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1544 A Matthews Mint Hill Rd, Matthews, NC 28105

Matthews Martial Arts

Powerful Self-Defense. Inner-Calm. Fat-Fighting Fitness.

  • Kids Martial Arts
  • After School
  • Muay Thai Kickboxing
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Jeet Kune Do
  • Filipino Martial Arts
  • Birthday Parties
  • Summer Camps

About Our School

Dear neighbor,

My name is Scott Shields, master instructor of our martial arts school here in Matthews. We've dedicated our lives to bringing the physical - and spiritual - benefits of martial arts to our community and are honored that you're thinking of joining in our adventures!

We have a ton of fun in class for sure, but, we also learn a lot too. Classes are geared toward men and women of all ages, shapes and sizes. No matter what your starting point is, one thing is for sure... you will improve based upon your personal goals with our programs.

Our school itself has become a community hot spot for learning and growth - we'd love nothing more than for you to become a part of it. That way you too can enrich your life, learn self-defense, and get in great shape too.

Together, these three elements lead to a happier, healthier life.

After all, for thousands of years, martial arts has been a tool for inner-growth and development - the increased energy that comes from getting in good physical shape gives you a boost to bring even more fulfilling activities into your life too. Some of the differences you'll feel within the first two weeks are...

...your hard work and patience paying off as you strive to perfect each move, building an amazing sense of discipline, focus and determination.

...your passionate desire to advance through the ranks increasing by developing new goal setting techniques and follow through with your renewed sense of ambition.

...the rush of passing tests and seeing how far you've come while building confidence and pride.

But it doesn't stop there! You'll also learn self-defense to keep your loved ones safe and sound. You may never have to use these skills in a real-life situation, in fact we hope you never have to, but just knowing that you CAN protect yourself will give you peace of mind.

The confidence you'll exude is typically enough to diffuse most situations before they even arise. After all, attackers like to focus in on weak individuals. When you emit strength, confidence and pride - it's enough to keep most of them at bay.

Helping you succeed in martial arts is the only goal of our Matthews program. Everyone here - each of our martial arts instructors - is passionate about helping you succeed, have a ton of fun, and really enjoy the time you spend here.

Your life is about to become amazing in a whole new way! At the top of this page you'll find our programs, click on one that interests you to learn about the classes our Matthews school offers. Plus... you'll get to check out the super-low web specials going on right now.

Then stop by and try out the program that's best-suited for you! It's just that easy, and we'll be here to guide you the entire time.

Still have questions or feel more comfortable signing up in person? Call us to register or ask us any questions you may have: (704) 573-3830

See you soon,

Scott Shields
Master Instructor, Scott Shields Martial Arts
Matthews Martial Arts

  • Kids Martial Arts
  • After School
  • Muay Thai Kickboxing
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Jeet Kune Do
  • Filipino Martial Arts
  • Birthday Parties
  • Summer Camps

We mix a perfect blend of fun activities and games in all our Matthews kids martial art classes to keep kids' attention. But at the same time, we go beyond the traditional martial arts techniques to impart discipline and a deeper sense of respect to our students. As a result, kids become better-behaved everywhere they go and perform better in school. That's why parents are crazy about our classes too, not just their kids.

Kids of all ages love these martial art classes...they enjoy the fun activities and games while improving and learning new martial art techniques.

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Our Matthews kids martial arts after school program gives you a safe, fun, and learning environment to leave your kids until you get off of work. And because we pick your child up from school, you know he/she is in great hands from the moment the bell rings until the moment you take them home.

In our program, kids get a great mixture of martial arts, healthy exercise, fun activities, focused lessons on life such as respect, discipline, and paying attention, and time to study and get homework done. It's truly the most enriching and fun program out there.

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Our Matthews Muay Thai classes utilize the full-range of striking techniques that Muay Thai has to offer. This includes punches such as the jab, cross, and uppercut. Elbow strikes like the slash, spinning elbow, and double elbow chop.

Knee strikes include the flying knee, knee slap, and knee bomb. And foot strikes include the straight foot thrust, jumping foot thrust, and more. Click now to test-drive this exciting program today!

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Hundreds of years ago, Thai fighters became some of the most feared on the planet. Their ability to use not just hands and feet... but knees and elbows made them unpredictable, fast, and unstoppable. - Today, Muay Thai is just as renowned and hardcore. Learn flawless technique, get in incredible shape through expert conditioning, and get your adrenaline fix in each and every class. Click to learn more.

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Our martial arts classes are designed for total beginners & pros to do two things: master a powerful form of self-defense, and get lean & in great shape fast.

Our members constantly comment about how fun these classes are too, and how stress-relieving they are. After all, punching & kicking just lets all the stress go free. Come see for yourself why just can't get enough of our classes. We'd love nothing more than to help you too master martial arts.

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Kali/Silat is one of the most efficient forms of self-defense on the planet. After observing and studying many forms of martial arts, Filipino warriors realized that it all comes down to the angle of attack. Every martial art on the planet relies on the same angles, even if the moves look and feel different.

That's why in every class, you'll learn this efficient, powerful form of self-defense. You'll be able to protect yourself and your loved ones against any opponent, no matter their training or experience.

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Let your kid feel like a total rock star with our awesome kids birthday package. It's a fun, educational, structured birthday party involving martial arts... crazy-cool fun & games... pizza (of course!)... and more. Plus your kid will be the one-and-only star of the show!

They'll help teach martial arts to their friends... cut the birthday cake with a real sword (carefully supervised of course!)... and break a wooden board with just their hands or feet (if they've reached this level in their training). Guaranteed to be a safe, fun, awesome experience for your child & all of his / her friends.

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A glimpse into our awesome summer camp: Smiling faces... kids focusing intently on learning martial arts techniques, and helping each other in partnered activities... applause and laughter as they accomplish feats that once seemed impossible... and pure goofiness as they play games and enjoy a bit of free time.

Our martial arts summer camp has lots of fun, games and martial arts. But it's also about helping kids see that with the right attitude, discipline, and focus they can accomplish anything. Click to learn more.

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