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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Live In The Present text written on sand

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 […]

How IMAA is Different difference is standing out in a crowd for the right reasons

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 […]