Little Ninja (Ages 4 – 7) Martial Arts Classes

The Little Ninja kids martial arts program is intended for children between the ages of 4 and 7, and features a specially designed curriculum that focuses on developing fundamental movement ability, social skills, basic self defense, awareness, and more.

A variety of physical exercises, games, and guided discussions cultivate and promote respect, motor skills, self protection, and most importantly fun! The slightly shorter half-hour class is perfect for the attention span of the youngest students.

Signing up is easy. Simply visit our Little Ninja enrollment page by clicking the link below!

Little Ninja Enrollment


Frequently asked questions:

Q: “My child has some behavioral problems. Should he/she still train?

A: It’s absolutely worth it. We discuss this in a couple of articles. While not every child is ready for a kids martial arts program, we find that 2 weeks is plenty of time for parents to find out.

Q: “My child is just under the age requirement. Can he/she sign up?

A: The short is answer is maybe. While young children can experience the benefit of this program, they have to be able to do the following: Follow basic instructions, show a degree of focus with adults, and be able to function in a social environment. We don’t really go younger than 3.5 years.

Q: “How often should my child attend?

A: As often as you would like. View our class schedule to see when your child can train. We like to see kids make it in 2 days a week or more, though we have some children who attend once per week. Either way, your child will benefit, it’s just a question of rate of improvement.

Q: “How do you ensure my child’s safety?

A: We are clear to parents early that training at this age isn’t meant to teach a child how to fight. While they will learn basic, fundamental, and safe self defense techniques, we focus more on body movement and behavior mechanics. Our instructors are trained and experienced in coaching and identifying the needs students, so we will manage the class with tailored exercise/drill choices, intelligent partnering, and a strong sense of leadership over the group. Instructions are communicated simply and clearly to ensure that kids receive the right guidance to be safe.

Q: “When does my child qualify for the youth self defense program?

A: Class placement is usually based on age and size, but instructors will discuss changes with students and parents if they think a change would be beneficial. To see what your child is eligible for, email


 Comments 3 comments

  • Sarah Bowman says:

    Hi Zach,
    My name is Sarah and I am a mother of three wonderful boys and my youngest Ashton who is five has shown a lot of interest in karate lately. As well as being a very active little man I am wondering if it would be a good way for him to learn disipline and being part of a group would keep him from always saying mom I’m bored and challenge him too. Ashton gets along very well with kids and is extremely athletic , so it would be nice to see if karate would be a good fit for him.
    I have tried contacting other center’s around the area without much luck . I would appreciate it if you could get back to me at either my email or phone number (207) 653-7963 . I was also wondering if you allow kids to try an initial class for free ? How much is each session or is it a monthly rate ? If the older boys were interested as well do you have a discounted rate for siblings ? Also how long is a typical class ? Thanks so much , Sarah

    • Zach says:

      Hi Sarah,

      I’ll shoot you a call this evening concerning Ashton. He sounds like he would take rally well to training based on what you’ve said already. We do offer two options for kids his age on our Little Ninja Enrollment page; he can either try a two week trial, or via groupon we do have some class packages that include a uniform as well. We’ll talk more about it later tonight!

      Have a great day!

  • Jenny Collins says:

    I have two children and the grandmother will be taking them to the classes as I am in schooland she is willing to help with this

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