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 have a business model built upon instant gratification. Frequent rank promotions or getting a piece of tape around ones belt are the new version of 'everyone gets a trophy'. While this may provide the illusion of progress, poor quality martial arts do not provide reliable self-defense skills

Many people come to us after their child spent years, and the parents spent 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- we don't need gimmicks. 

We are currently only accepting youth age 10 and up.

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. 


Every school claims to teach 'self-defense', but often the teacher has no actual self-defense experience and is not qualified. Learning self-defense like this is like taking swimming lessons from an instructor who has never been in the water! Instruction focused on entertainment, breaking boards and point sparring is not self-defense training.  

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. 

Our classes are taught with patience, kindness and professionalism. If you are looking for substance, quality and down to earth instruction, we might be just the place!