VOTED BEST IN BALTIMORE 2020
Kanjizai Academy was voted Best Martial Arts School in the Baltimore Sun's 2020 Reader's Choice Awards. Signup now for a free 10-day membership, and see for yourself what makes their Jiu-Jitsu classes the best in Baltimore.
Kids Karate, Jiu-Jitsu, Self-Defense, Martial Arts, After-School Care, and Summer Camp
kids jiu-jitsu at KANJIZAI
Kanjizai Academy offers Youth Jiu-Jitsu programs for ages 4 and up. Students here get the tools necessary to identify and react mindfully to a wide variety of dangerous scenarios, from fending off aggressive bullies to escaping from stranger danger. Jiu-Jitsu teaches students how to diffuse a bully's violence with clinching and grappling techniques when necessary, but the mental and verbal strategies that precede an encounter are emphasized first and foremost. Even when the need arises for physical confrontation, Kanjizai students will rely on tactics that emphasize control and negotiation, rather than punches and strikes that elevate violence levels in an encounter. When it comes to practical, real-world self-defense, there's nothing more efficient than Jiu-Jitsu. In addition, Kanjizai offers Weapons Classes, a Competition Team, and Blackbelt Club, where advanced students learn higher-level techniques and get more in-depth sparring and competition-focused Jiu-Jitsu training.
Kanjizai’s Little Ninjas program is designed to provide younger students with the foundational skills and character traits required both for martial arts training, and for success in their other future endeavors. Essential muscle memories are conditioned through fun drills, games, and exercises, while a consistent emphasis on focus, discipline, and thoughtfulness provides life-skills that transcend the Academy. Training cooperatively with a partner, sitting at attention in line, bowing to classmates, and showing respect to teachers all build character traits that will make them successful in martial arts, or any other activities they may choose to take up in the future. Their classes will emphasize positional control techniques that teach them how to bring a bully to the ground, hold them in place, and talk their way through the danger safely.
Kanjizai’s Youth Program gives older students more in-depth training in Jiu-Jitsu. Each level of training teaches a balanced curriculum of striking, grappling, and self-defense techniques, giving students the tools to adapt to a variety of dangerous situations. Youth students learn, first and foremost, how to handle bullies with as minimal conflict as possible. When words fail, they'll know how to maintain distance and escape the area successfully, or when escape is not an option, they'll know how to control and negotiate with their attacker, avoiding strikes until left with no other choice.
Before & after-school programs
Kanjizai offers after-school care to students of Stoneleigh, Rodgers Forge, Roland Park, and Park School Elementary Schools. We provide after-school pickup, healthy snacks, help with homework, fun activities, and of course, after-school martial arts each day. Regular classes are included with After-School tuition, and kids can be picked up as late as 7:00pm. Kanjizai's After-School Program is open to students grades K-5.
It's never too early to start planning for Summer! Kanjizai's Summer Camp includes hiking, swimming, indoor rock climbing, weapons training, outdoor Ninjutsu, Laser Tag, and more! Our reasonable, all-inclusive tuition gives your child the best bang for your Summer buck. With daily trips to exciting destinations like Hammerman Beach, Adventure Park, Annie's Playground, North Arundel Aquatic Center, and Monster Mini Golf, this is no ordinary martial arts camp. View our Summer Camp page below and plan your child's next Summer now!