Kensho Chicago’s age appropriate mixed martial arts empower kids to become fit, strong, and focused for life! Our Kids Mixed Martial Arts Program instills traditional values as kids learn a comprehensive and practical system of self defense techniques from a variety of martial art systems including: Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Jiu Jitsu, Filipino Kali, French Savate & more.

Age appropriate Kids Martial Arts classes

Kids learn differently different at different ages. Many martial arts schools throw everyone together into one class. Kensho’s programs are tailored to each groups age and abilities.

Lil Ninjas

Kids 4 to 6 years old.

Designed to build confidence, focus, and coordination. Classes structured to keep kids engaged, focused  and having fun, while learning basic martial arts and self defense techniques.


Kids 6 to 12 years old.

Kids progressively develop a comprehensive set of martial arts skills for self defense.  Working together toward their goals, they develop healthy habits for life as they learn teamwork, perseverance and resilience in a positive environment.


Teens 12 to 16 years old

Our teen program challenges teens 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.

Kensho’s Kids Mixed Martial Arts curriculum – Kids learn Skills for Life

Many of our kids train with us for years. Students start as kids and continue as adults. Kensho’s Kids Martial Arts program is a challenging and fun way for kids to learn life skills as they grow. Our time-tested curriculum of mixed martial arts serves as the pathway to fitness, discipline, goal setting and excellence.




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.

Call us now at: 312.291.1655