1241 South Main St, STE 2, Wake Forest, NC 27587
(919) 562-4663

Who We Are

About Innovative Martial Arts Academy in Wake Forest, NC

Charles Falk

Welcome to Innovative Martial Arts Academy! We are the leading fitness and personal development center in Wake Forest with a mission to provide you with a fun, dynamic, fulfilling experience in every class.

We’ve been helping countless families reach their full potential for a long time now… and loving every minute of it. It’s our passion and you’ll see that the minute you walk through the doors. We are deeply committed to helping you and your kids increase focus, discipline and physical fitness through martial arts.

Whether you choose a martial arts program for self-defense, physical fitness, stress reduction, or just to have FUN, Innovative Martial Arts Academy has an affordable program that will fit your individual needs.

We have a variety of classes your whole family will love! We teach Kids Martial Arts, as well as Adult Kali and Aikido. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student, we will work with you at whatever skill level or fitness level you are. Your goals… your pace… your achievements.    

Our programs are successful because we make the classes challenging, FUN, and exciting! If classes are fun, you'll learn more and stick with it. This is especially true with children.

Martial arts isn’t just about kicking, punching and fighting. It’s way more than that. Yes, you will develop those powerful skills and the courage to use them, if necessary. But you’ll also develop self-control and an awareness of self and others and so that you can get yourself out of a situation before it turns bad.   

Kids Martial Arts do so many amazing things for your child’s body, mind and spirit as they get…

  • A ton of focus and confidence
  • A “can do” attitude & unstoppable spirit
  • Strong, healthy and well-coordinated
  • Self-defense skills that make them bully-proof
  • New friends and a great circle of influence

Stress Reduction! Our classes are like mini-vacations you get to take twice a week. When you're in class, your troubles and worries seem a million miles away. Everyone needs a distraction every now and then, and it actually makes us more PRODUCTIVE. Your child will become more self-motivated, they will apply themselves more, and their grades will improve. All because of those mini-vacations twice a week.  

Martial arts is PRICELESS when you see how life-changing it really is. It totally sets the stage for your success in life, whatever age you are.

Check out the FANTASTIC web special going on right now! Classes fill up fast because it’s such a great deal so be sure to register today! This deal is 100% RISK-FREE so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

Increased Confidence & Empowerment! The confidence-building part of our program is what students appreciate the most. Nothing can take the place of the security in knowing that you can defend yourself or your loved ones, if the need should arise. Your kids will stand up tall as they develop bully-proof skills and adults feel empowered with powerful self-defense techniques that will help keep them safe from a would-be attacker.

The professional team we have is here to train you to be your best, both on and off the mats. Our curriculum comes from high-level instructors with years of knowledge and experience. Come learn from the best of the best - professionals who walk the talk. 

Get ready to experience the best prices, the most amazing staff, and have the most fun you’ve EVER had getting fit. We can’t wait to train and inspire you and celebrate all your successes! See you soon!

Head Instructor

Charles Falk is the Owner and Chief Instructor. He has trained for over 40 years in martial arts. The primary arts taught in his school include aikido, kenpo karate, kali, and ju jitsu. Sensei Falk has a focus on concepts rather than memorization. It is very important to him that his students know how to apply what they learn.

Charles not only enjoys training in the martial arts, he also loves to teach and help others benefit from the martial arts. This led him to open his first school in Albuquerque, New Mexico while still active duty Air Force. After retiring from the service after 20 years, he brought his passion to teach to Wake Forest, NC. He has experience teaching police officers and members of the special forces community. 

He realizes that every student is unique, both in the way they learn and process information and he’s able to share his knowledge and information so that everyone in the class gets it. He has helped children with shyness, ADHD, and special needs to learn martial arts… and most of all, he and his instructors are ready and willing to help YOU!

How to Get Started

Come join our Wake Forest, NC Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Aikido, Kali, Kids Martial Arts, and Birthday Parties. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (919) 562-4663 if you have any further questions. Innovative Martial Arts Academy hopes to speak with you soon!