Youth and Children’s Martial Arts – Charleston, WV

Our Youth programs are designed to:

    • Teach a complete self-defense system that will give children a high degree of self-confidence.
    • Teach children how to intelligently cope with bullying and peer pressure.
    • Teach positive social values such as respect, honesty, humility and dignity.
    • Help children get along with others and to treat others with respect.

We offer fun and instructional classes for kids from starting at just 3/4 years of age (age explanations below).

The kid’s program integrates sport and self-defense techniques with conditioning and skill oriented games aimed at improving your child’s coordination, motor skills, agility and flexibility.

The head instructors each have decades of martial arts experience to their credit and have taught many youth champions.  Most importantly, they have taught many children who grew up to become great young adults.  They lead a class that is sure to keep you and your children happy.

Classes our separated into age groups in the same room and, when possible, we have up to three instructors as well as advanced students helping the younger and newer students.

Read one of our testimonials below:

“My children just started coming to Jiu-Jitsu classes 2 weeks ago and I have to say that we love it there! Omari is wonderful with all the kids! As a parent, I enjoy watching all of the hard work that the instructors and kids put in. What my children are learning is skills that will stay with them for the rest of their life…confidence, self esteem, and self defense! We see people of all ages coming in to take a class or train…what you have created is a great learning and fitness environment for everyone. My husband and I are even thinking about taking classes! Keep up the awesome work you and your team do to change lives!!!”

Deanna Marsico

Age Explanations

**At age 13 and above, children are permitted (and encouraged) to join our adult classes with the rest of the advanced youth and adults.  They are also still welcome in the youth class but we want to give as many options as possible to our advanced students and/or bigger youth students to ensure they keep developing their skills.

**Prior to age 12, we encourage private lessons if you feel more one-on-one attention is needed.

***Private lessons are taught in boxing, kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, self-defense, and more.

***Classes are from 3/4 years of age to teenagers.  However, the class is split into age groups so that the younger students get the attention that they need and the older students can work on more advanced techniques

More information about private classes can be found HERE.

To inquire further about the kids and teen classes, please contact:

Butch Hiles
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