Iron Lotus is the Premier Martial Arts School in Belen

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Martial Arts Classes For Children

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Home School Karate P.E.

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Adult and Family Karate

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Combat Fit

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Why Iron Lotus Martial Arts?

Iron Lotus Martial Arts Academy will build your child’s fitness, confidence, and self-defense skills.

Enroll your child into our journey of strength, success, and personal growth through our world-class program.

Reviews for Iron Lotus Martial Arts Academy

Becca Fusselman

Becca Fusselman

I love to see the involvement of the kids and the parents. It’s an awesome opportunity to get plugged into the community!”


A Well-Disciplined Environment

A well-disciplined environment with teachers that any student should be lucky to study under.

Amanda Currier

Amanda Currier

Iron Lotus is a great place to learn to defend yourself. They teach on levels that all can understand.”

Martial Arts for Children

Tuesday – Thursday and Friday at 5:30


Our Physical Skills for children in our martial arts classes develop coordination, confidence, strength, and flexibility.

Our Mental Skills instill focus, self-control, self-discipline, and many more important soft skills.

Our students are taught proven martial arts skills of blocking, punching, kicking, self-defense and most of all, when to use them and not to abuse them.

Children are like sponges. It’s what they’re soaking in that matters. They seek guidance and will get it from whatever options are available. 

That’s why Iron Lotus Martial Arts Academy
 is so helpful for kids in Belen.

We use the excitement of the martial arts to gain your child’s attention and focus them on healthy decisions including how to recognize, avoid, and defend against threats from the web to the playground.

Iron Lotus Martial Arts Academy for children provides a stable, nurturing, learning environment for young students.

Shinja Kenpo Karate

KIDS: Tuesday – Thursday and Friday at 5:30

ADULTS & FAMILIES: Tuesday – Thursday 7 pm

Our Shinja Kenpo System is designed from the ground up to enhance the mind, body, and spirit of the Warrior-Scholar.

Our teaching methodology combines the physical arts with mental disciplines to challenge our students both physically and mentally.

Our programs provide a unique approach to life through the lens of a modern and multifaceted warrior.

Shinja Kenpo Karate is encompassed by two warrior paths, The Warrior-Scholar and the Warrior-Priest.

Home School Karate P.E.

Thursdays at 1 PM


Are you a homeschool family looking for a FUN atmosphere for a robust physical Education program?

Welcome to our Home School Karate PE program, where we believe that learning martial arts should be as enjoyable as it is empowering.

Our unique approach focuses on fostering fitness, coordination, and self-confidence in a dynamic and supportive environment.

Key Feature: No Gi
Shedding traditional uniforms, our program embraces a “No Gi” approach. This not only makes classes more comfortable for our young participants but also emphasizes the practical aspects of martial arts training.

Combat Fit

 Fridays at 7 pm

High-Intensity Interval Training with a modern combat kick!

Our Combat Fit Class is the perfect way to get in shape, and build your stamina, endurance, and self-defense skills while having a great time and building a strong community of like-minded warriors!


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Your Questions Answered

When it comes to teaching your children, we want to be crystal clear in meeting your expectations.

My Child Is Shy And Introverted.

If there is any common success story from our martial arts program it’s students and parents telling us how we helped their child to “come out of his/her shell.”

We have specific drills and exercises that are effective for helping students take small steps toward a more confident presence.

My Child Has A Short Attention Span.

We understand that keeping attention can be a real challenge with this age group.

That’s why our program is fast-moving and engaging for the children.

Our instructors are also experts at helping children to re-focus in class until it becomes natural to the child.

My Child Is Not Very Active And Never Liked Sports Before.

We often think of the mental disciplines of martial arts but the physical disciplines are just as important and emphasized just as much.

Recognizing and resisting urges to act out are central to the discipline of making sure a student is not abusing the training.

That includes developing the self-control to resist urges.

My Child Is Constantly Fighting With His Sibling. Will This Help or Hurt?

The responsible use of martial arts for good rather than harm is central to everything we teach.

Parents of our martial arts students are consistently impressed with how our training helps to mature the children in different ways and temper control is one of them.

Much of that has to do with a heightened self-awareness to recognize when things are “heating up” and how to de-escalate.”

My Child Has A History Of Quitting New Activities.

When you enroll your child into our school to help with self-discipline, it’s crucial that you work with the instructors to set clear expectations.

This starts with your child clearly understanding that the first discipline is to come to class twice a week and practice two non-class days.

To help you with that the child psychologists in the Martial Arts Teachers’ Association’s Certification program suggest you be aware of what activity the child is engaged in right before getting ready for class.

If they are playing their favorite game and having fun, they will be more resistant to stopping to go to class than if they were doing something that may not be as fun, like homework.

How Much Are Lessons?

Our tuition varies with the program you choose for your child.

We offer a 2-class trial lesson course so that you can see how your child likes the program and then we will go over all of the options for you.

What we do

Safety and Security

Our school is a clean and safe environment for your child. Our instructors are trained not just to look out for the safety and security of our kids, but also to keep our facility spotless and clean.

Life Skills Training

Kids will learn about decision-making and actually do roleplays that will increase their confidence when faced with an uncomfortable situation like dealing with bullies. We’ll teach them situational awareness so they can recognize and avoid bad cirumcstances.

What We Do NOT do

We Are a No Bully Zone

In our facility, bullying isn’t tolerated. We actually host seminars with national bullying experts to teach our families what bullying is and how to prevent it.

We Don't Baby Sit

Our business is NOT the supervision or babysitting business. We teach kids martial arts and mentor children, building discipline, respect, instilling character, manners, and life skills, exercise, and self-defense.

We Do Not Compromise on Safety

Nothing is more important to you and to us than the safety of your child. Our instructors are screened and trained to always place safety first.

No Foul Language

We want kids to develop confidence and character. Words matter and we help the kids understand that through lessons and example.

Iron Lotus Martial Arts Academy

152 Caldwell Avenue 

Belen NM, 87002


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