167 South Trade Street Suites K & L, Matthews, NC 28105
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Matthews Martial Arts

Gain Powerful Tools for Self-Defense, Inner-Strength & a Strong, Healthy Body.

The 5 Ways We Change Lives,
For Both Kids & Adults.

Hello and welcome,

We’re so proud of you for investing in yourself and your personal protection! Our Matthews martial arts school is a place to get fit and learn self-defense... but the truth is it's so much more.

Did you know that our students experience serious, life-changing benefits beyond physical fitness when they train with us? Most of them are not prepared for the soul-filling, heartwarming effects of our classes and how they change a person's whole outlook on life.

We’ve had students struggling through depression, loneliness, and even divorce spring to life in our classes. We’ve seen children struggling with attention issues become focused and transform into model students.

The benefits of training are life altering and positive. Below we’d like to share a few more changes our students tell us they love experiencing too.

#1Huge Confidence Gains

Learning new skills and tasks is difficult. One of the first things both children AND adults notice when training is that they don’t get to have super-star kung fu movie style moves without some serious work. As you dig in, and put yourself to the test mentally and physically, you’ll realize something…

You’ll realize that through all of your hard work, by listening to your instructors, and showing up for yourself - you are incredibly capable of smashing your goals. This sense of achievement gives our students HUGE boosts in confidence.

As you learn striking, self-defense moves, or even learn how to do a push up for the first time you’ll proudly pat yourself on the back and feel great about the person you’re becoming. We love to see this trait develop in our students.

#2Laser Like Focus

Focus your mind grasshopper...as you concentrate hard on listening to your instructor, then performing what they taught you, you’ll improve your ability to concentrate and absolutely smash your martial arts and fitness goals.

The neat thing is that this intense concentration naturally pours into all other areas of your life.

Studies have shown that just a half hour of physical fitness improves focus, heightens problem solving ability, and even boosts memory in both kids and adults.

#3Boosted Physical Fitness

Whether you’re an elite athlete looking for a competitive edge or if you’re a total beginner and think a burpee is a bodily function, we take pride in meeting all of our students where they are. Our passionate and caring instructors work with YOU to meet your fitness goals.

In a positive and motivating environment you’ll get a great workout, practice dynamic martial arts specific conditioning, and have a blast. Before you know it, the class is over, and you not only learned powerful martial arts...

... you got a great workout, too. Being physically fit boosts energy, mental clarity, and confidence as well.

#4Community Values

Oh boy, your family is about to grow...big time! We're a tight-knit group here and our students are all about support and friendship. As you struggle through tough training times, and laugh through wins and victories, you’ll have your martial arts family at your back.

Friendship, motivation, and high fives are a part of every class. As you train together, you and your classmates will form an amazing bond. It's truly great to experience.

#5You’ll Have FUN Again!

Reignite your passion for life in our awesome classes! No two workouts are ever the same and you’ll rock your body to the core with fun, functional movements.

Gain lean muscle, increase your flexibility, and learn dynamic movements which are super-secret to martial arts conditioning. You’ll never hear military style yelling and we don’t use body shaming, ever. Just fun, positive motivation so you can be at your best.

Our students work hard, but they play even harder! Laughing and smiles are part of every class.

Have you been dreaming of learning Martial Arts? Maybe you've even taken a few classes in different styles such as Taekwondo, Muay Thai, or Kickboxing. Shotokan Karate is rooted in Japanese culture, tradition, and world-renowned. You'll learn amazing self-defense moves, get a phenomenal workout and even experience inner-growth.

Our Matthews Adult Martial Arts Classes cater to all skill levels and physical abilities. The instructors are some of the best you'll ever find, having committed their lives to not only becoming great martial artists... but great instructors dedicated to helping you meet personal goals.

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Our Matthews kids martial arts after school program gives you a safe, fun, and learning environment to leave your kids until you get off of work. And because we pick your child up from school, you know he/she is in great hands from the moment the bell rings until the moment you take them home.

In our program, kids get a great mixture of martial arts, healthy exercise, fun activities, focused lessons on life such as respect, discipline, and paying attention, and time to study and get homework done. It's truly the most enriching and fun program out there.

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Let your kid feel like a total rock star with our awesome kids birthday package. It's a fun, educational, structured birthday party involving martial arts... crazy-cool fun & games... pizza (of course!)... and more. Plus your kid will be the one-and-only star of the show!

They'll help teach martial arts to their friends... cut the birthday cake with a real sword (carefully supervised of course!)... and break a wooden board with just their hands or feet (if they've reached this level in their training). Guaranteed to be a safe, fun, awesome experience for your child & all of his / her friends.

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If you're a peaceful person - but still like the idea of being able to take down any opponent, of any size, anywhere... Our Matthews Jiu Jitsu classes are right up your alley.

Learn the lethal martial art of grappling & submission while getting in awesome shape - very fast. These classes are a ton of fun, exciting, and highly addictive.

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You don't have to be a Martial Arts superstar to do Fitness Kickboxing! It's the perfect way to learn some basic self-defense moves, in a non-intimidating environment, while getting an amazing workout!

As you melt away the pounds you'll gain self-confidence, boost your metabolism, and meet new friends. Dynamic body weight exercises will not only help you tone up from head to toe, but, they'll also help you avoid injury from every day activities by strengthening your core.

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You can call our Matthews kids martial arts classes "family classes" because the parents of our students love these classes as much as their kids. And why not when the end-result is discipline and great sense of respect for kids of all ages! We focus on a well-rounded student; well behaved everywhere and a good performer in school.

Kids love our martial arts classes because we blend fun activities and games, and still dedicate pure focus time to learn new techniques while perfecting the old ones.

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These Matthews Krav Maga classes are not just martial art classes! They were developed out of the mid-1930s Jewish history in a time of great need. Imi Sde-Or, a pro boxer and wrestler of Eastern European Jewish origin, used to defend Jewish citizens against anti-Semitic thugs in Bratislava on the street. He took his experience as an Olympian and street fighter and developed Krav Maga.

Imi Sde-Or developed Krav Maga after realizing that the "real world" had no place for sport fighting. That's why Krav Maga techniques focus on self-defense by using natural instincts of the body for self-protection. Our Matthews Krav Maga classes will put you in great shape for self-protection too.

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So school's out and you're looking for the coolest camp around to send your kid to, right? We've got you covered with our Martial Arts Summer Camp. Every day your child will experience super fun games and activities... learn powerful self-defense skills... get a healthy dose of fitness... make friends...

... and learn all about important life lessons like discipline, goal setting, focus & concentration, and more. We give kids the perfect blend of structure and “running free”. Call us now to learn more. But hurry! We sell out fast, and I'd hate for you to miss out.

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