Youth Martial Arts & Karate Classes

The art of Kenpo self-defense teaches children and young adults the necessary skills to defend themselves in an appropriate, realistic way. Our instructors focus on anti-bullying tactics and character development, instilling life values that will benefit them on and off the mat. Many kids involved in Martial-Arts do better in school, and are more disciplined. These are qualities that can last a lifetime.  With varying karate classes for students ages 4-14, your child will learn important self-defense techniques and skills that will help them grow safer, stronger and more confident. 

Kids Karate Classes in Buffalo, NY

Tigers, Ages 4-7 

This is not just a self-defense program, but also a developmental program that is specifically designed to teach and reinforce valuable life skills such as:

  • Self-Control
  • Confidence
  • Concentration
  • Social Development
  • Listening Skills
  • Responsibility
  • Coordination
  • Leadership

Children will earn patches and advance in belts as they progress. Advanced Tigers may apply for the Black Belt Program.

Each karate class will be broken up into segments consisting of exercise, skill building games, kids' leadership time (every child will get a turn to lead class), and of course, SELF-DEFENSE! 

*Tigers are also able to attend a special Tigers Sparring class, dedicated to building coordination, timing, and hands-on workshop of skills learned in regular martial arts classes. 

Youth Karate Lessons in Buffalo, NY

Juniors, Ages 8-14

Juniors build upon the principles of our Kenpo Tigers Program while learning more advanced self-defense skills. In our regular Juniors karate classes, they will learn required, age-appropriate material for rank advancement in our belt system. There is a weekly sparring class for Juniors, too! Confidence is knowing that you are better able to defend yourself in any situation!

Advanced Juniors may apply for the Black Belt Program.
*Juniors are also able to attend a special Juniors Sparring class, dedicated to building coordination, timing, and hands-on workshop of skills learned in

regular classes.


Our Premier Elite Black Belt Program

Admittance to the Black Belt Program is based on several factors beyond the proficiency in the art. Advanced Tigers and Juniors may apply to the program. The Black Belt Program rewards a student’s achievement and purpose with opportunities for enrichment. A typical Black Belt class will include:

  • Advanced technique instruction
  • Weapons-defense
  • Counters 
  • Leadership skill building

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