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Karate and other Martial Arts for Kids in Tucson

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There is quite a number of karate places in Tucson. Many of them have classes for kids as young as 4 years old. Karate is a great sport not only for your body but also for your mind. Karate develops coordination and strength, teaches self control and self confidence. There many different dojos and styles here.

1. East Side Karate
This is our favorite. It is located on Wilmot st. close to Speedway. Sensei Damon is great with kids and has years of teaching experience. There are several national champions in this dojo. 1527 N.Wilmot Rd., Tucson AZ 85712

2. Kodenkan Martial Arts Academy
They offer a “Little Dragons” class specialized for 4-6 year olds.
3327 N. 1st Avenue, Suite 110, Tucson, AZ 85719

3. The Success Martial Arts Tucson (formerely J. Kim Martial Arts)
1033 N.Kolb Rd., Tucson AZ 85710

4. ATA Martial Arts - Sunrise Tae Kwon Do
Classes for all ages and levels. The Tiny Tigers program has been developed specifically for children ages 4 - 6.
Several locations in Tucson:
5681 North Swan Rd., Tucson, AZ 85718
150 South Houghton #120, Tucson, AZ 85748
11133 N. La Canada Dr., Oro Valley, AZ 85737

5. Arizona Karate Club
Arizona Karate Club has karate classes for kids 4 and up, Serving Tucson Since 1977, Chief instructor Professor Veon McCarrell 10th Degree Black Belt, Arizona's family karate and life skill school. No Contracts, No Test Fee's and one free lesson, Call for more info, 668-7627

6. Boxer's Rebellion Martial Arts
We offer a Little Lion’s Martial Arts development program designed with 3 – 6 year olds in mind.  The program focuses on developing the fundamentals of martial arts for those not ready for a regular martial arts class.  Games / fun drills are mixed in to aid in the learning process!

7. Arizona Karate School
Karate, Self-Defense, Life Skill Classes, Ages 4 and up. Serving Tucson Since 1977. No contracts or test fee's. 9th Degree Black Belt Chief Instructor. Swan/Sunrise Location, Safeway Shopping Center, Held in The Anytime Group Training Center. 668-7627.
Age Group: 4 and Up
Days and Times: Monday - Saturday
Fee: $89.00 per month. No Contract
4764 E.Sunrise Dr., Tucson, AZ 85718
Phone: 520-668-7627
Other programs offered: Teen and Adult Classes

8. Victory Taekwondo (Closed?)
Our custom-built PreSkills class for ages 3 - 5. Focusing on Self-Control, Listening, Balance & Fine Motor Skills.
Days and Times: Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Fee: $50 per month
Tucson, AZ 85747
Phone: 520-574-4425
Other programs offered:
Kids martial arts
Adult martial arts

9. West Side Karate/ Self-Defense Program
Kids, Teen and Adult Programs. Serving Tucson since 1977. Call for one free lesson, No contracts. Internationally recognized instructors.
Age Group: Ages 4 and up
Days and Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5pm-8pm
Fee: $69.00 a month
Tucson, AZ
Phone: 520-668-7627

10. Capoeira for kids
Capoeira involves children and teens in activities at boosts their confidence, and gets them involved in an exercise regimen, but provides them a safe place to express themselves in a non violent way to relief the stresses of peers and sometimes overwhelming fact of being different. We instruct in a disciplined manner, while having fun.
We teach :
Focus, Discipline and RespectAchievement, Leadership, and Communtiy
At the Movement Shala on 4th AVE.

11. Kaizen Kan
Bas-I Kyokushin Karate Organization Arizona Hombu: William F. Schrader 5th Dan Kyokushin Karate Classical Dojo and Judo training for ages 5 and up. Excellent and dedicated instructors. Very affordable monthly rates and multiple classes per week. Located in the stop mall by Fry’s Food.
Age Group: 5-105
Days and Times: Tuesday’s thru Saturday’s 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 11am, 12pm, 1pm more
Fee: $100 / month
9431 East 22nd Street Suite 161, Tucson, Arizona 85730
Phone: 520-289-7318
Other programs offered:

12. M.A.T.S. Dojo, M.A.T.S. Monkeys and Lil' Dragons
M.A.T.S. Monkeys: Parent /child class is fun for little ones and develops motor and social skills using martial arts concepts. Lil'Dragons: Fun for kids and helps with basic discipline, respect, exercise, motor/social skills and entry level martial arts skills.
Age Group: Monkeys: 2-3. Lil' Dragons 4-6
Days and Times: Monkeys: Saturday 10am , Lil' Dragons: Saturday 11am
Fee: $40 a month (first 2 classes are free)
5929 E 22nd ST., Tucson, Arizona 85711
Phone: 520-490-3337
Other programs offered:
Family Karate,
Adult &Youth Jujitsu