• martial arts for adults
  • martial arts for kids
  • after school martial arts
  • martial arts summer camp
  • fitness kickboxing
  • bully proof program

WS Karate in Wilmington

Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem and Leadership Skills

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Martial Arts for Adults

We all know that we SHOULD exercise, but the problem with most exercise programs is that they are just too BORING!

Our innovative adult martial arts program is totally different. Every movement has a purpose – a purpose that might one day save your life! Some of our students have actually been able to defend themselves from dangerous attacks, while most are grateful just knowing how to avoid trouble.

I’m very proud to say that HUNDREDS of adults in the Wilmington area have a BLAST in every class while learning awesome self-defense skills and watching the pounds melt away.

Students from 18 to 80 also tell us they use the benefits of improved concentration, self-discipline, and confidence every day at home, at work, and in social situations.

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Martial Arts for Kids

Our innovative martial arts program for kids can develop your child’s focus, self-esteem, self-confidence, and overall sense of purpose the way NO OTHER sport, hobby, “activity,” or program can.

We’re very PROUD to say that HUNDREDS of parents and families in the Wilmington area are singing the praises of our program, and telling other parents about it every day, because they’ve seen it for themselves, too.

If you want your child to be more confident, more focused, happier, and healthier, then you owe it to yourself to come and see the difference innovative martial arts for children can make in your child.

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After School Program

In our innovative After School Martial Arts program, children become part of our proven character development system that is LIKE NO OTHER in the Wilmington area. The kids actually ENJOY learning discipline, respect, and cooperation as part of learning AWESOME martial arts skills. I know it sounds hard to believe, but our kids actually love it! They not only have found a program they don’t want to quit, they actually get upset if you take them out of class early one day!

Our parents love it, too, because their children are INSPIRED to set and achieve goals, which creates a virtual ROADMAP for a successful life!

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Martial Arts for Men

Men are naturally aggressive – it is a normal result of testosterone. 

Innovative Martial Arts for Men provides a safe outlet in Wilmington that allows you to express your aggression while developing your self-control. After a stressful day at work, it just feels good to punch some pads or kick a bag. You’ll sweat out all kinds of physical and mental toxins, including those nasty aggressive hormones. No other exercise program offers that kind of stress release.

In addition, you will develop awesome self-defense skills. A man needs to feel like he can handle himself when things get tough. You shouldn’t be afraid of anyone! Our innovative martial arts classes will give you the quiet confidence that comes with knowing how to defend yourself. 

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Martial Arts for Women

As you know, beauty is more than skin deep. It comes from within and expresses itself through your looks and your actions. How you FEEL affects how you LOOK.

Our Innovative Martial Arts Program for Women empowers women in the Wilmington area from the inside out. You will be emotionally stronger, to better handle the tough times in life. You will develop a winning attitude. You will learn to bounce back when you are thrown down by life. You will learn to escape from the problems that seem like they have a death grip on you. You will be able to strike back with confidence, asserting your strength and independence.

Finally, we will teach you simple techniques to defend yourself, and give you the confidence to use them if you need to.

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Fitness Kickboxing

Our one of a kind “Lean and Mean” Kickboxing fitness program is different for two reasons:

        1. The exercise is FUN, so you’ll actually do it, and

        2. We exercise your mind so you’ll be mentally stronger.

Each class involves learning and refining exciting martial arts techniques with a great group of friends, so it’s never boring. Our unique combination of aerobic and anaerobic exercise will melt away the pounds. You’ll look leaner, feel lighter, and gain some impressive new skills.

Another important benefit of martial arts fitness is that you progress at your own pace. Young elite athletes will be challenged by the goals they set and the skills required to achieve mastery, while grandmothers and grandfathers can train with folks just like themselves to regain their energy and balance.

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Martial Arts Summer Camp

Our martial arts summer camp in Wilmington is a safe place – your children will be PROTECTED from the kind of bad influences they might get in other places that can get them into trouble now, and may even ruin their future.

Second, they will be EMPOWERED with physical skills, but more importantly with the confidence to choose right over wrong. As they grow into those dangerous teenage years, you can rest assured that you have helped them form the strength of character needed to resist peer pressure.

Third, they’ll have FUN! We take our students out into the community on martial arts adventures to local attractions like swimming pools, parks, skating rinks, and more!

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Martial Arts Stop the Bully Program

Bullying has become a major issue these days. There are bullies terrorizing kids in every school, in every neighborhood, and even on the Internet.

Bullied children can be afraid to go to school, afraid to leave the house, and can even develop lifelong neuroses and anxieties.

What can YOU do about it?

HUNDREDS of parents and families in the Wilmington area feel more secure now that their children have gone through our Stop the Bully training in our innovative martial arts program.

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Welcome to The Best Karate Lessons
in Wilmington

Hi, my name is Master Benjamin Rodriguez,

and I’m very PROUD that hundreds of families all over the Wilmington area are singing the praises of our programs and telling their friends and neighbors how much of a positive impact it’s having on their lives.

WS Karate has become a landmark of Wilmington martial arts!

Get started now and find out how you can be healthier, happier, and more confident with WS Karate training!

Physical and Mental Development

Our members tell us that they feel our school is more of an institution of self-improvement, physically and mentally, rather than “just” a gym or some “activity”.

I pride myself on helping our adult members safely build muscle, quickly burn fat, gain flexibility, and release stress in a FUN, positive, and injury-free environment! And for the children, parents all over the Wilmington area give my martial arts classes credit for increasing their child’s ability to focus, building their self-esteem, and igniting a passion for self improvement they never would have expected.

Much More than “Kicking & Punching”

Although many people think the martial arts are just about fighting, the truth is that the physical “kicking and punching” are really just the “tools” that I use to teach the more important, and MUCH more valuable lessons about “yourself”.

When you train in our Wilmington martial arts program (which also serves Castle Hayne, Porters Neck, Ogden, Hampstead), you take advantage of the best self-improvement system in the world.

Through the practice of physical self-defense skills, you will follow a blueprint for a successful life based on discipline, focus, and perseverance. Please take a few moments to browse this website, get familiar with us, then, take me up on my “No Strings Attached” offer, and see the benefits of my Wilmington martial arts program for yourself!

See for Yourself

Give me a call at: (910) 599-4243 Or click the program (above) that you’re most interested in!

I sincerely look forward to meeting you, and helping you and your family accomplish your goals!


Master Benjamin Rodriguez
WS Karate

6626 Gordon Rd Unit B
Wilmington, NC 28411
(910) 599-4243

P.S. If you’re like me, you’d rather “see it for yourself”, rather than just take my word for it. So simply select the program you’re most interested in on this page, and take advantage of our Special Trial Offer!