167 South Trade Street Suites K & L, Matthews, NC 28105
Questions? Call Us: (704) 321-2553

Who We Are

About Leadership Academy in Matthews, NC

Pablo Daniel Lopez

Owner and Chief Instructor at Leadership Academy in Matthews, 5th Degree Black Belt

Become part of a revolution in creating positive young leaders that are goal oriented, dynamic, and motivated! We are a Leadership Academy, focused on student success through goal setting and exceptionally high instructor standards.We firmly believe leadership is an attitude, a philosophy and a way of life.

We all start somewhere. Total beginners welcome! Never done a pushup before? Perhaps you�re a retired ex-athlete looking for some cross training? Maybe you�re even a practicing martial artists looking to improve your form and function...

No matter what your starting level is, our dedicated instructors will work with you to reach your own personal fitness and martial arts goals. You�ll get a crazy-good workout with us, gain lean muscle, and learn techniques to keep you and your family safe. At the end of the day, that�s what makes us feel best! Knowing we give everything we can to our students so they can stay safe and sound.

Kids, Teens, and Adults have the ability to do amazing things with us!  Our Programs are designed to teach students, regardless of age or background, to be the kind of person that is always ready to do the very best and lead by example.

We start as young as 3 years old. Students learn in a variety of ways through our classes! In Self-Defense & Martial Arts they learn and excel in both physical and emotional ways while boosting self-esteem.

Self-confidence, self discipline, courtesy, respect, focus, concentration and persistence are all traits of Leadership Academy students.

Classes are controlled, fast-paced, and fun! Knowing how to defend yourself and being physically fit builds confidence and self-control. Kids do better in school after coming in to train with us and have even been known to pick up a few extra chores around the house without complaining!

Adults benefit greatly from training as they find themselves more focused at work, willing to take on tough situations they normally would not, and finding peace of mind from finding such a positive and motivating outlet to blow off some steam at the end of the day. Stress reduction takes healthy habits way in to next level status!

Some other added benefits both our kids and adult members experience are:

  • Greater range of motion, flexibility, and striking power
  • Boosted Self-Esteem
  • Greater Awareness of Surroundings & Self-Defense Skills
  • Ability to Defend Yourself from the Ground - no matter what your size is!
  • Outrageous Core Strength & Hip Mobility
  • Improvements in Stress Reduction

The variety of classes we offer can act as a highly effective training tool for personal defense, a stellar boost to weight loss and fitness gains, or as a stand-alone martial art. Learn how to set goals and have the life you've always dreamed about - accomplished, fit, and happy.

What sets us apart? Our instructors work WITH YOU and not for their own personal goals. For more details on creating positive impacts within the martial arts community, creating an amazing life and having the most fun you�ve EVER  had working out, visit our classes page.

Don�t forget to check out our super low web-special while on site as well. These specials don�t last long and classes fill up fast. Reserve your spot today so you can take advantage of the web-based, 100% risk free deal going on today.

Definitely wouldn�t want you to miss out.

Our owner and head instructor's bio is below so you can get a feel for the leadership at Leadership Academy. Looking forward to training with you soon!

School Director, Pablo Daniel Lopez, has been teaching for over 30 years and is ranked as a 5th Degree Black Belt. He�s also a former member of the Argentinian Taekwondo National Team (WTF),  the Open Martial Arts Argentinian National Team (ASAM), and has experience as Martial Artist include 35 years training in Taekwondo, Karate, Boxing, Judo, Jiu Jitsu, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Krav Maga Experience as a Competitor include well over 100 tournaments in many martial arts like Taekwondo (wtf) (ATA) (STF), Open Martial Arts (ASAM) (USKA) and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

As a teacher at age 12 started assisting in classes with only 14 years old become chief instructor and by age 16 opened his first karate school, by 18 he ran an organization with more than 10 schools.

In 2001 moved to the United State to run and open some of the most successful schools in the country Academic achievements include Degree in Public Accounting and Hypnotherapy

Mr. Lopez is extremely goal oriented and has an overarching goal to "teach kids and adults around the world how to overcome personal and professional challenges by teaching true principles for success like believe, challenge and commitment."

How to Get Started

Come join our Matthews, NC Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Adult Martial Arts, After School, Birthday Parties, Jiu Jitsu, Fitness Kickboxing, Kids Martial Arts, Krav Maga, Summer Camp, and Yoga. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (704) 321-2553 if you have any further questions. Leadership Academy hopes to speak with you soon!