Martial Arts for Tweens and Teens

The tween and teen years are where kids really build habits for lifelong success. Our tween-teen program is designed for kids 11-15 years old and challenges them to master a repertoire of awesome martial arts techniques for self-defense, physical fitness and emotional well-being in a positive environment that fosters teamwork and respect.

In addition to the learning the fundamentals of Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Judo and Kickboxing, our students explore and master techniques from a number of other martial arts. These include Muay Thai, Jui Jitsu, Filipino Kali and French Savate. Instructors include advanced older students and young adults who serve as role models and show our students that their goals are within reach.

Recognition, reward, ranking and team spirit keep tweens and teens motivated to excel.

The Kensho Child Development System is based on achieving short and long term goals. Stripes and belts are awarded on accomplishment and achievement! Progress through the ranks helps kids develop the confidence to push their boundaries and maintain a winning can-do attitude! Our curriculum targeted towards older kids will build and reinforce their progress in:

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Black Belt Excellence!
  • Teamwork
  • Focus
  • healthy competition
  • Self Control
  • Fitness
  • Academic Success
  • Memory
  • Discipline
  • Leadership
  • Sportsmanship
  • Goal setting

Kensho’s program develops confidence, respect, and a winning positive attitude. Students learn how to set and accomplish challenging goals. Not only will your child gain the confidence that comes from knowing how to defend themselves, but students build awareness and safe habits by learning to recognize unsafe situations at school, at home, in public settings and everywhere they go. Students learn how to diffuse a situation using verbal defense, as well as using attitude and strong body language to prevent bullying and harassment. They learn to defend themselves in a variety of situations, but are taught that fighting is the last resort.


Kensho’s Kids Martial Arts program helps kids learn focus and respect as they develop the confidence to push their boundaries and maintain a winning can-do attitude! At Kensho, we love Martial Arts and we want to make sure kids are introduced to Martial Arts the right way. We start with a Private Introductory Class where kids learn a few basics so that they’ll be ready to join group classes. Over the years we’ve found this to be the best way to introduce kids to martial arts. It really makes a difference!

Try Kensho Chicago’s Kids Martial Arts to see for yourself.

Free garage parking and conveniently located between Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Bucktown, Wicker Park, River North and the Gold Coast.

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