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Top Martial Arts Classes in the SF Peninsula

Published Aug 31, 2015 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

Martial arts are the perfect blend of exercise, discipline, and most importantly--fun. Bully-Proof your kids by keeping them active and involved in the safe, fun classes.

Top Martial Arts Classes in the SF Peninsula


All Star Karate

Students receive thorough training and are introduced to higher degree challenges at a comfortable and age appropriate pace. Each level in the All-Star Karate program inspires lifelong skills and encourages students to “become their personal best.” These start at Ninja Level (ages 5-8), Youth Level (ages 9-14), and Adult Level (ages 14+) before proceeding to leadership and competition teams.




Tat Wong Kung Fu Academy

Kids’ classes allow children to learn valuable safety, awareness, self-defense skills and traditional Kung Fu techniques, while improving self-confidence, coordination, and concentration.

Students can perform, compete, and learn lion dancing. Kids’ martial arts classes are creative, fun, and rewarding right from the introductory class. All ages welcome, parents too.



Dojo USA

Winning self-esteem, laser focus and great grades don’t happen by accident. A child’s potential is just waiting for the right environment to be tapped and developed to create personal excellence. Such an environment is provided at Dojo USA, where students learn the foundations of martial arts. With a foundation of focus, courtesy and respect a child develops into a leader of character with a powerful standard of personal excellence in life.



Kuk Sool Won of Menlo Park

Martial arts has been one of the best tools for teaching children to become more confident, disciplined and focused. Kids who learn karate, kung-fu or tae kwon do typically get better grades, have a higher self-esteem and have learned how to defend themselves against bullies. Kuk Sool Won of Menlo Park is a great place for kids to learn these skills in their Kids Karate and Kinder Kicks programs.



Ernie Reyes West Coast Karate

With several locations across the USA, instructors teach martial arts with the added benefits of self-confidence, focus, respect for oneself and others, and fitness. In teen and children's classes, students will learn the Black Belt Success System, as well as how to concentrate and focus their energy constructively which results in better school work and grades. They will also learn social skills such as teamwork, conflict avoidance and avoiding negative peer pressure.



Taekwon Kids

Some martial arts schools accommodate all types of customers. Not Taekwon Kids! Their lessons are tailored to meet the specific demands of today’s children and their parents. The curriculum is based on 30 years of martial arts experience. Master Chin Sonu designed the facility and amenities to ensure the best possible service is delivered in an effective package.



International Self Defense Institute

ISDI is a martial arts studio with years of experience in Shaolin Kempo combined with Shotokan karate. Very knowledgeable and experienced instructors place a strong emphasis on teaching discipline, building energy, increasing self-confidence and improving concentration. Courses are perfect for children, teenagers and adults. They will also help you develop self-defense skills, physical conditioning, and self-discipline.



Twin Dragon Kung Fu Academy

Twin Dragon has become one of the most respected and reputable martial arts schools in the Bay Area, and has been operating in San Carlos since 2001.

Programs stress the importance of discipline, respect and hard work. Kids' classes include Tiger Tots (3-5yrs), Pee Wee (5-7yrs), and Junior (7-14yrs).




Palo Alto Martial Arts

Palo Alto Martial Arts’ children’s program are offered for kids aged 4– 12 years old. Your child will excel through unique and comprehensive training in age appropriate Taekwondo classes. He or she will also learn respect, confidence, and discipline to gain the fortitude it takes to persevere through life.







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