Youth Martial Arts

The Best Youth Martial Arts Around

Youth martial arts programs, ages 6 (1st grade) to 12 in Fort Collins

We Value Family Time

You as the parent have many different and important things that you have to do. That is why our youth martial arts programs are based on family time. Your child only needs to come once a week for an hour. Our mixed age classes allow you to bring your different age children to the same class. That means only one trip per week for martial arts. How great is that?

Each class has fun drills that teach martial arts principles, self-defense, coordination and agility development.  A mat chat is included that teaches anti-bully skills, health and nutrition, character, manners, safety, and other life skills.  Give your child more than kick, punch, give them a complete system of physical, mental and self-defense development.

Youth Martial Arts Class ages 6 (1st grade) to 12, Try for Free

Jujitsu and Karate classes for ages 6-12, building great children.

Why Choose Total Ryu For Your Childs Martial Arts Education?

  • Upfront honest pricing.
  • No pricing gimmicks that draw you in for a trial membership.  Then you get surprised by a massive increase in fees.
  • No initiation fees.
  • Classes are one day per week, for one hour.
  • Multiple age classes.  Your 6-year-old and your 10-year-old can come to the same class.  That means only one trip per week.  We break the class up into appropriate age groups with a low instructor to student ratio.
  • No large testing fees.  When a child advances we only charge $10 for the belt and certificate.
  • No hidden fees are required for advancement and testing.
  • No extra required gear to buy.
And… Fun classes that have drills, games, and activities that teach martial arts, self-defense, coordination, athleticism, safety, and life skills.

Youth Martial Arts Programs

that help you Build Great Children

Kids Martial Arts Classes

Our kids martial arts program at Total Ryu goes way beyond kick and punch to training the character, the body, and the mind.  Our youth program is also self-defense based.  Students will learn self-restraint, self-defense, anti-bullying skills and increase in confidence, physical strength, coordination, athleticism, and agility.

We have what you’re looking for, we are so sure about it that we are willing to offer you a free class.

Life Skills

Our goal and desire with all of the kids’ classes is to teach character, discipline, fitness and life skills while having fun and learning something useful.  We teach very real martial arts, not sport or competition style.  When you join our family, your child will be treated like our own and we will do our best to teach them the ideals of character, safety and manners, while they are learning the best martial arts around.

Having Fun

Having fun while learning a life skill is something that is not very common in today’s world. Total Ryu’s Traditional Martial Arts program is just that – fun and educational. Self-defense, physical fitness, jujitsu, karate, and agility are taught in a fun, friendly, engaging environment.  The low student-to-teacher ratio helps with understanding the basic skills and helps progress the understanding of the principles which are presented. The most amazing part about this program is that students feel an almost immediate sense of accomplishment.  Confidence, excitement, and teamwork are abilities that will follow the students in other aspects of life. The nature of traditional martial arts training has mutual cooperation and discipline at its core. Students learn to get along with other students because they can’t do the leg sweeps, throws or basic techniques without a partner.


Each class starts with a warm-up period that includes running, stretching and fall practice. We teach every student how to fall safely so that they can have more fun while training. Flexibility plays a huge part in having a healthy life through adulthood, which is why we teach this basic principle starting at a very young age. The stretches that we perform in class are very easy for most kids to do. If they keep doing these stretches throughout their life, their overall fitness and health will be enhanced.

Mat Chat

The next section of the class is what we like to call Mat Chat. This is where we discuss and emphasize concepts of child safety, anti-bullying, self-defense, character development, health, diet, and manners. We feel that these concepts emphasized on a regular basis will help the overall character development of the student.

After the Mat Chat

After the Mat Chat…The next section of the class is the practical learning section. This is where the children are split up based on age, size, and ability to learn the traditional martial arts techniques that Total Ryu Martial Arts has to offer. These techniques consist of basic leg sweeps, hip throws (traditional jujitsu), strikes, blocks and striking combinations (traditional karate). We teach all of these ideas and principles from self-defense applications. For example, from a punch or a bear hug attack. This way, the child learns self-defense without learning aggressive behavior. We also include fun learning activities that emphasize traditional jujitsu principles.

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