Discover the transformative power of martial arts! Beyond self-defense and strength, our classes empower kids aged 10 to 14 with discipline, resilience, and the tools to reach their full potential. We inspire your children to develop a relentless mindset to create high-performing, unstoppable athletes. Join us on a journey that goes far beyond the mats!



They make poor choices and tend not to think things through.

They’re smart and sharp, yet have trouble paying attention at home, in school, or in any time it really matters.

They are great kids but they just don’t listen, You have to tell them to do something 100 times before they do it!

Coach Dave Dow


Dave Dow

I’m Dave Dow, the Owner here at NAK Martial Arts.

I founded NAK Martial Arts with a passion for teaching kids martial arts in a safe environment, and to empower them to learn life-skills that will carry them well into adulthood.

Now, NAK Martial Arts is proud to be one of the FEW schools in Tennessee that requires their instructors to complete a full certification course, prior to being allowed to lead a class.

In fact, that’s why NAK Martial Arts trains some of the highest-class martial arts students in the state (and we’re pretty proud of that fact!)…

That said, it isn’t all about the punching and kicking! Our NAK Martial Arts unique Powerful Character Development program has been proven to help kids learn valuable life skills that can be applied in every aspect of their life to help them achieve success.

While many martial art schools talk about confidence and leadership…our students ACTIVELY complete real life skill activities and drills to prepare them to land the best opportunities available!


There really is a safe, natural and extremely effective way to take charge and positively impact every aspect of your child’s life. It doesn’t take medicine, therapy, harsh actions, or cajoling your kids to change their behavior. Instead, it is teaching your kids self-discipline, hard work, confidence, and respect. This done in a way that empowers them while also teaching them humility, and promoting health and fitness… all at the same time.

Sounds like a wonder cure doesn’t it?

But there really is something that does all that. And that’s the power of martial arts classes.

Mentoring kids in Murfreesboro Tennessee


Children are like sponges. They absorb things quickly and easily – far more easily than we do as adults. In fact, parents can sometimes see a difference in their kids after just one martial arts class. Each additional class they attend increases their knowledge and growth.

Not only are they getting healthier as they learn martial arts, they’re also learning the value of self-discipline and respect. When you enroll your child in a martial arts class, you’re giving them much more than the physical skills we teach. You’re giving them the opportunity to thrive.


Your kids’ everyday friends aren’t the main concern anymore when it comes to character development. Now you have to worry about all the negative and harmful influences that the internet can introduce into your children’s lives.

The true benefit or our classes are the character and success traits that are developed through martial arts training.

Through learning the skills and techniques of martial arts, to the guidance and inspiration of our instructors and the positive social interaction with their fellow classmates, your kids will develop a whole list of skills.

NAK Martial Arts trains character development
we disguise fitness so your child will become fit and healthy


Face it. Between the foods we eat and the constant sitting and staring into screens and devices, many kids aren’t getting enough regular exercise.

Our martial arts classes for kids are full exercise routines disguised as a boatload of fun! That’s because they are jam packed with activities, games and drills that are all designed to disguise the repetition of training.

Of course it’s important for your kids to exercise and wear themselves out – they stay healthy, sleep well, and develop their minds and bodies. But just as important, our classes will help develop at a young age the physical habits they need to grow into healthy adults.


We never want our kids to have to use these skills in modern life, but every good parent still wants their kids to be safe.

That’s why our martial arts training is very serious about teaching your kids the skills needed for self-protection in any circumstance, from the neighborhood bully to a stranger on the street (and so much more).

But knowing how to defend oneself is only half the battle. Our classes teach your child the respect and self-discipline needed to diffuse a situation without violence whenever possible – as well as the knowledge to know when force is the only way to safety.

NAK Martial Arts trains character development
Fun in kids martial arts training


We never forget… kids are kids and they deserve to have some fun!

We can’t guarantee that their normal school teachers are making learning an enjoyable experience, but we DO guarantee that your kid will have a blast in our martial arts classes.

It really is a challenge to design a class that keeps children focused on learning, respect, and discipline while still having fun… but our classes are created just for that. They are so full of ideas, activities, and games that your kids will never get bored or stagnate.

It’s also a fantastic and healthy environment for them (and you) to make friends with other like-minded students. It really is a place where laughter, cheer and happiness abound.


Not at all. You’ll find that our classes for beginners are the perfect way to build up your overall fitness level regardless of your physical condition. Good luck!
No. Martial arts has its roots in self-defense, but we always teach children that violence is not the answer to their problems! In fact, studies have shown that children who participate in martial arts are LESS likely to get into fights. They have nothing to prove.
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Martial arts training teaches focus, discipline, self-control, and respect. These traits help children focus better at school, listen better at home, and to pay attention to the things that are most important to their future success.


Martial arts classes get kids off their screens into an environment where they can explore what they are physically capable of.

Training in Muay Thai will help develop their athletic abilities that will help them excel in any sport.

Kids learn the importance of respecting others and allowing them to speak without interruption