Teen Karate

Karate for teens is an excellent way to bring balance and fitness to a teens already hectic life. Learning self-defense helps you feel safe and confident in today’s society while managing your stress and anger the proper way. Competitive sparring among one another builds relationships that will teach good sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership qualities.
Cross-training in karate has proven to improve teens overall athletic ability in the areas of coordination, balance, power, and strength. Besides, the physical benefits most importantly your teen will improve in the areas of respect, mental focus, motivation, and determination.

Helping kids be their best!

We offer a special environment that centers on teaching your child focus and concentration, which are two important qualities to achieving better grades. Studies have proven that children who study martial arts do better in school.

Karate develops character!

Through martial arts discipline and positive reinforcement your child develops what we proudly call the Three “S”s: Self-esteem, Self-respect and Self-confidence. Your child will develop an outgoing attitude and the ability to be his or her best.

What skills will my teen learn?

Our program teaches your teen these 8 primary life skills:

Your Family Values Partner?

Think of our karate Class and instructors as your partners, reinforcing the same values you teach your child at home, such as good manners, respect for themselves and others, following directions the first time and much more.

Parents love our programs!

Your child will build character in our “award winning” program as we reinforce the values you teach at home like honesty and integrity. They will develop self-discipline, control, respect for adults and courtesy for others in a positive and fun learning environment. We build healthy bodies and fitness awareness by developing your teen’s balance, coordination and motor skills. Our qualified instructors offer a sensitive approach to the issues facing children in today’s society, teaching them safety and awareness. We give your child the special attention they deserve while making their learning experience fun and interesting!

Karate Teachers:

Suggested Classes

Choose Your Level and Focus
Advanced Karate (Sparring)
Fri 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
Advanced Karate (Forms and Self Defense)
Tues, Thurs 6:15 pm-7:00 pm or 7:00-7:45 pm
Intermediate Karate (Sparring)
Fri 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm
Beginner Karate (Sparring)
Fri 4:45pm-5:30 pm

Client Reviews

Our 6yo has been going to classes there for the last (almost) three years and our 3yo just started classes - They both love it. All in all, we can't say enough good things about Lama's and the ladies.

Brigitte P. SF

Kids have been here for 2 years now. They are doing great and have matured in so many ways. Thank you SIFU Fernandez and SIFU Thompson you ladies are AWESOME!!!!!!!

A.D. Yelp Review

I've been taking my 4 year old to Lama's Kenpo Karate for 2 weeks and he is totally HOOKED.  Ms. Thompson and Ms. Fernandez are amazing.  It's refreshing to see people who expect a high level of respect from kids but actually reciprocate.

Sarah W. San Francisco