NOMAD Karate Club


Glenn Carder

Instructing martial arts programs, women’s self defense classes, and private lessons for all ages
MATI Clubs Master Instructor, NOMAD Karate Club (Located on the 2nd floor of the NOMAD Aquatics & Fitness facility)

About MATI

Martial Arts Training Since 1982

When the Martial Arts Training Institute’s (MATI) first school opened in 1982, its primary goal was to provide students of the martial arts with the most comprehensive instruction possible. Over the years, MATI’s commitment to providing learning opportunities for all students of the martial arts has lead to dozens of seminars given by some of the most talented masters teaching today. The Martial Arts Training Institute has produced seminars with Rickson Gracie, Ricardo Liborio, Relson Gracie, Bobby Taboada, Dan Severn, Bj Penn, Matt Hughes, Larry Hartsell, Remy Presas, Wally Jay and others.

By 1990, the Martial Arts Training Institute was formed with the intent to bring the same quality instruction to students of the martial arts worldwide. With Multiple schools and over a thousand registered students, families in the Charlotte region are provided with instruction centered on building a students character as well as mental and physical strength. 

The founder of MATI, Sheriff Irwin Carmichael, has years of working with law enforcement and giving self-defense seminars to law enforcement officers, civic and women’s organizations. Research into learning what motivates the criminal mind led Irwin Carmichael to write W.A.R. (Women Awareness Response) and K.A.R. (Kids Awareness Response), comprehensive guides to self-defense for women and kids respectively. He has produced Videos offering detailed training in Kempo Karate, Balintawak and Grappling.

Browse our web site to discover all the learning opportunities and products the Martial Arts Training Institute provides today. 

 Martial Arts Child Application

Student Application

 Martial Arts Adult Application


M.A.T.I. has international accreditation and is part of the International Shorinji Kempo Karate Federation with ten locations in the Charlotte area.

This is a year round program and sign up is at any time of the monthThe cost of the program is a one-time $45.00 registration fee that includes a quality karate gi (uniform) and belt.  The monthly fee is only $65.00 per month per child.  Adult class tuition is $55/month per person.

There is a $5 tuition discount per student with auto draft.

Registration forms are available at NOMAD (front desk) or you may call Mr. Carder if you have any further questions/ registration.  You can also find more information about our programs at



Mr. Glenn Carder
MATI Clubs Master Instructor, NOMAD Karate Club

Classes are also offered:


4:30p-5:30p (4-7yrs)

5:30pm-6:30pm (7-12yrs)



4p-5p and 5p-6p (4-7 yrs)

6p-7p and 7p-8p (8-13yrs)

8p-9:15p (adult)



4p-5p and 5p-6p (4-7 yrs)

6p-7p (8-12 yrs)



Homeschool Karate 1p-1:45p (all ages)



11a-12p (4-6 yrs)

12p-1p (5-8 yrs)

1p-2p  and 2p-3p (9-13 yrs)

3p-4:15p (adult)

 Interested in learning more about all MATI programs.

Visit Full MATI Website