Karate: Kids & Teens

The self-image, self-confidence, self-discipline, and self-control your child develops today will determine the level of happiness he or she will have as an adult.




“Kurt and I wanted to thank you for everything you’ve done for the kids over the years. We believe the skills they have learned through your teachings are invaluable and gifts they can take with them throughout their lives. Thank you for being such a great teacher of teachers.” ~Pam Mercer, Parent, Behavior Intervention Specialist, Forest Lake Schools

Science shows that authentic Japanese Karate can aid your child in developing these qualities and more. Our unique children’s programs can also help your child attain:

  • Improved Grades
  • Respect for Others
  • Leadership skills
  • Coordination and dexterity
  • Goal-setting and achievement skills
A Black Belt can help your child’s chances to get into a top college. Admissions decision-makers at top universities and high schools are swamped with highly qualified applicants. All have top grades and high SATs. How do they decide who they will allow entrance? One thing they look for is other accomplishments that set some applicants apart from most of the others.


A black belt in Karate makes an applicant unique. It offers independent proof that the applicant is an extraordinary person – someone who has achieved what few within our society can claim – a black belt in Karate, the martial art of legends.
“Thank you so much for all of the care, fun, patience and attention you have given our children. The kindness you have shown has made them feel so special and filled them with fun memories while learning and growing.” ~Leanne Engelbrekt, Forest Lake

Our unique KinderKarate program is the best martial arts class in the area for 3 and 4 year olds as it includes our SafeChild training program.

“I like being in the class with you. I like getting stripes. I like learning something new.”

~Lauryn Wurscher, age 4

Japanese Karate training also gives young people the strength not only to say “NO” to negative, potentially harmful peer pressure but to also back up their words with deeds. Our young students become the leaders of their peer groups, not compliant followers, fearfully seeking acceptance. Today’s world requires such strength from our children.