Martial arts lessons

Kids and teens classes in karate, jiu-jitsu, and more

Run by expert instructors, martial arts lessons are a great way for kids to build confidence, discipline, and self-control. On this page, the first list contains classes exclusively focused on the martial arts, while the second contains multidisciplinary programs that include martial arts as one among several activities. Further below, find more information on these kinds of programs. Read more

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    List of martial arts lessons programs


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    Programs that specialize in martial arts

    The Academy of Martial Arts   
    We are a Martial Arts school running classes and camps online and in-person. We two locations in Brampton to choose from, contact us today for a tour of our academy.

    Sport: Martial Arts
    • Ages 4 to 16 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program, Virtual Program
    • from $150
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    Forest Hill Taekwondo   
    Forest Hill Taekwondo offers traditional summer camp sessions and year round Taekwondo programming for students (as young as 2.5 to adults) to help build & foster their physical, mental & emotional well-being.

    Forest Hill, Toronto
    Sport: Martial Arts
    • Ages 4 to 13 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program, Virtual Program
    • from $450
    daycampprogramclassvirtualprogramcoed 450 4-13 3Forest Hill, TorontoOntarioMidtown
    Mayfair Clubs   
    Mayfair Clubs offers a wide variety of Sports Day Camps at all of our locations for ages 2-17. We specialize in tennis & squash programming but also offer swimming, multi-sport and even camps for young toddlers.

    Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto; Leslieville, Toronto; Markham
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 2 to 16 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $70
    programclasscoed 70 2-16 5Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, TorontoLeslieville, TorontoMarkhamOnlineOntarioEast-End, North-York
    OMAC Martial Arts   
    OMAC Martial Arts Camps, where adventure meets discipline, and warriors are born! Our Seasonal Camps offer a unique blend of martial arts, fitness, field trips and character development.

    Hamilton; Oakville; Vaughan
    Sport: Martial Arts
    • Ages 4 to 13 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $399
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    Toronto Kyokushinkai Karate   
    Kids Karate Summer Day Camp, PA Day Camps, March Break Camps. After school martial arts, Karate and fitness programs.

    The Beach, Toronto
    Sport: Martial Arts
    • Ages 4 to 11 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program, PA Day, Virtual Program
    • from $300
    daycampprogramclasspadayvirtualprogramcoed 300 4-11 7The Beach, TorontoOntarioEast-End
    Programs offering martial arts as an activity
    Radiant Girls   
    All-Girls Leadership & Wellness events led by professional coaches, school teachers, & female leaders. Camps featuring Adventure, Arts, Horses, Spa, Fitness, Leadership, Business, Friendship & Emotional Intelligence

    Burlington; Guelph; King
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 8 to 16 ( Girls)
    • Virtual Program, Overnight Camp
    • from $179
    uOttawa Engineering Outreach   
    uOttawa Engineering Outreach offers a wide range of programs in engineering, science, technology, and coding for both kids and teens. From summer camps to clubs and afterschool programs, as well as credited courses.

    Kanata; Orleans; Ottawa; Ottawa South
    Education: STEM
    • Ages 5 to 18 (Coed, Girls)
    • Day Camp
    • from $125
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    What do martial arts lessons teach?

    Martial arts training equips children with the right combat and safety skills to be successful in a variety of martial arts. Karate, jiu-jitsu, and taekwondo are a few of the martial arts taught. Some programs offer training in one specific martial art, while others provide training in several. In all these programs, though, kids and teens learn self-defence, strategy, and leadership skills.

    Games, sports, and arts and crafts activities are included in some martial arts programs—though, of course, the main focus is on martial arts training. Other camps or programs offer martial arts training as just one part of the curriculum, with other activities including fitness, gymnastics, and team sports like basketball and soccer

    Depending on the martial arts style, children may participate in matches with other students. This often includes hand-to-hand combat; however, safety training is provided before competitions. Classes are available to kids ages 4 to 16, but only older kids are likely to participate in matches and competitions. Prices for martial arts classes range between $50 and $360 a lesson. 

    About advanced martial arts lessons

    Advanced martial arts programs and classes train kids in more than one style. Students learn the fundamental movements of each martial art such as takedowns in wrestling or jabs in boxing. This mixed curriculum challenges children’s endurance, which improves their conditioning, immune systems, and overall health. Kids are also able to choose a specific martial art in which they excel, and, perhaps, decide to pursue in a more specialized class.

    Advanced classes also teach kids the importance of leadership and respect. By learning from expert instructors, kids and teens recognize what good leadership looks like. Instructors encourage students to lead by example to learn how to become good leaders in their academic, social, and professional lives.

    Why enrol in a martial arts class?

    Children receive in-depth training in martial arts lessons to reach their physical and athletic potential. Some other perks you can expect from these classes include:

    • Enlightenment is achieved in all martial art classes. Senseis train kids to be empathetic towards their teammates, opponents, and others partly in order to gain a strong sense of self.
    • Learn street smarts. Through self-defence and self-control practice, kids learn how to protect themselves. This can help them become more confident, independent, and resilient.
    • Kids gain courage as a result of their training, as they learn how to physically defend themselves and others and uphold what they believe in.
    • Kids often make new friends in class, as they practice their new skills with similar age peers. They also learn to support and collaborate with others in class.

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