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Explore Martial Arts in Fort Lauderdale

Kimling’s is a place where individuals of all ages and backgrounds come together to learn, grow, and achieve. From the bustling streets of Fort Lauderdale to the serene neighborhoods of the surrounding areas, our community is as diverse as the martial arts styles we teach.

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Students we’ve taught since 1996
who we are

Welcome to Kimling’s Academy of Martial Arts of Fort Lauderdale

Where our mission “Lead by Example” is at the core of everything we do. Nestled in the vibrant heart of Oakland Park and extending our reach to the communities of Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Pompano Beach, Plantation, and Davie, we are not just a martial arts school but a beacon of discipline, respect, and personal growth.

In our martial arts school, “Lead by Example” is more than a motto; it’s our way of life. We strive to instill this principle in each of our students, empowering them to become role models in their own right – here at Kimling’s, at home, and in their communities.

Our training goes beyond physical prowess, encompassing mental and emotional resilience, and fostering a spirit of continual improvement.

our dedicated team

Your Success is Our Top Priority

Our instructors and staff work tirelessly to ensure a safe, supportive, and enriching environment for every student and family that walks through our doors.

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Micheal Kimling

grand master and owner

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Ms. Patti


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Ms. Joeimy

afterschool supervisor

Mrs. Colleen

Ms. Kaley

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Mr. Micheal

Ms. Kathrin

Ms. Zulma

Mr. Tatum

Ms. Dana

Mr. Ale (Alessandro)

Ms. Mariana

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Mr. Cogan

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Ms. Bianca

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Mr. Rowan

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Mrs. Juanni

Our Martial Arts Programs

How We Serve Our Students

If your journey involves seeking physical fitness, self-development, and a welcoming community, then look no further than Kimling’s Academy of Martial Arts in Oakland Park or Fort Lauerdale, FL. Here, we integrate physical fitness routines with empowering self-development programs, all set within a nurturing and welcoming community environment. This is the place where your individual aspirations align with our dedication to superior quality, fostering an ideal setting for your personal development and wellness.

Self Defense Workshops

Specialized workshops focusing on practical self-defense techniques and situational awareness for real-world safety.

Day Camps

Day-long camps filled with martial arts training, activities, and fun, are perfect for busy schedules.

Mixed Martial Arts Classes

A blend of various martial arts disciplines, these classes offer a comprehensive approach to fitness and self-defense.

Martial Arts Trials

Introductory sessions offer a taste of martial arts to help you decide if it’s the right fit for you.

Weapons Training Classes

Advanced adult classes focusing on the skillful use and mastery of weapons. Upon request.

Martial Arts Online Classes

Convenient online sessions provide top-notch martial arts training from the comfort of your home.

Frequently Asked Questions

To get started in martial arts, begin by researching different styles to find one that aligns with your interests. Next, look for a reputable martial arts school in your area, and consider visiting to observe a class, which will offer insights into the teaching style and atmosphere. It’s also beneficial to talk to instructors and current students for a deeper understanding. Before diving in, assess your fitness level and consider any health concerns. Many schools offer trial classes, allowing you to experience the training firsthand. Once you decide to continue, invest in the necessary gear and set realistic goals for your martial arts journey. Regular practice and attendance are crucial for improvement, and remember, progress takes time, patience, and persistence. Martial arts is not just about physical prowess; it’s a path to discipline, respect, and personal growth.

The time it takes to learn martial arts varies widely depending on several factors, including the specific martial art, the learner’s dedication and natural aptitude, the frequency of training, and the individual goals of the learner. It’s important to remember that martial arts is a journey of continuous learning. Even advanced practitioners continue to refine their skills and learn new techniques throughout their martial arts journey. Therefore, setting specific goals and enjoying the process of learning is more important than focusing solely on the time it takes to learn.

Yes, anyone can learn martial arts at any age. Martial arts training is highly adaptable and can be tailored to suit individuals of different ages, fitness levels, and physical abilities.

To determine if martial arts is right for you, consider taking advantage of free trial classes offered by many martial arts schools. These trials provide a practical experience of the art and its teaching style without a long-term commitment. Additionally, attending beginner workshops or observing classes can offer insights into the discipline and its suitability for your interests and physical capabilities. Engaging with current students or instructors and exploring online resources like videos and tutorials can also be helpful. Some community centers or gyms may offer introductory martial arts classes, presenting a more casual environment to start your exploration. The key is to explore various options and styles to find the best fit for your personal goals and preferences.