Karate and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes For Kids

We teach children Carlson Gracie Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Chito-Ryu karate at our Ottawa martial arts school. Our classes are taught in a unique way that is appropriate for children of different ages.  The children are separated into three age groups to promote faster learning and conditioning;

Little Samurai classes ages 4 to 6

Kids classes ages 7 to 10 

Youth classes ages 11 to 13 

Our martial arts programs expose the kids to different forms of exercises, martial arts techniques and a number of  different training tools that build strong bodies and minds. In addition to the physical aspects of the kids martial arts program we also continue to emphasize the core values of our school.  We create an environment where kids learn martial arts in an interactive and exciting way, providing the children with the right  tools to maintain a positive attitude towards a long-term healthy lifestyle. 


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  • Builds discipline, confidence, focus, and mental strength
  • Flexibility, strength, balance and cardio vascular conditioning
  • Life skills to excel in all areas of life
  • Self-defense against bullies
  • A healthy, happy, and productive lifestyle
  • Harmony of mind, body, and spirit
  • Build social skills and strong friendships

Youth Karate training at Zen Mixed Martial Arts.


Our martial arts programs are belt driven.  We have new children starting their program almost every day, so there's no need to worry about when to start. Children start with a white belt and work their way through internationally recognized belt systems by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) and Chito-Ryu Karate.


So many adults wish they had started martial arts when they were children. And, very few children are taught how to defend themselves properly against bullies. Most children unfortunately tolerate bullying in secret despite the havoc it wreaks on their lives. 

However, with some very basic training in  self-defense, these children’s lives could be vastly improved. Zen Mixed Martial Arts is the solution to potential problems for your children.

Taught by our very best world champion instructors, this program is an investment in  your children’s future. Your children will inherit the confidence to  take control of their lives and to confront bullies in a safe and proven  manner.


If your child’s dream is to compete in martial arts for the Zen Martial Arts Competition Team, we will help them train for the toughest and best local, provincial, national and international competitions. Our team members regularly compete at local karate and Jiu-Jitsu tournaments. It's our goal to prepare them for success at the the Ontario Karate Federation Provincial Championships, Karate Canada National Championships, the Mundials, ADCC Championships, and other top martial arts tournaments.


Test drive the Zen experience with a complimentary introductory class. Classes are available for all ages, skill levels, and genders. Kindly leave your contact information and we will get right back to you.

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Zen Mixed Martial Arts

1547 Merivale Road, Ottawa, Ontario K2G 4V3, Canada

(613) 723-2800


Open today

11:00 a.m. – 08:30 p.m.