Degree Black Belt in American Karate
  • 12 years martial arts experience

Martial arts has had a massive impact on my life. When I started martial arts, I wasn’t confident in my abilities. I was very quiet, and over time I’ve gained the self-confidence to perform at competitions and demonstrations in front of hundreds of people.

  • 2nd Degree Black Belt in American Karate 
  • 10 years martial arts experience

Through martial arts, I have learned that respect is not just given but must be earned. Respect goes two ways, you must give the students your respect to gain theirs in return.

  • 2nd Degree Black Belt in American Karate
  • 13 years martial arts experience

Martial arts changed my life by taking me out of a shy little bubble and put me into the world as a strong, confident young man. I wanted to be a marital arts instructor to pass on knowledge that I have learned and to help people of any age learn how to over come a fear.

  • 1st Degree Black Belt in American Karate
  • 10 years of martial arts experience

Martial Arts has been a healthy outlet and sport for me. I learned respect in the classroom, leadership from teaching, and teamwork from working with my peers.

  • 1st Degree Black Belt in American Freestyle

I started out as a karate parent; taking my daughter to her classes. At first, I figured I would take classes since I was there with her. Then, I realized how much I enjoyed it. It became a passion. I love working with Master Clements and Mr. Drewry, and our students are amazing.

Program Director

I started taking martial arts about a year ago so my son and I had something fun we could do together. I have loved being in the same class as my son and getting to see firsthand what he’s learned and what he is capable of accomplishing. It also gives me (a single mom) peace of mind about my ability to protect myself and my son.

Martial Arts Leadership Training Association (MALTA)

Mount Pleasant Family Martial Arts is a member of the Martial Arts Leadership Training Association (MALTA). MALTA is a community of family martial arts schools whose passion is developing martial artists through modern and traditional systems, while enhancing character through several leadership programs. MALTA schools are located across the Southeast and ensure our martial arts training is TOP NOTCH!

Contact Us

(843) 800-0163

North Mt. Pleasant

1031 SC-41| Suite 100

Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466

South Mt. Pleasant

1200 Queensborough Blvd. | Suite B

Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464


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