There may be several indoor activities you might be considering for your child but nothing beats Action Karate’s karate activity for kids near Haverford, PA. Taught by friendly, warm, and caring instructors who want every child to succeed, Action Karate Main Line offers a fun, safe, and positive environment for each student, helping them get the most out of the combination of traditional techniques and modern knowledge.

This combination is the perfect mix of everything that will help your child get fitter, stronger, and more confident. Every class is designed to build onto the previous one as your child gains newfound self-assurance, greater flexibility, balance, coordination, and so much more.

Action Karate’s classes for martial arts near Haverford also seek to hone tomorrow’s leaders by shaping their leadership skills, helping children learn the value of self-discipline, cooperation, and communication, among many other skills that will help shape them into strong and capable adults.

How to Find Us

monday9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
tuesday9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
wednesday9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
thursday9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
friday9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
saturday9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6 W Lancaster Ave, Ardmore, PA, 19003, USA



One-on-One Introductory Session

2 Group Classes

Free Uniform

* Money-back guarantee


Sculpt your body, get fit and healthy, and enjoy excellent stress relief


Adult Martial Arts Classes

Dynamic, positive, and action-packed karate classes for adults that will help you re-energize and de-stress while sculpting your body.


Kids Martial Arts Classes

Give your child the gift of perseverance, leadership skills, grit, and determination while at the same time helping them achieve their health and fitness goals.


Ninja Sharks Ages 3 to 6 Classes

Let your young kids thrive in a positive and friendly environment where they will learn balance, flexibility, coordination, and so much more.

Special needs martial class

Special Needs Martial Arts Classes

Students of varying abilities are welcome to join our special needs martial arts classes where we help you discover your true potential.


Birthday Party Classes

Looking for a different way to celebrate a birthday? Topped by our samurai sword cake cutting ceremony, our karate birthday pirates are not to be missed.


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Got a question or a query? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us! Our friendly team is ready and more than happy to help.

Check What Our Members Are Saying

meaghan madormomeaghan madormo
15:59 14 May 24
Action karate has been a breath of fresh air for my daughter! They really are teaching great life skills and self defense! Couldn’t recommend this studio enough!
Serena ZhangSerena Zhang
13:45 07 May 24
Our journey with Action Karate Main Line started when my son was six, and now, almost four years later, we're still loyal members. It's become a vital part of our lives for good reason. The instructors and assistants are incredibly dedicated and enthusiastic. They teach more than just martial arts; they instill crucial life skills like self-defense, focus, respect, confidence, self-control, and resilience in our kids. These lessons go beyond the gym, shaping well-rounded individuals who can handle life's challenges. I highly recommend this place to any parent looking for not just physical development but also character building for their children. It's not just a karate school; it's a nurturing environment where kids flourish.
Jing GuJing Gu
21:30 26 Apr 24
My kiddo building confidence here! Whenever he is trying hard he will be noticed and encouraged. And each session is ending with a story telling the importance of persistence and hard workng which is my favorite part as well.Every three months there are belts level ups if trying hard. Also, there are lots of other special programs like teaching little kids, helping on birthday parties and tournaments to get my kids having more fun on Karate.
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17:40 24 Apr 24
My son absolutely LOVES Action Karate Main Line.He is so focused and determined in class and his confidence has increased so much! The staff is very supportive and positive! My son loves going to class and takes Karate very seriously. His excess energy now has a place to thrive and he is so proud of his ability to focus and perform tasks, while having fun and feeling great!
Farah KhanFarah Khan
20:41 22 Apr 24
Our son started with Action Karate Main Line in the summer of 2020 with their zoom classes. He has always been a well behaved kid at home, school, and in social settings. He was always a good listener and kind to his peers. We enrolled him in martial arts because he wasn't a stereotypical boy, meaning that he was very passive, not aggressive at all, and wasn't into rough play like many other boys his age. Our goal for him was to learn to be more assertive and learn to say no to his peers if he didn't agree with something or didn't want to do something everyone else wanted to do. After a few months, the zoom classes weren't working for us, so we took a little break but then joined the in person classes. Now it's been almost 4 years and he is training for his black belt. It has been a long journey and dedication for the whole family for him to attend at least two classes a week and making up missed classes while still doing his other after school activities. In these past few years, he has really come out of his shell, has become more social and more confident in all types of settings. He is more assertive now and is able to express his feelings and concerns very easily when he doesn't agree with something. He also warms up to new people in new settings quicker than he used to because his martial arts training has really taught him to become more confident in himself. The action karate instructors have been very supportive and caring throughout his martial arts journey. They make sure you stay on track and make themselves available for extra help and classes if your child falls behind and needs to catch up.
Lisa ChenLisa Chen
14:04 09 Apr 24
We just started Action Karate not too long ago but my daughter is very picky about her martial arts studios. We lived in another state prior to this and she fell in love with her studio there. When we moved to the Philly suburbs she wanted a studio similar to the one we went to in Maryland. Suffice to say this is our 3rd studio that we tried out and the third time was the charm. Our daughter loves this studio and the teachers have truly been fantastic. My daughter especially loves Ms. Deja & Ms. Reya they have been incredibly accommodating and welcoming. Highly recommend this martial arts studio if you’re looking to help build your child’s self confidence and I think it’s incredibly important to give our kids the tools on how to better protect themselves and they do a fantastic job here!
Jonathan BurtonJonathan Burton
13:25 09 Apr 24
We decided to start our once shy daughter in karate to boost her confidence. This was the best decision we’ve made as parents. Our now 8-year old is in junior blackbelt leadership and has competed in numerous karate tournaments. She absolutely loves it. The instructors at AK Main Line are incredible human beings and really take instruction to the next level. I highly recommend! It teaches them grit, perseverance, mental toughness, and so many other qualities.
Sam GingherSam Gingher
13:22 19 Mar 24
We are on our third month at Action Karate and we love it here! The teachers go out of their way to connect with each student to make them feel their best during each class. They make it a fun experience for the kids in a healthy, competitive way that really encourages the students to work hard to achieve their goals. My son walks out of class with a confidence I have never seen before which I am forever thankful for. Thank you specifically to Ms. Raya, Mr. Gabriel and Mr. Wild for making Noah's experience at Action Karate Main Line so special. I also really appreciate all the amazing habits and manners they are instilling in the students, yet in a fun way that resonates with the kids.
Lisa ShusterLisa Shuster
18:52 12 Mar 24
My 8 year old son loves it there. He is autistic and they are so amazing with him. Since he has started, his confidence has risen and he loves participating in the activities. The teachers are very approachable and will accommodate whatever you need. Can’t say enough positive things about action karate.
Andrew MarkowitzAndrew Markowitz
13:25 12 Mar 24
Amazing staff. My kiddo has grown so much since starting at Action Karate. His confidence and focus have skyrocketed! Thank you Action Karate!
Mark HeffelfingerMark Heffelfinger
12:19 21 Feb 24
Action Karate is a great experience for my daughter and our family. They learn self-discipline, focus, and grit which are key traits to building confidence and a strong work ethic in life. The instructors put their hearts into teaching and training. Sometimes class sizes are a little large where kids distract each other because the instructors can’t reach them all, but overall a great experience. My daughter has really improved her coordination and self confidence since beginning a few years ago. Thank you Action Karate—Mr. Freed, Ms. Deja, Mr. Wild, Mrs. Heather, and the rest of the team
Lara PhillipsLara Phillips
22:39 17 Jan 24
Thank you so much Action Karate Main Line! My son is a bright boy but required a lot of redirecting. We were struggling how to channel his energy and placed in him karate when he was 4. Over just few years, he has shown amazing improvement in maturity, focus and agility. I find myself also learning to respond better as a parent, using lessons and tools they've taught in action karate. They relate amazing to kids. Also had a birthday party there and HUGE shout out to the team who ran it. Cannot recommend them enough!
Marita LynchMarita Lynch
21:52 20 Dec 23
LOVE Action Karate. My daughter is shy and she’s really coming out of her shell here. She is always learning something new and can’t wait to attend classes! Highly recommend them!
Melissa NortonMelissa Norton
20:14 25 Oct 23
We have been very impressed with the staff at Action Karate Main Line. These classes are no joke, these kids are WORKING. The instructors take a lot of time to make sure the kids are learning the moves and doing them safely. My child has gotten so much stronger since she started this summer! I definitely recommend.
Paola YeagerPaola Yeager
22:53 21 Oct 23
My daughter started at AK Main Line in Jan 2021. Over the last 2.5 years she has learned resilience, responsibly and self-control. She is currently training to take the black belt test in December. Mr. Freed and his team of instructors are wonderful. Always supportive and easy to work with. We love being a part of the AK Main Line karate family.
Matthew CoddaireMatthew Coddaire
22:56 14 Sep 23
Wonderful studio. The instructors and their teaching methods are fantastic. They make learning fun while instilling positive behaviors and listening skills.
Gideon WhiteheadGideon Whitehead
20:56 31 Aug 23
Action Karate has been a wonderful experience for our whole family. The instructors are extremely patient and encouraging for our kids. Action Karate also puts a big emphasis on learning important life skills like perseverance and honesty, which we really appreciate.We highly recommend it to anyone who wants a positive and fun learning experience!
Kelley MorrisseyKelley Morrissey
20:03 31 Aug 23
I have seen immediate progress in his confidence and growth after starting action karate . The teachers genuinely care about each students success
Smilee GouvSmilee Gouv
13:53 18 Jul 23
My son has been going to Action Karate in Ardmore for a couple of months now and he LOVES it!! They staff is AMAZING! They are all so sweet and helpful!
Chris CarickhoffChris Carickhoff
21:12 13 Jun 23
My son has been going to Action Karate here in Ardmore since 2021 and has worked his way up to brown belt. Coming here has really helped him grow. It has helped him become more disciplined and thoughtful as well as giving him the tools needed to be a leader. The instructors are great, I highly recommend it!
Action Karate Main Line changed my life! Prior to my enrollment, I was not exercising at all and did not have the best eating habits. Action Karate Main Line is not just a karate program, it is a way to develop healthy habits little by little, every day! My daily activities have grown to include: planks every morning, hydrating every morning, and a healthy dose of discipline. I would highly recommend! If you are on the fence, just go for it. You won’t regret it!
Joe MazinasJoe Mazinas
12:28 28 Apr 23
Action Karate Main Line has been a great experience. My son started a couple years ago and now I train there also. It is a wonderful community and everyone is extremely positive. The Karate instruction is excellent, but it is also all about personal growth for each student. No matter what your level, the idea is to always look for ways to get better. The instructors take time to really know every student so they can find their strengths and also areas for growth. The follow up and communication about your child is well beyond what others offer. My son started out working on areas such as focus and self discipline while learning the basics of Karate. Now, we are both training and working to become instructors. (This will be my son's first job, so he is excited to see it through) Action Karate gave us an area of growth we never would have imagined just a couple years ago.
Gemma MignecoGemma Migneco
16:36 15 Jan 23
After a traumatic experience, my son is able to smile again.He started to be confident and address some issues doing Karate and it has taught him discipline and a strong work ethic.However, karate itself couldn’t have done that if there weren’t professional and passionate instructors.Thank you Mr. Wilde and Mr. Freed.My son couldn’t reach this point in karate without your support.He is starting to trust in people again.
Qui QuiQui Qui
23:43 20 Dec 22
My son joined Action Karate about 6 months ago, he was a little shy when he first started but as he got into a weekly schedule he became more comfortable and confident. He’s truly enjoying his classes and is progressing very quickly. He’s already an orange belt ☺️☺️. As a parent I love the environment along with the teachers. They take their time with the kids and if any child is struggling they’ll assist along the way.
Katie RhoadesKatie Rhoades
17:41 13 Sep 22
We’ve been at action karate mainline for a little over a year now and it’s been great. I love that I can choose the classes each week and I’m not tied into a particular day or time. I have 2 kids in the ninja class and I ended up joining the adult class. Karate has definitely increased confidence in my 5 year old and has been a good lesson in focus for my 6 year old. The adult class has been a great way to work out and have some “me time”. All the instructors are amazing!
Shawn WilliamsShawn Williams
23:01 01 Sep 22
Hello All,I wish I could give a 10 star review however, I'll settle for what's allowed a 5 star review.All staff members are super professional, encouraging, and often demonstrates noteworthy work ethics pertaining to teaching my 10 years old son and others the art of karate. My son is very happy being a member at this particular location. He has demonstrated more confidence than before after joining the Ardmore karate community. Therefore, thank you all in advance and yes I recommend anyone who what's to join a great team to give the action karate main line community a try asap.Ms. Williams


At our classes, you will be able to learn traditional karate and its techniques, which include some fitness-based exercises.
Although each of our locations offers a different schedule, you can join us for your training sessions six days a week during our flexible time slots. This means we can accommodate your time schedule as and when you need it.
When you join us for your first karate training session, you should simply wear loose and comfortable clothing that you can move around in. What’s more is that once you join, you will receive a uniform that is included in the $49 introductory special.
Our karate classes are perfect for all individuals of varying skill levels and who fall into practically any age group. We have students from as young as three and as old as 103, making this one of the most versatile ways to help you achieve your health and fitness goals as well as learning important life skills that will benefit you immensely in all areas of your life.

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A young martial arts student with his instruction during a class in Action Karate.


adult karate class with students holding karate props

Special needs students, irrespective of age, condition, or ability levels are also welcome to join Action Karate’s Main Line martial arts classes as we cater to everyone who would like to learn karate techniques whilst gaining confidence and self-assurance at the same time.

The karate activity for kids near Haverford, PA is one of the funnest, most high-energy activities you can offer your child as you watch them transform and progress into confident leaders while forming valuable friendships with peers in their age group.


Enjoy all the benefits of mixed martial arts near Wynnewood

Martial arts training is one of the most empowering ways to deal with life’s daily challenges. Whether it’s your child who deals with bullying or an adult who would like to learn about self-defense, Action Karate’s Main Line adults karate school near Wynnewood, PA is the answer.

Offering martial arts classes for adults as well as children and students with special needs, you’ll walk out of every session feeling reenergized, refocused, and destressed ready to handle everything on your to-do list with confidence and determination. You will also be able to enjoy your newfound strength, flexibility, and balance while getting a total body workout that will leave you feeling amazing and accomplished. Choose Action Karate’s adults karate school near Wynnewood, PA for an extraordinary workout that no gym will ever be able to provide you with.

For children, Action Karate’s Main Line kids martial arts in Ardmore, PA is the perfect solution for parents who would like to equip their children with the right combination of physical and mental tools and grit to help them face challenging situations in the classroom and outside of it. Whether you have preschoolers or children who are already in school, Action Karate’s karate kids school near Wynnewood, PA provides the best indoor activities for children from as young as age 3.

Action Karate Main Line serves the areas of Ardmore, Wynnewood, and Haverford and the friendly team of instructors is ready and on standby to help you achieve your physical, fitness, and mental goals. Whether you’d like a karate birthday party or engaging and positive class sessions, we’ve got you covered.