Kids' Martial Arts Classes

Karate for children ages 3-12

Lessons to Last a Lifetime

Join us at Innovative Martial Arts Academy today and treat your child to the most exciting martial arts training in Wake Forest. Our Kids Martial Arts program offers age-specific classes in multiple disciplines, giving your child the best chance to thrive from day one. Watch the video to learn more about our dojo.

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Ages 3-5

Lil' Ninjas

Our most basic instruction, this program introduces your little one to the foundations of movement and coordination. We have a blast teaching kids how to listen and follow directions. Every class is held under close supervision.

Ages 5-7

Young Dragons

High-energy training for students of all abilities. Young Dragons take on the basics of traditional martial arts disciplines and challenge students every day with basic movements and exciting drills.

Ages 8-12

Kenpo Beginners

Introduce your child to the art of Kenpo Karate – an American martial art that focuses on speed and efficiency. This class is the best way for beginners to get a feel for our classes and work their way through our ranks.

Ages 8-12

Advanced Kenpo

If your child has a feel for the martial arts and a few years of experience under their belt, our Advanced Kenpo program is perfect. We push students to be stronger and more accurate in their striking and self-defense techniques.

Our Reviews

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.

Janice P.

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!

William D.

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!

Kristi F.

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