Martial Arts for Teens
Why Kodokai?
  • Confidence
  • Self-control
  • Self-defense
  • Positive role models
  • Friendships
  • Fitness
  • Fun

Teens have unique needs. Classes aimed at young children are not ideal, yet, adult classes aren't always a comfortable fit. We strive to provide opportunities for teens to feel at home, welcome and challenged in a variety of ways.

First, a little about teens.


Our modern world has placed additional challenges on teens. Social pressure has never been greater. It can be hard to fit in while not 'giving in' to inappropriate pressure. Cell phones and the internet reach teens everywhere. It is more important now than it ever has been for teens to have the confidence to believe in themselves and, when needed, to stand up for themselves.

The teen years are also a time of risk-taking. 

Learning to drive, beginning to date, and eventually leaving for college, military service or other callings places teens in situations where they have no experience, and sometimes, in places they have never been.

Good character, healthy self-esteem, and confidence can go a long way toward making this time enjoyable and rewarding. And self-defense skills can go a long way to insure safety and to provide the strength and confidence needed to stand up for oneself.

We provide opportunities for teens to participate in several ways. Some teens are big and tall, others can be smaller. Some are more comfortable working with other teens and younger kids, others are comfortable working with adults. Often, the teen has a younger sibling and it can be convenient to share the same class (but we don't have teens in classes with our youngest students!). In other cases the teen wants to share class with mom or dad.

The best thing to do is to talk to us. We've been doing this for a long time and we can help you figure out which classes are best for your purposes. 

Our curriculum includes a wide variety of skills ranging from Brazilian ju-jitsu, to judo, karate and Palace Hand...even Japanese Swordsmanship. This provides practical well-rounded skills which lead to a sense of accomplishment and self-confidence.


Give us a call or drop by. Preparing for adulthood is no small matter. Our experience and caring environment can make a lasting difference.

You can sign up need to wait for the beginning of the month. We'll watch for you!