Family Martial Arts Program

“The best thing I ever did for my kids was start them in martial arts classes at The Peaceful Dragon.”

A Message From Master Eric Sbarge, Director and Head Instructor

Dear Parent,Wouldn’t it be great if your child could develop amazing self-discipline, a positive attitude, incredible focus and concentration, and an unstoppable "can-do" level of confidence? Well here’s some great news: Children are developing these wonderful traits and more every day through our Family Martial Arts Program at The Peaceful Dragon!Experts agree that a high-quality, traditional martial arts program is one of the very best ways to help children gain these positive traits that are essential for success in school, at home, and in life. In The Peaceful Dragon's award-winning Family Martial Arts Program your child will achieve these traits plus:
  • Real Self-Defense
  • Greater Respect for Others
  • More strength and Flexibility
  • Advanced Athletic Skills
  • Better Focus and Concentration
  • Weight Loss and Fitness
  • Stress Management
  • Self-Confidence
  • Anti-Bullying Strategies
  • Better Grades and Study Habits
  • Improved Health and Energy
  • Tons of Fun!!
If you’ve been searching for a children’s karate class near you or for a tae kwon do class, why not go for the granddaddy of Asian martial arts – Kung Fu – a tremendous martial art popularized by the likes of Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, and so many other famous practitioners. Our Family Martial Arts Program includes much more than kicks and punches and breaking boards - ours is a Character Development Program that will maximize your child's total physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.Best of all, in our Family program you can train right alongside your child and gain great health and fitness, stress management, high energy levels, and confidence for yourself!I know you and your child can achieve the above benefits and more at The Peaceful Dragon because thousands of families already have. Continue reading to learn more, or you can call us at 704-504-8866 or click here to register for your family’s free introductory tour, orientation and first lesson!
See for yourself why The Peaceful Dragon was chosen "Best Martial Arts School" by The Charlotte Observer, Creative Loafing, Charlotte's Best Magazine, and Charlotte Parent magazine…
Your child and you will receive much more than just great classes in martial arts. Our program offers a complete character-development curriculum unsurpassed in its quality and effectiveness…
Come see for yourself how our programs can benefit you and your child by taking advantage of a Free Introductory Tour and Orientation, and Two FREE Introductory Classes.

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“Master Sbarge is very knowledgeable in the arts. The curriculum is comprehensive and challenging and a joy to learn. The instructors are great.” –Dale Guadagna, Charlotte, NC, Solutions Development

“Master Sbarge is a very calm, personable teacher, never arrogant yet extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of the Chinese arts.” –Natalia Hill, 28, computer programmer

“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