Aikido ADULT MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES IN RALEIGH

Aikido for ages 13 and up

More Than a Gym Membership

We know cycling studio and gym memberships are popular, but we’d like to ask you something: how much are you actually learning from those programs? 

We think you’re ready for a new workout challenge—and martial arts is exactly the challenge you’ve been looking for.

You’ll learn entirely new disciplines, build muscles you never knew you had, and boost your self confidence in ways you never thought possible.

We offer two distinct Martial Arts: Filipino Kali and Aikido. Regardless of which one you choose, the results will be the same: improved physical wellness, greater mental wellness, and increased self confidence.

What is aikido?

Traditional Self Defense System

Aikido is a martial art that allows you to redirect an attackers energy and turn it back on them. You’ll learn how to use leverage and proper technique to get control over your opponent. This Japanese discipline teaches self defense through throwing, joint locks, and using the effects of your physical momentum to ensure you come out on top of a particular situation. 

Aikido is fun to learn and takes very little strength to drop someone twice your size or bigger.  Proper technique and practice are the key ingredients to learning this art.  We’ll start you out slow and easy, but before you know it, you’ll be sending your attackers through the air with ease.

Improving More Than Physical Health

Our adult programs are designed to improve your mind, body, and spirit.  You’ll gain improvements such as weight loss, stronger muscles, and more endurance, but you’ll also see improvements in memory, focus, confidence, and an elevated mood.

These disciplines aren’t easy; they require a lot of practice to get right. If you mess up, then you have to pick yourself back up and try again. If you keep at it, you’ll see the following benefits in your life: 

  • Sustainable fat burn and weight loss
  • Lean muscle gains and toning
  • Improved speed and athletic ability
  • Unwavering self-confidence in everything you do
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William D.
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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!
Tara H.
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Innovative Martial Arts Academy (IMAA) is the best place to take martial arts. Charles Falk, the owner, and his staff do a great job teaching martial arts to the students and teaching each student to be confident and disciplined. My son has been with IMAA for eight years - he has earned one black belt and is working on his second.
Niko F.
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Not only are the staff amazing, but there is a mix of fun and learning in the curriculum. My 5 year old daughter absolutely loves this school. She has learned respect and many other aspects making her more focused and well behaved. I definitely recommend this school for you or your child.
Janice P.
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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.
Kristi F.
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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!
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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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