NOMAD Karate Club

The NOMAD Karate Club meets on Saturday afternoons at

NOMAD Aquatics and Fitness Center

14647 Eastfield Road

Huntersville, NC

Classes run as follows:


4:00 - 5:00 (younger students ages 4-7 years)

5:00 - 6:00 (younger students ages 4-7 years)

6:00 - 7:00 (older students ages 8-12 years)

7:00 - 8:00 (older students ages 8-12 years)

8:00 - 9:15 (adult students)


5:00-6:00 (younger students ages 4-7 years)

6:00-7:00 (older students ages 8-12 years)

7:00-8:00 Black Belt Class


1:00 - 1:45 Home School Karate Group - call for special pricing - all ages


11:00-12:00 (younger students ages 4-6 years)

12:00 - 1:00 (younger students ages 5-8 years)

1:00 - 2:00 (older students ages 9-13 years)

2:00 - 3:00 (older students ages 9-13 years)

3:00 - 4:15 (adult students) Ages 16+

4:30 - 5:30 Black Belt Class


Six Week Beginner Karate Program for Only $79.00!

This special introductory price includes a karate uniform and belt.

The Nomad Aquatics and Fitness Center is less than one mile from the neighborhoods of Highland Creek, Skybrook, and Winding Walk.

M.A.T.I. has international accreditation and is part of the International Shorinji Kempo Karate Federation with 7 locations in the Charlotte area.

This is a year round program and sign up may take place any time of the month.

The cost of the program is a one time $45.00 registration fee that includes a karate gi (uniform) and belt.

The monthly fee is $55.00 per month per student. The monthly fee for the 16+ and Adult class is $45.

Registration forms are available at NOMAD, the Harrisburg M.A.T.I. location, or you may call Mr. Carder if you have any further questions.

Instructor: Mr. Glenn Carder

Mr. Glenn Carder has been training in the martial arts for over 35 years. Mr. Carder started his martial arts career at age 10 where he was taught boxing and Judo with Head Instructor, Mr. Massarelli in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. At age 14, he trained at the Shaolin Kenpo Dojo under 8th Degree Black Belt, Mr. Eugene Gaudreau in Nashua, NH where he earned the rank of Apprentice. He continued his training in Chinese Kenpo under the instruction of 8th Degree Black Belt, Vic Nastasia, where he earned the rank of 1st Degree Black Belt in 1990.

In the early 90’s, he competed on the National Tournament Circuit where he took 3rd place and was recognized nationally by the North American Sport Karate Association. Also during that time, Mr. Carder was training in Ju-jitsu, En Shu Do, Ed Parker Kempo, and Bushido. In January 2005, Mr. Carder earned his second 1st Degree Black Belt in Shorinji Kempo Karate under the direction of 7th Degree Black Belt, Mr. Hardley Soryz at the Martial Arts Training Institute in Harrisburg NC. He earned the rank of 2nd Degree in October 2006 and 4th Degree in October 2010. He is currently a 5th Degree Black Belt in this style. In April 2010, Mr. Carder earned a 1st Degree Black Belt in Shorinji Kubodo Cane. In July 2015, Mr. Carder broadened his knowledge in the martial arts and became a Certified Instructor in Tai Chi/ Qigong (a discipline directly related to Tai Chi) with Dayan Arts.

Mr. Carder also works for Sheriff Irwin Carmichael of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Sheriff’s Office, training thousands of children each year at Charlotte area public/ private schools. He is the owner and operator of four clubs with over 200 students, children and adults. Mr. Carder also teaches Co-ed Personal Protection and Women’s Self-Defense Clinics at local, college, and corporate venues.

Mr. Glenn Carder

NOMAD Karate Club Chief Instructor