Kids Martial Arts Program

At 5 Star Martial Arts, No Child Sits On The Bench.

At 5 Star Martial Arts, No Child Sits On The Bench.

Unlike traditional sports, Kids Martial Arts does not fall into a specific individual or team sport category. Our Kids Martial Arts Program is actually the best of both worlds, encouraging individual performance and growth within a positive team environment that fosters effective interaction with others.  This combination makes martial arts the absolute best way for children to grow as individuals and learn the value of teamwork.

A child must develop an assortment of qualities to be successful in life. Improved focus, self-discipline and respect for others, as well as fitness, coordination, and confidence are just a few of the benefits your child will receive in the 5 Star Kids Martial Arts program. We are committed to providing these essential tools and techniques to help your child excel both on and off the mats.



Ready To Get Started?

Are you ready to take the next step and sign up for your child’s 2 free intro classes? Simply fill out the form below and we will take it from there. Welcome to the family!

Classes for Kids

5 Star Martial Arts’ Kids Programs offers two martials arts under one roof to provide our young students with a comprehensive martial arts curriculum that incorporates both grappling and striking. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai Kickboxing are considered the most effective grappling and striking arts for both self-defense and sport martial arts. By teaching both styles, your child will be better prepared to handle a self-defense situation and get the most out of their martial arts training experience.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been proven to be one of the most effective martial arts for self-defense. In BJJ classes, we teach kids the techniques and culture that has established Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as one of the fastest growing and most effective martial arts in the world. This grappling art consists of using technique and leverage over size and strength to control an opponent. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu isn’t focused around striking an opponent, so it provides a very safe and fun way for kids to learn how to defend themselves.

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Martial Arts/Muay Thai Kickboxing

Our martial arts classes consist of a variety of striking martial arts, such as boxing and karate, with our main focus being in Muay Thai Kickboxing. Muay Thai is regarded as one of the most effective striking martial arts in the world. These classes provide children with the opportunity to learn the most effective striking arts to defend themselves in a safe and fun environment. Our martial arts classes are the perfect compliment to the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes that we offer.

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10 Reasons Why Your Child Should Join 5 Star Martial Arts’ Kids Program

Here are a few benefits your child will receive from training in our Kids Martial Arts Program.

Your Child Will Learn Two Martial Arts Under One Roof

While most martial arts schools only offer one style of martial arts, our Kids Program offers both Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai Kickboxing classes to give your child a comprehensive, well-rounded martial arts curriculum that will teach both martial arts skills and values while giving them the tools to defend themselves.

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Fun and Safe Learning Enviornment

At 5 Star Martial Arts, one of the most common compliments our academy receives is how friendly and helpful our staff and students are to guests and new members. We have worked hard to build a collaborative, friendly, and safe learning and training atmosphere where everybody is welcomed.

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Focuses on Technique Over Size and Brawn

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an effective self-defense system because your child doesn’t need size or athleticism to be able to learn and perform the techniques. Through discipline, time and practice, your child will learn to defuse a bullying situation without blows or strikes.

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Learning Problem Solving Skills

Students in our Kids Program are continually challenged with learning and practicing new techniques that condition both their minds and bodies. Each technique requires practice and learning from trial and error. The ability to solve problems and overcome physical and mental adversity will instill life lessons and self-confidence in your child that will last a lifetime.

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Discipline and Self-Confidence

As your child progresses in our safe and fun learning environment, they will gain both discipline and a sense of self-confidence from training in a formal martial arts structure and learning and executing martial arts techniques. The discipline and self-confidence gained through training is earned and not given to your child and will carry over to other parts of their lives.

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Gender Equity

Martial Arts is a coed sport and activity where boys and girls will train together in a positive and collaborative learning environment. BJJ relies on technique, leverage and practice over size and strength, which makes it ideal for children of all sizes, body types, and skill levels.

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Belts and Ranking System

Your child’s progress will be tracked through our stripe and belt promotions system that rewards them for their hard work, discipline, displaying martial arts values, and learning the techniques taught in our curriculum.

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Structured Curriculum

Each of our classes are part of a planned curriculum where your child will be taught a set of techniques and skills each month. This provides students with plenty of opportunities to practice and drill the techniques, while learning more variations and transitions of the same moveset to add to their martial arts toolbox.

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Never Ending Season

While most youth sports are broken up into seasons, our Kids Program is year-round, allowing your child to get immersed in martial arts. With the year-round training, your child will be exposed to a variety of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai kickboxing techniques and skills throughout the course of the year as they work on progressing through our belt system.

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Every Child Participates

There is no depth chart or preferential treatment in our Kids Program like there is in many youth sports. Every child will receive attention from our coaches each class and participate in drilling and practicing techniques during the classes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You may still have a few questions about your child training martial arts. Many parents have a list of questions and concerns and below are a few of the most common questions asked by parents. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us at 323-933-1708 or at and we will be happy to answer your questions.

I know my child will have fun, but he has quit other activity before. How can we keep him from quitting?

The key to a child’s success in any activity is consistency, progress and parents. What we have found is children don’t quit martial arts training, parents do! As long as a parent makes and keeps the commitment of making sure their child attends class twice per week, children will learn and excel in their training. Kids that training consistently, continue to progress in the martial arts and should have no problem reaching the life changing goal of Black Belt.

Is my child too young for martial arts training?

At 5 Star Martial Arts we are experts at teaching martial arts. We have programs specially designed for ages 4 to 7, 8 to 12, teens, and adults. Our instructors are trained to bring out the best in our student performance at any age.

What are the chances that my child could get hurt doing martial arts?

Don’t worry it’s not like the cage fighting you see almost every night on TV! (But your child will learn to defend themselves.) Actually children have much greater chances of getting hurt play football than martial arts. In fact we have trained students for years that have never received a single injury. While injuries can and do occur very rarely, your child's safety is our main concern. We use padded safety gear, abide by strict safety rules and regulations for instructors and students, use padded safety weapons, and even a high tech padded floors, all for the safety of our students.

Will martial arts training make my child aggressive to others?

NO WAY! As a matter of fact, we are careful to teach our students to use common sense before self-defense. Kids are taught this from the first day of classes, to make smart decisions when it comes to self-defense. They will know when it is the right time to use what we teach them.

My child has never been good at sports, can he do this?

Every child has what it take to be good at martial arts because in martial arts they are not competing or comparing themselves with anyone. Martial arts are more than just punching and kicking. Character development training is just as important as punching and kicking. We are building Black Belts from the inside out. Once we develop a child’s confidence, they truly can then achieve anything they set their minds to.

Is martial arts training good exercise if my child needs to lose weight?

Martial Arts is great exercise for kids. Martial arts training combined with a sensible diet can transform a child’s physical and overall health. Kids that feel good about themselves are children that develop strong confidence and self esteem, which will carry over in all aspects of their lives in the future.