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Martial Arts Programs in Lakeland and Polk County

Looking for an after school activity that will teach your child respect, self-discipline, and self-confidence? Martial arts classes are known to have many positive benefits for kids, plus they are great exercise.

Below you’ll information on kids martial arts and self-defense programs in Lakeland and Polk County, including taekwondo, karate, jiu-jitsu, judo, and others.

Check out our Classes + Activities Guide for a full list of activities for kids in Lakeland and Polk County. It includes Youth Sports, Dance, Drama and Theatre, Gymnastics, Martial Arts, Music Classes, Scouting and Campfire, STEM Classes, and more.

Use the 3 bars on the top left to filter by location. Use the map below to find Martial Arts Near Me.

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Karate Beyond
Choe's Karate Beyond

CLASSES – Karate Beyond offers a premier martial arts experience for ALL ages. Classes for Pre-K, Elementary, Teens and Adults. Self-defense, stress-relief, physical fitness, and character development through an evolving curriculum. Our mission is to enable students to become the best versions of themselves; physically, intellectually, socially, and emotionally.

AFTER SCHOOL PICK UP – A super convenient service for busy parents! Karate Beyond picks up your child from their school and teaches them martial arts every day! Parents looking for Discipline, Focus, and Confidence in their children choose Karate Beyond!

SUMMER CAMP – The most action packed summer in Lakeland. Each week has a different theme and a variety of activities. Act now as spaces run out quickly.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES – Let Karate Beyond host the best birthday party your child has ever had. Curated games and activities for kids of all ages!

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Family Martial Arts Center Lakeland After School Care
Family Martial Arts Center

Family Martial Arts Center offers after-school care, summer camps and night class programs for all ages.
Our school strives to instill the basic life virtues of discipline, respect, integrity, and confidence. These qualities have been the foundation of the martial arts student since the beginning. The staff of Family Martial Arts Center helps reinforce each quality trait through Leading by Example. Our children of the future need positive role models that will set the right example. Our instructors make this the first priority.

No martial arts school is complete without the proper credentials. Family Martial Arts Center is proud to be part of the Victory Taekwondo Chung Do Kwan Association. This organization provides our school and instructors with authentic certification from Korea and the World TaeKwonDo Federation. Along with credentials, this association also provides instruction and training to the black belt instructors so that we may continue to provide outstanding instruction to your family.

Our programs include:

  • Evening Classes
  • Little Ninjas for ages 4 – 6
  • After School Care – Monday-Friday from 2:30pm till 7:00pm
  • Summer Camp
  • Birthday Parties
  • Holiday Camps
  • School Holiday Camps – FMAC is open 7am – 7pm on School Holidays and a daily rate is available to families who just need a day here and there.
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Warrior Combat Fitness After School Program Lakeland
Warrior Combat and Fitness Academy

Our passion is teaching kids to become a better version of themselves then they were the day before in every aspect of their life. We do this by providing not just a resource to become physically fit but to also become mentally strong in a positive environment.

Warrior Combat and Fitness Academy’s after school program is a safe, fun, bully-free environment. We create a safe place to belong where children are introduced to the best version of themselves.  Your child will be picked up from their school and brought to our location where they will have homework time and snack time. Our instructors take pride in making sure each child is successful.  They will have a martial arts class each day that will aid in giving them the self-confidence and determination they will need to face any challenge that is thrown at them in life. Our hours are from 3:00pm to 6:30pm. Two locations!

3633 Century Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33811
202 Lake Miriam Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33813
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YMCA of West Central Florida

For over 50 years, the YMCA has been the only cause-driven wellness center in our area to offer programming for the whole family that focuses on the spirit, mind and body. Facilities include: a weight room, a gym for basketball and exercise classes, an indoor swimming pool, locker rooms, racquetball courts, a craft room, childcare facility, group exercise room, gymnastics center, and more. Programs include swim lessons, sports leagues for kids and adults, childcare, after school care, group fitness classes, and much more.

3620 Cleveland Heights Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33803
2125 Sleepy Hill Road, Lakeland, Florida 33810
Chain of Lakes Complex Winter Haven

The City of Winter Haven offers a variety of classes at the Chain of Lakes Complex, including Ballet for ages 8-13, Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Belly Dancing, Dog Obedience, Badminton, Ballroom Dancing, and more. Visit the Parks & Recreation website for full details.

210 Cypress Gardens Boulevard, Winter Haven, Florida 33880
City of Lakeland - Coleman-Bush Building

The Coleman-Bush Building is a multi-purpose facility with attractive amenities including several rooms serving as rental space, meeting rooms, classrooms and a dance studio. This building is a fitting location for a wide range of events including weddings, receptions, reunions and many other types of gatherings.
A variety of classes and programs are offered for children and adults, including dance, martial arts, tutoring, piano, and more. Visit http://www.lakelandgov.net/departments/parks-recreation/coleman-bush-building/ for a full list of activities.

City of Lakeland - Kelly Recreation Complex

Kelly Recreation Complex is a 30,000+ square foot facility that provides a variety of features and offers the residents of Lakeland (and visitors) access to a diverse selection of recreation activities.
Programs offered at Kelly Rec include pre-ballet for kids, adult dance classes (latin, swing, belly dance, line dance, salsa), martial arts, basketball, chess, sewing, guitar, etiquette, and more.
Check the website for a full listing of classes – http://www.lakelandgov.net/departments/parks-recreation/kelly-recreation-complex/