Give your kids a boost of strength and confidence, plus useful self-defense training with these great martial arts, karate, and tae kwon do classes for kids in Manhattan, NYC.
Kicking The Spectrum
350 E. 82nd St., 2nd Floor
Kicking The Spectrum is a martial arts-inspired program, teaching and motivating individuals with special needs, ages 3 to adult. Our fun-filled environment uses exercise to improve physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being. Each class is led by a martial arts instructor and an ABA therapist. We encourage individuals to expand beyond their limitations and reach their greatest potential through the use of warm-ups, basic drills, fundamentals, and most importantly, fun. This is martial arts for all abilities.
MY GYM Children's Fitness Center - Lincoln Center and Harlem Locations
Upper West Side
22 W. 66th St., (bet. W. Central Park & 65th Street Transverse)
258 St. Nicholas Ave.
My Gym has spent more than 30 years building children’s self-esteem and nurturing a love of fitness and activity. A variety of age-appropriate programming including gym, yoga, martial arts, theatre, and dance are offered in our clean, safe, and fun environment for children ages 6 weeks-10 years (programs vary by location). Member benefits include unlimited practice and plays, as well as exclusive savings on parents’ night out, summer camp, and birthday parties! With a new program every week, children are constantly challenged and stimulated in new and exciting ways!
New York Capoeira Center
CAPOEIRA Classes for Children
107 Suffolk St.
Fun! Fitness! Community! Your child will LOVE capoeira at the New York Capoeira Center! Capoeira, Brazilian "Karate," combines acrobatics, self-defense, dance...and so much more! Join our growing community of young people developing FDR — focus, discipline, and respect — through capoeira while having fun! Mestre Ombrinho, the head instructor, has over 32 years experience practicing and teaching capoeira to children and adults. First class free!
New York Chinese Cultural Center
390 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York Chinese Cultural Center hosts a seven-week Chinese-culture-specific program for children ages 3½ to 10, including daily language, basic dance, Kung Fu, and arts and crafts classes. Open rolling registration with weekly basic fee of $300. Early drop off and late pick-up services are available with additional fees. July 8-Aug. 23. Call 212-334-3764 or visit chinesedance.org.
Sokol New York
420 E. 71st St (bet. First & York Avenues)
Our colorful, fully equipped tot gym for children ages 10 months-5 years has participants coming back year after year! This allows each child to build skills and independent movement. Our goal is to teach skills in a positive and playful manner. Our instructors guide each child in small steps, which ensures big success. Fun challenges and skill mastery motivate us to do more! We offer age-appropriate activities on all our equipment. So let’s jump for joy together and build skills to last a lifetime! Program year September 17, 2012-June 7, 2013. Register now.
World Oyama Karate
35 W. 31st St, 6th Floor
With Matsumoto's School of World Oyama Karate, you not only get your body in shape-your mind and spirit get a workout, too. All of our students, especially the parents, appreciate the focus and discipline that is acquired through training. We offer a free trial lesson. For more information, call, visit our website, or stop by the dojo.