Kid Shotokan Classes

Houston kid karate classes

Olympic Karate and Sports Center Houston offers kid karate classes (Shotokan) four days a week.

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Sensei Alex separates youth classes by age, so younger children have their own classes while the older kids/teenagers get to have theirs.

In today’s world of screens dominating our kids’ lives, martial arts can be a great way to instill a sense of discipline, confidence, and resilience in our young ones.

Sensei Alex is not only fostering a child’s physical fitness but also personal development for Houston youth.

If you are a parent or guardian of one of our kid students, then you might want to check out our adult karate classes, self defense classes or Sensei Alex’s personal training offerings.

We also offer private family classes. Email here for more info.

“Sensei Alex is a fantastic instructor and patient with the kids. My son has a lot of respect for him and loves coming to class.”

Krista Darden Lancton


Kid Karate 5 – 6pm
(ages 5 to 8)

Kid Karate 6 – 7pm
(ages 8 and above)

Kid Karate 5 – 6pm
(ages 5 to 8)

Kid Karate 6 – 7pm
(ages 8 and above)

Family Karate 9:30 – 10:30am (call for availability)

We don’t sell karate belts…you earn them.

Young karate students in southwest Houston.

Children and teens will learn how to:

Build Self-Confidence

Learn Practical Self-Defense

Improve Concentration and Grades

Show Respect to Parents and Teachers

Learn Leadership Skills

Get in Shape Physically and Mentally


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Physical Fitness:
One of the most obvious advantages of enrolling children in karate classes is the enhancement of their physical fitness. Karate involves a combination of cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and flexibility drills, contributing to the overall well-being of the child. Regular practice not only improves coordination and balance but also promotes a healthy lifestyle from a young age.

Discipline and Focus:
Karate places a strong emphasis on discipline and focus, essential qualities for success in any area of life. Children learn to follow instructions, respect their instructors and peers, and adhere to the principles of the martial art. This structured environment helps instill a sense of responsibility and accountability in young minds.

Improved Self-Esteem:
As children progress through their karate journey, they earn belts, symbolizing their achievements and growth. This recognition not only boosts their self-esteem but also teaches them the value of hard work and perseverance. Overcoming challenges in karate class translates to a belief in one’s capabilities, fostering a positive self-image.

Conflict Resolution and Self-Control:
Karate is not about promoting aggression; instead, it teaches children the importance of self-control and peaceful conflict resolution. Through practicing controlled movements and techniques, children develop the ability to handle challenging situations calmly and responsibly, both inside and outside the dojo.

Social Skills and Teamwork:
Karate classes provide a social setting where children interact with peers who share a common interest. This fosters the development of social skills, teamwork, and camaraderie. Working together with classmates on drills and exercises teaches children the value of cooperation and mutual support.

Stress Relief and Emotional Well-Being:
The discipline and physical activity involved in karate can act as a stress reliever for children. The structured nature of the classes helps channel their energy positively, reducing anxiety and promoting emotional well-being. Karate becomes a platform for self-expression and emotional release.

Enrolling children, pre-teens and teens in karate classes is an investment in their physical, mental, and emotional development. Beyond the kicks and punches, karate instills values that last a lifetime, preparing children to face the challenges of the world with confidence, resilience, and a strong sense of self. As parents and guardians, embracing the holistic benefits of karate can contribute significantly to the well-rounded growth of our younger generation.