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.
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.
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.
Your starting fitness and skill levels don’t matter – as long as you put in the effort in every class, you’ll see results.
When you step out of your comfort zone in our classes, you allow space for unshakable confidence to grow.
Mindfulness practices don’t go away when you step off the mat. The skills you gain in class flow into everything you do.
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.