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Lil’ Ninjas

Karate Classes for Children Ages 3-5 in Wake Forest

Confidence Building, Physical Skills, Exercise, Focus and Self-Control​

Confidence Lessons to Last a Lifetime

It’s never too early to help a child develop confidence—in themselves, in their ability to learn, in their determination to overcome obstacles. The lessons they learn at this young age can transform their lives.

What They'll Learn

This is our most basic instruction. We’ll teach your little ones the foundations of movement and coordination, as well as how to listen and follow directions. We’ll have as much fun as your kids do!

More Than Just Physical Skills

We know that when kids first come through our doors, they’re excited about learning how to punch and kick. (Who hasn’t dreamed of being a ninja at some point?) We’ll teach them physical skills, but our training will also help them develop practices they can use for the rest of their lives.

We’ll help our students build mental and social skills, not just physical traits. We surround them with positive role models who will encourage them to practice to get better, keep trying when they’re not doing well, and build them up through a series of accomplishments. 

From day one, our students learn:

  • Respect for others
  • Discipline and self-control
  • Focus and attention to detail
  • Incredible self-confidence

Belt Promotion

To gain a belt promotion, our students must show respect to their school teachers and parents, as well as perform satisfactorily in class. We use the term black belt as a metaphor for personal excellence.
DAY
TIME
AVBL
DAY
TIME
AVAILABILITY
Monday
4:30 PM
Yes
Tuesday
4:30 PM
Yes
Wednesday
4:30 PM
Yes
Thursday
4:30 PM
Yes
Saturday
10:45 AM
Yes

Current Practice Areas

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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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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