Self Defense for Kids
Martial Arts Children in Charlotte, NC
If you’re looking for a martial arts for children course in Charlotte, NC, turn to Academy of Kempo - Karate. Our dedicated instructors will instill discipline and various skills that will help your child succeed in life. We'll also act as role models and motivate your child to be a high achiever.
Our martial arts instructors pay close attention to detail. We’ll identify your child’s weaknesses and use detailed lessons to correct them. We always reward hard work, so our students are glad to put forth their best efforts. Regardless of whether your child needs some exercise or self-defense skills, we can help.
Serving clients from Charlotte and the surrounding areas, we understand that people have busy schedules. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to pursue their martial arts goals, so we offer convenient appointment options for martial arts for children classes. We’re available Monday - Thursday, 9:00am - 8:30pm, and Saturday, 8:00am - 10:00am. Our staff will work hard to exceed your expectations, so give Academy of Kempo - Karate a call today.
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The instructors at this school truly care about students’ development. The focus is on continued improvement of timing, technique, body mechanics, accuracy, etc.; not on “getting your next belt” for its own sake. Students learn self-defense techniques designed for real world scenarios and will feel confident their skills function outside the dojo walls. A multitude of different martial arts studies are all taught at this school. Soke Ferrell has decades of training and experience.
I cannot say enough about AKKA or Soke Ferrell. I've known Soke for 30 years and he is a class act in every way. His skill is amazing and his patience is comforting. He displays tremendous humility and lives to serve others. He works well with all ages and skill-sets. Best in the arts...the "true" arts. If you're looking for flashy games...look elsewhere. However, if you're interested in the real deal, Soke is it.
Outstanding martial arts school
Comprehensive martial arts school that offers a wide range of martial arts study. Outstanding instructors and staff
Love this place. Only regret is that I wish I would have started years ago. Highly Recommend Kempo! Learning a lot and the staff is wonderful!
I started training at Academy of Kempo Karate in 2006. My experiences here have been all positive. The wealth and breadth of information taught at this school is nothing short of astounding. From traditional kempo/karate techniques, to self-defense, to weapons, Jiu Jitsu, Tai Chi, etc.—there’s no shortage of knowledge to be learned. It will take a lifetime to become proficient at all the disciplines taught at this school. For the martial artists who’ve trained at other dojos, I can’t recommend this school enough. Through training here, I’ve learned more insight into the other karate systems I originally trained under; I found that intriguing. Rank is not handed out in this school; the student will work hard to achieve his/her goals and, as a result, will be confident that the skills learned are readily transferrable to real-world situations. In regard to Soke Ferrell, with all the years and experience under his proverbial belt, there’s no inflated ego to go with it. A very personable man that is all too happy to share his martial arts knowledge. Additionally, I don’t know of many schools where the head of the system is always at the dojo and teaches all ranks of students. I highly recommend Academy of Kempo Karate to those who want to learn discipline, martial arts proficiency, and confidence.
In the 7-8 years that I have trained with AKKA, I have never been disappointed. Even though I have taken a break due to college, Ill never forget the people I've met or the bonds I've made. I have a genuine love for everyone there, as they have seen me through my teenage years and gave me invaluable advice.
One of the Best
Words do little to explain the family oriented atmosphere one feels upon stepping inside the studio as a student or a parent watching their child practice. The staff and instructors are very personable and eager to assist. I have two kids who attend the Academy of Kempo Karate and they really enjoy class. From a parent’s point of view, I appreciate how the instructors thoroughly explain the techniques and their application while helping to ensure learning is fun. Having spent numerous years training in various disciplines of martial arts, I can honestly say that the Academy of Kempo Karate is by far one of the best in the area. When I started looking for another form of martial arts to supplement my prior training, it was an easy choice. I chose the Academy of Kempo Karate because of the positive impact I have seen with my kids. I highly recommend the Academy of Kempo Karate.
My grand daughter have trained at Academy of Kempis Karate for about 5 years. I am very satisfied With her results. My expectation is being met as she continue to train. I will highly recommend Academy Of Kempo Kerate to my family and friends.
Amazing place!! Amazing people!!
I felt welcomed immediately. Everyone is very nice, and always willing to help you, and I have met a lot of wonderful people. I have practiced at another dojo, but I feel that this school is different from the rest. They will push you outside of your comfort zone, and you will be tested on your abilities alone. Because of their teaching style, I feel as if my confidence level, and my abilities have grown. I believe that this school will provide me with the skillsets that I need to protect myself in any situation. They make the experience fun, but also tough. There will always be something new and exciting to learn. The experience has never been boring! I look forward to every class!!!
Professional and Personal
Mr. Ferrell is one of the finest people and most talented martial artist I've ever met. He is personally involved in the lives of his students and meets his clients where they are in their training. If you make rank with AKKA, you can be confident that you've earned what you have, under the best program and finest leadership.
My boys (7 and 9) have been training here for a few years now. They are learning self defense, along with self dicipline. The instructors are highly knowledgeable and skilled in working with all age groups. I am taking a self defense/fitness class and I love it. The atmosphere is very friendly and family oriented, and I would recommend this place to anyone interested in the martial arts and getting in better shape.
Best place to learn!
We can not begin to express the gratitude we have. Our kids love going here and learning. In all the sports our kids have done never have they rushed home to tell us how much fun they had until NOW. Every Tuesday and Thursday they can not get home fast enough to express what they learned with enthusiasm. Our youngest has even changed quite a bit in a good way with home and school life. We highly recommend Academy Of Kempo to ALL! The instructors are all very much involved with these kids lives and they make sure they stay on the straight and narrow path. The instructors are very good at what they do and all the folks enjoy their time with them. They even will stand behind us parents with any decisions that have been made and vice versa. Our only regret....that we did not get our kids in years sooner. What a world of difference that has been made and we can not thank these instructors enough. Please support our local businesses!
Excellent training and people.
I have personally been training at the Academy of Kempo Karate for over 5 years. I can honestly say the decision to train and choosing this school for that training were the best decisions I made in my life. I have learned how to defend myself against all types of threats imaginable. I have gained confidence. I have lost weight and increased my fitness level to about where I was when I was finishing boot camp over 20 years ago. I have both of my kids training here as well and am very pleased with all of the positive impacts it has had on all parts of their lives. Can't say enough good things about this place.
We've been very impressed. Soke Ferrell takes the study and instruction of karate very seriously and ranks are earned (not given). While the techniques and methods are systematic and intentional, the environment is warm and welcoming and my children want to be there as much as possible. There is a sense of community and care among the students and teachers and everyone is there to help one another move forward, gain new skills and advance in rank. Soke Ferrell strikes a great balance of skill mastery and methodical development in a supportive and and encouraging environment.
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