Greenwich Kempo

Martial Arts classes for kids that ignite passion, skill and love for learning. ✨

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You get a truly unlimited free trial with us, for 10 whole days. Please come to as many classes and events as you like. We want you to spend lots of time with us, and really dig in and see what we're all about.

To start a free trial, find the program you're interested in and click the red button.

Pre-K
Ages 3-4


3 and 4 year olds have big ideas and big dreams!

The world is a huge, exciting place, and your 3 or 4 year old wants to DO EVERYTHING!

But most 3 and 3 year olds can't DO everything they can dream... yet! Most have a short attention span, and are still getting comfortable in their bodies. They're just starting to see that there's a big world out there (not just themselves), and they're learning how to play and interact with other kids and people.

We developed a beginning movement and karate program specifically for 3 and 4 year olds that meets them exactly where they are.

In developing this program, we carefully considered the specific needs, desires, and abilities of 3 and 4 year old children, and then added a huge helping of fun and excitement!

We like to say that our program is not built around the martial arts material—it's built around our students.


Options for one, or more days per week.

Starting at $150 per month

Fundamentals
Ages 4-5


Our Fundamentals class is designed to align with and gently encourage your child's natural developmental milestones.

This "first step" class is will help your child connect socially with peers, build awareness of his or her environment, and learn how his or her body and self fits into all of it.

Along with basic listening and focus, Fundamentals classes give children the opportunity to cultivate gross motor skills and work with others in preparation for partner-oriented martial arts at the next stage ​and​ the world outside the dojo, from life to the classroom.


Options for one, or more days per week.

Starting at $150 per month

Kempo I
Ages 6-12
Beginners


Our Kempo I learning track guides students exploratively through 25 techniques, from white belt through purple belt, and prepares students for progression into our Kempo II learning track (intermediate level karate).

This class is taught with hands-on application.


Options for one, or more days per week.

Starting at $150 per month

Kempo II
Ages 6-12
Intermediates


Our Kempo II learning track guides students exploratively through 40 techniques over two years, blue belt through green stripe belt, and prepares students for progression into our Kempo III learning track (advanced level karate).

This class is taught with hands-on application.


Options for two, or more days per week.

Starting at $200 per month

Kempo III
Ages 6-12
Advanced


Our Kempo III learning track guides students exploratively through 28 techniques over two years, brown belt up to a black belt test, and prepares students for progression into our graduate learning track (black belt and up).

This class is taught with hands-on application.


Options for two, or more days per week.

Starting at $225 per month

TAI CHI
AGES 8+


There is the yang -- the external force and energy we put out into the world — and there is the yin — the meditative and reflective building up and transversing of this energy. Come learn how to balance the two sides of your life force, what is known as "chi" energy.

Practicing Tai Chi is the perfect complement to a discipline of martial arts, bringing the body into balance and greater, more subtle awareness of the spatial and vibrational forces all around us. It's also a great way to infuse functionality and flexibility, lengthening and strengthening your muscles with simple but powerful movements in a graceful yet powerful "flow".


Options for one, or more days per week.

Starting at $225 per month.

KUNG FU


Are you ready to move beyond the ordinary, and step into a higher level—a more complete and more spiritual form of martial arts?

We are honored to offer Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu classes with Sifu Marlon Pilossoph—a rare, true master of this art form.

It is described as explosive and demanding, but Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu is also one of the most rewarding martial arts... because its practice alone reconnects you with who you really are.

Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu was developed in the 17th century and was based on the attack and self-defense techniques of the praying mantis, modeling the principles behind the insect’s movements. It emphasizes the mutuality of "hard" and "soft" techniques, so the practitioner is not limited to sheer power alone.

The system uses long-range kicking strategies, close-range trapping in-fighting techniques, attacks to vital points, joint locks, and throws. You’ll also learn traditional Chinese weapons such as the staff, sabre, spear and sword.


Options for one, or more days per week.

Starting at $225 per month.