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Kick Start the Summer: Top Reasons to Enroll Your Child in Karate Classes

As we move further into the summer, finding ways to keep your child active, engaged, and learning can be a challenge. Karate classes at Triangle Dojo offer the perfect solution. Here are several reasons why enrolling your child in karate this summer is a great idea:    Physical Fitness and Health Karate classes provide an […]

Safety First: Injury Prevention in Martial Arts

Safety First: Injury Prevention in Martial Arts

 In the dynamic and disciplined world of martial arts, safety isn’t just a precaution; it’s a foundational principle that supports every kick, punch, and maneuver. Whether you’re a seasoned martial artist or a beginner eager to embark on this ancient path of physical and mental fortitude, understanding how to minimize risks and protect yourself from […]

Empowering Through Discipline: Women in Martial Arts

Empowering Through Discipline: Women in Martial Arts

Martial arts, a discipline often associated with strength, agility, and mental fortitude, has a rich and diverse history that spans cultures and continents. It’s a field where the prowess of women has often been overshadowed by their male counterparts. Yet, the contributions and achievements of women in martial arts have been significant and transformative, marking […]

Young Dragon – Ninja Buddy Night Nov 13th and 14th

Join us for Ninja Buddy Night: Fun and Learning Together at Innovative Martial Arts Academy! Date: November 13th & 14th, 2023 Age Group: Young Dragons class, ages 5 to 7 Location: Innovative Martial Arts Academy, Wake Forest Class Schedule: Tuesday, November 13th: 3:45 PM & 5:45 PM Wednesday, November 14th: 5:00 PM Mark your calendars, […]

Building Stronger Relationships: Martial Arts as a Social Activity

Building Stronger Relationships: Martial Arts as a Social Activity

Discover the power of martial arts beyond self-defense and fitness. Explore how this dynamic social activity bridges generations, fostering bonds and lasting connections. Regardless of age, martial arts offer inclusivity, shared experiences, teamwork, and respect.

2023 Halloween Costume Karate

When and Where? Mark your calendars! This not-to-be-missed event will take place on October 25th and 26th during regular class times at our dojo. Who Can Attend? This is not just for our talented martial artists; it’s an open invitation! We encourage all of our students to bring along their friends for some martial arts fun. After all, the […]

Why Is Nutrition So Important? The Role Nutrition Plays In Martial Arts

Why Is Nutrition So Important? The Role Nutrition Plays In Martial Arts

Nutrition plays an important role in martial arts training. A balanced and healthy diet can help with performance, recovery, and overall health of martial artists. Read this article to learn more about how proper nutrition can help a martial artist.

Why Martial Arts is Great for Kids With Attention and Focus Issues? Young girl waiting on Martial arts mat in Raleigh NC

Why Martial Arts is Great for Kids With Attention and Focus Issues?

Martial Arts is beneficial to children with attention and focus issues. Through martial arts, concentration will improve and they will learn self control. Read this article to learn all the reasons why martial arts can help students with focus issues.

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What Can Karate Do for You?

From Karate lessons comes an enhanced sense of self-awareness that makes life much less stressful! The physical and mental benefits of Karate help many people find clarity and focus. And if you’re looking for ways to improve your quality of living, then Karate is something to consider adding to your workout regimen. This article examines three ways Karate benefits your mind and body. What can Karate do for you? Read on to find out!

Moving Targets

Moving Targets

Hitting Moving Targets More Challenge, More Real World Application Teaching Fundamentals One of the first things we work on in karate is how to hit and how to kick. We move our students from these fundaments elements to learning how to string strikes and kicks together. We then teach to form a combination. Then we […]


Taking the black belt test at Innovative Martial Arts Academy ” it’s the best, and worst, day of your life.” Sensei Charles March 19th, 2016 On March 19th, 2016, I was walking into Innovative Martial Arts Academy for something I’ve spent years preparing for, my black belt test. I knew all the material, had all […]

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Live In The Present

Live in the present Enjoy The Journey, Prepare For the Future, But Be In The Moment Perspective matters greatly Lao Tzu wrote, “When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly.When people see some things as good, other things become bad. Being and non-being create each other. Difficult and easy support each other.Long […]

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How IMAA is Different

How IMAA stands out Why we are the best karate dojo in Wake Forest Our Teaching style Caters to the student Our instructors go through extensive extra training just to be an instructor. At Innovative Martial Arts Academy in Wake Forest, having a black belt does not mean you are an instructor. Our instructors are […]

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Perseverance and why it is important

Why We Teach Perseverance Life lessons to help develop the whole person What is Perseverance? Perseverance is persistence despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. In simple terms, the idea of NEVER giving up! You’ve heard people say that they have learned more from their failures than they did from their successes — it’s true. […]

Be The Solution

Be The Solution

You have a choice “It’s better to light a candle, than to curse the darkness.” – Eleanor Roosevelt Darkness Consumes Imagine sitting in a dark room.  A room so dark, if you held your hand in front of you, you can’t even make out the shape of it.  Now, imagine, other people in this room […]

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Unexpected Benefits of Martial Arts Training

Other benefits of martial arts training Results Come With Dedication each have their own reasons… You won’t know till you try Everyone has their own reason for enrolling themselves or their children into martial arts. Since I’ve been training in martial arts for over 40 years, it’s been my experience that most people start their […]

Bragging On My Students

Bragging On My Students

Creating Good citizens Mutual Respect, Honor, As A Veteran, Its a honor to teach martial arts Yesterday, on Mother’s Day, the Innovative Martial Arts Academy Demonstration Team performed in Wakefield, for an event called, Run Like a Mother.  My kids performed exceptionally well.  Just before the 5K was to start, the event holders played, The […]

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Time – Our most precious asset “If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” – Bruce Lee no time like the present Time is our most precious commodity. It’s our richest treasure. It’s the one thing that once gone, you can never get back. Money comes and […]

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New Kickboxing Class

Our New Women’s Fitness Kickboxing Program is Here! Fun Exercise in Wake Forest Women’s kickboxing program Kickboxing begins on Monday, February 17th at 9am.  It will run Monday through Friday at 9am every morning.  It is designed specifically to meet your cardio and strength conditioning needs, with ALL of the fun of martial arts. We will […]