Frequently asked questions
How much are memberships?
Our membership rates vary based on individual needs! We believe everyone should have the option to train as much as possible so all our memberships include unlimited classes per month.
If you'd like to know more about rates and scheduling please reach out to us to set up a trial class and we'd be happy to go over everything at the academy.
Why can't I find your rates on the website?
If you're serious about your training and safety, price shopping academies simply is not a good way to decide where to train.
Whether you choose to train with us or at a different academy, there are certain things everyone should look for.
Cleanliness, atmosphere and the level of training the professors/coaches offer should be top of the list. For these reasons we invite everyone into the academy to discuss pricing options & schedules so you can see first hand what you're paying for! We are confident enough in our academy and coaches to invite you in and not try to "sell" you on price over the phone or email.
How do I find your schedule?
Reach out to us!
We offer classes throughout most of the day and our schedule can accomidate most everyone. If you'd like to have a copy to save to your phone, we can send you one directly or
you can find a copy of it on our Instagram in the highlights.
What should I bring to my trial class?
If you have never trained before just worry about bringing yourself! Make sure to wear comfy "gym" type clothes, no pockets or zippers, and slip on shoes.
If you have trained before and have a gi, boxing gloves and shin guards, bring those!
** If you are under 18 or are bringing someone under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must accompany them** There are no exceptions to this.**
Do you offer advanced or competition training?
Yes! We have advanced training 4 days a week and the class is blue belt & up. If you have more questions about the advanced/competition training please reach out to us.
Do you welcome visitors?
Yes! We warmly welcome visitors from all over. If you need a copy of the schedule and/or need to know which classes would be best to drop into please reach out to us and we would be happy to answer any questions. If you are visiting please try to have your gear with you.
Day pass : $20
Week pass : $50
You can reach us at :
@thenextelementacademy on Facebook and Instagram
843 945 8448
Do you sell gear and equipment?
Yes! We have an assortment of gear here at the academy and what we do not have we can order for you or help you order it.
If you are unsure about sizing and brands please let us know.
*You will be required to have your own gear for classes*
What are the age requirements for kids classes?
Our kids program starts at age 6+ and we teach Striking and Jiu Jitsu for this age group.
We offer free trial classes for both of these programs on Mondays and Wednesdays by appointment only. If you would like for your child to come in and do a trial class or if you have any questions please email us at THENEXTELEMENTACADEMY@GMAIL.COM to get it setup!
**All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent for their first class. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS to this.**
Do you offer self defense classes?
For us, self defense, is an accumulation of Boxing, Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu. Training all 3 of these will help give you more confidence in different self defense situations.
All of our coaches relate the techniques used in class to real life situations and help you learn what to do if the unthinkable happens.
It is important for everyone to feel like they are able to defend themselves and we encourage everyone who walks through our doors to take as many different classes here as possible!
For women specifically, Jiu Jitsu is GREAT self defense training. Jiu Jitsu is built on the understanding that a smaller opponent, through technique, can escape or submit a larger, stronger opponent.
If you are interested in specific situation self defense training, private lessons are available by appointment.
Do you teach karate?
No, we teach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Muay Thai and Wrestling.