MARTIAL ARTS FOR BOTH CHILDREN AND ADULTS!

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Lake Mary's #1 Choice for Martial Arts School, Training since 2003

We transform kids into leaders full of discipline and focus. We help adults get fit, and learn Self Protection, in our safe, friendly environment. And we do it all with FUN classes, an awesome community, and action-packed martial arts. Try us risk-free today. Start your journey to be the best version of you, with the best martial arts training in the Lake Mary area.

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Voted the #1 kids and adults martial arts center in Lake Mary. See why thousands of Lake Mary area residents love our martial arts classes for their kids. You’ll love our fun, friendly community of members.

Preschool Martial Arts
(Ages 3-4)
in Lake Mary

Fun fitness builds motor skills and coordination. Group games & activities grow positive social skills. Caring instructors provide mentorship & guidance. If you have a preschool aged child here in Lake Mary, prepare to be amazed with our martial arts classes.

Kids Martial Arts
(Ages 5-12)
in Lake Mary

Get ready to see your child grow. Our kids martial arts classes build character. Every fun, action-packed class grows focus, discipline, confidence, and respect. Watch as your child transforms, becoming their best selves. There's no other Lake Mary kids martial arts program like it.

Teen Martial Arts
(Ages 14-17)
in Lake Mary

Let's grow your teen's confidence, discipline, focus, and respect in our amazing Lake Mary teen martial arts classes. Passionate instructors guide your teen to becoming their best selves. And at the same time, your child will get fitter, stronger, more focused, more disciplined, and ready to take on life.

Adult Martial Arts
(Ages 18+)
in Lake Mary

Let's get you fit, fast. And give you real-world tactics to keep you safe. Our adult martial arts classes here in Lake Mary are so fun they're addicting. Our awesome community of likeminded men & women welcomes you. Friendships are born in every class. And your confidence will soar as you accomplish so much, so fast.

Summer Camp

in Lake Mary

Let’s give your child the summer of their lives. Amazing, enthusiastic staff. Action-packed games & activities. Every day here is an adventure. Click now to discover why parents and kids call us the #1 Summer Camp in Lake Mary.


Community Involvement, Media, and Awards

Martial Arts School | Champion Karate Lake Mary
Mike Friedman- Owner/Chief Instructor

why CHOOSE Champion Karate?

Hi, I’m Mike Friedman, and I’m the Founder and Chief Instructor Instructor here at Champion Karate in Lake Mary.  We offer classes geared for men, women and children of all ages shapes, and sizes.  Our school itself has become a community of learning and growth.  We’ve been serving the Lake Mary area since 2003 and have been voted the #1 martial Arts school by the Orlando A-List, as well as others.  We are best known for our work with Age Specific martial arts Training for Children, and Adults, as well as our street self defense system that is both practical and effective.  We REALLY love what we do!  Being an active part of the community is really important to us.  In 2017 we were very humbled to learn that in recognition of our commitment to Lake Mary, the City Mayor and City Commission issued a proclamation on December 21 as ‘Mike Friedman’s Champion Karate Day’.  We are proud to have been invited to partner with Seminole County Public Schools as a partner in education in the district’s enrichment program, as well as being involved with so many local charities!  Our programs have been featured on CNN as well as every local news channel, but the best news we get is from the thousands of families whose lives have become enriched because of Champion Karate.  I would like to personally invite you to come visit us in our school, where we can chat about your goals, and maybe our family can become part of yours.

"Hats off to Mike Friedman and his incredible team for their dedication to excellence in training the students in their charge."
"The staff are amazing and always checks up on Maci to make sure she is not only good while with them but also in school as well as at home."
"We have seen him develop into a respectful, physically fit, straight A student and in large part it’s Mike Friedman, and his team at Champion Karate, that we have to thank!"
"As a coach and family member of Champion Karate, I am proud to be a part of Mr. Mike Team! Great place to learn more about yourself and become better person."
"Mr. Friedman says they offer life-changing classes in self-defense, fitness & weight loss, and a more focused, confident life."

It's the will. Not the skill.

Build Self-Discipline

Your starting fitness and skill levels don’t matter – as long as you put in the effort in every class, you’ll see results.

Gain Confidence

When you step out of your comfort zone in our classes, you allow space for unshakable confidence to grow.

Improve Focus

Mindfulness practices don’t go away when you step off the mat. The skills you gain in class flow into everything you do.

Martial Arts School | Champion Karate Lake Mary

About our programs

Preschool Martial Arts
(Ages 3-4)
in Lake Mary

The earlier your child builds their balance, coordination, and motor skills - the better. Our Lake Mary preschool kids martial arts classes are amazing for this and more. Kids also build social skills through group training, and get powerful mentorship from our amazing instructors.

Kids Martial Arts
(Ages 5-12)
in Lake Mary

Would you like your child to grow their Focus, confidence, discipline, and sense of respect? Then our Lake Mary kids martial arts classes are for you. We've helped so many families in our community. We'd love to help you too. We get your child off their screens, and do powerful fitness & self-defense to make their bodies & minds as strong as can be.

Teen Martial Arts
(Ages 13-17)
in Lake Mary

Our Lake Mary teen martial arts classes help your child grow into the confident, strong person they're capable of becoming. Teens need guidance and community to become their best selves. They need fitness to let out stress & stay healthy. And they need to know how to protect themselves should the need arise. We've got you covered on all fronts.

Adult Martial Arts
(Ages 18+)
in Lake Mary

Awesome community? Check. Action-packed, body-toning fitness? Check. Life-saving martial arts? Check. Our Lake Mary adult martial arts classes make you stronger - inside and out. As your body transforms, so does your mind. That's the thousands-year-old secret of martial arts.

Summer Camp

in Lake Mary

The Lake Mary Summer Camp that kids, and parents, can’t stop raving about. Incredible, passionate staff. Ridiculously fun games & activities. An environment that gets every child opening up and making friends. Click now to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers about our Martial Arts Programs

Bullies are rooted in insecurity and fear. But our Lake Mary kids martial arts classes grow confidence, focus, and respect. And our group training builds positive social skills and confidence. So long story short: No! Your child won’t become a bully, and there are no bullies in our classes either!

That is up to you! If you need some ‘me time’ — go grab a coffee and relax. Your child is in great hands. If you’d like to stay and observe, you’re welcome to do that as well, and make friends with the other parents. We’ve got a great community here in our Lake Mary martial arts school and can’t wait for you to become part of it.

No way! Some folks come to us who have never exercised in their lives. Others have athlete-levels of fitness. That’s the beauty of martial arts — everyone starts at the same place. And although you’re in a group setting, you’re on your own personal journey. Some people advance faster than others. Every pace is okay. There’s no ego here in our Lake Mary kids and adult martial arts classes. Just support and positivity.

There is no real answer for this! And we’d urge you to be cautious of any school that gives you one. The truth is, the path to black belt is a deeply personal and individual journey. Some folks have natural talent and practice hard every day. Other people need to spend more time building coordination and fitness. 

It’s not about getting to black belt. It’s about you becoming a better version of yourself along the way. As you train, overcome obstacles, make friends, find support — you’ll become a stronger you, inside and out. 

And our instructors here at Champion Karate Lake Mary are committed to you every step.

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For your first martial arts class here at Champion Karate of Lake Mary — you’ll only need a few things: Comfy clothes, a water bottle, and an open mind. 

It’s perfectly natural to be nervous your first time too. Happens to everyone! As soon as you see how kind and welcoming our community here is, that will disappear. 

Not at all! Lake Mary men, women, and children of all fitness levels come to us, whether it’s for kids or adult martial arts. Come as you are!

Some of our top students were unfit and uncoordinated at first. Now they’re performing techniques they never dreamed possible. The confidence they gained realizing what they were capable of is the biggest gift of the process.

All you have to do is show up. We’ll take care of the rest.