Denver Kids Martial Arts Classes

Beginner Kids Martial Arts Classes Enrolling In October

At Dark Horse Combat Club we focus heavily on teaching children martial arts in a positive, playful manner. Classes include techniques, physical drills, games, and live training. At our academy, we emphasize not only the fundamental technical elements of martial arts, but also on character development. In each class, our instructors reinforce the value of being helpful, self-disciplined, and respectful–both in and out of the academy.

Our Kids’ Program is the perfect way for your child to mature into an adult while learning practical self defense skills. It is also a great way for him or her to make friends, get exercise, and have fun. Our Kids’ Martial Arts program will teach your child perseverance–a skill that will extend far beyond the class environment. Though many of our young students compete in tournaments, our program is less focused on the win/lose contest philosophy, and instead emphasizes the development of a hard work ethic, and a positive attitude.


The physical skills and attributes your child will develop from the Kids Martial Arts program at Dark Horse Combat Club will continually improve because our system is on-going, not "seasonal" like most sports. Martial Arts doesn't just "stop and start" - it is a continual process of development to build success in all areas of life.

Kids Jiu Jitsu

  • In our Kids Jiu Jitsu classes we focus on self-defense, speed, and leverage. It is a great anti-bullying program and you'll see your child's confidence soar!
  • Kids should be 7 years of age or older to participate
  • Students in our Kids Jiu Jitsu class will learn:
    • How to speak up for yourself and others with authority
    • How to stand up for yourself without escalating the situation
    • The skill of de-escalation itself
    • Making yourself a poor target for bullies
  • Our program is based on the Gracie Bullyproof program, the premier program for kids BJJ and anti-bullying.

Kids Judo

  • Because there are no punches or kicks in Judo, it is the safest contact sport for children under 13! Using throws and grappling, your child will learn strength through discipline and overall physical fitness
  • Kids should be 7 years of age or older to participate

Our Kids Martial Arts system is about a lifestyle, one that makes kids better people overall - on the mats and off the mats - developing "Champions In Life."

Take a look at what your child will get by being a part of our program:

  • Better understanding of goal-setting and working towards them
  • Develop impressive self-defense and bully-prevention skills
  • Enjoy significant gains in overall fitness
  • Improve your child's social skills
  • Enhance self-confidence
  • And so much more!


If you and your child are searching for an exciting way to boost your child's confidence, fitness and self-discipline, you can trust our Kids Martial Arts programs to give you the results you want!

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