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What Happens To Families That Train Together?

The Benefits of Family Martial Arts

“The family that trains together, remains together!”


In the busy day-to-day, parents often drive their child to a class or activity and then have to sit or wait in the car. Wouldn’t it be nice if they could also use that time for their own benefit? At Innovative Martial Arts Academy, we offer family martial arts classes. Now parents don’t just have to sit and watch—they can participate in a class alongside their children. 


Forms Bonds

Emotional bonds between family members can strengthen when they do an activity together. When every family member is involved in the same activity, like martial arts, they have a lot more in common. Maybe this means there is lots of talk at the dinner table about martial arts, or maybe on movie night, you decide to watch a martial arts movie! This new activity can bring the family closer! 



We know the importance of physical activity for children and adults. Often it is hard to find the time for yourself when you are shuttling the kids to their activities. How nice would it be for the entire family to get together? Not only will it save time, but it will be fun too!


Improves Performance 

Training together not only brings you closer together, but it’s also a great motivator. If you or your children are struggling with a particular move, having a family member’s help might lead to faster mastery. Anything is possible when your family is by your side cheering you on! 


Relieves Stress

Exercise relieves stress! Going into the dojo with your family and getting to throw punches and kicks is a great way to release some of the stress from your day-to-day life. 


Helps Set Goals

Having your family by your side as you work towards achieving your goals is a great motivator. Family members can cheer on each other as they reach the next belt. Is there really a greater feeling than having your children see you work hard and achieve your goals and vice versa?


Builds Self-Defense Techniques

The family that trains together can defend themselves together! In today’s crazy world, wouldn’t it be nice to know that you and your family know self-defense moves and could use them if needed? 


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, we’re all about FAMILY and FUN. 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 Kenpo Karate, Kali, and Aikido, 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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