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Young Dragons

Karate Lessons for children ages 5-7 in Wake Forest

Teaching Respect for Others, How To Resist peer pressure, Decision Making

Teaching Kids Self Confidence

This won’t come as a shock to any parents: children aren’t born understanding self control or focus. 

Those are invaluable characteristics that have to be taught and practiced. That’s why most child psychologists recommend martial arts or karate training as an activity for children. They’ll learn how to control their movements and practice the intricate steps of karate. They’ll learn how to focus on a task. They’ll learn how to keep practicing, even when they’re frustrated at their perceived lack of progress.

Your kids will be happier and more successful as a result. Because they’re learning how to be disciplined and respectful of others, your job as a parent will get easier, too. 

Young Dragons is our class for kids ages 5-7. We strongly encourage you to think of martial arts as a way for your child to learn the self confidence and discipline that can make them successful in their friendships, their school work, and whatever they put their minds to. 

What They'll Learn

This class is designed as high energy and fast paced to keep the students engaged and having fun.  If they’re having fun, they learn at 3 times a faster rate.  We take the basics of traditional karate and combine them with kickboxing to make one dynamic class.  Your kids will be challenged with karate techniques and exciting drills.

From day one, our students learn:

  • Respect for others
  • Resist peer pressure
  • Make responsible decisions
  • Act independently
  • When to seek help
  • Confidence and leadership skills

More Than Just Physical Skills

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 until they reach their goal, and build them up through a series of accomplishments.

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.
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TIME
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TIME
AVAILABILITY
Monday
5:00 PM
Yes
Tuesday
3:45 PM
Yes
Tuesday
5:45 PM
Yes
Wednesday
5:00 PM
Yes
Thursday
3:45 PM
Yes
Thursday
5:45 PM
Yes
Saturday
10:45 AM
Yes
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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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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