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



Developed in Japan by Morihei Ueshiba, Aikido is often called “the Way of unifying with life energy”. That's because this martial art relies on reading your opponent's energy--merging with it--and executing moves that re-direct that energy and momentum on to your opponent.

Because of this, Wake Forest Aikido requires very little physical power. You use your opponent's power against him. If you're a peaceful individual looking for an enlightened martial art, expert instructors to guide you, and a community to learn and grow with - this just might be the program you've been searching for.

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Discover the powerful Filipino martial art that makes you an unstoppable force... even if your opponent has a weapon. You'll learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones using a style that's been called the most efficient self-defense system on the planet.

Learn how to use weapons... how to disarm opponents... hand to hand combat... get in amazing shape through rigorous training that works you from head to toe... make friends... and have a ton of fun every step of the way.

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Kids Martial Arts

Discover the Wake Forest kids martial arts program that kids can't get enough of... and parents love just as much. Kids enjoy the fun games, challenging activities, and striving to advance through the ranks. Parents love how these classes help their kids get focused, fit, and more respectful than ever.

We cater to kids of all ages, experience levels, and fitness levels. No one is excluded or left out here - which is one reason so many kids love martial arts over team sports. Click here now to let your child test drive it firsthand!

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Birthday Parties

Martial Arts Birthday Parties are loved not only by kids... but by parents, too. Why? Because we do a lot of work to ensure your child has an AMAZING time - while you get to relax! You're welcome to help out as much as you'd like, but you can also hang back and enjoy the company of your friends and family.

Your child will love the party, too. In fact, kids rave about these things for months after they happen. But because of this our martial arts birthday party schedule fills up fast! Call now to secure your spot.

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About Wake Forest,

Wake Forest, , is a town in Franklin and Wake counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina; located almost entirely in Wake County, it lies just north of the state capital, Raleigh. The population was 30,117 at the 2010 census, up from 12,588 at the 2000 census. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the city's population to be 34,752 as of July 1, 2013. In 2007, the town was listed by Forbes magazine as the 20th fastest growing suburb in America, with a 73.2 percent increase in population between 2000 and 2006. Wake Forest was the original home of Wake Forest University for 122 years before it moved to Winston-Salem in 1956.

Wake Forest, , with surrounding areas in Rolesville, Youngsville, Franklinton, Raleigh or Knightdale, is home to Innovative Martial Arts Academy, a Martial Arts facility focusing on programs in Aikido, Kali, Kids Martial Arts, and Birthday Parties.