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Family Friendly Martial Arts
Training near Wake Forest

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High-energy classes for all levels & Ages

At Innovative Martial Arts Academy, we’re all about FAMILY and FUN. Our Martial Arts training offers men, women, and children the opportunity to challenge their bodies and minds without the threat of injury and intimidation. Take on the best training in disciplines like Kenpo Karate, Kali, and Aikido near Wake Forest, North Carolina to build your skills one day at a time with help of our dedicated instructors. We are proud to serve families across Wake Forest, Wakefield, and the surrounding North Raleigh area with a rewarding experience that can set you or your child up for success in all aspects of life. We are conveniently located at 1241 S Main St # 2, Wake Forest, NC 27587

If you’re interested in a premier martial arts class near Wake Forest,  North Raleigh, Rolesville, Franklinton, or Youngsville, contact IMAA today.

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Why Choose Innovative Martial Arts Academy?


We provide high-quality martial arts training in a safe & supportive facility for men, women, and children of all backgrounds and abilities. No experience is required here.


We value family first and we emphasize that in everything we do. In our facility, you’ll feel welcomed from day one with challenging & exciting classes that are always changing.


Our dedicated team is here to help build you up mentally, physically, and emotionally in no time with comprehensive coaching and unwavering support.

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Our Reviews

Great school with wonderful teachers. My daughter has a great time learning and everyone is friendly. There is even an adult class that allowed me to try to see if I liked it and everyone was very patient with me. I am thankful to have my daughter be a part of the Innovative Martial Arts Academy in Wake Forest and know she is benefiting from it in more than one way. It amazes me how fast she is learning and how hard she is trying. They have her trying to develop at her fullest with her mind, body, and spirit. I would recommend this school to anyone interested in martial arts.

Janice P.

This place is great! Charles and his team have fantastic programs for kids. When we started our 3.5 year old son, I didn’t know what to expect. He quickly adapted to the classes and now loves going. Our 2 year old son loves watching and will start as well as soon as he turns 3. Innovative Martial arts also hosted their birthday parties. The kids had a blast doing different activities throughout the birthday party. Can’t say enough good things about this place, and what they teach!

William D.

Wonderful place for not only skill development but also personal development. Owner and instructors genuinely get to know students and families and care about them. The lessons learned will provide character growth as well as martial art skills. The owner is also a long time student of many different martial arts, he didn't just buy a franchise, and tries very hard to live what he teaches the students. Proud to have been in this dojo family for 6+ years and proud of the friendships we have made there!

Kristi F.

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