Adults and Kids Karate

With the ideal of providing lessons for as wide a group of people as possible, Inner Strength Martial Arts Academy caters for students from aged 4 to 99 years, at local venues:

Muscliff ; Bearwood ; St Ives ; Poole ; Ferndown ; Wimborne ; Parkstone ; Blandford ; Christchurch ; Verwood


Inner Strength takes the Welfare and Safeguarding of our younger students very seriously. All instructors are CRB checked. Contact us for details of our Safeguarding Policy.


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About Us

Welcome to Inner Strength Martial Arts Academy (I.S.M.A.A). We specialize in Wado Ryu Karate which is a traditional style of Karate, and are expanding into other martial arts too. At I.S.M.A.A, we pride ourselves with our friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Learning Karate with I.S.M.A.A is fun and exciting and helps build your confidence and fitness, as well as teaches you to look after yourself if ever in a crisis situation. All ages - from 4 to Adult.

ISMAA work closely with some of the local schools and are pleased to be associated with the LeAf Academy. Click here for more information.

Self defence lessons

Run by Shaun Lanham 5th Dan chief instructor ISMAA.

  • Ever been in a position that you never wanted to be in?

    We offer  tailored sessions either at a location we use or at a location you choice.

    Learn how to defend yourself with non aggressive moves than can help anyone in situations.

    1 - 1 or 2's 3's or small groups of friends are welcome.  Prices depend on size of group for  1-1 £35   2's £50  3- £70  4's £85 5's please ask this is for 1 hours tuition.  Contact Shaun: or 07536077001





Inner Strength Martial Arts acadmemy is the best karate in Ferndown and Bournemouth areas and is has many black belts. Sensei Shaun and the other karate instructors teach in West Moors, Bournemouth, St Ives, Ferndown, Muscliff, Poole and Blandford.