Have you ever seen a traditional tatami mat? They are super-cool, real traditional dojo stuff, and we get to train on them…everyday! And you can too!

At Bay Area Martial Arts, we specialize in teaching self-defense with age specific martial arts for children as young as 3 years old. Whether you want to get your kids fit, learn traditional martial arts moves in a fun modern approach, help them learn how to gain the confidence to deal with bullies or watch your kids learn and grow, we have a program for you.

Let’s start with the internationally acclaimed Early SKILLZ Program for 3 & 4 year-olds! Kids this age LOVE physical activity and anything involving play. They have a rich imagination and a strong desire to be less dependent on their usual caregivers. We provide a program that keeps them entertained, while at the same time builds skills that set them up for success.

Next is our Basic SKILLZ Program for 5 & 6 year-olds! Kids this age are the most enthusiastic students. They love creativity and problem-solving, which makes them ideal students in the Martial Arts. We give them a POSITIVE learning environment that adapts to their social and intellectual curiosity, while at the same time builds skills that set them up for success.

And then there’s the internationally acclaimed Core SKILLZ Program for 7 – 9 year-olds! This age group is what most people consider “the golden age.” They are proficient in their vocabulary and problem-solving skills, yet they are not at the age where they want complete independence from adults. This makes the teacher-student relationship stronger than ever. This structured program that introduces core skill-based training in Martial Arts has proven to be very successful.

Lastly, we have an Extreme SKILLZ Program for 10 – 14 year-olds! These kids are the smartest students in the school. Yes, they are smarter than most adults! They are also physically competent and can excel in most physical challenges that are presented to them. We provide them with a program that NURTURES their social and emotional instability, while building skills that set them up for success in all aspects of their lives.

How We Train is with the brain in mind! Providing a safe environment, enforcing exceptional hygiene standards, and giving you the best training possible are our top priorities. We’ll help build your kid’s ninja skills from the ground up so no prior experience is necessary!