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4 & 5 year old martial arts

4-5 yr old Little dragons

At the Martial Arts Training Institute we strive to help your child experience Martial Arts to the fullest of their potential. The lil' Dragons program is designed to focus on your child at the age of 4-5 years old. Enrolling your child in the program helps them to: build self-confidence, meet other children their age, teach respect, good manners, and many life skills that are so important for their development. The main purpose of the program is for your child to learn these important life skills along with having fun and learning the Art of Karate.      Classes are held on Wednesdays at 4:30pm.

Martial Arts Training Institute

Beginners 5 and up

 Mon. & Wed. at 5pm  or Tues. & Thurs. at 6:30
The Basic Program is our first level of training membership to one day become a Black Belt leader. It is our self-defense and physical conditioning program, designed to prepare a student for the commitment to become a Black Belt. By the end of this program some amazing results will have happened.  First, everything we teach your child will be his forever. It’s like learning to swim. Once you've learned, you never forget. In our training the same thing happens. Everything we teach your child, like self-defense, confidence and self-discipline, will be his forever. So if your child is ever in danger or confronted with unhealthy peer pressure he will have the confidence to do the right thing and protect himself.  As a result of this training, your child will make better choices about who to become friends with.  Becoming a leader at school, home and in the community is our main goal for all our children.  If this is what you want for your child, please call 704-392-8410 or e-mail me to set up an appointment to try one of our classes. We offer everyone a free 2-week trial membership.

Martial Arts Training Institute

Adult Program

Shorinji Kempo Karate

Our adult programs are especially designed to benefit the student physically as well as mentally. Our exercises and drills provide a method to relieve the every-day stress that goes along with work and a way to tone up and feel great. Our classes begin with a fifteen to twenty minute warm-up session. During these warm-ups, you experience isometric and cardiovascular training. Flexibility, a key to the Martial Arts, will develop through safe stretches in class as well as at home.  After warm-ups are completed, the fun workout begins. Anything from kicking drills to self-defense techniques are covered in this hour-long class. We cover eight different styles which will result in learning the defense skills needed to protect yourself and others if a confrontation occurs.  

Special Events for Adults:

The Martial Arts Training Institute has hosted seminars by world renowned Grandmasters.  Our past seminars have included events with Rickson Gracie, B.J. Penn, Dan Severn, Ricardo Liborio, Wally Jay,Bobby Taboada, Remy Presas, Carlson Gracie Jr., Matt Hughes and Relson Gracie. These events, along with tournaments and other adult-only events, are sponsored frequently.

Martial Arts Training Institute birthday party

Karate Birthday Parties

All kids want to be superheros. A birthday party at Martial Arts Training Institute allows your kids to feel like they are superheros for the day in our fun, martial arts-themed events!


  • Your child is the "instructor"
  • Birthday child gets to Cut the cake with a samurai sword
  • Special Gifts
  • Fun Skill Games
  • Lifetime Memories
  • Life Skills
  • Our parties are 1.5 hours of laughs and smiles – Your child and all their guests will have a blast! We know that most of your guests aren’t karate students so we plan games and activities that everyone can enjoy.
  • We provide a qualified instructor to lead all the fun . 
  • We supervise everything so you don’t have to – From the moment your guests arrive, the fun begins. We manage it all including clean up, so all you have to do is watch and enjoy!