institute for martial arts

Welcome to your Premier Martial Arts Experience


Before you get started, take a moment to consider the most valuable aspect of being a martial arts student. Is it learning self defense through karate? Gaining confidence and discipline through structured martial arts classes lead by Firm yet supportive and encouraging karate instructors? Maybe being more physically fit and indulging in healthy habits?

At the institute for martial arts, consider that the answer is a community that compliments and supports values taught at home. A positive environment that fosters self-awareness, social skills, and confidence. A place where students learn the value & see the results of hard work and learn how to make good choices. A place where all these benefits are generated organically through supportive and patient instruction from people who genuinely enjoy teaching!

When searching for an exceptional teacher and mentor for your child, you want someone that will go above and beyond for your family, just like you do, every day

This is the standard at the institute for martial arts.

This is our commitment to the success of our students.

This is what makes us a notch (or two) above the rest.


What is ‘character’?  Classically defined, character is: ‘moral excellence and firmness’, or referring to ‘... mental and ethical traits marking and often individualizing a person …’ Some institutions, martial arts or otherwise, can complacently neglect the measure of their students.  Some foster aggression, poor sportsmanship and weak character.  The Institute for Martial Arts takes pride in nurturing today’s youth through confidence, respect for self & others and assertiveness.  We focus on physical, emotional & mental well being to help build strong character in our students.   - Sensei Smetak

You deserve an instructor whose commitment to your kids rivals your own.


At IMA, our mission is to provide the tools and information our students need to succeed, even beyond karate. Our Teaching philosophy is that students are important, each of us learns differently, and that we all need something unique to become our best. With that in mind, our goal is to find what works for you, teach to ability and provide that support with respect and professionalism.


martial arts is one of the finest activities for kids and adults alike. would you like to see your children improve their focus, discipline, fitness, and confidence? Motivated to try classes for yourself? as a dedicated institution, we are equally excited to be a part of that journey! Click the link below to submit a free trial request and one of our instructors will reach out to you to schedule your first lesson.