Martial arts are an amazing way for your child to build strength, confidence, discipline, and make new friends. But with a dizzying array of martial arts options, signing up for the right martial arts studio can be overwhelming to parents who are new to the scene. So, if you’re sitting on the fence about enrolling your children into kids’ martial arts classes, take a look at this compilation of some of the best studios in KL offering martial arts classes for children.
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You can trust the team at Monarchy MMA, to keep your little ones safe and engaged. The top martial arts gym in Malaysia has world-class coaches who are prepared to inspire, toughen up, teach, and instill vital moral values from the very first moment they step into the gym. They currently offer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Wrestling and Muay Thai classes for the kids. You can sign up for their free trial to measure kids' comfort levels during the classes.
Monarchy MMA, Various Locations, www.monarchymma.com
Blueprint Martial Arts’ flagship program is their Jiu-Jitsu class. So you cannot miss their Kids Jiu-Jitsu classes which focus on grappling and controlling your opponent, with safe sparring possible due to the elimination of strikes. For kids aged 5 and below, they can join the Little Warriors class where they will learn to fall, crawl, roll, back roll and engage in fun martial arts based games. The aim is to improve body coordination and strength, while having a lot of fun!
Blueprint Martial Arts, E-1-7 Plaza Arkadia Desa Parkcity Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 52200, +6010 907 6878, www.blueprintmartialarts.com
Martial arts and self-defense training was introduced to YMCA KL back in the 1970s with Judo and Aikido. Today, the discipline has expanded towards the inclusion of other martial arts from around the world. With a wide range of classes offered that covers Aikido, Judo, Kickboxing, Silambam Training and Taekwondo, you can now pick up the best training for self-defense in Kuala Lumpur!
YMCA, 95, Jalan Padang Belia, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, +603 2274 1439, www.ymcakl.com
Jeet Academy KL specializes in personal training and on-site corporate coaching in Krav Maga, Self Defense, Jeet Kune Do, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Western Boxing, for Adults and teens. The academy also prepares actors and stun teams for movies and action scenes, and has recently started a Kids Training program in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Join them and train with some of the best instructors in the region!
Jeet Academy KL, 14-2 Jalan Telawi 3, at Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, +6017 667 2869, www.jeetacademykl.com
Karate originated in Japan, is known as a martial art that develops the mind, body and soul. At KLGCC, they provide classes for children and adults in a fun, dynamic and safe environment to train with highly-trained experienced Sensei Ganesha. Rest assured, kids will be transformed through the development of your confidence, self-discipline and self-defense.
KLGCC, 10, Jalan 1/70D, Off Jalan Bukit Kiara, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, +6012 620 3404, www.klgcc.com
The Saxon Conservatoire teaches martial arts through a structured curriculum for both kids and youth following the traditions of Wushu. Their teachers guide students through the fundamentals and assure that they build a strong foundation before mastering the techniques. Classes will begin with conditioning students through stretching, punching, kicking, blocks, hand techniques and jumps. As the classes progress, students will master core techniques and learn more complicated routines/combinations. Along with Wushu we also provide similarly structured classes for Tai Chi and Gymnastics.
The Saxon Conservatoire, Various Locations, +6011 2830 5007, www.saxonconservatoire.com
Wing Chun is a style of Kung Fu that originates from China and its specialty is in close contact combat, using quick punches and kicks with a tight defense, coordinated through agile stances and footwork for a quick advance. Learn Bruce Lee’s martial art and become a master of your own health and safety at Lara’s Place! This is a holistic martial art combining qigong for health, close quarters combat for self defense and martial arts patterns for character development.
Lara’s Place, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, +6017 886 2687, www.larasplace.my
Ninja Kids Malaysia is a martial arts studio founded by Marcel Fabian. Their classes are designed based on the skills of Ninjutsu coupled with the techniques of overcoming obstacles of Parkour. They include training methods and drills from Taekwondo, European Weapons Combat, Filipino Martial Arts, Boxing and Kickboxing. Currently, they offer classes for Ninja Toddlers (2 to 4 years old) Ninja Kids (5 to 12 years old), Ninja Warriors (13 to 17 years old) and Ninja Movement (similar to Parkour).
Ninja Kids Malaysia, Kidz Cabin Preschool & Learning Center, No. 5, Jalan Page (Off Jalan Pakat) Ukay Heights, Ampang Jaya 68000 Ampang, Selangor, +6018 278 8275, www.warriorartsbujinkan.com
Classes offered at Katsu Dojo are a great fit for any parent seeking to help their child reach their full potential. Their classes are fun and fast-paced, and their curriculum is rigorous. Their karate classes for kids age 6 and up are unique in that they combine martial arts and character development. Training follows traditional Kyokushin-kai Karate methodology, focusing on – Kihon (basics) – Kata (coordinated sequence of movements) and – Kumite (sparring).
Katsu Dojo, No. 1-3A, Jalan Gombak Jaya, Batu 5 1/2, Jalan Gombak, 53100 Selangor, +603 6191 1097, www.kyokushin.my/splash/
If your children ever wanted to become a Ninja or learn the secret arts of the Ninja, then you have come to the right place. Lil’ Ninjas Dojo is one of the few martial arts centers that teaches Ninjutsu for children, allowing them the unique opportunity to learn the secrets of the Ninja. Ninjutsu focuses on the use of stealth and deception in order to defend oneself or fulfill an objective. For younger children, they learn the basic movements and skills through games and obstacle courses.
Lil’ Ninjas Dojo, Level 3, Atria Shopping Gallery, Damansara Jaya, +6010 297 0068, www.lilninjasdojo.com