Check out this listing of martial arts classes for kids.
by Jennifer Hanrahan
Do your kids need a summer activity, a new hobby, or a life-long passion? Martial arts classes are the perfect way for kids to stay fit while learning important life lessons like self-defense, confidence, focus, and respect. Help your kid start earning a black belt today!
Modern Taekwondo Center
618 Gallivan Blvd., Boston
Martial arts programs teaching taekwondo and instilling life values are available to children as young as 4 years old.
15 North Beacon St., Watertown
Kids learn about self-confidence, self-empowerment and character development along with martial arts.
ATA Martial Arts of Tewksbury
361 Main St., Tewksbury
Kids 3 to 11 years old can train with karate masters, learn lessons and even throw karate themed birthday parties here.
Rock Star Martial Arts
1778 Washington St. #2, Stoughton
Have your child stay healthy while learning self-defense techniques and motor skills in this clean and safe martial arts environment.
Bay State Martial Arts
25V Olympia Ave, Woburn
This husband and wife owned school teaches Kenpo Karate, physical and mental fitness, and offers exciting birthday party packages.
Boston Tae Kwon Do Academy- Randolph
24 North St., Randolph
Kids martial arts classes will help them focus, succeed, follow through with tasks and learn self-respect all while getting a great work out.
The Ultimate Self Defense and Performance Center
12 B St., South Boston
A community oriented place that offers kids expert instruction, as well as programs like “moms & tots.”
Cambridge Tang Soo Do
215 First St., Cambridge
Located right by Cambridge Side Galleria, “pee wee” classes are available for kids from 5 to 6 years old so that they can learn martial arts, listening and motor skills.
Xtreme Ninja Martial Arts Center
45 Riverside Ave., Medford
Children start as little ninjas and move their way up to little dragons and dragons. Throw a birthday party full of martial arts fun and even try a free trial week.
Boston Classical Soo Bahk Do
7 Temple St., Cambridge
Master Steyer is compassionate, caring as well as strict, and everyone can learn at their own enjoyable pace while being challenged.
The Japan Karate Association of Boston
310 Harvard St., 2nd floor, Brookline
On the first Tuesday of each month, beginner classes are offered to all ages. Sign your little ones up now so they can learn the philosophy of improving one’s character and work their way up to a black belt!
Seishin Martial Arts/ Sport Karate Academy
Their instructors are experienced with teaching children from a wide range of physical and mental capabilities. Kids experience quality classes that offer a variety of games, exercises and techniques.
Mendes Tang Soo Do Martial Arts Karate Academy
239 Broadway St., Taunton
Each child gets equal attention from the highly trained staff who instill confidence to stand up to bullies and negative peer pressure.
Jae Hun Kim Taekwon-Do Institute
102 Brookline Ave., Boston
With child classes offered seven days a week, you’ll always have the chance to learn from these highly trained instructors.
North Shore Karate Academy
45 Enon St., Beverly
Kids can learn about Japanese culture in a safe and positive learning environment while exercising their mind and body.
America’s Best Defense Premier Martial Arts Academy
A state of the art facility and certified instructors makes a great environment for kids of all levels and abilities to develop black belt principals.
Cormier's Self Defense Academy
53 Jeffrey Ave., Holliston
Want to learn karate, jujitsu, judo or yoga? With 27 years of professional martial arts instruction, Cormier's Self Defense Academy teaches a number of programs where students are able to learn in a comfortable, safe, supportive and kid-friendly environment.
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by Jennifer Hanrahan
Whether you live on the south shore, north shore or right in Boston, head down to your local YMCA for summer long classes for ages 4 to 8.
Do you take martial arts lessons at one of these locations? Tell us about them in our comments section, or let us know where you go if it’s not on our list.