Martial Arts Classes for Kids

Find local martial arts classes for kids on this list, sponsored by Pathway’s Tae Kwon-Do on Geneva Road at Pleasant Hill in Wheaton.


Pathway’s Tae Kwon-Do is a not-for-profit, family oriented organization, established by Dr. Jim Langlas in 1996. Reduced cost options are available so everyone can afford to participate. There are no contracts or cancellation fees.

Tae Kwon Do training is fun, safe, and great exercise, and has also been shown to improve school and social performance, build confidence, and establish patterns of success for the future.

Click here to learn more about Pathway’s Tae Kwon-Do, call them at (630) 951-0111, or visit their location at 26w221 Geneva Road in Wheaton, IL, 60187.


Martial Arts Classes for Kids

Martial arts and karate classes for kids are a great way to boost discipline, self-esteem, and fitness. I still remember breaking my first board in half as a kid! It was a self-confidence boost I really needed in the middle of a tough transition to a new school.

If you’re looking for taekwondo, hapkido, jiu jitsu, martial arts, and karate classes for kids, check out our master list of places to train. Be sure to ask about free trials offered at many of these spots. Park district classes are not included on this list, but almost every city offers martial arts classes for kids, so check your town’s catalogue.


Powell’s Way of Kenpo
3741 Grand Blvd, Brookfield, IL
(630) 447-9073


ATA Karate for Kids
7516 S Cass Ave
Darien, IL
(630) 271-1200


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

Flying High Martial Arts
5400 East Avenue
Countryside, IL 60525
(708) 352-3099

Downers Grove

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


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

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

Forest Park

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

Glen Ellyn

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

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


Final Round CSA
4401 W Roosevelt Rd
Hillside, IL
(708) 397-4393


Max Fitness
35 E. First St.
Hinsdale, IL
(708) 289-9732


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

Amalgam Martial Academy
4925 Indiana Ave.
Lisle, IL 60532
(inside Walker Athletics)


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

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

Al’s Black Belt Club
704 Oak Creek Dr.
Lombard, IL
(630) 678-0750

Yobé Jiu Jitsu
1275 S. Main St.
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 705-0305


Ata Taekwondo of Lyons/Raising the B.A.R. Martial Arts
7840 Ogden Ave
Lyons, IL
(708) 442-8001


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

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

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

PRO Martial Arts Naperville
2835 Aurora Ave STE 113
Naperville, IL
(630) 451-8918

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

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

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

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

YK Martial Arts
2112 Winding River Dr #104
Naperville, IL
(630) 357- 3185

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

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

P.S. Academy of Martial Arts
1580 W. Ogden, Ste. 308
Naperville, IL
(630) 527-8900

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

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

YK Martial Arts North
2112 Winding River Drive, Suite 104
Naperville, IL
(630) 357-3185

YK Martial Arts East
924 W. 75th Street, Suite 108
Naperville, IL
(630) 305-5425

YK Martial Arts Aurora
632 Amersale Drive, Suite 100
Naperville, IL
(630) 857-9103

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

Oak Park

Flying V Martial Arts
111 N Oak Park Ave
Oak Park, IL
(708) 488-9805


Cheon’s Tiger Martial Arts
1921 S Mannheim Rd
Westchester, IL
(708) 681-6070


Black Belt Excellence
151 W Ogden Ave
Westmont, IL
(630) 512-0091


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

ATA Karate for Kids
51 Danada Square East
Wheaton, IL
(630) 681-0060

Willow Springs

Team United Martial Arts Academy
8695 S. Archer Avenue
Willow Springs IL 60455
(708) 330-5561


Did we miss a great spot that offers martial arts or karate classes for kids? Let us know in the comments!

About the Author

Rachel Matuch
Rachel is a writer and new mom who lives in Woodridge. She recently moved from Downers Grove and grew up in Naperville, but she and her husband have been discovering new things to do now that they’ve got a baby boy in tow. In addition to scoping out baby-friendly spots around the ‘burbs, Rachel loves playing board games, hosting bonfire nights, and pillaging the Woodridge library. She also volunteers with teens at Four Corners Community Church, which makes her feel like an old geezer.

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