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Japan With Kids - Forums: Education in Japan: Martial Arts classes
By Milan Minsky on Wednesday, November 1, 2000 - 8:54 pm:

Does anyone know a good place that offers karate classes for very young (3 year old) children in Tokyo?
Thanks, Milan

By Cornelia on Monday, November 6, 2000 - 2:31 am:

I was looking for judo classes for my 4 year old daughter and found this:
judo: Kodokan at Korakuen (close to Tokyo Big Dome) has an English web-site
but unfortunately classes only start with 6 year olds. I sent the webmaster an email asking about classes for younger children in other places... but I doubt I'll get an answer that way. I'll probably have to truck on down there and stumble around language-wise for an hour before getting anything I can use.

Here are other martial arts headquarters.
International Budo University
841 Shinkan, Katsuura City, Chiba-ken
Tel: 0470-73-4111
Nearest train: Katsuura station on the Sotobo line.
Aikikai Foundation, Aikido World Headquarters
17-18 Wakamatsucho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-3202-9236
Nearest train: Wakamatsu-Kawada station on the Oedo subway line. (has an English section)

By Suzumi on Tuesday, April 10, 2001 - 1:31 am:

"An Exciting English Karate Program"
Place: Shinjo Jinjya (The Shinjo Shrine)
Tuition Fee: Y1000 per lesson
Building Fee: Y500 per lesson
Registration Fee, Membership Fee: 0 yen

Day: Fridays
Ages: 3-12 yrs
Times: 2:45pm-3:30pm (3-6yrs), 3:30pm-4:30pm (6-12yrs)
Basic Course Description:
A Karate class designed for young students. We teach basic techniques, respect, and discipline in a way that is fun for young people. The class is conducted in English, so children naturally absorb the language!
Our Instructor:
Mr.Brian C.McAuliffe, Karate Martial Art Instructor, comes from U.S.A .with 6 years teaching experience. He enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for health and fitness with young children!

Take Daisankeihin Highway until Kawasaki exit.
Follow the signs for Kosugi . Turn left at the end of the road and go on until Yugenji.
Turn right at Yugenji ,then you can see the Shinjo Shrine on your left at the second signal. 8 minute ride from the entrance of Daisankeihin.
To Register: Call Ms.Tsuchiya at 090-8087-9350 (English) or Ms. Suzumi at 090-7252-5950(Japanese)

By Gabrielle Humphrey on Tuesday, July 30, 2002 - 8:25 pm:

Does anyone know of Judo classes in the Shibuya area or close by for 4-year-olds?


By Rach on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 7:02 pm:

I am looking for any kind of martial arts (karate, judo etc/) classes for a young child in Tokyo. Any info appreciated.

By Cornelia on Friday, April 9, 2004 - 6:23 pm:

Ikebukuro -- Karate for everyone! (flyer in my mailbox)
free uniform for new registrants until June. One photo on brochure shows class of 14 kids of which 3 are girls.

Kyokushin Karate (originated by Oyama-sensai who lived 1923-1994)
3-3-9 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-0021
tel: 03-3988-0748
Ikebukuro station west exit (Metropolitan side)
Registration fee: Y5000
Uniform: Y8000-10000 (free if before June)
Supporter fee: Y2000
One photograph, 3x4 cm, and a completed registration form.
*Monthly fee:
Elementary school kids: Y4000/month or Y40,000 for one year.
Junior high and High School students: Y5000/month or Y50,000/year.
Women: Y6000/month or Y60,000/year
Men: Y8000/month or Y80,000/year

By Admin on Sunday, May 9, 2004 - 10:43 am:

Gold's Gym (
has a selection of martial arts classes. They might have something geared towards children as well.

By a2002 on Friday, September 16, 2005 - 4:12 pm:


Can anyone help us with information about karate classes (preferably on saturdays) for 3+ year old boy kids in and around kichioji, mitaka, musashisakai area. Or shinjuku.. Thankyou..

By Caroline on Saturday, September 17, 2005 - 8:14 am:

There is a Karate School at Mitaka.

By Sunshine on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 10:07 pm:

newly open Multi - Dojo is an English dojo for martial arts lovers. check their website sounds interesting

By Aussie Mum 06 on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 10:02 am:

Does anyone know of English speaking martial arts classes for 3 year olds in Minato-Ku, Shibuya-Ku or Shinagawa-ku area, or a little further out if the classes were on a Saturday.

By Admin on Friday, February 2, 2007 - 6:33 pm:

Laurel will help any child who wants to learn Aikido, in English, on Wednesdays. The location is Seishinkan Dojo which is near St. Mary's and Seisen schools.
She is a black belt in Aikido, and her son also studies Aikido. Please check out the link above for a description of Aikido and for her direct contact email.

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