Teen and Youth Classes

  • Small Class Size

  • Personalized Instruction

  • Practical Skills

  • No Contracts

  • No Gimmicks

Kodokai is unique among local martial arts schools.


Many schools offer a curriculum built around instant gratification. Frequent rank promotions or getting a piece of tape around ones belt are the new version of 'everyone gets a trophy' and provide the illusion of progress. Cheap tricks and watered-down martial arts, however, instill only false confidence. 

A lot of people bring their kids to us after spending years and fortunes in such schools. They come to us because their kids still can't protect themselves.


With forty years of experience, we are different. We know how to teach- without resorting to gimmicks. 

Our methods-

  • teach practical self-defense

  • improve listening skills

  • encourage initiative

  • build confidence

  • improve coordination

  • provide year round physical activity

  • are fun and challenging!

We do not teach fighting, but we do teach self-defense- something that few schools actually do. Many parents, in fact, bring their kids to us after spending considerable time in other schools but failing to learn self-protection skills.


Every school, of course, claims to teach 'self-defense', but most class time is spent on entertainment and techniques that simply won't work. 


We emphasize using the minimum amount of force and specialize in techniques that can deter an attacker without unnecessary harm.

We are currently only accepting youth age 10 and up.

Our Environment

We are about learning. Our environment is calm, quiet and supportive. We provide personalized and patient instruction for each child. 

We encourage kids to work, to think, and to find answers from within. We never yell or demand. 

And, while our classes provide structure, we also have fun and kids often form lasting friendships. They learn that work can be enjoyable, and that goals are obtainable.

Our philosophy emphasizes self-control and self-awareness. We help kids understand that thoughtful work produces valuable results and that they have the means to solve problems and accomplish significant things. 

The confidence gained through proper instruction can change lives.