Best Martial Arts Classes for Children and Teenagers

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Are you someone who is inspired to try martial arts? Or maybe you are a keen enthusiast already?

We have listed the Best Martial art classes where children and teenagers can choose from Karate, Aikido, Tae Kwon Do, Jujitsu, Judo, Capoeira, Kenpo, Kung Fu, Hapkido, Tae Kwon-Do and more.

Scroll down to find your nearest martial art classes and clubs in Auckland, New Zealand.

Lion Budokan Karate International

Club locations: 

  1. Avondale Dojo, (LBKI Head Quarters), 7/164 St Georges Road, Avondale, Auckland. FOR AGES 5 AND 6. 
  2. Blockhouse Bay Dojo, Bay Roskill Sports Club 231, Whitney Street, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland. INTERMEDIATE CLASS.
  3. Mt Roskill Dojo, Mt Roskill Intermediate Hall Denbigh Avenue (East end), Mt. Roskill, Auckland BEGINNERS, INTERMEDIATE, SKILLED AND ADVANCED CLASSES.
  4. New Lynn Dojo, Arahoe School Hall, 11 Grandison Crescent, New Lynn, Auckland. BEGINNERS, BLACK BELTS.
  5. New Windsor Dojo, New Windsor School Hall, 185 New Windsor Road, New Windsor, Auckland. BEGINNERS CLASS.

Ages: 5 to 11 Years old.

Website: https://www.budokan.co.nz/

Email: support@budokan.co.nz

Telephone: 09 9722215

Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday – 6:15pm – 8:30pm

                        Saturday 8:00am – 10:30am

(refer to their website, as they have different class times for different club locations)

Wu Jao Martial Arts Academy

Website: https://www.kungfu.org.nz/kidskungfu.html

Email: wujao@ihug.co.nz

Telephone: 027 474 4724

Wu Jao Martial Arts Academy is a kids kung fu class that has been specifically designed to cater for children between 5 to 11 years old.

The format consists of four terms per year, 10 weeks in duration. At the completion of each term the children are assessed in a formal test environment and then graded to a colour of sash that becomes part of their worn uniform. A certificate is awarded to proclaim their efforts and level of proficiency. 

Parents are always invited to support the children in a regular class or formal events.

Sorriso Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Location: Sorriso Bjj , 213 Dominion Road, Auckland, 1024, New Zealand

Ages: 5 to 12 Years old.

Website: https://sorrisobjj.co.nz/

Email: info@sorrisobjj.co.nz

Telephone: +64221311213

The Sorriso BJJ club culture is a welcoming, family environment and supportive network

Their club is proud to offer; 5 black belt instructors, structured belt grading system, development programs for young children and teenagers and competition training / fitness testing for athletes. 

Jyoshinmon Shorin-Ryu

Locations: Manurewa, New Lynn and Onehunga

Website: http://www.jyoshinmon.org.nz/

Email: jyoshinmondavid@gmail.com (Manurewa & New Lynn)

          jyoshinmon@xtra.co.nz ( Onehunga)

Telephone: +64 9 827 1015 (Manurewa & New Lynn)

                 +64 9 634 3593 (Onehunga)

Jyoshinmon Shorin-Ryu has been operating in New Zealand since 1971 and since that time it has expanded with three DOJOS throughout Auckland.

Their club has produced winning competitors in national tournaments and international championships where they have represented New Zealand.

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Spartafit Karate Classes for Kids

Location: 45 Woodside Ave, Northcote, North Shore City, Auckland

Website: https://www.spartafit.co.nz/martial-arts/karate-kids/

Email: info@priorityfitness.co.nz

Telephone: +64 9418-3178

Spartafit Karate Classes for Kids mission is to facilitate positive changes through daily mental and physical challenges.

They have two types of martial arts programmes for kids:

1. Little Ninja which is one of the most popular kids classes in Auckland and is the only dojo on the North Shore that is licensed to teach this style of martial art, so please book early as there may be a waiting list.

Session duration up to 45 minutes in an upbeat environment, the instructor has 20 plus years of experience.

2. ​A children’s programme will gradually take your child through the karate grades, every few months or so if your child is ready to progress to the next level.

There are reduced fees if you are a family of three or more training.

Simplesmente Capoeira Auckland

Location: Victoria Avenue School, Remuera

Website: http://www.simplycapoeira.co.nz/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newzealandcapoeira

Email: CapoeiraNewZealand@gmail.com

Simplesmente Capoeira Association is a registered non-profit organization focused on promoting and teaching the art of Capoeira. We offer weekly classes in Auckland for children, teeenagers and adults. Our Academy is always open to new people, whether beginners or experienced. Capoeira is for everybody who wants to learn it. No level of fitness required.

Aikido Shinryukan

Location: Aikido Shinryukan Headquarters, 16 Aberfoyle St, Mt Eden, Auckland

Website: https://www.aikidonewzealand.com/learning-aikido/aikido-for-children/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AikidoShinryukan/

Email: Info@AikidoNewZealand.com

Telephone: +64 (0)21 586 022

Aikido helps develop not only flexibility and coordination, but also overall balance. Aikido is a fun and enjoyable method of learning practical self-defense, improving reactions and movement useful in evading a confronting situation.

Remuera Taekwon-Do

Location: Remuera Intermediate School, Remuera, Auckland

Website: https://remueratkd.co.nz/ 

Telephone: 027 485 6102

Remuera pride themselves on being a ‘Family’ orientated club in which they encourage not only the young students, but their whole families to become involved in an art/sport where young and old can train, learn and develop together to achieve their goal.

Kingsland Martial Arts

Location: 26 Onslow Road, Mount Eden, Auckland

Website: http://kingslandmartialarts.co.nz/

Telephone: 021 858 600

Email: kingslandmartialarts@gmail.com

Classes: 

  • Adults – Monday 7:30pm – 9:00pm & Wednesday 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Kids classes Saturday between 1:00pm – 4:00pm. 

Classes are an hour each, you will need to call them first to book in.

Prices: 

  • Full Member $50/month
  • Student Member $30/month
  • Kids classes $90/school term

Kingsland Martial Arts is a registered non-profit community club (Kingsland Martial Arts Society Inc.) The club was first formed in 2002 by Paul Quickenden & Aaron Hochwimmer. One of their first students, James McGoram now runs the majority of the classes.

The Kung Fu School Grey Lynn

Locations in Auckland: Grey Lynn, Remuera, One Tree Hill and Kingsland, Auckland.

Website: www.shaolinkungfu.co.nz

Telephone: 021 233 2047

Email: kungfu@xtra.co.nz

The Kung Fu School offers a comprehensive approach that gives you practical tools for self defense yet enough breadth that it can take a lifetime to master.

Final words

Martial arts provides a number of excellent health benefits, in addition to instilling discipline and confidence within students where they can. Any of the above classes that you may decide to join, will not leave you complaining. 

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