Best Martial Arts
in Cary

Why These Martial Arts Teachers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Cary Martial Arts Teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

4 Winds Martial Arts

At 4 Winds Martial Arts the self-defense system taught is Kajukenbo Tum Pai, a mixed martial art that combines the best elements of kung fu, Kenpo karate,tai chi/qi gong, judo/jujitsu, krav maga, and escrima/kali. The elements of each of these arts are seamlessly blended forming the perfect combination of the external and internal arts. This is the ultimate self-defense system as it addresses virtually every conceivable self-defense scenario. The curriculum at 4 Winds Martial Arts is designed for teens, age 13 and up, and adults. It focuses on the development of self and helps students to cultivate self-confidence, self-defense, self-image, self-health, self-control, self-acceptance, and more.

Apex, NC 27502


Balance Martial Arts

Balance Martial Arts is a popular choice for parents, children, and adults seeking to improve their physical fitness, learn self-defense and self-discipline, and cultivate balance and confidence, in a positive, safe, and empowering environment. Their programs are age-specific and designed for students of all fitness and experience levels. They offer a wide range of programs including karate for kids, little ninjas, teen martial arts, adult martial arts, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, fitness kickboxing, and martial arts summer camp. Students of Balance Martial Arts are in great hands with their highly trained instructors and personal training coach and parents can expect a fun, safe, and clean training environment for their students.

Morrisville, NC 27560


Carolina Self Defense & Krav Maga

Carolina Self Defense offers fun, dynamic, and effective programs developed to teach self-defense to students of all ages, fitness, and experience levels. Located in Cary, NC their experienced instructors are highly skilled and trained and provide a safe, clean, empowering environment for students ages six and up to acquire professional self-defense skills. Krav Maga is the official fighting system of the Israeli Military and many other special forces worldwide. It focuses on efficiency and practical applications while providing a super fun and serious workout. Carolina Self Defense offers two kids classes including Champion Defenders and Champion Warriors. To learn more about each classes curriculum and schedule clients may visit the website.

Cary Tang Soo Do

Cary Tang Soo Do offers professional martial arts training for children, teens, and adults in Raleigh, NC. Their expert instructors are highly trained and provide basic and advanced empty hand and foot fighting training through forms, one-step and three-step sparring techniques, sparring, weapons training, and board breaking techniques. Through their programs they proudly strive to foster the growth in each student, providing honest feedback and encouragement to build the confidence, spirit, and techniques students need to become the best martial artist they can be. Parents and students interested in Tang Soo Do martial arts form may find more information on its history, as well as class schedules and pricing via the website.

Chapel Hill Quest Martial Arts

Chapel Hill Quest Martial Arts is the leading martial arts school serving the Chapel Hill, NC area. Founded in 1988, the school’s unique facility was designed by award-winning architect Richard Gurlitz. Their professional instructors are expertly trained and highly skilled in each of their martial arts and fitness fields and deliver safe and professional training to every client. Chapel Hill Quest Martial Arts offers a wide range of martial arts programs including adult ninjutsu, youth ninjutsu, mighty dragons, mini dragons, mon jin, women's self-defense, and private lessons. Their fitness programs include questfit, questkick, and running club. They also provide youth activities including after-school programs, birthday parties, and summer camp.

Chapel Hill, NC 27517


Johnsons Martial Arts

Johnson’s Martial Arts is a unique, family-oriented facility providing professional martial arts programs for children, teens, and adults in Cary and Morrisville, NC. Bryson and Melissa Johnson have each trained in martial arts for more than two decades and have an eight-year-old son who is a National Karate Champion. Their programs are age designated and designed to train and develop students based on their current development in life. Their tiger cubs program is for children ages 3 to 5, and their juniors program begins with kids ages 6 to 12. They also offer a teens program and an adults training program. Johnson's Martial Arts is the highest rated martial arts school in the Cary area.

Karate International of Cary

Karate International of Cary is a premier martial arts facility providing classes for students of all ages in Cary, NC. Their trusted and reputable facility was founded in 1998 and has been a popular choice for parents and students seeking a fun, safe, and empowering fitness routine. Karate International offers classes in various arts including karate, jujitsu, judo, iaijutsu, and FirmFit personal training. There is truly something valuable about each form of art they provide. Whether students are seeking motivation, balance, discipline, confidence, or greater health and vitality, martial arts can offer the tools needed to create a better sense of self and better fitness.

Master Chang's Martial Arts

Master Chang’s Martial Arts is a popular martial arts training facility in Cary, NC. Their experienced staff is highly trained and recommended and follow a high standard of values to ensure the safety, positive development, and optimal achievements of every student. They offer a wide range of programs that support the growth and development of every student. From young beginners to advanced students Master Chang’s Martial Arts can work to develop and cultivate each student into a better martial artist. Their programs offered include adults martial arts and children's martial arts. They also offer after-school care, birthday parties, and summer camp. To learn more about their services and programs, clients may visit the website.

Snap Kick Martial Arts, LLC

Snap Kick Martial Arts is a professional martial arts facility providing programs for children, teens, and adults. Located in Garner, NC Snap Kick is a popular choice for students interested in developing self-discipline and cultivating self-confidence. Their highly trained instructors follow a high standard of values, striving to bring out the best in their students and improve their quality of life. Their introductory programs include their little samurai training program for children ages 3 to 5 and their little warrior's program for students 6 to 7. Their juniors program focuses on kids ages 6 to 12 while their teen's program is geared towards students 13 to 17. They also offer an adult program for students ages 18 and up.

Garner, NC 27529


Yong-In Martial Arts

Yong-In Martial Arts is an educational, family-oriented school providing professional training for beginners and masters alike in Holly Springs and Apex, NC. Master Kim is a certified instructor, thoroughly trained and esteemed with years of experience studying and teaching martial arts. He has earned many achievements as a Championship Gold Medalist and more. They offer taekwondo classes for students of all ages that help to build self-confidence and self-discipline as well as cultivate perseverance, laser focus, balance, and more. Their services include summer/track out camp, birthday parties, private lessons, Zumba, gymnastics and high fitness, and group field trips. For more information on their services and programs, parents and students may visit the website.

Holly Springs, NC 27540


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