Charlotte martial arts and health arts center features authentic tai chi, kung fu, yoga, kempo karate, kickboxing, Zen meditation and grappling (mixed martial arts)—for health, fitness, stress management, self-defense, spiritual growth and more!

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The Peaceful Dragon has been selected as "Best Martial Arts" by Charlotte's Best Magazine and 2012 Charlotte Parent magazine Reader's Favorite "Best Martial Arts"!

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Great programs for all ages and levels of experience--
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Adult Classes at The Peaceful Dragon
Choose from relaxing Tai Chi, explosive Kung Fu, strengthening Yoga (see below), energizing Qigong, calming Meditation.  More.
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The Peaceful Dragon is among the top martial arts and yoga centers in America.

"I lost 50 pounds during the first six months of starting classes at The Peaceful Dragon. I am stronger, more confident and healthier at 33 than I was at 23. My mind is calmer and my focus at work is much sharper."
Frank Tippet, Bond Investor, Charlotte, NC

"The Peaceful Dragon's instructors have a thorough knowledge of the martial and meditative aspects of the arts and teach without egotism or show. The curriculum is a full system of physical and spiritual fitness. The students are fun people to spend time with too."
Beth Rudowske, Copy Editor, Rock Hill, SC

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The Top Charlotte Fitness, Charlotte Yoga and Charlotte Martial Arts Choice Since 1997

The Peaceful Dragon is among the most popular martial arts, tai chi and yoga schools in Charlotte and indeed in the Carolinas. We are consistently rated one of the top Charlotte fitness, Charlotte Yoga and Charlotte martial arts centers for adults, teens and children. If you're looking for fitness and weight loss, stress management, self-defense or just plain fun and enjoyment we have a program for you.

We offer adult classes in relaxing tai chi (taijiquan), energizing yoga, explosive kung fu, calming Zen meditation, practical kenpo karate (kempo karate), kickboxing, healthful chi kung (qigong), grappling for mixed martial arts, mind/body fitness and more.

Our Kids arts classes are among the best in the country, helping kids gain focus, self-discipline, confidence, strong leadership skills, fitness and weight loss—and parents can enjoy the classes right along with their kids. Special attention is paid to kids with autism and ADHD. We also offer martial arts summer camp and birthday parties. Special martial arts classes for homeschoolers are available.

Our students come to our Steele Creek location from all over Mecklenburg County, York County and Gaston County, including Charlotte and neighboring communities Gastonia, Belmont, Huntersville, Matthews, Pineville, Davidson, Lake Norman and Concord in North Carolina; and Lake Wylie, Ft. Mill, York, Clover and Rock Hill in South Carolina; plus many towns beyond.

With so many schools in the region teaching tae kwon do, karate, aikido, kung fu, kick boxing, jujitsu, mma, (mixed martial arts), and every kind of yoga and exercise program imaginable, how do you choose? We suggest you do your research, then come in and take a free no-obligation introductory class and tour. You'll see for yourself why we were selected Best Martial Arts School by Charlotte's Best Magazine from our first year open, and how we've grown and improved to become a truly world-class health arts and martial arts training center. For authentic and traditional Charlotte fitness programs, Charlotte Yoga classes, or Charlotte martial arts classes, you can't beat the quality and proven results that The Peaceful Dragon offers its members.

Click on the classes links at the top of this page for details about our programs and to learn more about the styles we offer including Shaolin Kung fu, Shuai Chiao (Chinese wrestling and grappling), Kempo Karate, Tai chi (Taijiquan), Pakua and Hsing-I Chuan Kung Fu, Kickboxing, Ch'an (Zen) Meditation, Chi Kung (qigong) and Yoga styles at our Yoga Institute including Power yoga, Universal Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Hot Yoga, and Shaolin Yoga. The style or styles that are best for you will depend on what you are seeking: Fighting skills, self-defense, combat—or stress management, relaxation, fitness, flexibility, focus, spiritual growth and awakening, weight loss, and physical and mental health and wellbeing.

You can make your reservation for a Free Class and Tour right on line by clicking on the program above that interests you, or call us at (704) 504-8866. Now's a great time to start your journey towards greater health, security, confidence, happiness and peace of mind!