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We Are More Than Just Kicks

We have dedicated ourselves to giving the best service possible to each and every client that walks through our door. We are committed to the development of our students and we work hand in hand with our parents to strengthen and develop our students. It is our pleasure to work with families in the Howard and Baltimore County areas. We look forward to developing new students and building strong community partners. Our motto is “We Are More Than Just Kicks” and we teach our students that anything the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve.

Whether you are an adult looking to get into better shape or learn Karate; or teens needing to learn skills such as discipline, focus, and leadership; or a child needing a positive role model – we have the solution!! It is our hope and desire that you will allow us to serve you, by enhancing your physical and mental needs through Karate. We are located in the heart of Columbia, Maryland; and we have been serving this community since January of 2000.

It is our hope and desire that you will allow us to serve you, by enhancing your physical and mental needs through Karate.

Martial Arts Instructors and Employees

Renshi Charles Harriday is the founder and Head Instructor at Harriday’s Karate and Fitness in Columbia, MD. Beginning his study of Martial Art at an early age, Renshi Harriday has been training and teaching for more than twenty-five years.

He is a fifth-degree black belt who possesses degrees in Tae Kwon Do, and Shorin-ryu Karate. Renshi Harriday incorporates motivational techniques into his teaching style, which provides for the strengthening of both the body and the mind.

Sensei Charles Harriday

Charles Harriday


Patricia Harriday

Office Administrator

Theodore Butler


Alexis Sanchez-Bentiez



Renshi Charles Harriday and Kyoshi Brian Hobson

Harriday’s Karate and Fitness in Columbia, MD is a member of the Kiyobukan Association headed by North American director Kyoshi Brian Hobson

  • 1982 began studying karate with Kyoshi Frank Hargrove (8th Dan).
  • 1984-1995, made 1st AAU Jr. National Karate Team; AAU & USAKF adult teams, 10-year veteran (sanctioned by the U.S. Olympic Committee).
  • 1985, attained Shodan under Kyoshi F. Hargrove.
  • 1991, appointed Shihan-Dai (Chief Instructor), Kyoshi F. Hargrove dojo.
  • 2001, won a Gold medal at Okinawan Rengokai World Championships-Kobudo.
  • 2005, retired from competition with 20 National. Championships in kumite, kata, long & short kobudo.
  • 2008, received Shihan (Instructor License) certification from Hanshi Seiei Nakaza.
  • 2009, promoted to Nanadan/Kyoshi (7th degree Black belt)
  • 2012, promoted to Nanadan/Kyoshi (8th degree Black belt)

Additional Members of the Kiyobukan Association and Friends of Harriday Karate and Fitness

Brian Hobson Karate Studio -Hampton, VA

Tony Rosa, Fudoshin Dojo – Vaughn, ONT

Marques McCammon, Nintai Ryoku Dojo – San Marcos, CA

At Harriday's Karate and Fitness in Columbia, MD

Our Martial Arts Instructors Promise To

Be Dedicated
Be leaders of love, not fear
Treat each child with respect
Empower our members
Help members reach their goals

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This Could Be The Best Thing You've Ever Done For Yourself

Many of our Students say that their lives wouldn’t be the same without our classes. So don’t wait! Contact us today for more information.