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.

Kimura BJJ

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

Multiple locations

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

Multiple Locations

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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Multiple Locations

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.