Karate for ages 13 and up

Master The Art Of Kali And Aikido

Don’t miss out on the highest quality martial arts training in town. At Innovative Martial Arts Academy, we are proud to offer men and women ages 13 and up exciting instruction in both Aikido and Kali. These unique disciplines offer very different takes on the art of self-defense, but both can challenge you from day one to be fitter, stronger, and more confident in everything you do. Watch the video to learn more about our dojo.


Ages 13 and up

Kali Filipino

Challenge your mind and your body with effective weapons-based self-defense skills that can prepare you for any situation. Kali is a traditional martial art that can help you defend against sticks, edged weapons, and open-hand attacks. Push yourself to be faster and stronger with improved hand-eye coordination in no time.

Ages 13 and up


A traditional close-combat training system, Aikido teaches you to how to use leverage and strength to gain control over an opponent. Aikido is a Japanese discipline that teaches self-defense through throws, joint locks, and the effects of momentum to help you come out on top.

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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