Who We Are


Welcome to Ray Thompson's Upstate Karate Family Martial Arts Center, serving the Upstate since 1983. We are dedicated to helping others develop confidence through self defense skills.  Currently the United Martial Arts Association ranks us in the top 10 Martial Arts schools in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Great Britain. Our modern teaching techniques focus on the nature and structure of conflicts, and how we can resolve them peacefully. Safety is always our greatest concern. We have a genuine interest in our student's progress and development. Our staff is willing to go the extra mile for you!


Monday11:00AM - 8:00PM
Tuesday11:00AM - 8:00PM
Wednesday11:00AM - 8:00PM
Thursday11:00AM - 8:00PM
Friday11:00AM - 7:00PM
Saturday9:00AM - 12:00PM

Contact Us

Our Location

Upstate Karate

129 N Main St,

Simpsonville, SC 29681

Phone. 864-967-3930