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Empowered Martial Arts - A Positive Place to Grow

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A Positive Place to Grow

Since 2021, Empowered Martial Arts has provided its members with a road map to success based on self-defense, confidence and goal-setting skills.


21 Orchard Park Dr, Suite C, Greenville, SC 29615

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Empowered Martial Arts Owner

Hi, we're Glenn & Elizabeth Olson.


We remember when we were children, feeling uncertainty about beginning martial arts. We wondered if we had what it took to succeed and we weren't the most athletic or confident kids - quite the opposite. Little did we know that beginning our martial arts journeys would be one of the most profound experiences of our lives!

When we opened our school in 2021, we made a commitment to serving and empowering the community of Greenville 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 Empowered Martial Arts 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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Empowered Martial Arts

Our Facility

• 1,500 Square-Foot Main Training Area With 9 Foot Ceilings (building 2,500 sq ft) 
• Great Brand Mats for Maximum Safety
• Climate-Controlled Training Room & Waiting Area
• Open Seating for Parents & Spectators
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Men's & Women's Locker Rooms
• Equipped for Special Events Such as Workshops, Parties & Seminars

What Makes Empowered Martial Arts Different From other
Karate & Taekwondo 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 Empowered Martial Arts:

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


At Empowered Martial Arts, we practice a unique blend of Karate and Taekwondo. We teach a modern and broad-based spectrum of self-defense while continuing to hold the values and methods proven over the centuries of martial arts tradition.
The journey from White Belt to Black Belt is one of incremental learning and skill development, that students of any age and fitness level can embark on.


At Empowered Martial Arts, we teach our students to live empowered. Martial arts are instrumental in teaching children the importance of confidence, making them a great outlet for bullying prevention. Allowing children to understand the dynamics of self-defense, social skills, fitness, and respect will help them grow strong both mentally and physically. Our gym is a place where students are encouraged to formulate friendships and be themselves.

As parents, teachers, and caregivers it is our responsibility to help our children develop a strong sense of self and confidence so they can face the world with courage and self-respect. Bullying may be present, but the sooner our children learn the skills to deal with challenges in a healthy and productive way, the better off they will be as they mature.

Teaching children the proper approaches to help them deal with bullying and other hardships starts with us, as the adults in their lives. The team at Empowered Martial Arts is here to help guide and teach our students to walk through life with their heads held high and having fun while doing it!


One of the most fun parts of martial arts training is the ability to test your skills by competing in a tournament. Tournaments are not only fun for competitors, but they also become a great social experience for parents as well!

From sparring to forms to team demos, these awesome competitions are not only a place where our students can test their skills, but also a place where team spirit is built, fears are overcome, and character is developed. Most importantly, they are tons of fun!

One more reason you will love martial arts at Empowered Martial Arts!

  • Glenn Olson

    Glenn Olson

    Master Instructor/Owner

    8th Degree Black Belt

  • Elizabeth Olson

    Elizabeth Olson "Miss Evie"

    Head Instructor/Owner

    3rd Degree Black Belt

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