Here at Oakland Karate & Kickboxing, we have our Youth Program, which teaches children ages 4-12. In our Youth Program, we have a reward system that improves the kids' self-esteem. The belt system is the key to achieving that. When kids earn their belts and their skills stripes, it gives them a great sense of accomplishment that really improves the way they feel about themselves.

Our program also teaches discipline. We enforce good rules of behavior in class, and we expect the same good behavior at home and in school. Oakland Karate & Kickboxing teaches children essential and proven self-defense skills in a fun and lively environment. The program also addresses BULLY PREVENTION;  including playground altercations,  protecting personal "space", setting boundaries, abduction awareness, and  how NOT to start a fight.

Our students are much less likely to act out of anger or fear or have to use physical resistance after asserting some of the proper awareness skills and appropriate de-escalation behavior. One of the core reasons our program is so successful is because we make the classes challenging, fun, and exciting. If the kids are having fun, they learn much faster. Come in today with your child and experience the wonderful world of martial arts!

When enrolled as a student at Oakland Karate & Kickboxing, your child will have the opportunity to train in our Shaolin Kempo Karate & Muay Thai Kickboxing classes.

Shaolin Kempo Karate


kids Kickboxing

brazilian jiu jitsu

This program is the best way to compliment the Shaolin Kempo Karate training. Special classes for children are offered twice a week on Tuesday & Thursday at 4:30pm. These classes are for children from 8 years old and up. They learn discipline and the fundamentals of Muay Thai Kickboxing. Most importantly, we train our students to be good citizens and helpful members of society in a fun and non-threatening environment.

Integrated inside our Shaolin Kempo Karate is our Youth Jiu-Jitsu program. It is an excellent for kids ages 4-12, it teaches techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, including takedowns, ground skills, and self-defense. This program is designed to help students gain knowledge of Jiu-Jitsu as well as enhanced levels of attention, discipline, and respect for themselves, their peers, and their instructors.