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Our kids martial arts program allows children from 4-15 years old to learn a non-quitting spirit, build self confidence, and learn self defense. Our programs are also sensitive to bully prevention and awareness.


Students work with specific techniques on punching, kicking, close range self defense, ground techniques, and defending against these techniques. It is one of the more versatile classes we offer.


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu promotes the core principle that a smaller, weaker person, using leverage and proper and proven techniques, can successfully defend themselves against a larger, stronger attacker.



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Transportation provided for Shiloh Elementary, Hemby Bridge Elementary,Sun Valley Elementary,
Union Academy and Union Prep Academy at Indian Trail.

Sparks Martial Arts selected for 2016 Stallings Small Business Excellence Award
Stallings,NC – November 21, 2016 — Sparks Martial Arts has been selected for the 2016 Stallings Small Business Excellence Award in the Martial Arts classification by the Stallings Small BusinessExcellence Award Program.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2016 Stallings Small Business Excellence Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Stallings Small Business Excellence Award Program and data provided by third parties.
The Stallings Small Business Excellence Awards recognizes outstanding small businesses that serve the Stallings area. Each year, our selection committee identifies businesses that we believe have achieved outstanding marketing success in their local community and business classification.


Sensei Sparks is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Kickboxing under Steve Snyder, a Joe Lewis Fighting Systems 2nd Degree Black Belt and a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He received his certificate from Joe Lewis and is the ONLY JLFS Black Belt in the Charlotte Area. Sensei Sparks has a background in education.

While attending LaSalle University he studied a double Major in Elementary and Special Education. This allows for some of the best children and youth programs offered in the area. Sensei Sparks is a former Full Contact, Bare Knuckle Fighter, Karate Champion, Naga/Newbreed BJJ Champion, Kickboxer, Boxer and an Active IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu federation) competitor.

Sensei Sparks has over 29 years of Martial Arts training including: Karate, Kickboxing, Aikido, Submission Grappling, Boxing and Jiu Jitsu. Sensei Sparks continues to train under the supervision of Steve Snyder in High Point NC practicing Joe Lewis Kickboxing Fighting System and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Sensei Sparks is committed to continuing his martial arts education in order to deliver world class instruction to his students.

Our adult program is a blend of Karate, KickBoxing and, Aikido. This allows students to become well rounded martial artists and prepares them to defend themselves in any situation. It is one of the more versatile and all-encompassing classes we offer.Karate Kids and Karate Juniors Programs teach Martial Arts in a fun, safe environment. Karate juniors start at ages 4-5 and Karate Kids begin at age 6.

Sparks Martial Arts offers the best teaching and training in the area. We are proud to be one of the only schools offering these specialized programs for our students in one training facility.Personalized Initial Private Lesson to assess each student’s Martial Art’s needs, level and goals. We have convenient class schedules with unlimited attendance.Sparks Martial Arts is conveniently located in the Stallings/Matthews Area.

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What are the requirements to participate?
We are a family dojo and we ask you have an open mind and a great attitude when walking in! We look at each students individual goals and try to help them achieve them each and every day! “You don’t have to be great to start but you have to start to be great”
What is the minimum age for students?
We have our Karate juniors program that starts at four years old. Our oldest student is 65 years young so no matter what your age’s dart today!
I'm looking for a high energy program with other young adults.
Our core kickboxing program is not only fun but you will burn 500 to 750 calories in an 1 hour class! Here you will learn how to kick and punch as well as protect against a close range attack! You will get in the best shape of your life but also gain  a practical skill for self-defense.
Are there competitive events for your students?
We do not require our students to compete but those that want to can attend various local,  regional, and international tournaments! Starting at 7 years old and now with with over 30 years of experience in martial arts and competition, Sensei Sparks knows how to prepare those students who are ready to win gold!


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