Our Little Samurai

Shape your child’s character with our dynamic kids karate classes. At Samurai Karate Croydon, we provide a FREE trial and 2-week taster membership for a strong and confident future.

Karate is not just for adults – it’s also an excellent way for children to develop confidence, discipline, and physical fitness. At our dojo, we offer specialized karate classes tailored to different age groups, including 4, 5, 6, and 7-year-olds, we call this group our “Little Samurais”. With a focus on fun, safety, and skill development, our karate classes provide the perfect opportunity for kids to learn and grow in a supportive environment.

Introduction to Karate Classes for Kids
Our karate classes for kids are designed to introduce children to the fundamentals of martial arts in a safe and supportive environment. With age-appropriate instruction and activities, we help young students develop essential skills such as coordination, balance, and focus while instilling confidence and discipline.

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Samurai Teaches

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Basic Techniques

Introduction to basic karate techniques, including blocks and strikes, emphasizing proper form and execution.

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Self-Defense Techniques

Age-appropriate self-defense techniques to teach children how to protect themselves in a safe and controlled environment.


Belt Progression

Clear progression through colored belts, each representing a specific level of skill and knowledge.


Benefits of Karate Classes for Different Age Groups

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Karate Classes for 4-Year-Olds

Our classes for 4-year-olds focus on basic movement patterns, coordination exercises, and fun games to introduce them to the world of martial arts in a playful and engaging manner.

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Karate Classes for 5-Year-Olds

For 5-year-olds, we continue to build on foundational skills while introducing basic karate techniques such as punches, kicks, and blocks. Our goal is to develop their motor skills and confidence while fostering a love for martial arts.

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Karate Classes for 6-Year-Olds

At age 6, children begin to develop greater focus and discipline. Our classes for 6-year-olds emphasize technique refinement, self-control, and respect for others, laying the groundwork for future success in martial arts and beyond.

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Karate Classes for 7-Year-Olds

As children reach age 7, they are ready to take on more advanced challenges. Our classes for 7-year-olds focus on building strength, agility, and self-confidence through a combination of drills, sparring, and kata practice.

Our Instructor

Sensei Craig

Coach, Founder

Hello, I’m Craig, though many call me Sensei. I’m the Head Trainer and Manager at Samurai Karate Croydon. I teach many classes throughout the club from Little Samurai kids to our oldest and toughest black belts 🙂 I currently hold the rank of Shidoin Godan (5th dan) Kenshi.

Our Instructor

Sempai Kayla


Hi, I’m Kayla. I started karate at six years old because it’s a great way to gain and build self-confidence. Since starting my training, I have stepped out of my shell, being able to run whole classes, as well as being able to take and use those skills in my personal life.

FAQs About Kids Karate Training

We recommend comfortable clothing such as a t-shirt and sweatpants or leggings. Uniforms can be purchased once your child is enrolled in regular classes.

We recommend attending classes at least twice a week to see consistent progress and improvement.

Yes, our classes are designed with safety in mind, and our instructors are trained to work with children of all ages to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Absolutely! Karate teaches important life skills such as discipline, focus, and respect, which can benefit children both on and off the mat.

Encourage your child to practice basic techniques and kata at home, and make it a fun and rewarding experience by practicing together as a family. We also have a YouTube channel with lots of age appropriate training available to view.

Ready to enroll your child in our karate classes? Contact us today to schedule a trial class and give your child the gift of martial arts!

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Discover Our Classes

Step into our gallery and experience the excitement and camaraderie of training at Samurai Karate Croydon. Our gallery showcases the dedication and passion of our students as they progress on their martial arts journey. Join us and discover how you can learn with fun and discipline at our dojo.

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