Kids Martial Arts

From Character Development to Crucial Life Lessons

Kids’ Martial Arts Is The First Step On Your Child’s Personal Development Journey!

We help your child reach the next level in development by using Martial Arts as an action packed platform for discipline, focus, and increased socialization!

Partners in Child Development

We Understand The Difficulties Parents Face In Raising A Child And Design Lessons To Target These Challenges.

Almost every parent we’ve ever encountered has more or less the same core challenges. Kids either don’t listen to simple instructions such as turn off the TV or pick up their clothes. Have focus or behavioral disorders that prevent them from reaching their true potential. Or they have difficulty socialising and suffer from low self esteem.

We’ve dealt with it all here at Bays Martial Arts and believe that the secret to your child’s development is a mix of rewarding physical activity and a focus on instilling essential life lessons. Through psychology, eastern wisdom practiced for generations, and patience, we help kids reach new heights and develop a love for everything that makes them so special.

Rest assured knowing your child isn’t just benefiting from a fun physical activity, they’re also capturing skills such as focus, discipline, respect, empathy, confidence, and more through their training.

We Often Encounter Kids Who Have:

  • Amazing personalities but are just too shy and reserved to share it with the world.
  • Incredible gifts but low self esteem that holds them back from their true potential.
  • Big dreams but not enough courage or ambition to chase them.
  • Intelligent minds but difficulty focusing due to short attention spans or conditions such as ADD and ADHD.
  • Tons of energy but they put it towards video games, TV, and other “digital dangers” that keep them glued to the couch.

Develops Character and Humanity

We all want our kids to change the world and make an impact on future generations. Through a focus on aiming and achieving goals, we teach kids to shoot for the stars and incrementally chase goals step-by-step. All while instilling values such as love, empathy, respect, humility, and discipline.


Rewards Unbelievable Listening Skills

By learning the value of respect and humility, kids learn to listen attentively to their elders. It starts with an eagerness to learn all the cool moves and “tricks” they see their friends doing but once they realize what they can accomplish by simply paying attention they begin listening in other areas of life as well. Soon your child will value the instruction of family and teachers taking lessons straight to heart.


Encourages Teamwork and Socialization

Nothing unites kids better than sharing a common interest. We teach children to work together to better each other and accomplish great things. Bullying or competition in any form is frowned upon and each child learns to embrace each other’s differences.

By putting electronics aside, kids begin to appreciate the present and interact with each other in a way unseen in today’s digital world. This alone is often our greatest accomplishment in many cases.

It’s not magic or some secret ancient wisdom, as cool as that would be. All it really comes down to is our philosophy and commitment in developing the “whole” student as opposed to simply teaching a specific skill.

We strive to raise our students to new heights in not just martial arts but also in overall health, character, discipline, confidence, development, and socialization. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what that “magic” ingredient is, but our combination of a fun environment, accommodating approach, and focus on character development just seems to resonate with our students and their families.

More Than Just Martial Arts

Discover the Transformative Powers Martial Arts Has On Children

A Culture Of Growth

Martial Arts isn’t just an overnight solution. It’s a journey of continuous self-improvement.

Yes your child will likely see dramatic changes in the beginning, but the real power is in their future knowledge and growth.

Each additional class not only helps your child feel healthier, it adds a sense of discipline and purpose to your child’s life as we continue to teach important life lessons and values.

True Sense Of Discipline and Leadership

No longer will you have to worry about whether or not your child is on the right path in life. We know how much effort you place in raising your child to follow your lead and avoid negative influences such as peer pressure, the internet, and practices of other kids.

Our top priority is guidance and offering your child not only support, but the structure and discipline to value the wisdom of parents and teachers.

With a focus on character development and inner strength, we encourage children to not only follow your lead, but to also make meaningful, responsible decisions of their own.

Protection From Dangers And Threats

We teach children that most situations can be dissolved (resolved) by seeking out an authority such as a parent or teacher and thoroughly explaining the situation. We never want to see kids use their Martial Arts skills in the outside world, but we also believe understanding how to respond to a threat is crucial in today’s society.

Our students understand that Self-Defense is a last resort and know how to quickly escape a dangerous situation when necessary.

Activity and Fitness

Kids today get less exercise than ever. With screens and devices constantly capturing attention, it’s incredibly important that kids get the exercise they need to develop.

We use fun activities, challenges, and games to make sure your child completes a full exercise routine while also having a ton of fun! These exercises develop your child’s mind and body while putting energy towards a fun and healthy activity.

This practice of regular exercise not only leaves kids excited for their next session, it creates a powerful habit that develops into a healthy lifestyle as your child grows older.

Socialise and Bond With Other Students

One of our top priorities here at our school is getting students to put down their phones and connect with the world around them.

We show kids how much they miss when they’re glued to their phone as we bond over a fun, rewarding activity.

Parents often notice their children talking more, socializing with other kids, and listening to advice and instructions better as they’re no longer glued to their digital devices.


My 4 year old girl loves coming to classes here. It’s great exercise for her but more importantly they work on a range of skills relevant to the class age. She’s listening and following instructions better and learning many valuable skills.

Gregory Stowell

Such a great school! Great balance of discipline and fun. The instructors are amazing!

Millie Freeman

This is a brilliant place. My daughter has just started and simply loves it. The instructors are excellent – teaching great skills whilst making it all lots of fun and giving the kids a good work out. My little boy can’t wait to start too. It’s very friendly and highly recommended.

Charlotte Markham

My 5 year old son joined Tiny Tigers in February and is loving it. Super friendly team who keep the kids interested for the full class. As a parent I was impressed with the facility but also the weekly mat talk topics, the discipline and the content of the classes. Keep up the great work!

Emma Oliver

Our kids love the Dojang. The staff are really supportive and welcoming and made settling in very easy. They teach strong values and self discipline and have loads of fun at the same time. Highly recommend it!

Angela Butt

Such a great atmosphere and the instructors all have such a friendly, fun and warm approach. Highly recommend.


Love, love, love Bays Martial arts we have been attending for nearly 2 years and it has helped my son in many areas! Awesome friendly instructors that really care for the kids …Highly recommended!!!

Kelli Richards

Awesom!! We have been attending lessons for almost three years. Great for muscle strengthening, self esteem, confidence and fun!! Highly recommend. Great classes, fantastic instructors and the best way to learn martial arts. Yoy won’t be disappointed.

Casey Empsall

Great place to learn Martial Arts. I like the very practical and effective way they teach. Instructors are very good and if you want to learn Martial Arts, this is the place.

Yuttasenee Sitarachiyanon

I would highly recommend Bays Martial Arts Academy. Our two kids have benefitted greatly from the excellent instruction in a friendly family orientated environment.

Nicky Harte

Our son has been attending BMA for 4 years now. BMA is a family run business and it shows, the Instructors are friendly, helpful, supportive and fantastic with children. Classes are run professionally but there’s not many days where the children don’t still have loads of fun.

Rocky Racoon

Browns Bay Choi Kwang Do is a professionally run school with professional Choi Kwang Do Instructors. This is a fully certified school teaching the art of Grandmaster Kwang Jo Choi, a great facility and one of the best set up schools I have trained in teaching this art. Mr & Mrs Hazelden run an excellent school. M Palmer 2nd degree Black Belt School Owner.

Mark Palmer

Perfect place for a a ninja turtle loving 3yo. Great fun.

Kane Stanford

Great people, friendly fun atmosphere in which to learn to protect yourself all the while getting fitter and stronger.

John Harris

Helped my flexibility and fitness levels. Instructors are kind and helpful, and the dojang is a great place to train.

Nikki Yamaguchi

Our son loves it, the staff are awesome and the atmosphere is so energetic!

Darren Hindle


Is Martial Arts Dangerous?

Although any sport or activity has some risk involved, our team of certified instructors follow safety protocols to ensure a safe and supportive environment for our students. In fact, unlike sports which has one adult supervising an entire team, we have multiple instructors monitoring a room at all times making sure everything runs smoothly. We understand that each student has their own unique limits and we encourage rest and feedback during exercise.

Is Martial Arts Violent?

Martial Arts is often depicted as a violent activity but that couldn’t be further from the truth. The mindset behind martial arts involves harmony, peace, tranquility, and connection to the body. The majority of training circles around movement and energy. We teach kids how to talk through conflicts and seek the guidance of an adult with the authority to help. However, if an unavoidable violent situation arises in your child’s life, they now have the tools to fend off the attack and safely escape the situation.

Does my child need to be athletic to benefit from martial arts?
Our classes are tailored towards accommodating students regardless of their weight, age, abilities, or energy levels. Astonishingly, many of our students have tried sports and other athletic activities only to realize it’s not for them. Martial arts is often a sanctuary in these cases as competition is eliminated and each student only attempts what they feel comfortable doing.
How can Martial Arts prepare my child for life?
Other than training children in conflict resolution and self defense, martial arts also instills essential life skills like discipline, Honour, confidence, and respect. The process of goal setting and working towards moving forward is extremely rewarding and causes a major shift in maturity.
What if my child doesn’t like it?
With any new activity, it’s common to face some resistance in the beginning. We make great efforts to keep classes fun and lighthearted but at the end of the day it’s also an educational experience. We encourage parents to give us a few sessions to get through to new students but in the event your child wants to cancel, we offer a full money back guarantee.

If you live in the following towns of Browns Bay, North Shore City, Albany, East Coast Bays, or Takapuna then you are close enough to come train with us!