Charlotte's Best Martial Arts school

It’s time to begin your transformative journey at Charlotte Martial Arts Academy! We offer a variety of martial arts programs for children and families of all ages and skill levels.

Our programs are designed to help you and your family learn valuable self-defense skills, improve your fitness, and boost your confidence! Join the community of individuals and families who've not only embraced martial arts but also discovered the power to unleash their full potential in all areas of life—all while having a blast!

Elevate your experience—request more information now or kickstart your adventure today with our Exclusive Limited Offer! Sign up for a free trial class today and see the difference for yourself!

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Little Dragons Martial Arts

Empower your child with confidence and self-defense through our exclusive Little Dragons Martial Arts Program tailored for ages 5-6! Watch as their focus, self-control, and coordination skyrocket alongside a whole array of valuable life skills. In this dynamic program, we fuse age-appropriate physical activities with thrilling martial arts skills and high-energy mental stimulation. Not only will your little warrior thrive, but they'll also enhance their physical fitness and boost self-confidence. Give your child the gift of surpassing their own expectations—sign up for a free trial class today and witness the transformation firsthand!

Junior Martial Arts

Give your child the skills they need to succeed in life with our Martial Arts program! Immerse them in a world where martial arts skills intertwine seamlessly with vital life skills. Our dynamic program harmoniously blends age-appropriate physical activities with exhilarating martial arts techniques and invigorating mental stimulation. From Tae Kwon Do and Karate to Boxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, we offer a diverse martial arts experience that goes beyond the ordinary! Watch as your child not only masters enhanced focus, discipline, and self-confidence but also revels in the thrill of martial arts. Our commitment extends far beyond punches and kicks—they'll witness improved physical fitness, forge new friendships, and embrace unparalleled personal growth. Empower your young martial artist to surpass expectations—check out a free trial class today and kickstart a transformative adventure!

Adult Martial Arts

Adults! Unleash your full potential with our Martial Arts Program! Elevate every aspect of your life—improve cardiovascular health, build muscle strength and endurance, enhance flexibility and balance, and experience reduced stress and anxiety. Enjoy better sleep quality, increased energy levels, greater self-confidence, and stronger interpersonal skills. Step into a world where you not only acquire martial arts techniques but also elevate your overall well-being. Our dynamic program seamlessly blends a variety of Martial Arts, including Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Boxing, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Immerse yourself in age-appropriate physical activities that enhance strength, flexibility, and mental acuity. Beyond the kicks and punches, our commitment extends to your personal growth. Experience improved fitness, a supportive community, and a profound sense of accomplishment. Empower yourself to surpass your highest expectations—enroll in a free trial class today and kickstart your transformative journey!

Birthday Parties

Give your child a birthday party they'll never forget with our epic Birthday Parties! No Martial Arts experience necessary! Our parties are not just fun; they totally rock! Our birthday parties include games such as obstacle courses, relay races, and martial arts! We believe birthday celebrations should be a blast for everyone, including the adults. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy while we take care of all the details. Imagine this: a celebration in our giant (super-clean!) martial arts school, where the kids have a blast and create lasting memories on your child’s special day. Our birthday parties include games, activities, and expert instruction from our experienced martial arts instructors. With a variety of party packages to fit your budget and needs—plus, one FREE party for any current member! Our martial arts school is a safe and fun environment for everyone. Our instructors are experienced and qualified, and they are passionate about making your child's birthday party a success. Let the good times roll—book your party with us and let the festivities begin!

Charlotte's BEST After-School Program

Picture this: while you wrap up your workday, your child isn't just safe but thriving in our After-School Program—immersing themselves in incredible life skills! We've got your back with free transportation from select local schools. Your child enjoys dedicated homework time, and the excitement ramps up with not only martial arts but also thrilling tumbling and parkour classes every week! It's not just great; it's an adventure in skill-building and fun. Elevate your child's holidays with our Full-Day Holiday Camps! We've got you covered on early release days and Teacher Workdays too—we ensure that kids have a blast in a safe and exciting environment. Envision a week filled with adventure, martial arts, tumbling, and parkour—all while you have peace of mind knowing they're in good hands. From teacher workdays to full-day holiday camps, we're here to make every day an unforgettable experience for your child. Our After-School Program is led by experienced and qualified instructors who are passionate about helping children learn and grow. Secure your child's spot now, where safety meets skill development in the most exciting way possible!

Charlotte's Best Summer Camp

Give your child an unforgettable summer at the best Summer Camp in Charlotte! Tailored specifically for elementary-aged children, we proudly present one of the longest-running camps in the city—an extraordinary adventure awaits! Dive into days filled with martial arts, parkour, tumbling, and plenty of indoor and outdoor fun & games. Guided by the best coaches and meticulously crafted by a black belt classroom teacher with over 20 years of experience, this camp ensures an incredible journey for both body and mind! Our Summer Camp is the ultimate place for learning new skills, forging friendships, and creating lasting memories for a fun and memorable summer! Get ready for a season of excitement, growth, and endless memories! Hurry, these spots go fast—sign up today and secure a summer your child will remember forever!

why CHOOSE Charlotte Martial Arts Academy?

For over two decades, our mission at Charlotte Martial Arts Academy has been unwavering—changing lives one person at a time. From martial arts to summer camps, after-school programs, and a myriad of family-friendly events, we’ve been on a journey to make a positive difference! Our commitment extends beyond teaching techniques; it’s about creating a safe, clean, and welcoming place for all of our students, friends, and family members. At the core, we take pride in fostering an environment where individuals don’t just attend classes—they grow, achieve, and succeed in their personal, academic, and professional lives beyond Charlotte Martial Arts Academy. Martial arts, to us, is universal. It transcends age, gender, and experience level. Here, our students don’t just learn self-defense; they master the art of goal-setting and achievement. Each day, they strive to become their best selves through hard work, dedication, and respect. Join us on this transformative journey where martial arts is not just a practice; it’s a pathway to personal greatness!

"We love Charlotte Martial Arts Academy! We take martial arts together as a family! What other sport can you learn together with your child, while spending amazing family time, bonding and keeping physically fit at the same time!"

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"Very happy with Sensei Price and the team at Charlotte Martial Arts Academy. My son can't wait to return to class, and we like how they emphasize respect and discipline."

"Amazing dedication to building self respect, respect of others and self discipline."

"Outstanding place. The people are what makes it truly special."

About our programs

Little Dragons Martial Arts

Our Little Dragons program is designed specifically for our youngest students, ages 5-6! We combine developmentally appropriate physical activities with tons of fun martial arts skills and high-energy mental stimulation in order to give your student all the tools they need to exceed their own expectations!

Junior Martial Arts

Fitness and Self Defense, two major goals for anyone looking for Junior Martial Arts in Charlotte. It's time to change up your work out and get the results you've been looking for.

Adult Martial Arts

Our Charlotte Adult Martial Arts program combines next-level fitness with next-level FUN- no more boring workouts! It's time to switch up your routine and get the results you've been looking for in an awesome community of like-minded people.

Birthday Parties

Our parties rock! Birthday parties should be fun for everyone - even the adults! Let us handle the details while you kick back and enjoy watching the kids have a blast! No martial arts experience is necessary! Parties are held in our giant (super-clean!) martial arts school where we have heaps of fun while celebrating your child’s special birthday!

Charlotte's BEST After-School Program

It’s great! While you finish up at work, your child is safe... and learning amazing skills for life. We even offer transportation from some of our favorite local schools! Of course, martial arts (and so much more!) is included - and we’ve even got you covered whenever there is a teacher workday!

Charlotte's Best Summer Camp

This summer, give your child an experience they won’t forget. We offer one of the longest-running camps in Charlotte, and it INCLUDES so much more than you might expect - martial arts, yoga, gymnastics, tumbling, indoor and outdoor fun & games, and loads more! Our camps are led by the best coaches and they are designed by a black belt classroom teacher with over 20 years of experience in the classroom - so you can rest easy knowing that this camp is going to be amazing for the body AND the mind!

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers about our Martial Arts Programs

Our students – young and old – learn when to use their new self defense skills, and when NOT to use those skills! We will definitely teach you and/or your child to defend yourselves, but our focus remains on personal development. This means that you will develop the confidence to deal with bullies, along with the kindness and humility

We encourage parents to watch their children in their kids martial arts lessons.  We love parents getting involved!  And so do their kids.  Even better… join into some of our martial arts classes for adults.   Your kids will love that you have something in common.  It will build a strong family bond!

Alternatively, you could simply drop them off, and go grab a coffee.  They will greet you with a huge smile when you return, because they had SO much fun!

No, not at all!  We find that people start at varying fitness levels. You will find that you do get fit by participating in our martial arts classes.  Isn’t that the point though? A fun workout that gets results!

Truthfully, the journey to Black Belt is an individual one.  Everyone can progress at a different pace.  There is no judgement on students for how long it does take.  What we can tell you, is that it is SO WORTHWHILE! 

The self defense skills you will master can truly be life-saving!
However, the other benefits of striving for Black Belt – like perseverance, never giving up, commitment, and self discipline lead to life-long success!

You will find that your Instructors at Charlotte Martial Arts Academy are dedicated to helping you on your journey to Black Belt!

To take advantage of our limited time offer simply fill in the form on this page. 

Additionally, you can always call or text us, because we would love to chat with you about what we do, and help you determine if our martial arts classes will be a great fit for you and your family!

Make sure you wear some loose comfortable clothes that allow you to move comfortably. 

Be sure to bring a water bottle to your martial arts classes!  You will find that martial arts classes for kids and adults are a great workout and lots of fun! Most students are grinning from ear to ear by the end of the class.  We are sure you will be too!

Not at all.  In fact, many students starting in our adult martial arts classes would describe themselves like that before they started. You will fit right in!

Give yourself some time, and you will be astounded at how much you improve!  You’ll find that our experienced martial arts instructors are trained to meet you where you are physically and mentally. Even the most uncoordinated person will develop ‘ninja-like’ skills!  Come see for yourself!

Charlotte Martial Arts Academy


We’re located at 3420 St Vardell Ln Suite E, stop by and say hello!


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