Martial Arts Classes for Kids

If you’re looking to boost your child’s self-confidence, discipline, and strength, take a look at these dojos for martial arts classes! You’ll find taekwondo, hapkido, jiu jitsu, martial arts, and karate classes for children as young as 4 years old. Several of them offer free classes, or free trial weeks, so be sure to inquire. Park districts also often offer martial arts classes, which would be a great way to start; be sure to check your local town’s catalog.

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Local Martial Arts Classes for Kids

Many studios are getting creative with new ways to offer martial arts training for kids, including touch-free classes. Our local businesses are doing an amazing job pivoting and adjusting to provide our children with opportunities! Check with the studios directly to see what they are currently offering.

The Gentle Art
433 N. Bolingbrook Drive
Bolingbrook, IL
(630) 258-8423

Karate for Kids
419 W. 55th Street
Countryside, IL 60525
(708) 352-5323

Karate for Kids
7516 Cass Avenue
Darien, IL 60561
(630) 271-1200

Amalgam Martial Academy
923 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(inside Masonic Temple building)

True Balance Karate
406 Ogden Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 663-2000

Rigitano’s American Kenpo Karate
350 N York Street
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 941-3300

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True Prodigy Athletics
783 N Industrial Drive
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 632-8783

Jang’s Yong In Martial Arts
7614 Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 358-1000

Victory Martial Arts Forest Park
1401 Circle Avenue
Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 524-1553

Strive Martial Arts
836 Roosevelt Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 793-4500

827 N. Washington
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 453-5555

6950 Kingery Highway
Willowbrook, IL 60561
(630) 850-3500

U.S. Martial Arts Academy of Glen Ellyn
682 Roosevelt Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 790-0097

Yong In USA Martial Arts
479 Roosevelt Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 545-2401

Hinsdale Fitness Club
35 East 1st Street
Hinsdale Il, 60521
(708) 289-9732

Max Martial Arts
2735 Maple Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
(331) 213-7144

ABBC Taekwondo
704 Oak Creek Drive
Lombard, IL 60148
(331) 462-0215

Chang’s Hapkido Academy
230 S Main Street
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 620-7170

Sky Centers Martial Arts
112 W. St. Charles Road
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 629-2790

Raising the B.A.R. Martial Arts
7840 Ogden Avenue
Lyons, IL 60534
(708) 442-8001

American Martial Arts Academy
1020 104th Street #104
Naperville, IL 60564
(630) 369-8879

Bei Dou Kung Fu
614 West 5th Avenue
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 717-7760

Chang’s Hapkido Academy
1233 S Naper Boulevard
Naperville, IL 60565
(630) 983-9863

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Dion Riccardo’s Victory Martial Arts Academy
1003 W Ogden Avenue
Naperville, IL 60563
(331) 330-7501

Elite Martial Arts
5019 Ace Lane, # 163
Naperville, IL 60564
(630) 922-6622

Illinois Shaolin Kung Fu
1163 East Ogden Ave Suite 633
Naperville, IL 60563
(773) 556-3622

Martial Arts Training Service
550 Industrial Drive, Unit D
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 778-6600

PARK’s Martial Arts Academy
931 E Ogden Ave, Suite 111
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 717-1313

PRO Martial Arts Naperville
2835 Aurora Avenue, Suite 113
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 866-8128

P.S. Academy of Martial Arts
1580 W. Ogden, Suite 308
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 527-6420

Sharkey’s Karate Studio
1701 Quincy Avenue #4
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 369-8055

United Martial Arts
1260 E Chicago Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 369-4949

The Warrior’s Edge
790 Royal St. George Suite 106
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 416-1946

YK Martial Arts
3108 S. Route 59, Unit #136
Naperville, IL
(630) 470-9338

632 Amersale Drive, Unit #100
Naperville, IL 60564
(630) 857-9103

Tae Kwon Do at Oak Brook Park District
1450 Forest Gate Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 990-4233

Flying V Martial Arts
111 N Oak Park Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 524-5425

Master S.H. Yu Martial Arts & Fitness Associates
6701 W North Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 383-3456

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Dion Riccardo’s Victory Martial Arts Academy
15414 S. 70th Court
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 275-4250

Victory Martial Arts Plainfield
16108 IL-59 #126
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 200-4446

Powell’s Way of Kenpo
1921 S. Mannheim Road
Westchester, IL 60154
(630) 447-9073

Black Belt Excellence Martial Arts
151 W. Ogden Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 512-0091

Pathways Tae Kwon-Do
26w221 Geneva Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 951-0111

ATA Karate for Kids
74 Danada Square West
Wheaton, IL 60189
(630) 681-0060

Looking for other opportunities for your child to be active? Check out our Sports, Classes, and Teams Guide!

About the Author

Katie Mayle
Katie is a mother of two girls and a baby boy (ages 6.5, 5, and 1.5). A Joliet native, she and her husband moved back to his hometown of Naperville after the birth of their second daughter. Her three kids keep her family very active, and she is grateful for the countless indoor and outdoor opportunities available to families in the western suburbs. She looks forward to sharing family-friendly fun with the parents of young children.

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