ACCESS OUR SCHEDULE
& EXCLUSIVE WEB SPECIAL

Secure your spot and get started today with our EXCLUSIVE offer!

By opting into the web form above you are providing consent for Elevate Martial Arts to send you periodic text messages. Standard rates may apply. You can reply HELP at anytime or learn more. You may opt-out anytime by replying STOP.
ACCESS OUR SCHEDULE
& EXCLUSIVE WEB SPECIAL

Secure your spot and get started today with our EXCLUSIVE offer!

By opting into the web form above you are providing consent for Elevate Martial Arts to send you periodic text messages. Standard rates may apply. You can reply HELP at anytime or learn more. You may opt-out anytime by replying STOP.
Jo Joe reviewed Elevate Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

I love doing the Kick boxing class I started in the beginning of January and have lost 15lbs so far. I can’t wait to see how much I love next month!

Angie Lankford reviewed Elevate Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

EMA has been a great place to introduce martial arts to my boys. The Siedel family runs it well. It's a nurturing environment to develop discipline, coordination, balance, strength, endurance and character.

Tara Carleo reviewed Elevate Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Elevate Martial Arts is fabulous! The values, dedication and integrity that they instill in each student is truly amazing. We are grateful our son has the opportunity to be a part of the school. Thank you to the Seidel family for all that you have done for Colin, we appreciate each and every one of you!

Alysia McCausland Humphries reviewed Elevate Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

We love Elevate Martial arts! It's a great place for the family to train together, in a supportive environment. My kids have increased in confidence and respect because of their training. They are learning to work hard and persevere toward their goals. Students encourage and help each other and learn how to be leaders and teammates. You never know when kids get involved with sports if it is going to be a positive experience, but here I don't have to worry. Definitely recommend.

Jessica Findley Solomon reviewed Elevate Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

My 8 year old son absolutely loves it here...after looking at several local places that offer karate, Elevate Martial Arts stood out by far as the perfect fit for him. Between the level of excellence and personal connection this family owned business is top notch and in my opinion the best in the area!

Dometrius Hill reviewed Elevate Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

A great martial arts school ran by a phenomenal family of martial artist. Not only do they place an emphasis on leadership skills, but they also focus on the academic development of their school age students. This is a place where students can learn and grow in a safe environment and where the instructors will not let you fail. You will reach your full potential. They will make you work, you will sweat, and you will break barriers, but it will all be worth it in the end!

Amity Halstead reviewed Elevate Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

My son has had the BEST time at Jedi camp!!! He’s already asked if he can go for the rest of summer and told me to register him next year! Appreciate all of the activities and lessons!!

G.W. Micah Garland reviewed Elevate Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

My favorite part of Elevate Martial Arts is the character building they do. They do not just teach karate skills, they teach solid life skills. The owners are absolutely wonderful! They always have a great attitude, are very patient and very kind. Could not recommend this place more!!!

Request Information

Blog

Our latest news & thoughts

Martial Arts – The Art Of Peace

Martial Arts – The Art of Peace

For years, martial arts has gotten a bad reputation because people feel that it encourages violence, especially in children. And yes, it sounds like a paradox that something that teaches “fighting” can actually make people less aggressive. However, what most people don’t know is that martial arts is rooted in nonviolent conflict resolution.  As the founder of Aikido, O’Sensei Morihei Ueshiba, said, “To injure an opponent is to injure yourself. To control aggression without inflicting injury is the Art of Peace.” Controlling aggression is the ultimate goal of martial arts. In order to do this, martial arts teaches respect and humility as well as life and social skills.

In any form of martial art, there is tradition and discipline. From a simple bow to an instructor or other student to waiting for the next direction, students become more patient and respectful. But not only does martial arts teach these simpler lessons but it also teaches lessons that have a deeper meaning and application such as goal setting, control over strong emotions and reactions, and self-actualization.  As students learn these character lessons, they begin transferring them into their everyday lives. One of the major things that all of this helps children with is increased self-esteem. When children feel good about who they are as an individual, aggressive tendencies diminish. This is because they no longer feel a need to “prove” themselves and their abilities. They have learned to internalize integrity so that violence is not even an option.

It is important to note, though, that the instructor is at the forefront of this training. Instructors must lead by example and promote the tenets of the martial arts they teach. Showing compassion and respect to students, while teaching them, will be more beneficial. Take, for example, the movie “The Karate Kid.” In the movie, there are two different instructors, two different students, but both are working on the same thing…martial arts. However, the Cobra Kai instructor focuses on aggressiveness and anger in his teaching, while Mister Miyagi teaches from a place of peace and conflict resolution, making the actual use of martial arts to be only as a last resort and a means of self-defense.

Our Elevate program takes the martial arts traditional concepts a step further by dedicating time to Life SKILLS during class. These character-building lessons expand on traditional martial arts tenets and make them easy to comprehend.  Lessons on sportsmanship, kindness, and optimism are just a few of the ones that are touched on throughout each student’s journey to black belt. Martial arts is a holistic approach to the self. The physical requirements benefit the student greatly. The social, intellectual, and emotional benefits are, however, the most significant. When taught correctly, martial arts can be the most peaceful approach to conflict resolution, bullying, and violence.

We invite you to experience the uplifting culture of Elevate Martial Arts, where both athlete and family are valued.

logo

COVID-19 UPDATE

Greetings from Elevate Martial Arts.  We understand our way of life has completely changed due to the Global Pandemic we are currently facing.  As a community business, it is our #1 priority to continue serving our community at the highest level.  As the large majority of our customers are children, we have an even greater responsibility to keep our best customers; safe, happy and satisfied.  Although our facility is currently closed, we have been running super fun, high energy classes online keeping our Elevate community both physically and mentally sharp. 

We understand there are many uncertainties facing our future but rest assured we are well equipped and in position to reopen when the time comes or continue on with our online training.  It is our desire to ensure that our families are comfortable and feel safe.  Upon reopening, know that you’ll fine a clean facility  and coaches that are following all agency guidelines.   We will also continue online training for those members who are more comfortable in the home setting.

We have every confidence that as we work together, we will prevail as a people and become stronger.  We are truly thankful for all of the love and support from our Elevate family and community.  We can’t wait until we’re all able once again to come together on the mats and share our lives and stories.  If you’re new to our Elevate community, we’re just as excited to get to know you online as we are in person.  We’ll still make you feel right at home.  Follow the links to register for our online community and special rates.

Blessings

Elevate Martial Arts

“Where Great Things Happen”