2630 W. Main Street, Suite 3, Bozeman, MT

Juniors / Teens
Ages 8-14

What will your child gain in our program?


Confidence is born from accomplishment. As students begin to reach their goals, they realize they are more capable than they originally thought. This can lead students to re-evaluate who they think they are and what they believe they can do! With a little hard work, our instructors can turn even quiet, shy, and doubtful beginners into confident, capable martial artists.


Discipline is the ability to put off short-term desires in favor of long-term goals – such as becoming a black belt. Instant gratification is not possible in martial arts, and students learn that reaching their goals will take time. Anything worth having is worth working hard for. Self-restraint and discipline are traits that both children and adults can learn, and they are traits our school can help develop.


Our students learn to show courtesy and respect to themselves and others. We expect our students to behave at home the same way they behave in class, and to treat their parents, siblings, schoolteachers, and friends with the same respect that they show their instructors and classmates. We also teach our students to respect themselves and to ensure the other people in their lives treat them with respect, as well.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Any age is a great age.

We accept students as young as six, and we have classes for older kids, teens, and even adults. The best time to start martial arts is now! Call us to find out when our next class cycle begins.

Martial Arts is taught for defense.

No – in fact, the opposite should be true. Instead of teaching kids how to “kick somebody’s tail", we teach kids self-defense as a tool for personal growth and development. Students learn to treat others as they want to be treated and they learn to respect everyone around them – from their parents to their peers. We literally teach our students how not to fight in the process of teaching them how to fight! If a student uses their martial arts skills inappropriately, they may be asked to leave our school.

Will my child get injured?

We do everything in our power to ensure every student's safety.  Many students have been our program for years without suffering a single injury. As with any physical activity, the occasional bump or bruise will sometimes happen, but our students suffer fewer and less-serious injuries in class than they do in other sports or at home. While we can't guarantee your child won't be injured, we can tell you that serious injuries are extremely rare in our school.

My child is not very athletic, is that OK?

Absolutely! Children who don't find success in traditional team sports often come to martial arts and love it. In the martial arts, each student progresses at their own pace and nobody “sits on the bench”. Everyone is encouraged to do their best, regardless of his or her athletic level relative to others in their class.

My child was diagnosed with (ADD, ADHD, ODD, etc.) – can martial arts help?

Yes and no. Any student with a significant physical, mental, emotional, or social challenge should be under the care of a qualified professional and should have that challenge under control before beginning martial arts. (We’re not qualified to do that!) But the skills students learn in martial arts can help them better cope with learning challenges, focusing issues, social anxiety, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

At what age should my child start?

We have programs for kids who are 3 years old all the way to teenagers. (we even have programs for adults)

So to be honest – every age is appropriate.

No child is too young or too old. We have a class that fits just right.

Will this make my child violent?

We don't teach kids how to kick and punch so they can go down the street and beat up the neighbor's kid. Instead, we teach kids self-defense as a tool for personal growth and development. Kids learn to treat others as they want to be treated. They learn to respect everyone around them – from their parents to peers.

Often, kids who were violent before they joined our class changed, and became non-violent. So no, martial arts won't make your child violent, in fact the opposite tends to be true.

Will my child get injured?

Children have come into our program for years without ever obtaining a single injury.This is actually the case with most children.

Have children gotten injured in martial arts classes? Yes, some have. But in most cases the injuries were less severe than kids who play baseball and other sports.

From padded floors, to proper gear, to step-by- step instruction, we do everything in our power to insure your child's safety.

We can't guarantee your child won't be injured – but we can tell you that almost no children receive injuries in our program. Simply put, we take your child's safety very seriously.

My child is not very athletic, is that OK?

Often children who don't find success in team sports come to martial arts, and they love it!

That's because with martial arts you go at your own pace. Team sports can actually harm the self-esteem of children who aren't very athletic. When they don't perform well, they might end up sitting on the bench. This can leave some serious scars on their self-esteem and it quickly leads them to just quit.

But with martial arts, everyone goes at their own pace. Everyone is greatly encouraged – regardless of his or her athletic level.

What kind of time commitment should we expect?

Regular attendance is the best way to improve over time. Our programs are set up for students to progress with as little as two classes per week.

We do also offer advanced programs and additional classes for those students who want to dedicate more time and effort to their progress