Meet Instructor Luke Lewis

Luke Lewis is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Korean Karate & Taekwondo.  He also holds a 2nd level in Lausatok Glima, the Viking Martial Art and Scholar in Historical European Longsword  Luke is a native of Carteret County and the son of Grandmaster Russell and Master Jennifer Lewis.  Luke is the 2014 AAU Taekwondo National Champion as well as a Double Gold Medalist at both the 2015 and 2019 Junior Olympic Games.  He trains currently trains Korean Karate, Taekwondo, Glima and Historical European Long Sword.  He also crosstrains in Judo, BJJ, and Kickboxing. In addition to his martial arts, Luke is a "straight A" student, plays football, serves in the Civil Air Patrol, and has attended multiple engineering camps and several NASA Space Camps in Huntsville, Alabama.

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Grandmaster Lewis' Martial Arts

Meet Grandmaster Russell Lewis

Grandmaster Russell Lewis is a 8th Degree Black Belt in Korean Karate & Taekwondo, Certified Instructor, AAU Coach, and is the owner & head instructor of Grandmaster Lewis' Martial Arts.  He is a native of Carteret County who was born in Sea Level. He was introduced to martial arts in 1980 by his grandfather, Melvin Styron "Junior". Cedar Island native, Mr. Styron had studied Judo during WWII while in the US Navy.  Grandmaster Lewis has been teaching Martial Arts in Morehead City since 1990. He is Carteret County's only Grandmaster.  Martial Arts is his passion and he strives to provide the highest quality martial arts instruction to the community from which he grew up in.  Grandmaster Lewis holds multiple national titles, and is a 7 time World Champion.

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​​Locally Owned & Family Operated

Grandmaster Lewis' Martial Arts is locally owned and operated.  The Russell Lewis has been teaching for over 30 years and is proud to offer the largest variety of martial arts programs in Carteret County, including Korean Karate, Traditional Taekwondo, Historical European Martial Arts, & Historical Scandinavian Viking Glima.  We invite you to visit us and discover the difference our fun and exciting classes can make in your life.  Grandmaster Lewis' Martial Arts lineage: China 1670 Kusanku -> Ryukyu Kingdom 1733 Kanga Sakugawa -> 1809 Matsumura Soken -> 1868 Gichin Funakoshi -> 1907 Korea Won Kuk Lee -> 1929 Suh Chong Kang -> 1936 Haeng Ung Lee -> 1972 Sealevel NC USA Russell Lewis

Our Mission

There's more to martial arts than just self-defense.  No matter what age, we strive to help our students progress confidently towards their personal goals in a fun, supportive & safe environment.  Whether you want to improve your overall health & fitness, improve mental focus, reduce stress, lose weight, build self-confidence, learn self-defense skills, or just have fun, we're here to help achieve your goals. 

3 Convenient locations

Morehead City:  4907-H Bridges Street Ext.
         Beaufort:  410 Live Oak Street

             Otway:  704 Hwy 70 Otway 
(Inside Fitness Downeast)

Grandmaster Lewis taught my son the confidence he needed to stand up to bullies and better grades in school!  Thank you so much 

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You tried it and you're ready to join!  At Grandmaster Lewis' Martial Arts you you never sign a contract.  Our students stay at our school because they want to train with the best, and not because they are bound by a contract. Family discounts available on tuition.

Luke Lewis

3rd Degree Black Belt


National Champion

Junior Olympic Champion

meet the instructors

Learn from a World Champion! Est. 1990.

John Anderson
Taekwondo Parent

about our school

Grandmaster Lewis' Martial Arts.  Established in 1990.

© 1990 - 2023.

Grandmaster Russell Lewis

8th Degree Black Belt
Head Instructor

World Champion