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.

Save £100... Are you between 13 and 25? Sign up for a Sport England funded 8 week course for just £8. Learn everything you need for your first grading. Receive a free suit at the 7th lesson, and grade for your first belt on the 8th lesson. Starts at St Ives club Friday 1st Nov 7.30 – 8.30pm, and Ferndown Upper School Wednesday 6th November 3.00 - 4.00 pm. Contact us for more details.

Sport England Funded


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.