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Kids Martial Arts Classes 5.00/5 (100.00%) 4 votes

Martial Arts and Karate Classes Give Your Child The Edge!

karate-kids Defensive Edge Martial Arts Classes & karate for kids are more than just another after-school activity. Our Youth Martial Arts & kids Karate classes offer children a personal development program through a physical discipline in a safe and fun environment.

Our Martial Arts Classes Are Fun For Kids!

We learned a long time ago that if kids are having fun, they learn much faster. Our mission is to help our students grow emotionally and physically. Our unique "Drills for Skills" teach kids practical martial arts skills in a way that kids love! In a recent class, one of our young students even said "This is more fun than Disney World"!

Turn off the TV and Turn on Martial Arts!

In a world of iPods, iPads, computer screens, video-on-demand and twitter, children lose focus and fitness. At Defensive Edge Mixed Martial Arts we strive to provide a healthy balance back into children's lives. We build a child's physical and emotional well-being - one class at a time. Children become more self-empowered with each new set of moves and martial arts discipline.

Don't Wait!  Call Us Today To Schedule a FREE TRIAL Course for your Child! 781-245-0250

Bully Proof Your Child!

We love nothing more than watching bullied children develop the self confidence needed to stand up to school yard bullies. We emphasize non-violent defense against bullying using our exclusive A.C.T. principle.

Conquer Fear!

If we see a child beginning to give up and retreat back into themselves, we encourage them to keep trying, even if they fall short. Let's face it, no one escapes life without losing a few, and these are great learning opportunities to teach children to keep trying in the face of adversity.

No Kid Sits on the Bench at Defensive Edge!kids karate

Nothing is more harmful to a child's self-esteem than sitting on the bench. At Defensive Edge MMA, we absolutely do not believe in making a child "sit one out"! We guide and encourage a sense of self-worth and confidence into each and every one of our youth students.

Our Kids Programs:

Our Kids Martial Arts & Karate Programs Consist of Reality Based Martial Arts (Self Defense) and Sport Based Martial Arts (Grappling, Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts) At our school, Your child will not only learn the ABCs of self-protection, but more importantly, the ABCs of life:
  • Attitude
  • Behavior
  • Character

All of Our Kids Martial Arts classes are Designed to Teach:


  • Focus
  • Leadership Skills
  • Goal Setting
  • Confidence!
Mastering these fundamentals will enable them to achieve their fullest potential at school, in their sports teams, and their activities throughout life. Our expert instructors work to instill the values of respect, courtesy, honesty, perseverance, and integrity … all with the goal of ensuring that our students have the confidence in themselves to make the right decisions when confronted with negative peer pressure.

 We offer classes for kids ages 4 through Teens!

lil-dragonLittle Dragons - Pre-School: AGES (4-5)

Our Lil' Dragons classes are a great way for young children to get introduced to the Martial Arts. Focus, concentration, listening, respect and courtesy are emphasized and reinforced in order to develop a child's basic learning skills.

Golden Eagles - AGES (5-7)

Our Martial Arts Classes for kids, ages 5-7 will help to build your child’s confidence, self-discipline and self-esteem.  Class themes are always age specific to their age group.  Kids this age can be to Bullies, Peer problems and Adult Predators. So these challenges are covered in class consistently. We also teach our students about personal safety and how to use common sense before using his or her new skills for self-defense. Our curriculum is taught in a fun, safe environment.and consists of elements of Small Circle Jujitsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Ground Fighting), Muay Thai Kickboxing, Wrestling, and Kali to help your child become a well rounded kid ready for any challenge!

Super Samurai - AGES (8-11)

Our youth classes help to build confidence, self-discipline and self-esteem. We also teach our students about personal safety and how to use common sense before using his or her new skills for self-defense

Shogun Warriors - Teens (12 - 15)

teen-martial-artsOur teen students learn the importance of a healthy lifestyle, a strong body and a positive outlook on life. We are proud to help parents develop children who value honesty, courtesy, respect, who have the ability to say "NO" to negative peer pressure and who have the necessary skills in self-protection. The curriculum of our teen class is similar to the Adult Jiujitsu taught with today's teens needs in mind! Our curriculum will help prepare these young adults for the challenges that lie ahead.

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) for Kids

youth-mma-massMMA is one of the most exciting kids programs that we offer.    This program teaches children aspects of Muay Thai, Boxing, Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  These arts are blended into what is now commonly known as MMA.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Kids (Submission Wrestling)

shannon-bjjOur Kids BJJ classes are designed to bring the excitement and competition of these disciplines in a safe and friendly setting.

Specialized Programs

Brave the Bully: Defensive Edge founder Rick Alford has created a highly acclaimed "Brave the Bully Program" that is taught in the local schools as well as Girl & Boy Scouts. Kid Smart Safety: Child Safety Training and Family Protection Training taught through special course throughout the year. Call today to schedule an introductory lesson!