Said to develop strength, coordination, and confidence, martial arts can be a positive, and healthy outlet for your kids’ abundance of energy. If you’re looking for classes in taekwondo, karate, or something just a little different for your budding Chuck Norris, then check out our list of some of the best martial arts classes for children in Hong Kong.
Mindful Wing Chun
Taking your little Kung-Fu Pandas to martial arts classes not only helps them develop strength, but also a sense of focus and concentration. Take Mindful Wing Chun for example, which provides your kids with a great workout and teaches them all about the basic art form of Wing Chun, such as posture and stance, in classes catered to kids from three years old up to pre-teens.
Mindful Wing Chun, 8/F On Lan Centre, 11-15 On Lan Street, Central, (+852) 6620 7050
Chito Ryu is a martial arts school specialising in karate, with training programmes that offer much more than just kicking and punching. Covering three main components of karate – including Basics, Kata and Kumite/Bunka – your little ones will be put to grading tests every three months in order for them to progress onto the next coloured belt, encouraging overall discipline and self-awareness.
Chito Ryu, 18/F, Room B, Prosperous Commercial Building, 54 Jardines Bazaar, Causeway Bay, (+852) 2523 5200
YWCA International Kids Club
Get your kids throwing punches, kicks, and swinging bamboo swords at the YWCA‘s kendo, taekwondo, or Chinese martial arts classes. The classes here are tailored for children and teens aged three to 15 years old, but there are also open classes with a friendly and supportive atmosphere where all ages are welcome to join, making it a great activity for the whole family.
YWCA International Kids Club, 3/F, 1 MacDonnell Road, Central, (+852) 3476 1340
Grupo Capoeira Brasil Hong Kong (GCBHK)
With cool-looking moves that combine dance, music, martial arts, and acrobatics, the Brazilian martial art Capoeira is something many adventurous kids would enjoy. GCBHK‘s kids’ courses are suitable for children aged five to 11 years old, while their youth programmes are made for teenagers aged between 12 and 18 years old.
Grupo Capoeira Brasil Hong Kong, locations vary, (+852) 9197 4429
Espada is a fighting gym that offers classes in mixed martial arts, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, boxing, and yoga for children ages three and above. Programmes for toddlers place a strong emphasis on focus, respect, and discipline, while students in their kids’ programmes will be challenged at their skill level and start to improve their position and sparring techniques.
Espada, 4/F So Hong Commercial Building, 41-47 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan