Karate (ages 7-11)

Karate Classes for Kids (ages 7-11)

Parents love our flexible class schedule and children love learning at Empire State Karate in Smithtown, NY. Our school is friendly and family oriented while our kids martial arts programs are high-energy, fun and interactive.

The overarching goal of our Smithtown Martial Arts school is to build our students’ self-esteem, which we do by acknowledging, recognizing and rewarding not just our students’ accomplishments and successes, but their efforts as well.

Learning martial arts is a physical endeavor, involving all muscle groups to help develop a students' physical fitness. But our emphasis goes far beyond just learning physical moves and martial arts techniques. At Empire State Karate, we use martial arts as a mechanism to develop positive character and life-improvement skills in our students.

Our Tiger and Freshman karate programs for children emphasizes the personal-development aspects of martial arts, such as increasing self confidence, improving focus and concentration, developing self discipline, and optimizing physical fitness.

Traits That Martial Arts Develops in a Child:

  • Self-esteem                                

  • Focus

  • Concentration

  • Self discipline

  • Physical fitness

  • Self confidence

  • Positive attitude

  • Leadership

  • Respect

  • Patience

  • Goal setting

  • Manners

  • Strong work ethic


Classes at Empire State Karate in Smithtown also touch on life lessons and discuss alternate resolutions to some of the issues children face today. These issues are discussed in a non-threatening, proactive way.

Children pay close attention as we explore topics that include:

  • Avoiding conflicts

  • Dealing with bullies

  • Mental self defense

  • Proper respect for adults

  • Stranger awareness

  • Respect for self and others

  • Saying no to drugs and peer pressure


These valuable life lessons help our martial arts students understand the connection between what they learn in class and the real-world applications that make martial arts practical and insightful skills for school-age and beyond.

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