Martial arts classes

Find after-school martial arts here

Martial arts classes and after-school programs include classes in karate, taekwondo, judo, and others. Kids love these for the self-defense skills they gain, as well as having an exciting way to exercise and make new friends. On this page, find
A list of classes focused solely on martial arts
A second list of after-school programs with some martial arts activities (among others)
• More information and advice for parents and kids Read more




Martial arts kids' programs

Loading filters, please wait.
 FILTERS
LOADING: Filters will activate shortly, please wait.
  FILTERS
  FILTERS


Any type

Any cost
Any age
Any date









Programs specializing in Martial Arts (12 results)

Programs listed below offer dedicated martial arts training that may include progression through belts or instruction from professional martial arts trainers. Consult program listings for details.

  • Brampton, ON
  • Age 5 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $240
BramptonOntario

Karate camp for kids is much more than karate. Social Games, Bully Prevention, Fitness, Goal Setting, and more Visit website

,320,1,153,276,254,3,35,daycamp,coed,2405-112023-01-01
  • Brampton, ON
  • Age 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $130
BramptonOntario

Train martial arts in-person or online, stay fit, reduce anxiety, Separate classes for children, teens. Join anytime. Visit website

,320,1,153,276,254,3,35,programclass,coed,1308-122022-09-012022-10-012022-11-012022-12-012023-01-012023-02-012023-03-012023-04-012023-05-012023-06-012023-07-012023-08-012023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-01
  • Brampton, ON
  • Age 5 to 7 (Coed)
  • From $130
BramptonOntario

Train martial arts in-person or online, stay fit, reduce anxiety, and Separate classes for children, and teens. Join anytime. Visit website

,320,1,153,276,254,3,35,programclass,coed,1305-72022-09-012022-10-012022-11-012022-12-012023-01-012023-02-012023-03-012023-04-012023-05-012023-06-012023-07-012023-08-012023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-01
  • Brampton, ON
  • Age 5 to 7 (Coed)
  • From $525
BramptonOntario

Martial Arts classes work on keeping the body and the mind active. Have fun while practicing a little self-control. Visit website

,320,1,153,276,254,3,35,programclass,coed,5255-72022-09-012022-10-012022-11-012022-12-012023-01-012023-02-012023-03-012023-04-012023-05-012023-06-012023-07-012023-08-012023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-01
  • Brampton, ON
  • Age 13 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $525
BramptonOntario

Online Martial Arts classes working on keeping the body and the mind active. Have fun while practicing a little self-control. Visit website

,320,1,153,276,254,3,35,programclass,coed,52513-162022-09-012022-10-012022-11-012022-12-012023-01-012023-02-012023-03-012023-04-012023-05-012023-06-012023-07-012023-08-012023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-01
  • Brampton, ON
  • Age 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $525
BramptonOntario

Martial Arts classes work on keeping the body and the mind active. Have fun while practicing a little self-control. Visit website

,320,1,153,276,254,3,35,programclass,coed,5258-122022-09-012022-10-012022-11-012022-12-012023-01-012023-02-012023-03-012023-04-012023-05-012023-06-012023-07-012023-08-012023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-01
  • Brampton, ON
  • Age 13 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $130
BramptonOntario

Train martial arts from the comfort of your home, stay fit, reduce anxiety. Separate online classes for children, teens. Visit website

,320,1,153,276,254,3,35,programclass,coed,13013-162022-09-012022-10-012022-11-012022-12-012023-01-012023-02-012023-03-012023-04-012023-05-012023-06-012023-07-012023-08-012023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-01
  • East-End, Toronto
  • Age 4 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $240
TorontoEast-EndEast-EndOntario

Active day camp including Karate, Yoga, Dance party, Lego stations, games, fort building, park outings, arts and crafts. Visit website

,10,5,9,160,2,268,153,1,276,87,54,3,347,254,35,74,161,daycamp,coed,2404-112022-12-012023-01-01
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Age 8 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $720
VancouverBritish Columbia

In our premier youth program, Knight Academie, students train to become fully-fledged knights! Visit website

,197,5,345,10,9,123,196,2,32,33,91,275,153,1,276,8,3,65,254,35,370,74,161,252,6,programclass,coed,7208-142022-09-012022-10-012022-11-012022-12-01
  • East-End, Toronto
  • Age 4 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $55
TorontoEast-EndEast-EndOntario

Prepare for your day by waking your body with active stretching, core and movement work. Visit website

,160,2,153,1,276,87,254,3,35,74,161,programclass,coed,554-112022-09-012022-10-012022-11-012022-12-012023-01-012023-02-012023-03-012023-04-012023-05-012023-06-01
  • East-End, Toronto
  • Age 4 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $68
TorontoEast-EndEast-EndOntario

After School Karate - pick up from local schools, daily Karate class - free playtime at our activities and Lego stations Visit website

,10,5,9,173,195,2,32,160,153,1,276,87,254,3,35,74,programclass,coed,684-112022-10-012022-11-012022-12-012023-01-012023-02-012023-03-012023-04-012023-05-012023-06-01
  • Midtown, Toronto
  • Age 2 to 4 (Coed)
  • From $50
TorontoMidtownMidtownOntario

Kids will love this fun engaging martial arts with dynamics kicks, while learning self defence, focus, discipline and respect Visit website

,366,2,91,33,153,1,276,35,3,255,programclass,coed,502-42022-09-012022-10-012022-11-012022-12-01


Programs offering Martial Arts as an activity (12 results)

Programs listed below offer programming that will include some martial arts activities.

DAY CAMP
Traditional
Summer Camp
Jul 04 - Aug 25, 2023

  • Oakville, ON
  • Age 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $356
OakvilleOntario

Community camp feel with a variety of awesome outdoor activities! Visit website

,282,5,258,22,71,138,37,175,38,70,288,265,59,361,10,9,296,173,340,123,67,177,276,1,8,3,224,11,347,12,327,323,223,26,54,63,251,27,28,29,30,35,161,188,0,daycamp,coed,3564-122023-07-012023-08-01
  • North-York, Toronto
  • Age 3 to 6 (Coed)
  • From $47
TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

Adventure camp takes campers through premium physical literacy, ensuring campers build a foundation of physical excellence Visit website

,154,5,22,258,165,337,10,9,12,3,347,54,58,21,35,252,6,daycamp,coed,473-62023-03-01
  • Parry Sound, ON
  • Age 7 to 16 (Girls)
  • From $2,485
Parry SoundOntario

Encourage girls to be brave, discover strength while connecting with each other Visit website

,170,6,88,2,91,33,153,1,276,8,3,224,11,347,12,261,327,323,26,151,194,54,58,63,21,36,346,65,251,27,28,254,35,222,74,139,260,16,322,201,31,49,56,326,161,66,188,0,overnightcamp,allgirls,24857-162023-06-012023-07-012023-08-012023-09-01
  • Throughout Quebec (13)
  • Age 3 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $200
BeaconsfieldBlainvilleBoisbriandBrossardDollard-Des-OrmeauxDorvalKirklandLasalleLavalMontrealSainte-Anne-de-BellevueVaudreuil-DorionWestmountQuebec

Campers will have the privilege of working with Drama specialists, experienced with every type of theatre production! Visit website

,256,5,133,259,22,258,165,339,37,150,70,288,265,59,291,10,9,173,355,123,67,177,68,196,2,32,135,79,88,91,33,24,357,50,144,267,317,7,268,226,1,153,276,12,3,347,54,251,35,74,161,daycamp,coed,2003-152023-06-012023-07-012023-08-01
  • Richmond Hill, ON
  • Age 13 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $2,100
Richmond HillOntario

Leadership, friendship and fun for today's teens! Visit website

,256,5,133,258,22,197,345,263,138,37,59,288,10,9,69,68,177,67,88,2,91,33,24,160,7,50,8,3,11,347,12,223,29,35,221,74,56,322,260,63,360,357,daycamp,coed,210013-142023-07-012023-08-01
  • Throughout Quebec (13)
  • Age 3 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $200
BeaconsfieldBlainvilleBoisbriandBrossardDollard-Des-OrmeauxDorvalKirklandLasalleLavalMontrealSainte-Anne-de-BellevueVaudreuil-DorionWestmountQuebec

Experienced artists will help campers develop their painting, drawing, and sculpture skills for 75 min each day. Visit website

,256,5,133,259,22,258,165,339,37,150,70,288,265,59,291,10,9,173,355,123,67,177,68,196,2,32,135,79,88,91,33,24,357,50,144,267,317,7,268,226,1,153,276,12,3,347,54,251,35,74,161,daycamp,coed,2003-152023-06-012023-07-012023-08-01
  • Montreal, QC
  • Age 3 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $200
MontrealQuebec

English, French & Math for beginners, Music, Magic, Cooking, Science, Robotics, Soccer, Basketball, Drama, Dance, Art, etc Visit website

,256,5,133,259,22,258,165,339,37,150,70,288,265,59,291,10,9,173,123,67,177,68,196,2,32,135,79,88,91,33,24,144,50,267,317,7,268,226,1,153,276,12,3,347,251,35,54,74,161,357,188,0,181,daycamp,coed,2003-152023-06-012023-07-012023-08-01
  • East-End, Toronto
  • Age 4 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $300
TorontoEast-EndEast-EndOntario

Full day of activities each day including Karate, Yoga, Arts and Crafts, Lego, Games, Park Playtime, Self Defence Visit website

,160,2,268,153,1,276,254,3,35,74,161,daycamp,coed,3004-112023-03-01
  • East-End, Toronto
  • Age 4 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $240
TorontoEast-EndEast-EndOntario

Summer Karate Day Camp includes Karate, Yoga, Outdoor Park and Splash Pad play time, Beach, Crafts, Games and Activities. Visit website

,173,5,9,123,88,2,91,160,320,1,153,276,87,56,3,322,254,35,222,74,161,daycamp,coed,2404-112023-07-012023-08-01
DAY CAMP
Traditional
Day Camp
Jul 03 - Aug 25, 2023

  • Richmond Hill, ON
  • Age 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $1,600
Richmond HillOntario

A fun mix of sports and other fun activities for the camper interested in a bit of everything! Visit website

,133,5,258,22,197,345,263,138,37,147,38,10,9,173,69,174,67,177,159,281,2,24,7,50,314,321,1,56,3,322,8,224,11,347,12,261,324,327,323,223,26,29,35,222,54,74,325,58,139,260,63,360,363,357,188,0,daycamp,coed,16004-122023-07-012023-08-01
DAY CAMP
Traditional
Sports Camp
Jul 03 - Aug 25, 2023

  • Richmond Hill, ON
  • Age 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $1,600
Richmond HillOntario

An action-packed, fun-filled summer awaits your child this summer in our Sports Camp. Visit website

,197,5,345,263,88,2,91,56,3,322,8,224,11,347,12,261,324,327,323,251,223,26,29,35,222,221,54,74,325,58,139,260,63,188,0,daycamp,coed,16007-122023-07-012023-08-01
  • Parry Sound, ON
  • Age 6 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $5,830
Parry SoundOntario

Your camper deserves a summer of fun, friends and success! Learn how a summer at Camp Kodiak can change their life. Visit website

,48,6,81,256,5,133,165,22,341,345,175,37,150,70,288,265,59,10,9,297,173,123,69,174,360,134,196,2,32,195,344,342,88,91,33,129,24,270,268,19,226,1,153,276,8,3,224,11,347,12,223,151,54,58,63,65,28,30,35,222,221,260,16,322,25,31,49,56,64,161,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,58306-182023-07-012023-08-01



Organizations with Martial Arts programs (TBD)


 

Martial arts classes near you

We list kids’ martial arts programs from across the country. Find your city in the list below and browse programs in your area.

Search martial arts classes in ANY CITY   

 

More than just after-school programs

Classes are just one way to advance through belts in a martial arts discipline. Here are other ways kids can immerse themselves in martial arts.

What will your child learn in martial arts programs

Here's a quick overview of what kids learn in the variety of martial arts classes listed on our site. Consult each program for specifics of what they offer. 

Self-control. Flexibility, coordination, spatial awareness, and physical strength are all part of martial arts programs. Kids explore various ways their body moves and, as a result, they gain greater physical and mental control over themselves. Through this, kids recognize where their physical strength lies and apply this knowledge in other areas of daily lives.

Self-defense. Martial arts are the path to self-defense. Students' focus is on protecting themselves from harm. Safe blocking practices are used in these programs, allowing kids to stay protected in class. They feel empowered by their improved physicality and their knowledge of how to defend themselves. 

Perseverance. Acquiring belts in any martial art comes with perseverance and patience. Programs encourage students to rebound from mistakes, and to push forward with their training and development. They internalize the value of independence, perseverance, and self-discipline.

Transferable physical skills. The flexibility, control, and strength acquired in martial arts programs can apply to other activities. Sports such as hockey, soccer, or even dance all need discipline, control, and commitment, to which kids can transfer skills.

Discipline. Martial arts programs focus on fun while requiring regular discipline. Kids are taught to refrain from flaunting using skills aggressively. In order to rise through belt levels, kids need to practice on their own and drive themselves to improve. 

The benefits of martial arts programs

Promotes fitness maintenance.  Each martial arts program promotes active living. Kids take part in various exercises, stretches, and drills that boost adrenaline. Personal exposure to the benefits of keeping active enhances children’s overall health and wellbeing. A love of martial arts can be carried into adulthood.

Satisfies kids’ need for energy release. Whether it’s a before- or after-school program, martial arts satisfies kids’ need to burn energy. Meditation and physical exercises taught in these programs allow kids to better understand their personal energy and how to use it wisely.

Raises leaders and helpers. Classes are led by strong, insightful, constructive leaders and young martial artists develop leadership skills as they observe. Social skills, responsibility, and emotional awareness are promoted in these classes. This growth will be useful to kids in class but also in school and work.

Focus on improving character. A child’s character definitely improves as a result of martial arts programs. They learn about empathy, responsibility, respect for others, and for themselves. Martial arts are rooted in philosophies that are holistic, aimed toward enlightenment through consistent practice. Development of a deep character from an early age gives kids advantages throughout life. 

Creates community. Kids approach martial arts individually, but peers are a great source of feedback and encouragement. They progress naturally alongside people their age. Through this, kids create a community that provides space for them to grow and be themselves.

Questions to ask martial arts teachers 

When reviewing martial arts classes, here are some questions to ask. These will help you sort through options and find the class that can best help your child.: 

  1. What safety precautions are in place for accidents or injuries?
  2. How long have they been teaching?
  3. Do instructors have training in working with children and are they all police-checked?
  4. Will uniforms or specific outfits be required? Where can I purchase these items?
  5. How much practice is recommended?

Other camps and programs you might also be interested in

We also list camps and programs focused on specific martial arts as well as those that can help develop skills and strength that benefit martial arts training.  See our recommendations below:

Karate camps focus on this most famous and influential of martial arts. Karate is the art of "the open hand," focusing on linear, harder movements.  

Taekwondo camp focus on this powerful form of martial arts, originated in Korea. It can be said to be more physical than some other forms, as it involves using one’s leg, feet, arms, and hands. 

Yoga classes for kidsyoga camp, or meditation camp are all worthy complements to martial arts, giving kids a focus on stretching and breathing that comes from these disciplines.

Sports camp is ideal for martial artists who want to increase flexibility and leg strength. Some examples of camps that work the right muscles include soccer campskating camp, and gymnastics camp.   

Combine this with advice from the rest of our guide:

Sources and further reading

"How to pick the best martial arts class for your child." Claire Gagne. Todaysparent.com.

"How To Keep Your Child Motivated In Martial Arts." Evolve-mma.com


Frequently Asked Questions

How many Martial arts classes are there?
There are 12 programs specializing in Martial Arts. In addition, there are 12 programs offering martial arts as an activity. Use the filters to narrow by age and program type, then click on matched programs to see daily activities, dates, rates and registration information.

What are the fees to attend Martial arts classes?
Fees for Martial arts classes range from $50 to $720 per program (program types and lengths vary). Use the filters here to narrow programs by age and type.

What age do Martial arts classes start at?
There are programs available for children aged 2 through 16.

Where can parents meet with Martial arts classes?
Meet with program directors and staff at the Our Kids Camp & Program Expo. The Expo is held annually in February, and is a fun and informative day for parents, kids, and teens. Find event details and free tickets here.


Advertisement

In the spotlight:


Session Registration:
Child's age:
Date:
Location:

Contact me by:
 Email
 Mail
 Phone


This contact form is brought to you by Our Kids: The trusted source for families since 1998.

By logging in or creating an account, you agree to Our Kids' Terms and Conditions. Information presented on this page may be paid advertising provided by the advertisers [schools/camps/programs] and is not warranted or guaranteed by OurKids.net or its associated websites. By using this website, creating or logging into an Our Kids account, you agree to Our Kids' Terms and Conditions. Please also see our Privacy Policy. Our Kids ™ © 2022 All right reserved.