Parents today are often concerned about their children’s fitness levels and the high amounts of screen time they have. If you’re looking for an out–of-the-box solution for your child, Action Karate is the answer. Our kids’ martial arts classes in Bethlehem are focused on building a foundation in martial arts through specific technique training that offers your child a fun and challenging way to get in shape. As they work on developing martial arts skills, they will also develop self-discipline, confidence, and fitness for their overall well-being. Nurture the leaders of tomorrow with a wholesome and holistic approach and enroll your child in Action Karate’s kids’ martial arts classes in Bethlehem today!

The broad benefits of martial arts training for kids

Enrolling for martial arts training has a wide range of benefits for people of all ages and fitness levels, especially for children. It’s a great way to improve your overall health, both mental and physical, because martial arts training entails a holistic and balanced approach to helping your child thrive in any environment, whether at home or in the classroom. Here are a few reasons as you consider it:


Physical benefits

Martial arts training increases strength and flexibility, enhances coordination and balance, and promotes weight loss and muscle toning.


Mental health benefits

On the other side of the coin, martial arts training boosts self-confidence and self-esteem, improves focus and concentration, reduces stress and anxiety, and develops mental discipline and perseverance.


Character development

There are also important social benefits to martial arts training as it provides a sense of community and belonging, teaches respect and discipline, encourages teamwork and cooperation, and offers opportunities for self-defense.



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Is martial arts good for kids?

Are you wondering if martial arts is good for kids? The definitive answer is a resounding yes. It comes with so many benefits for your child, offering a holistic approach to their overall wellbeing. Whether you’d like your child to build confidence or improve focus and discipline, martial arts training will help. It’s also a phenomenal way to increase attention spans and awareness. And the best part? It is safe, fun, and affordable.
As we build the next generation of future fighters at Action Karate, we focus on both the sport and the element of fun so that your child experiences all the benefits of learning karate techniques.
What is more, if you are looking for birthday party ideas, we’ve got you covered, too! With our venue doubling up as a birthday party location where children can learn karate drills and have fun, it’s also worth knowing that the event culminates in a super exciting samurai sword cake-cutting ceremony, making for incredible memories. So, is martial arts good for kids? The answer is yes, in every possible way
Alexandria NavaezAlexandria Navaez
13:24 02 Apr 24
Action Karate Bethlehem is beyond amazing! The atmosphere and instructors are incredible! They are the definition of patience. My daughter has made so many new friends as well as taking away valuable information for each lesson she’s been to. Action karate is more than karate, they have become our family ♥️
Danielle BanksDanielle Banks
13:53 27 Mar 24
They are amazing and care for your kids the same way you would. With their teachings my son has definitely developed. I was very new to the community and didnt know about much it has to offer this school has definitely opened my eyes to whats available super grateful for the team and especially Ms Casey
Jhonny RodriguezJhonny Rodriguez
13:08 19 Mar 24
Excellent atmosphere. Children learn while having fun.
Teresa RomanTeresa Roman
20:28 28 Feb 24
My son started last November and he absolutely loves it. The instructors are great. He has learned so much in the short time he has been there.
Maria YoungbloodMaria Youngblood
14:42 27 Feb 24
We have two girls at Action Karate Bethlehem. One recently earned her red belt and the other earned her purple belt. We are extremely grateful for Miss Casey and all of the staff at the school. They really care about the students and are always willing to provide extra help when needed to make sure our girls and others meet their goals. Our daughters have had nothing but an amazing experience at Action Karate Bethlehem.
Porsha SantiagoPorsha Santiago
18:49 07 Feb 24
My son started karate at AK Bethlehem back in October 2023. It was completely new for the both of us but I wanted to keep him active and around kids his age since he's not in daycare or school. The instructors have welcomed him with open arms and he's learning so much which is applied at karate and home! Thank you to Ms. Casey, Mr. Ron, Ms. Lauren, Mr. R and all of the instructors for being amazing with our little ninjas!
Heather ColemanHeather Coleman
01:00 01 Nov 23
Our son, Grayson, started at AK Bethlehem several years ago and is currently working towards earning his jr. Black Belt. His older brother earned his black belt many years ago. Because Grayson looks up to him, he too expressed interest in karate. So we thought that we would give it a try and we are grateful that we did . Grayson has learned a great deal over the last couple of years. He has gained some confidence and made new friends along the way. The instructors are kind, knowledgeable and understanding. We are happy with the experience at AK Bethlehem!
Lori TelihaLori Teliha
21:41 26 Oct 23
Looooooove action karate Bethlehem!!!!! Highly recommend!!!!!
Jennifer RarickJennifer Rarick
02:17 24 Oct 23
My daughter started at AK Bethlehem in 2021, because she expressed that karate was something she would like to try. She has learned so much, and gained a lot of confidence through participating in classes and tournaments. She is currently working toward earning her Junior Black Belt, and we are so grateful for Action Karate's supportive and welcoming environment. It has been exciting to watch her progress, and we look forward to what comes next!
Christopher HoskingChristopher Hosking
22:13 03 Oct 23
My son Evan Hosking's Action karate journey. At the start of the pandemic Evan wanted to try karate and my wife found a Facebook black Friday special. He gave it a try and enjoyef it. As time went on and things started opening up he started playing different sports and it became more difficult to make it to enough classes. There was a few times that he didn't want to come to karate but he pushed through it and made it to class. He joined black belt leadership at purple belt. He started helping out with the ninja classes a little bit. Now he is ready to try and tes. For his black belt.
Angela LogothetisAngela Logothetis
12:44 17 Sep 23
This school IS amazing. They bring so much for any age to learn.
Victoria PhoumyVictoria Phoumy
03:32 17 Sep 23
Our Aila loves action karate and she does not stop talking about it ! All the staff are so great with the kids & give them the best experience with open arms . We are so excited to be apart of this team !
Aileen BoutonAileen Bouton
20:13 12 May 23
Journey to Junior Black Belt…My son, Lucas, has been a student at Action Karate Bethlehem since February 2021. I have to say that it has been quite an amazing journey, for both of us, getting to this point where he is preparing to test for his Jr. Black Belt. Lucas started this karate adventure as a shy 10-year-old kid who lacked self-confidence and had absolutely no experience with martial arts beyond watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles when he was younger. He was interested in trying karate, but was tentative about it up until the moment he met Miss Casey for his initial private lesson. Miss Casey was wonderful with Lucas and was able to coax him out of his shell while teaching some basic kicks and punches that form the foundation of karate. Lucas left that trial private lesson with his new karate gi and gear, and he was absolutely hooked. Fast forward to the present, and Lucas is extremely dedicated to karate, as he attends his regular classes 5 days per week, helps in Ninja (ages 3-6 years) classes each of those days, participates in sparring lessons, and is a member of the Senior Demo Team.As a parent, there are so many changes I have seen in Lucas that can be directly attributed to his involvement in karate. He has grown into a confident young man, who has impressive patience and kindness with an aptitude for teaching. These qualities are best displayed during his Black Belt Leadership classes, where Lucas has been assisting the instructors with teaching the Ninjas. Lucas’s self-discipline continues to improve, and it translates into his home life by completing homework and chores without needing to be prompted. The qualities of respect, courage, and teamwork develop naturally simply by going to and participating in classes. I have observed the changes in Lucas’s focus, determination, and perseverance with growth every time he faces difficulty or challenge.Action Karate has made a huge difference in Lucas’s life and I couldn’t be any happier that we are part of the Action Karate family!
Natasha ChurchNatasha Church
21:41 27 Mar 23
Looooooove the junior class and my daughter loves it too! We look forward to it every week! The instructors are so good with the kids! A must have as an extra curricular for the kiddos!
Lori TelihaLori Teliha
18:41 26 Feb 23
Wonderful staff! My son loves karate now, he is autistic and adhd so he has a hard time focusing on things. But with Miss Casey and staff he is doing so great🎉 he’s learning all new things that are helping him through life, we appreciate everything you guys do!
Rufus PhillipsRufus Phillips
15:48 05 Nov 22
My 12 year old son started at Action Karate Bethlehem over a year ago after transferring from another martial arts studio. He's been training overall since he was 5 years old. I have to say the staff at Action Karate has been amazing in helping him continue his journey to now becoming a black belt. The instructors are great with the students and very interested in their development. I would highly recommend them for anyone looking to start or continue their karate experience!
Johana AcevedoJohana Acevedo
02:00 15 Sep 22
When my son first went to Action Karate, we had high expectations, because he was being bullied at school and even though he said he didn't care, sometimes he looked sad and worried.Action Karate has increased his confidence, he seems happier, and bullying seems to be in the past.Thank you for working to inspire children's lives and teach them to be wise, honest and strong.
Giovianne GarciaGiovianne Garcia
14:27 16 Aug 22
Miss Casey is really excellent. She takes her time with the kids and willing to help them if they don’t understand. She is so patient especially with the younger younger kids. Best instructor. Best recommendation for Bethlehem karate
Marilyn FultonMarilyn Fulton
18:57 21 May 22
Action Karate Bethlehem is the best karate school in the Lehigh Valley. The instructors do an amazing job working with the kids. My son loves going to class. The teaching he has gotten at Action Karate has helped improve his self confidence. I am so happy that I found this school.
Autumn BitterlichAutumn Bitterlich
15:29 25 Jan 22
Action Karate has been great for my son. He's a very active little boy and solid direction is best for him. They have good focus on positive vocabulary and verbal stimulation as well as well timed exercises and lessons for their age (3-5 yr olds). I love the help they get from the older classmates. It's good getting direction and aid from cool older kids who are setting the example for them to follow. Lessons in action. Good job guys:)
Kaylee RuizKaylee Ruiz
14:22 19 May 21
My daughter has been with Action Karate since September and it has been an amazing experience. Action Karate Bethlehem really cares about the lessons they teach and are always willing to provide extra help when needed to make sure our children meet their goals. My son joined Action Karate in February I was very skeptical about if he was going to be able to progress. Miss Casey and her team worked wonders with him and even though he still causes some disruption during class he has made so much progress and continues to grow every class. Thank you Action Karate you have definitely made a difference in my children's lives and we are very grateful.

Types of children's self-defense classes in Bethlehem that you can choose from

Action Karate’s children's self-defense classes in Bethlehem teach important and valuable self-defense techniques. Whether you are looking for after school enrichment programs for your child to participate in or you’d like to help boost their health and fitness levels, our karate classes for kids are the ideal solution. When it comes to our children's self-defense classes in Bethlehem, you can choose from different age groups for karate classes for kids, which include the following:

Little Ninjas (Ages 3-6)

  • Develop coordination and motor skills through fun-filled activities.
  • Build a foundation for future martial arts training in a safe environment.
  • Learn basic social skills and build confidence through interaction with peers.

Youth Classes (Ages 7-12)

  • Build self-defense skills to navigate potentially risky situations.
  • Gain valuable self-confidence through mastery of martial arts techniques.
  • Develop focus, discipline, and respect through a structured learning environment.

Teens (Ages 13 and up)

  • Enhance self-defense capabilities for real-world scenarios.
  • Increase physical fitness and develop athleticism.
  • Foster leadership skills and build a strong sense of self-worth.

Take control of your physical and emotional well-being today!

Passionate and experienced martial arts instructors in Bethlehem

Action Karate’s martial arts instructors in Bethlehem are both passionate and highly skilled at teaching the techniques of karate to children. With years of experience to their name, your child’s martial arts sensei not only has all the necessary qualifications as a certified martial arts instructor. They are also wonderful human beings invested in your child’s wellbeing — both physical and mental. Choose Action Karate today and our martial arts instructors in Bethlehem will take your child on an unforgettable journey to learning karate one drill at a time. Teaching is done in a controlled and safe environment where fun and smiles prevail all day long.

Looking for children's martial arts near me?

If you are on the lookout for children’s martial arts near me, you’ve come to the right place. That’s because Action Karate’s martial arts practice for children is a great way to get kids started in the active and healthy lifestyle you want them to lead. As we combine discipline and respect together with our martial arts training, your child will benefit from the new drills and techniques learned in every aspect of their lives. Our kids’ martial arts programs are high-energy, fun, and interactive and they’re so good for your child! So, for parents looking for children’s martial arts near me, Action Karate is the right answer and we’re ready to welcome your child with open arms.

Where can you find us?

Action Karate Bethlehem, conveniently located at 701 W Broad St Suite 102, Bethlehem, PA 18018, empowers children of all ages from Bethlehem, Allentown, and Easton to thrive. Our exciting martial arts program fosters confidence, focus, and social skills in a safe and supportive environment. More than just physical activity, our classes equip your child with valuable life skills that translate to success at home, in school, and beyond. Enroll them today and watch them blossom into well-rounded individuals!

How to Find Us

monday9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
tuesday9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
wednesday9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
thursday8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
friday8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
saturday9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
701 W Broad St Suite 102, Bethlehem, PA, 18018, USA