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Martial Arts Classes for East Bay Kids

Interested in exposing your school-age child to the mental discipline and physical fitness of martial arts training?  There are so many places in Oakland, Berkeley, and nearby that will teach your child the ways of karate, jiu-jitsu, and more!

Youth Martial Arts at DJ's Martial Arts
Tiger Cub practicing blocks and steps | Photo: DJ’s Martial Arts & Fitness in Laurel District

Martial Arts classes for East Bay kids

If we missed your favorite in our round-up, please share in the comments!

ANTS Sports

ANTS Sports leads fun after-school classes for small groups of K-5th graders in tennis, basketball, flag football, martial arts, and more.

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

El Cerrito Martial Arts

El Cerrito Martial Arts has a Saturday outdoor class in Kensington and an after-school martial arts sports camp at the facility that runs from 1-6pm daily (rolling drop off and pick up). Sports camp features daily martial arts, outside time, and more!

Grades: TK or bridge kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School, High School

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Emeryville Martial Arts

For ages 6 to 12. Students learn basic blocking, kicking, punching, and rolling skills which culminate in self-defense sets. Balance, quick reflexes, and friendly competition in a fun environment.

Grades: TK or bridge kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School

Golden Lion Martial Arts Academy

Cubs (age 4-7) and Youth (age 7-10) learn age-appropriate skills in the art of Kung Fu developing strength and balance after school and on Saturdays.

Grades: TK or bridge kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School, High School

Han Martial Arts

Children learn self-defense and fitness while having fun in a positive environment starting at age 4-6 (Tiny Tigers) in Montclair Village. Martial arts instruction in Judo, Taekwondo, and Yongmudo.

Grades: TK or bridge kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School, High School

Ralph Gracie Kids Jiu-Jitsu

Kids and Youth Jiu-Jitsu program is an excellent program for kids ages 5-17, which teaches techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, including takedowns, ground skills, and self-defense.

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School, High School

SBG NorCal Mixed Martial Arts

Ninja Warrior class teaches kids in grades K-5th the fundamentals of martial arts through ninja warrior-style drills and obstacle courses. Classes are 1 hour long and take place on Tuesdays after school and Saturday mornings.

Grades: TK or bridge kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

Alameda Martial Arts beginner class
Alameda Martial Arts beginner class | Photo: Alameda Martial Arts

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[Photos by East Bay martial arts dojos as indicated]

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