Martial Arts Classes

Martial Art Classes

Find where you local martial art classes and clubs are for children and teenagers in Auckland, New Zealand. Choose from Karate, Aikido, Tae Kwon Do, Ju-Jitsu, Judo, Capoeira, Kendo, Kenpo, Kung Fu, Hapkido, Taekwondo, Ninjutsu and more. 

Why should your kids learn a martial art? As well as giving your child a full body workout learning a martial arts improves their confidence. Children will increase their flexibility, strength, focus and co-ordination skills whilst learning how to defend themselves.  Plus they can make new friends at the dojo. 

Featured Martial Art Classes

Lion Budokan Karate International 

Classes in Avondale, Blockhouse Bay, New Lynn, New Windsor and Mt Roskill

Lion Budokan Karate International (LBKI) curriculum consists of a mix of traditional Karate and modern self-defence training. They believe Karate is a complete system of life that requires balanced work on body and mind. Join LBKI now and become a part of the comprehensive system of Budokan Karate training.


Sorriso Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

6-8 Edward Wayte Place, Grafton, Central Auckland

Learn the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for fun, health and self-defense. 

Suitable for children aged 5 to 12 years old.



Wu Jao Martial Arts Academy

Kids kung fu class designed for  children aged 5 to 11 years old. The program requires less repetition and has more variety of training regimes to accommodate their shorter concentration.  Your child will benefit from an environment that allows them to progress at their own individual rate in a controlled and disciplined atmosphere, teaching them to focus their mind on a particular task, improving concentration and gaining skills in a positive and inspiring art form.

If you are interested in enrolling your child, please email Chris at to arrange to attend a class for a preview and trial lessons.

Auckland Martial Art Classes

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu on Waiheke

Waiheke Recreation Centre, Waiheke Island
Waiheke Recreation Centre

Jiu-Jitsu, or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as it is commonly named outside Brazil, is a grappling orientated martial art/combat sport. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes are available for kids aged 6 to 8 years, 9 to 12 years, teens and adults.


Chidokan Karate NZ

Three Auckland Locations: New Lynn, Takapuna  and Papatoetoe
Chidokan Karate NZ

Teaching Traditional Japanese Karate-do to children 6 to 16 years and adults.


Simplesmente Capoeira Auckland

Victoria Avenue School, Remuera, Central Auckland
New Zealand Capoeira

Fun, active Capoeira classes for kids on Mondays where they can try this Brazilian martial art camouflaged with dance. They will improve their coordination, sociability, musicality, self-confidence and flexibility while practising Capoeira techniques, acrobatics, percussion instruments & singing.  Suitable for ages 6 to 12 years old.



Spartafit Karate Classes for Kids

45 Woodside Ave, Northcote, North Shore, Auckland

Karate Kids offers a karate programme for children aged 5 and over. It is the ideal environment for your child to learn martial arts – it’s welcoming, encouraging and fun. All classes are designed specifically for children, and several are run by a black belt who is also a trained fitness expert.



Aikido Shinryukan

Aikido Shinryukan Headquarters, 16 Aberfoyle St, Mt Eden, Central Auckland

Aikido helps develop not only flexibility and co-ordination, but also overall balance. Aikido is a fun and enjoyable method of learning practical self-defence, improving reactions and movement useful in evading a confronting situation.  Junior classes welcome children between the ages of 7 to 12 years. To join an adult class you must be 13 years or older.



Kingsland Martial Arts

26 Onslow Road, Mount Eden, Central Auckland

Learn the traditional Korean martial art of Hapkido. Kids classes for children aged 7 to 12 years old. Classes are taught with respect and good humour and are excellent for fitness, strength, self-defence, and enjoyment.


Xtreme Martial Arts Academy

Valley School, Pukekohe, South Auckland
XMA Academy

Providing children aged 5 years plus and adults with a unique set of skills, that help to develop self-esteem, courtesy, perseverance, self-control, integrity and respect through instruction of Taekwon-Do.


Karate Remuera

6 Papahia Street, Parnell, Central Auckland
Karate Remuera

Karate and Kobudo club with martial arts classes for  kids and adults teaching traditional Okinawa Goju Ryu karate, kobudo and sport karate.


Jyoshinmon Shorin-Ryu

Three Auckland locations: Manurewa New Lynn and Onehunga

Jyoshinmon Shorin-Ryu has been active in New Zealand since 1971 and since that time it has expanded with three DOJOS throughout Auckland. The club has produced winning competitors in national tournaments and international championships where they have represented New Zealand.



Shaolin Kempo Herne Bay

24 Salisbury St, Herne Bay, Central Auckland
Facebook: Shaolin Kempo Herne Bay

Shaolin Kempo is a fun and energetic Martial Art in which children are taught skills that will last a lifetime. Classes are taught in a safe and structured environment with highly-skilled instructors. Students learn self-defence techniques through the ancient art of Chinese Gung-fu. Shaolin Kempo training helps to increase students’ confidence in their own abilities and potential



Remuera Taekwon-Do

Remuera Intermediate School, Remuera, Auckland

Remuera Taekwon-Do is one of Auckland’s established Taekwon-Do clubs. Children’s classes combine safe Taekwon-Do skills with fun drills that are suitable for children and inspire great behaviour.



The Kung Fu School Grey Lynn

Auckland locations include: Grey Lynn, Remuera, One Tree Hill and Kingsland, Auckland

The Kung Fu School opened in 1996 and since then has grown into a nationwide organisation providing professional martial arts education to children, teenagers and adults throughout New Zealand. Choose from Pee Wees classes for kids aged 4 to 6 years old, children’s classes for kids aged 7 to 12 years old or teenagers classes for teens aged 13 to 16 years.


Fushin Ryu Karate NZ

Three North Shore locations: Birkdale, Birkenhead and Browns Bay
Fushinryu Karate


Pakuranga Goju Ryu Karate Dojo

Sunnyhills Primary School Hall, 17 The Crest, Pakuranga, East Auckland
Pakuranga Goju Ryu Karate Dojo

Karate and Kobudo club training in traditional Okinawa Kan Goju Ryu karate and kobudo at Sunnyhills Primary School in Pakuranga.


KDA Karate Development Arts and Sports

Howick Leisure Centre, 563 Pakuranga Road, Howick, East Auckland
KDA Karate New Zealand

Howick-based martial arts school teaching karate for kids aged 5 years plus, teens and adults.


Japan Karate Association (JKA) Auckland Club

Mt Albert Senior Citizens Hall, 3B Wairere Avenue, Mount Albert, Central Auckland
Japan Karate Association JKA Auckland

Long standing Karate Club with a Dojo based in Mount Albert that aims to harmonise the mind and body for balance, strength, perseverance, patience and total confidence.


Ellerslie Karate Club

20 Kalmai Street, Ellerslie, Central Auckland
Ellerslie Karate

Ellerslie karate is a modern combative system who’s goals and objectives are to produce fit healthy well balanced people.