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

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

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

Team United Martial Arts Academy at Flying High
5400 East Avenue
Countryside, IL
(708) 352-3099

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Strive Martial Arts

836 Roosevelt Road
Glen Ellyn, IL
(630) 793-4500

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

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

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

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

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

ABBC Taekwondo
704 Oak Creek Dr.
Lombard, IL
(630) 678-0750

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PRO Martial Arts Naperville
2835 Aurora Ave STE 113
Naperville, IL
(630) 866-8128

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

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

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

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

632 Amersale Drive
Naperville, IL
(630) 857-9103

Tae Kwon Do at Oak Brook Park District

Tae Kwon Do at Oak Brook Park District
Family Recreation Center
1450 Forest Gate Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
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Classes start September 9

Encourage your child to build self-esteem, confidence and self-control as they learn the basic fundamentals of the Korean art of self-defense. Your child will improve their skills including punches, blocks, kicks, and single combination defensive and offensive moves. Returning students may qualify for the next level belt. Wear sweat pants and a t-shirt.  Regular Tae Kwon Do is for children ages 5-17. They also offer an Early Childhood level for ages 3-5.

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

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

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

Joon Lee’s Tae Kwon Do
14355 S. LaGrange Road
Orland Park, IL
(708) 403-9090

Kickhigher Martial Arts
9011 151st Street
Orland Park, IL
(708) 966-0731

Martial Arts USA
11010 W. 179th Street
Orland Park, IL
(708) 995-7974

RŌL Academy of Jiu Jitsu
15629 S. 71st Court
Orland Park, IL
(708) 682-6262

Team One Mixed Martial Arts
17500 S. Duvan Drive
Tinley Park, IL
(708) 466-8384

Black Belt Excellence Martial Arts
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

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

About the Author

Kristen Sheehan
Kristen is a Burbank native who settled with her family in New Lenox in 2016. Kristen and her husband have three amazing children – two daughters, ages seven years and 20 months, and a four year-old son. She also has a furry shih-tzu baby, who is 11 years old. The kids are active and energetic, but Kristen enjoys providing a mix of structured play/activities and downtime at home. She is passionate about keeping her family healthy and happy. During the winter, Kristen likes to go sledding and skating – as well as experiencing indoor play spaces. During the summer, she loves getting outside with her family – playgrounds, festivals, fairs, picnicking, bike riding, and trips to the zoo. Her kids love helping in the kitchen, and Kristen enjoys cooking and baking with them!

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