Calling all parents of young grasshoppers! We’ve found 7 local dojos where you can take your kids to leap into the many benefits of learning martial arts. These studios have special programs for youth of all ages that not only teach technique and self defense but also offer valuable life skills like self-control, grit and balance. Because, in the words of the wise Mr. Miyagi, “Whole life have a balance. Everything be better.” Read on to see where to take your karate kid for some kicks.

White Dragon Martial Arts

Whether your kiddo is eager to show off his roundhouse kick or is more likely to take his time warming up to new adventures, White Dragon's one-on-one approach to training will be the perfect fit. Each student is paired with a personal instructor who understands that every little ninja is unique and trains him/her accordingly. You'll receive a full week of free classes along with a private session to get started. White Dragon offers courses in Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Self Defense, Kick Boxing and MMA. Some of the perks include flexible morning, afternoon and evening classes, separate classes for adults and children and nine locations throughout San Diego County.

5953 Balboa Ave.
San Diego, Ca

Photo: White Dragon

Has your kiddo tried a martial arts class that she loves? Tell us about it in the comments.

––Aimee Della Bitta