Be amazed at what your kids can achieve when they join one of these Essex martial arts classes. Kids Martial Arts classes are a fun and engaging way to teach your child important life skills that they need as they grow.

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Kid’s Martial Arts Classes in Essex

5 Elements Martial Arts
Adams Business Centre, Cranes Farm Rd, Basildon SS14 3JF
The Mini Elements class is for children from 3 to 5 years of age. The aim is to improve your child’s coordination and fitness through skills based on martial arts. There is no contact allowed in these classes. Classes also available for older children and adults.
01268 330050

Chelmsford Karate Club
Keene Hall Watchhouse Road Galleywood Chelmsford, CM2 8PT
We practise traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu, which focuses on effective close-quarters fighting. We enjoy tournaments, but believe that the true heart of karate is self defence. We run separate classes for children, so we can focus the training on their specific needs. With their Karate they also learn self discipline, confidence, self respect and respect for others.
01245 352001

Chelmsford Shotokan Karate Club
Dovedale Sports Centre, Vicarage Rd, Chelmsford CM2 0JQ
Anyone from aged 4 years upwards, with no upper age limit for adults, can start to learn Karate with us. For our younger members we offer the Shotokan Tigers Karate Classes, with lots of extra fun lessons and activities taking place through school holidays.
07973 672663

Colchester JKA Karate Club
The Stanway School & Leisure World, Colchester, CO3 0QA
As a family run club – we welcome adults and kids (from age 6). We offer ONE FREE WEEK. If you have taken your trial lessons, but still unsure (as we know karate’s not for everyone!) let us know and we can arrange some more pay as you go sessions for you.
07775 708227

Colchester Wado Ryu Karate Club
Colchester Academy, Hawthorn Av, Colchester CO4 3JL
Colchester Wado Ryu Karate Club offers martial arts training to adults and children from 4 years. Having worked with a wide range or able and disabled students, the club has had positive feedback from parents and teachers, who noticed a marked change in children’s behaviour, attitude and feeling of self-worth.
07502 483745

Emptyhands Karate School
St Andrews Church Hall, The Drive, Ilford IG1 3PE
EmptyHands is a Traditional KaraTe School. Our practice is based on the classical Shotokan System with some influences from Goju Ryu, Shiatsu (acupressure) & Internal Martial Arts. Our weekly lessons run on a Tuesday and Thursday evening with ad hoc workshops on a Saturday (Typically once a month). Pre-School Class available for 4 to 5 year olds.
07931 300470

Essex Shotokan Karate Club
Waltham Abbey Sports Centre, Broomstick Hall Rd, Waltham Abbey EN9 1LF
We accept children of 6 years and above, and our Karate classes continue throughout all school holidays. If you are a Karate Kid or the parent of a Karate Kid, you are most welcome. Come along and try the fascinating art of SHOTOKAN KARATE. We will give you a FREE Karate lesson with no obligation.
01992 768664

Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
42 Ardleigh Green Rd, Hornchurch RM11 2LG
Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu and submission grappling children’s training program. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a cutting edge martial art made famous by the Gracie family of Brazil known for its highly effective ground grappling techniques. Children’s classes from 6-13 years.
07736 010044

Harlow Karate Club
Harlow Leisurezone, Second Avenue, Harlow, Essex CM20 3DT
We accept children of 6 years and above, and our Karate classes continue throughout all school holidays. If you are a Karate Kid or the parent of a Karate Kid, you are most welcome. Come along and try the fascinating art of SHOTOKAN KARATE. We will give you a FREE Karate lesson with no obligation.
07947 696054

Kazen Kai Martial Arts
Billericay – Brentwood Dojo (Full Time) – Broomfield – Burnham on Crouch – Chelmsford Dojo (Full Time) – Danbury – Harlow Dojo (Full Time) – Hatfield Peverel – Maldon, Goldhanger – Maldon, Plume School – Notley Green – Ramsden Bellhouse – Tiptree – West Horndon – West Mersea – Writtle
Kazen Kai Martial Arts is a Karate and Kickboxing club based in the Essex area. Also having clubs in Kent and North East England. We run classes in Karate from 4+ years to adults and classes in Kickboxing for 8+ years to adults. At the Brentwood Dojo there are also sessions for children from 1 year.
0800 1830383 / 01277 262800

Keiryu Practical Karate
Silver End Village Hall, Broadway, Silver End, Essex, CM8 3RQ
Maldon Blackwater Leisure Centre, Park Drive, Maldon
At Keiryu Practical Karate we deliver a karate system with realism and modern training principles. Leading to an exciting comprehensive karate programme offering something for everyone. Adults and children from the age of 6 years are welcome. Free trials available.

Loughton Karate Club
Lopping Hall, 189 High Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 4LF
At Loughton Karate Club, we welcome people of all levels and all ages from 4 years old upwards to train with us during our classes throughout the week. Beginners can start throughout the year.
07758 341 584

Loughton Wado-Kai
Roding Valley High School, Loughton, Essex IG10 3JA
Wado-Kai karate is a traditional, defensive style of karate and a martial art which focuses on technique and using the opponent’s force and aggression against themselves. First lesson is free. All are welcome.

The Martial Arts Centre
Braintree – Great Dunmow – Halstead – Marks Tey
At the Martial Arts Centre we practise Traditional Japanese Karate together with Kickboxing. We believe that with hard work and dedication improvements will be accomplished. Classes for adults and children from 4 years.
01376 529122

Meridian Kung Fu Basildon
Fryerns Community Centre, Whitmore Way, Basildon SS14 2NN
Meridian Kung Fu Basildon provide Wing Chun Martial Arts Classes across Basildon, Essex. Our Wing Chun Kung Fu Classes start from 5 years old with no upper age limit. Wing Chun Kung Fu is a traditional Martial Art that suits all levels of fitness and ability and is therefore open to anyone that would like to give martial arts a go.
07986 486543

Meridian Kung Fu Brentwood
85 London Rd, Brentwood, Essex CM14 4NP
Meridan Kung Fu Wing Chun Kung Fu offers classes for all ages in Brentwood Essex.
01268 573654 /

Meridian Kung Fu Rayleigh
39 Websters Way, Rayleigh SS6 8JQ
Dynamic is a full time centre based in Websters Way, Rayleigh. It boasts a fully equipped Kwoon, with necessary training equipment. The centre has male and female changing rooms for privacy and a reception/waiting area. Classes run throughout the week and we cater for all ages groups starting from 5 years old.
01268 777721

Okami Martial Arts Prittlewell
St Marys Church Hall, Hill Road Prittlewell, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6NA
We are a multiple award winning community Martial Arts School, that is passionate about coaching a wonderful healthy way of life to young children from age 3 year, right through to adults.
07947 390608

The Rochford Martial Arts Academy
Unit 2c Swaines Industrial Estate, Ashingdon Road, Rochford SS4 1RG
We offer over 25 classes per week so you have lots of opportunities to train. There are classes for kids from 4 years, teens and adults and we love to meet new likeminded friends so offer free taster sessions in all of our programmes.
01702 808262

SD School of Martial Arts
Adrenalyze Leisure, 259 Greenstead Road, Colchester CO1 2SJ
Twice winners at the National Fitness Awards – SD Martial Arts, Gym and Fitness Centre provide a professional environment committed to helping you achieve your goals. Baby and toddler classes available. Classes for older children include Kid Kick, Judo, Kung Fu, and Boxing.
01206 860008

Seitou Ryu Karate
Grays – South Ockendon – Wickford
Seitou Ryu Karate is an established traditional Goju karate school with clubs across South Essex. We are affiliated to the Japan Karatedo Federation (JKF) Goju Kai, Goju Ryu Karatedo Seiwakai and the Shi Kon Martial Arts Association. For adults and children from 5 years.
07899 827476

Uechi-Ryu Karate Clubs
Billericay – Brentwood – Rayleigh – Wickford
Uechi-Ryu is a system of self-defence which imitates the animal movements of the Crane, Tiger and the Dragon. Beginners or those already experienced in Martial Arts are made welcome. Classes are kept informal but with traditions of etiquette and the essence of Martial Arts retained. For adults and children from 5 years.
07807 446178

Ushikai Karate Academy
14a Radford Crescent, Billericay, Essex CM12 0DG
Yushikai Karate Academy is Billericay’s most popular Martial Arts facility. Focus on offering the most professional training available, in a fun, exciting environment. Offering classes for adults and children.
01277 650366

Wing Chun Kung Fu
233 High St, Hornchurch RM11 3XU
You learn principles and techniques that you can use after just one lesson. Wing Chun teaches you how to punch and kick using your body structure, so you can beat a much larger and stronger attacker. This makes Wing Chun an ideal defensive system for women, men and children from 3 years.
07958 451718

The WingTsun Martial Arts School
Roding Valley High School, Alderton Hill, Loughton IG10 3JA
Whether you want to improve your child’s concentration so they do better at school or want your child to learn from our anti-bullying program and gain the skills needed to keep themselves safe, The WingTsun Martial Arts School’s internationally successful Life Skills and Character building programme can help. The programme will help them make new friends and expand their social and interactive skills. We also make sure they have plenty of fun too.
07977 132111