Karate, Universal Martial Arts, Waxhaw NC


Reed’s Karate Academy was established in 1998 by Master William Lee Reed, who has trained and competed nationally in martial arts for over 30 years. The martial arts should not be considered as a sport, luxury or a privilege. It’s truly “The Way of Life” when taught with the proper concepts, which is Building Character, Family Values, Life Skills, Leadership, Confidence, Self-Discipline, Self-Defense & Fitness…

There are so many different styles of martial arts to choose from, but choosing the style of choice is not the challenge of martial arts. It’s choosing a style/system that is committed to the quality of training and moral values over making money. There are far too many karate families paying for programs that are money driven, such as long extended contracts, Leadership clubs that cost money, additional ranks added to prolong a student’s training and contract, Weapons clubs use to entertain under-belt students instead of focusing on building a solid foundation…

This general information is to make sure parents hold their style/systems of choice accountable and not be taken advantage of. There are a lot of families and students that are victims of being hustled, which is why I wanted to share my thoughts and experience. Martial Arts is similar to parenting; a student will not completely understand the true benefits until they have matured enough to appreciate their Mental, Physical & Emotional accomplishments…

Therefore you should investigate your style/systems of choice before committing and always request a “Free Trial”. If offered longer free trial classes are a reasonable/free start up cost beware; this is usually bait to commit you to a long-term contract, with increased fees…

Reed’s Karate will forever stand for the greater good and promote quality instructions and good characteristic development to all students, who decide to join us! Our rates are affordable with options to save even more money. Reed’s karate family was built through years of Commitment, Dedication Love, Respect & Appreciation. We have developed hundreds of students that are leaders in today’s society and we look forward to continuing to develop more. Please take a moment to view our Black Belt Hall of Fame testimonials and comments from our Reed’s Karate families of the past and present…


Reed's Karate Training Center is 3,000 sq. ft, which allows us to separate our students based on their age and ranks. This luxury allows the students to receive more valuable instructions with less congestion instead of seating and wasting training time. Reed’s Youth Academy is 5,000 sq. ft, which offers Parties - After School – Home School – Camps – Special Events.


Reed's has a Spacious Viewing area, with Free Wifi. This area is separated from (The Dojo) Training Area. There are several large custom windows that slide open which allows you to view your child’s progress, while relaxing, working or occupying a sibling.


Reed’s have multiple Instructors. We offer Beginner, Intermediate & Advance training groups within each class. Master Reed manages and assists all groups. There are generally 8 students or less in a group.


Reed’s realize most parents have busy schedules when it comes to their children, whether it’s sports, music, homework etc. Therefore we allow YOU to pick and choose your training days. We also don’t force you into a long-term commitment. We offer you short or long-term options. These options will allow you FLEXIBILITY and a piece of mind.


Reed’s Youth Academy offer Day Camps from 7:00am – 6:30pm, during Union County School closings on

(Teacher Workdays, Winter & Spring Break) Reed’s Karate Students will receive (2) Free Day Camps and an additional discount on Day Camps needed for their convenience. The students will need to bring their lunch and Reed’s Youth Academy will provide supervision and scheduled group activities for their entertainment.


Reed’s Youth Academy will randomly host a public event call “Youth Night”, which is a fun-filled Saturday evening full of activities, such as Arts & Crafts, Dodge ball, Spider ball, Nerf & Laser Tag, Group games, music and food. Reed’s Karate students will receive $5 off admission on all scheduled events.




3504 Providence Rd. S, Waxhaw NC
Call or Text: 704-953-4939
Email: info@reedsacademy.com





After School service not included!

September - May


Ages: (5-7)

Mondays 4:00 – 4:45pm

Wednesdays 4:00 – 4:45pm

Ages: (8-10)

Tuesdays 4:00 – 4:45pm

Thursdays 4:00 – 4:45pm

Summer Schedule Available!



Unlimited Training:

Ages: (8 – 9 & 10 – 12+)

Mondays 6:15 – 7:15pm

Tuesdays 6:15 – 7:15pm

Thursdays 6:15 – 7:15pm

Our Main Focus Has Always Been: BUILDING CHARACTER

We never take any of our kids for granted. It is our goal to create a positive environment through "Great Leadership".

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