Karate Classes for Children in Bay Ridge – Tae Kwon Do for Kids in Brooklyn

Martial Arts Classes in Bay Ridge or Brooklyn


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Updated: July 2019


Some terms you may see:


  • TDK – Tae Kwon Do (some centers write it taekwondo)
  • Karate – started in Japan – more hand movements than Tae kwon do
  • Tae kwon do – started in Korea – more kicking than karate – an art used to disarm an opponent. This is an Olympic sport.
  • MMK – Master Method Karate
  • Jiu Jitsu – combat martial arts started in Brazil
  • Grappling – ground fighting used in Jiu Jitsu
  • You can read about the different types of martial arts  here

Some schools also charge for the belts too ($25-$60 per belt) so when you are choosing a school ask them how much it cost there. Some charge for a uniform (it’s a nicer uniform);  some places include it in the package.



1) Free Martial Arts Classes for children 12 – 18 years old on Wednesday nights from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at FIAO  8711 – 18th Avenue. 




2) Renzo Gracie Bay Ridge – reasonable prices




3) Bay Ridge Karate USA – Sunday morning and Thursday night at the Bay Ridge Jewish Center 405 – 81st Street. Drop in classes  on Sunday and Thursday evening. $10 per child or adult or $75 for a month of unlimited classes.





4) Champion Taekwondo opened at 9301 – 3rd Avenue in February 2019!





5) You’s Taekwondo Center   548 – 92nd Street Brooklyn 11209  (718) 491-6119. Master You is very good.  Free trial class.  Then 2 classes a week for $129 a month and once the child skills increase 3 classes  a week – still $129 a month.  Monday to Friday 1-9 PM, Saturday and Sunday.


6) K Spirit TKD 8020 5th Avenue Brooklyn 11209. (718) 745-1700  Head instructor: Master Cho

4 years old and up  – this is the one everyone recommends.  Facebook page

2 lessons for  $10.oo or  4 lesson for $29 (includes the uniform)


7) New York City Tae Kwon Do  (NYC Tae Kwon Do) You can stop by and watch the classes. They have a trial package which is inexpensive.  7909 3rd Avenue Brooklyn (718) 492-5425

 Grand Master Chun head instructor   Facebook

Afterschool program cost $500 for 5 days and includes three lessons a week. They pick up students from they pick up from PS 102 and PS 104






8)  Brooklyn Judo Academy   6739 – 3rd Avenue  Brooklyn   Bay Ridge Mushin Dojo – Thursdays at 3:30 pm. You can do a trial class here on Sunday mornings at 9 am.  Everyone loves Sensei Barry Friedberg!  

5 year olds and up.   Classes for adults too.




9) Champions TaeKwonDo  7209 – 13th Avenue (718) 491-5425  Facebook   1 month trial membership $68 (price includes uniform) If you continue there, the  monthly membership is $150 and your child attends  two classes per week. Sometimes Champions TaeKwonDo has specials on Groupon: here.  Master Maeng is very good with little children. The Little Tiger Class is for children 3-5 years old.



10) TDK class at the Salvation Army gym on 86th between 3rd and Ridge. Sensei Mike 


11)  Champion’s TaeKwonDo SunsetPark   4921 5th Avenue   718-436-5425  Facebook   One Month $10 included uniform (black Friday special here)  $100 -$130 each month if you continue on. Ages 3 and up.


12) Hoteikan Dojo   7017 Fort Hamilton Parkway Brooklyn  (718) 748-2826

Karate, Jiu Jitsu or MMA classes – $61 for one month or $82 for two months on Groupon Family run, good school (regular fee was around $89 a month)

You can take a trial class $10 and if you decide to take classes there, the $10 comes off the price of the uniform


13) Tiger Schulmann 530 86th Street Brooklyn 11209  (347) 554-2637  

Trial class is free and then $20 a class ($99 for the first month plus $50 for the uniform). Very clean – good instructors

Variety in classes here – three different kind of karate, kickboxing, beginner, and grappling. Students love it!!


14) Brooklyn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes – 7603 13th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11228 (718) 331-5487


15) Ultimate Champions TDK Brooklyn Taekwondo 8523 Bay Parkway Brooklyn 718-423-0011

Very clean and a lot of competitions.  

Master Park is awesome and this is a great deal or here  on Groupon: $30 for 10 classes and uniform. Must be over 4 years old.


16) Ultimate Champions Tae Kwon Do – 20th Avenue and 65th Street

Classes are 45 minutes – $300 first month and $150 monthly – see place above)



17) Zhang Yuan Chinese Martial Arts Academy 845 65th Street – 2nd Floor  Brooklyn 11220  I saw this group in the park recently and they were very good – see here


18) Amerikick in Park Slope – for age 3 and up – great for 4 year olds  529 5th Avenue Brooklyn 11215  718-768-8200


19) Way of Action Tae Kwon Do  on 7th Street – off  5th Avenue in Park Slope is suppose to be good and inexpensive – 60 a month – several classes a week and sibling discount – I couldn’t get anyone on the phone though.  7187881968  Facebook





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