About Us

The Charlotte Martial Arts Academy has welcomed over 5,000 students since first opening its doors in the Queen City. The accomplishments of our Martial Arts family are exhilarating to witness. We are grateful for the small part we have played in developing our students’ physical and mental strengths.

Our curriculum incorporates different martial arts styles to give our students practical training with which to handle any situation. Training in martial arts strengthens the body and mind, while also developing and reinforcing healthy habits. We also stress positive self-esteem, self-control, self-discipline, self-motivation, self-projection, self-expectancy, self-direction, and self-image.

Martial arts training can benefit any one. Our programs are equally suitable for the young and old, male and female, and teach each individual to respect and value others and themselves.


“I used to hate exercising, but now I regret the days that I don't work out in one way or another. Thanks to the self-discipline I learned at CMAA, I ran my first marathon earlier this year.” — Jurgen Buchenau

"I would recommend this class to everyone from the most advanced trainer to the beginner who just got off the sofa and have decided they want to be active. The advanced trainer will find a challenge from rigorous and dynamic classes and have fun using different training equipment. The beginner will find an encouraging atmosphere with friendly instructors and students ready to offer help along the way. Any exercise can be modified to fit your own personal fitness level with an eye toward getting you to that next level. The bottom line is you get out of it what you put into it and hard work is definitely rewarded with results you will see and feel." — Joe Glenn