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Cartersville Martial Art & Self Defense

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We Help Parents Raise Confident Leaders
& Adults Reach Their True Potential!

Since 2004, Cartersville Martial Art has provided its members with a road map to success based on self-defense, confidence and goal-setting skills.


10 Hamilton Blvd, C, Cartersville, GA 30120

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Cartersville Martial Art Owner

Hi, I’m Michael Wilson.


I remember when I was a child, feeling uncertainty about beginning martial arts. I wondered if I had what it took to succeed and I wasn’t the most athletic or confident child - quite the opposite. Little did I know that beginning my martial arts journey would be one of the most profound experiences of my life!

When my wife and I opened our academy in 2004, we made a commitment to serving and empowering the community of Cartersville by teaching children and adults the confidence, leadership, and fitness skills that can only be achieved through martial arts.

We Share & teach The Same Values You Teach At Home.

Our programs have a strong focus on personal development. The foundations of our morals, values and core character traits are formed in our early years. For this reason, the programs at Cartersville Martial Art are an essential way to enhance the growth and personal development of young students of all ages. 

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You may have experienced boredom with your usual fitness routine or reached a plateau in your performance or physical fitness results. Our adult programs are the perfect alternative to a boring gym routine, as they help you develop into your maximum potential both physically and mentally by providing real-life self-defense strategies in a fun, focused environment. 

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Cartersville Martial Art & Self Defense

Our Family Martial Art Academy

1,200 Square-Foot Training Area With 10 Foot Ceilings And Overhead Fans

Master level instructors on duty

Staffed by both male and female instructors

Great Mats brand 1" Premium Training Mats for Maximum Safety

Climate-Controlled Training Room & Waiting Area

Open Seating for Parents & Spectators

USB Wall Outlets for Phone/Device Charging

Water Fountain

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Men's & Women's Rest Rooms And Changing Rooms With Storage For Personal Items

Equipped for Special Events Such as Workshops, Parties & Seminars


Our facility is always inviting and comfortable, making everyone feel right at home! We use the best training products and technologies on the market in our classes. We always have at least one CPR certified instructor on hand. 

What Makes Cartersville Martial Art Different From Other
Martial Arts Schools?

We focus on the personal development aspect of martial arts, not just self-defense moves.

Our instructors are all certified black belts, qualified, and professionally trained to teach martial arts.

Our facility is always clean and features a viewing area for parents, as well as matted floors throughout.

Our Promise at Cartersville Martial Art:

To Train in the
Highest Quality Martial Arts
Program Available

To Focus On
Personal Development
in a Positive Environment

To Offer Programs
Accessible & Enjoyable
by People of Any Age


Our instructors have a background in Choi Kwang Do Martial Art and have brought that experience to Cartersville Martial Art & Self Defense. 

Cartersville Martial Art & Self Defense is led by Master Michael Wilson and his wife Deputy Master Angie Wilson. Joining the Wilson family is an awesome group of head and assistant instructors dedicated to excellence. Master Wilson has almost 20 years’ experience and was promoted by Grandmaster Kwang Jo Choi, 9th Degree Black Belt, in May of 2018. The Wilsons have been teaching in the Cartersville community for over 15 years now and have worked with thousands of students during that time.

Cartersville Martial Art & Self Defense is a refined and scientific martial arts form, distinctively different from all classical martial arts in concept and movement. It should not be put into the same category with many of hundreds of sub-styles of existing martial arts systems.


  • Cartersville Martial Art owner

    Master Michael Wilson

    Chief Instructor & Examiner

    5th Degree Black Belt

  • Master Shelley Reid

    Master Shelley Reid

    Master Instructor

    5th Degree Black Belt

  • Deputy Master Angie Wilson

    Deputy Master Angie Wilson

    Deputy Master Instructor

    4th Degree Black Belt

  • Instructor Seth Walker

    Seth Walker

    Head Instructor

    3rd Degree Black Belt

  • Cartersville Martial Art instructor

    Brandon Copeland

    Head Instructor

    1st Degree Black Belt

  • Cartersville Martial Art instructor

    Kaylee Copeland

    Head Instructor

    1st Degree Black Belt

  • Weapons Program Director

    Jeff Hartman

    Weapons Program Director

    3rd Dan PasaRyu - Green Belt UMA