Martial Arts Training Institute (MATI), located adjacent to Long Creek Elementary School in Huntersville, North Carolina, is taught by Scott Hartsell. We are part of the MATI schools formed with the intent to bring the same quality instruction to students of the martial arts worldwide. With five schools and over a thousand registered students, families in the Charlotte region are provided with instruction centered on building a students character as well as mental and physical strength. The Martial Arts Training Institute has produced seminars with Rickson Gracie, Remy Presas, Wally Jay, George Dilman, Bobby Taboada and others.
The founder of MATI, Sergeant Irwin Carmichael, has years of working with law enforcement and giving self-defense seminars to law enforcement officers, civic and women’s organizations. Research into learning what motivates the criminal mind led Irwin Carmichael to write W.A.R. (Women Awareness Response) and K.A.R. (Kids Awareness Response), comprehensive guides to self-defense for women and kids (respectively).