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Pre-School Karate Kids

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The DC Self Defense Karate Association Pre-School Program in Washington DC builds essential life skills such as self-control, discipline, cooperation and confidence.

We reinforce the values that you teach in your own home!

The DC Self Defense Karate Association Pre-School Program curriculum is loved by parents from all over. We become your partner in promoting and teaching positive life skills.

Our daughter was very shy and quiet and had a hard time making friends. We signed her up for the DC Self Defense Karate Association Pre-School Program in Washington DC and have absolutely loved the changes that we have seen. Her confidence and self-esteem have sky rocketed. The DC Self Defense Karate Association instructors are very caring and really know how to connect with the younger students. She can’t wait to go to class and talks about it all of the time.

K. Walsh

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Parents, Did You Know?

Many kids are attending DC Self Defense Karate Association in Washington DC so they don’t become a statistic.



Increase in ADHD diagnoses over the past 8 years

At DC Self Defense Karate Association we work with children teaching the quality life skills in martial arts that delivers great results at home, in school and in the community. Learning how and when to manage stress is key.

Of Kids aged 2-8


has a Behavioral or Developmental Disorder

We believe in supporting parents with drills and skills that will instill confidence, self-control and self-discipline. The structure of martial arts training helps in the development of well-rounded kids.

In the United States


Children are Classified as Obese.

Children need our support. We work hand in hand with parents to assure our teens make the right choices. At DC Self Defense Karate Association we work with each student one on one with support when needed.

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Let’s Work Together To Help Your Children In Our Martial Arts Program

By enrolling your children in an introductory program?
we can show you and them how we will equip them with the tools to succeed in the real world. It is much more than kicking and punching at our martial arts school located in Washington DC.

Our students regularly go on to join Ivy league schools and become community leaders. The values they learn during their martial arts journey are the same you teach at home that last a lifetime.

Washington DC Parents absolutely love the benefits that their kids get at DC Self Defense Karate Association!

We provide numerous benefits for your kids such as:
• Developing Impulse Control
• Learning to Set & Meet Goals
• Socialization Skills
• Cooperation and Team Work

All of these life skills help to create a confident and responsible child who will excel in school and in life.

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Life Changing Areas For Children in Martial Arts

Our school focuses on developing leaders through quality martial arts classes that improve your life in these 3 key areas.

In School

At Home

In The Community

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What Our Parents Are Saying

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I first brought my kids to DCSDKA when they were 5 and 7 and three years later the school is part of our lives and will be for a long time. My kids have gained so much from being part of DCSDKA. Not only are they strong, fit and flexible, they are part of a Continue Reading

Natalie February 4, 2015

Since starting at DCSDKA years ago, I’ve learned a wide variety of karate and self-defense techniques and improved my physical fitness. At the school I can pursue a demanding goal in a supportive environment with teachers who encourage me- but also set high expectations. As a result when I succeed I have accomplished something significant Continue Reading

Chris February 4, 2015

In my 33 years studying martial arts I have never come across a school with a curriculum that so well balances traditional martial arts practice with real world skills. And I don’t mean fighting skills, but the skills of civil discourse and conflict resolution that can help any person get through their day and their Continue Reading

James February 4, 2015

My experiences growing up at DCSDKA show in my love and respect for martial arts and artists, the consciousness I bring to my training, the interactions I have with others, and the way I carry myself through the world. The members of DCSDKA are like family, and I have profound respect and gratitude for Sensei, Continue Reading

Tessa May 4, 2017

3 Benefits That Kids Get From Martial Arts

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Better Social Skills
Higher Physical Fitness Level
Better Behavior at Home

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Increased Self-Esteem

Kids who have a low self-esteem or low self-worth tend to become the victims of bullying. The Pre-school martial arts classes at DC Self Defense Karate Association will provide a source of pride as your child achieves each new rank. With each new belt comes a boost in their confidence and belief in themselves. They learn how to set goals and how to work hard to achieve them. As they spend more time training with us, they will develop into strong, confident leaders of the future.

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A Foundation of Respect

Martial arts is a very structured environment that requires children to listen, pay attention and follow instructions. They learn to respect their instructors, adults and authority. The belt ranking system encourages them to strive to achieve and earn respect from their peers.

These are all qualities that flow over into their home lives. Not only do they learn new martial arts moves, they also gain a solid foundation of respect that puts them on a good path for later when they enter school.

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Gain Friends and Learn Cooperation

Martial arts students share a common bond of trying to learn new moves and advance through the ranks. This creates the perfect environment to meet new kids and form new friendships. The training at DC Self Defense Karate Association creates a shared experience that fosters a camaraderie amongst the students. There are plenty of small group activities used during the course of our sessions that teach the value of cooperation and teamwork. It is a lesson that will last a lifetime.

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