Balancing Martial Arts into Your Family Schedule


In today’s fast-paced world, finding time for personal hobbies and family activities can be a challenge, especially for adults juggling work, home responsibilities, and the desire to stay fit. Martial arts offer a unique solution, allowing both adults and children to engage in physical fitness, learn self-discipline, and develop self-defense skills in a shared environment. Here’s how you can incorporate martial arts into your busy schedule and include your kids in the journey.


Set Common Goals

Begin by discussing what each family member hopes to achieve through martial arts. Whether it’s fitness, discipline, self-defense, or simply spending quality time together, having common goals can motivate everyone to stick to the schedule.

The key to incorporating martial arts into a busy schedule is effective time management. Assess your weekly routines to identify available time slots and consider martial arts as a non-negotiable part of your family’s routine.


A Time To Debrief

Martial arts offers an effective escape from the pressures of work, serving as a physical and mental outlet for stress. The focused training requires concentration, pulling attention away from daily worries and onto the present moment. 


Choose the Right Program

Look for martial arts academies like Innovative Martial Arts Academy that offer classes for both adults and kids. Some academies provide family classes or back-to-back sessions for different age groups, making it easier to coordinate schedules.

At Innovative Martial Arts Academy you can easily bring your child to class and watch them while you wait for the adult classes. Not only are you engaging in a holistic hobby, but you’re also making lasting memories for your child.


Make it a Routine

Incorporate martial arts classes into your weekly routine. Consistency is key to building a habit. Treat these classes as fixed appointments in your calendar, just like work meetings or doctor’s appointments.


The Importance of Family Time

Spending quality time with family is pivotal for strengthening bonds and fostering a supportive environment. It’s a chance to share experiences, communicate openly, and build a foundation of trust and understanding. Engaging in activities like martial arts together not only promotes physical health but also offers valuable lessons in discipline, respect, and perseverance. This shared journey enhances the emotional connection, providing a safe space for personal growth and mutual support, ensuring that family remains a cornerstone of strength in the fast-paced world.


Embrace the Lifestyle

Martial arts is not just about the time spent in the dojo; it’s a lifestyle. Encourage practice at home, discuss lessons learned in class, and apply the principles of martial arts, such as respect and discipline, in daily life.


Celebrate Progress Together

Celebrate milestones and achievements together. Whether it’s a new belt, mastering a technique, or improving fitness levels, recognizing progress can be a great motivation for the whole family.

Incorporating martial arts into your family life not only helps in managing a healthy lifestyle but also strengthens family bonds. It allows parents and children to share a journey of growth, learning, and mutual respect. Remember, the goal is to make martial arts a fun, engaging, and enriching part of your family’s routine.


Enroll Now!

At Innovative Martial Arts Academy, 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 Aikido, Kenpo Karate, and Kali, and build your skills one day at a time with the help of our dedicated instructors. Children ages 5-7 are encouraged to join our Young Dragons, and ages 3-5 are welcome in our Lil Ninjas program.  

We are proud to serve families across Wake Forest, Wakefield and the surrounding area with a rewarding experience that can set you or your child up for success in all aspects of life. If you’re interested in learning about our martial arts program, contact us at 919.562.4663, or visit our website.  

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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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