At the Institute for Martial Arts, our mission is to provide the tools and information our students need to succeed, even beyond karate. Students are important, each of us learns differently, and we all need something unique to become our best. With that in mind, our goal is to find what works for you, and to provide that support with respect and professionalism. We teach children and adults, and include an assortment of activities such as birthday parties and seasonal camp.
Sensei Anthony Smetak, owner and chief instructor at IMA, earned an MBA in Finance and formerly worked in the financial sector for over a decade. Prior opening his Dojo in 2012, Sensei Smetak has served as assistant & chief instructor at several Fairfield locations. His Martial Arts background includes Okinawan Karate (Isshin-Ryu); moreover, he has completed a training regimen in Koh Samui, Thailand with professional Muay Thai boxers. In 2014, he was awarded by the United Way for his volunteer work with children in the Special Needs program at the New Canaan YMCA.
Additionally, Sensei Smetak has worked with the NCPD and members of its Finest to provide instruction in self-defense techniques & application to residents of our local communities.
At our New Canaan Dojo, we are also centrally located to Wilton, Norwalk, north Stamford and Pound Ridge, NY. Come give us a try !