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The True Cost of Martial Arts – A Lifetime of Knowledge

The Perfect Holiday Gift

When the holidays roll around, people often forgo giving a unique gift like Martial Arts classes in lieu of something more traditional. While toys, video games, or a pack of trading cards are great gifts, they are items that will most certainly be outgrown and given away after the novelty has worn off. 

This year, consider giving the gift of knowledge and growth. When a child or adult practices martial arts at Innovative Martial Arts Academy, they are learning skills that they will carry with them throughout their entire lives. 

  • Discipline
  • Focus
  • Respect
  • Confidence
  • Physical Health

Giving the gift of martial arts is great for young boys and girls, teens, adults, and families — it is the perfect gift to give this holiday season!


 Benefits for kids

Martial arts is great for kids because of all the benefits it brings. These include:

  • It gets kids active and is a great form of exercise
  • It is great for both boys and girls
  • Builds confidence
  • Teaches focus
  • Discipline
  • Determination
  • Meeting new friends


Benefits for Adults

Adults not only reap the benefits that children do, but they also get added benefits like:


Benefits for Families

When families train together the children and the parents get the same benefits mentioned above, but they also get added benefits like:

  • Forms bonds
  • Improves performance


A Gift That Will Last a Lifetime

When you practice martial arts, the lessons you learn are ones that you carry with you and even put into practice in other aspects of your life. The discipline and perseverance that you learn as a young person practicing martial arts can prepare you for your future career and your success in adulthood! The mental health benefits that you gain when you are an adult taking martial arts will also start to rub off on other parts of your life. All the feel-good chemicals in the brain are released during an activity like martial arts, so you can only imagine how different you will begin to feel and what a change that may have on your day-to-day life.  

Martial arts is a multifaceted gift with so many sides to it! So why wouldn’t you want to give a gift that will help a child or adult reach their full potential? Why wouldn’t you want to give a gift that will teach them lessons that they can carry with them throughout their lifetime? Those seems like silly questions because the answer is obvious…martial arts is the perfect holiday gift for everyone!


Want to Read More About Martial Arts?

Take a look at some of our other articles about martial arts and IMAA’s course offerings. Check out the following related blog articles: 


Try A Class!

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

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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Our Reviews

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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