LifeForce Karate & Self-Defense

Martial Arts Schools
Columbia South Carolina 29209

803-783-5425 (KICK)

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“We believe every student has God given talents and abilities. We allow each student to develop at their own pace, while challenging them to realize their full potential.” -- Billee Purvis

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Company Name LifeForce Karate & Self-Defense
Logo LifeForce Karate & Self-Defense Company Logo by LifeForce Karate & Self-Defense in Columbia SC
Name Billee Purvis
Position Owner and Instructor
Online Social Profiles
Phone Number 803-783-5425 (KICK)
Additional Phone Number 803-783-5425
7808 Garners Ferry Rd
Columbia, SC 29209
United States

Company Details

  • Jujutsu, Karate, Karate, Self Defense
  • Hours of Operation
  • Office Hours: Mon-Thu 5:30-8:30 pm
    (Other Hours by appointment)

    Karate Classes Beginners may attend:
    Tiny Tots 3 & 4 - Wed 5:00 pm
    Mighty Mites - Tue & Thu 5:00 pm
    Troopers 7-12 - Tue & Thu 5:45 pm
    Families 7 & Up - Mon & Wed 6:30 pm
    Adults & Teens 13 & Up - Mon & Wed 8:30 pm; Thu 7:30 pm.

    Self-Defense Classes beginners may attend
    Adults & Teens 14 & Up - Tue & Thu 6:30 pm

    Classical JuJitsu
    Adults & Teens 14 & Up - Tue & Thu 7:30 pm

More About LifeForce Karate & Self-Defense

LifeForce Karate & Self-Defense is a family friendly organization that teaches karate and self-defense in the Columbia area. LifeForce is owned and operated by Billee Purvis and Sugarr Banks.

People are attracted to the martial arts for many different reasons. The staff at LifeForce Karate & Self-Defense is here to guide you and assist you in obtaining your specific martial arts goals. Our team of professional martial artists, program directors, and administrative staff create a warm and professional atmosphere. We enjoy what we do and we think that it shows through the enthusiastic and fun environment we create. 

From our Pre-School programs to our Self-Defense and Leadership programs, our instructors are dedicated to helping you and/or your family achieve your individual goals.

“We believe that every student, whether an adult or a child, has his or her own, God given talents and abilities. Our philosophy of instruction is to allow each student to develop at his or her own pace, while challenging each one to realize his or her full potential.” -- Billee Purvis

Across from Walgreens; Next to Kangaroo Express

Additional Information

Online School: No

Contact Name(s): Billee Purvis

Year Started: 1994

Main Instructor 1: Billee Purvis

Main Instructor 2: Sugarr Banks

School Programs: Contemporary-Traditional Karate: Basic Karate / Black Belt Club / Guidance On Leadership Development (G.O.L.D.) Program; MPower Defense; Kids Kamps

Other Information: Karate Birthday Parties

Additional Styles Taught: kickboxing, self-defense

Instructor(s) Biography: Billee Purvis is an 8th Degree Blackbelt and has been studying various forms of martial arts since 1974. He is co-owner and Chief Instructor at LifeForce. He is updated monthly by the Martial Arts Teacher's Association on the latest group instructional techniques for Martial Arts. He is a formerly Certified Personal Trainer by the American Fitness Professionals and Associates (AFPA).

Sugarr Banks is a 5th Degree Blackbelt who began her study of martial arts in 1981. She is a LifeForce' co-owner and Senior Instructor. She is, also, certified as a fitness instructor by the University of South Carolina's Exercise Science Department. She is formerly certifiied by the American Fitness Professionals and Associates (AFPA). She is updated monthly by the Martial Arts Teachers Association (MATA) on the latest group instructional techniques for martial arts training.

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