[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Billy Ilderton began his martial arts training in 1984 at five years old and became a certified martial arts instructor at the age of fourteen. He is currently a 5th degree black belt in Shaolin Kempo Karate and has deep knowledge in Kung Fu and Tai Chi Chaun. Billy excels at inspiring students to grow as Martial Artists as well as individuals. He is the director of the Summerville Masters Studios and is viewed by his peers as a very skilled and talented Martial Artist as well as teacher.




Yan was born in the town of Sukhumi in the former Soviet Union on the Black Sea. When he was twelve, his family moved to the United States, coming straight to Charleston, SC. He was enrolled at the West Ashley location of Masters Studios at the age of fourteen. With his natural athleticism and high energy personality, Yan quickly became an instructor under Masters Studios’ co-founder Phil Beauregard in 1997. Currently a fifth degree black belt in Shaolin Kempo Karate, Yan is the director of the North Charleston Masters Studios. A large part of Yan’s martial arts philosophy and passion is guiding children and adults towards their unique and natural rhythm allowing them to do things they formally thought impossible.



CJ Johnson was born in Bronx, NY and moved to the Charleston area at a very young age. When he was twelve, he started taking classes at the North Charleston Master Studios, where he rose to the rank of 3rd degree black belt in Shaolin Kempo Karate. It was also around that time when CJ’s mother became a foster parent. This gave him a very unique opportunity to be an older brother and role model to many children. CJ is very good at helping troubled youth overcome their challenges. He is also very capable at working with children with special needs. As an instructor he believes in helping those he comes in contact with, to be the best versions of themselves.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]