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Exciting kids’ martial arts classes in North Wales, PA

Welcome to Action Karate! A world where your child will discover a fun and engaging outlet for their energy and emotions through our kids’ martial arts classes. At our karate school, they will also develop essential life skills that will help them thrive in any environment — whether at home, at school, or in the community. With a highly supportive environment and a holistic approach to mental and physical health and wellbeing, it’s time to enroll your child in some of the most fun and essential karate classes in the region.
We serve the areas of
Montgomeryville, Lansdale, West Point, and Gwynedd, making us accessible to reach and the perfect choice for giving your child a leg up on their life journey.

What are some of the main benefits of martial arts training?



By developing awareness through practicing physical techniques, your child will be able to defend themselves from harmful or challenging situations and even learn the ability to diffuse them.


Healthy body and weight

Karate is as much a physical activity as it is a mental approach to life and wellbeing. By being physically engaged, your child will have a healthy body and healthy weight.



Through constant repetition of various moves, self-discipline is fostered and encouraged. This can equip your child with important life skills as they grow up.



One-on-One Introductory Session

2 Group Classes

Free Uniform

* Money-back guarantee

Inspiring teamwork and individual growth

Action Karate’s kids martial arts classes in North Wales offer a blend of team support and individualized instruction.

As we foster team spirit, your child will experience: 

  • A sense of belonging and support
  • Motivating each other
  • Developing social skills
  • Building lasting friendships

Meanwhile, we also focus on their individualized development by focusing on:

  • Personalized guidance
  • Feedback
  • Achievement of personal goals
  • Developing skills at a comfortable pace
Tu TranTu Tran
03:41 04 May 24
Action Karate NW has been an tresor finding for our 9 and 12 year old girls! It's not just about kicks and punches. After two year and half, our former shy and scared younger daughter builds her courage, is loud and now runs from one challenge to another challenge. She is walking into her class as the tigress walks into her jungle. Our oldest daughter is much more focused on her homework, her goals. Their daily routines are more efficient.We are amazed and impressed by AKNW instructors: Mrs Felicia, Mr Nichols, Mrs Rochelle, Mr Pete, Mrs Lisa, Mrs Beth and the list is long. AKNW instructors have great patience sharing their art/skill. You'd be amazed to see how patient Mrs Felicia is with kids. She is not too hard, not too easy. You should see her dance her kata. Mr Nichols is a true leader full of ressources. He is telling endless stories. We are so glad of the transformation for our old ones, we'll send soon our 3 year old soon for her first practice this summer. Highly recommended!
Bibin GeorgeBibin George
19:30 01 May 24
Five years ago when my daughter Lily joined AK, she was shy and would have to be forced to get onto the mat. With the help and support from her instructors, she enjoys going to classes and is more self-confident, disciplined and focused.We are proud to see who Lily is becoming and how she has developed leadership capabilities among other skills.Thank you AK North Wales for your continued support.
Abhijit ShrikhandeAbhijit Shrikhande
22:24 30 Apr 24
My son Sanat has been thriving at Action Karate North Wales!Action Karate has been a game-changer for my son's black belt journey. In 2020, he started as a shy, uncoordinated kid. We knew we wanted him to be more confident and focused, so Action Karate seemed like a good fit. I still remember the first lesson with Miss. Felicia, where he was reluctant to make eye contact with her.We couldn't join the classes immediately, but after the pandemic,in 2021, we were back in the studio and let me tell you, it has been quite the journey.Sure, his hand-eye coordination is still a work in progress, but the difference in his overall focus and confidence is remarkable. Action Karate isn't just about learning self-defense; it's about building discipline, grit, and a sense of accomplishment.Last year, my son won a prestigious page award from the state of Pennsylvania! It might seem unrelated to karate, but we truly believe the focus and determination he learned at Action played a big part in his success. He had to put in the hard work and overcome challenges.His black belt test is scheduled for Jun 2024 and we're incredibly thankful to the instructors and the entire Action Karate community for their dedication and support.
Catherine ObleaCatherine Oblea
20:38 29 Apr 24
My son Gabe has been attending Action Karate for 3 years now. Since joining he has grown in strength of mind and body. He is physically and mentally stronger, more disciplined, more focused, more confident and more resilient. I look forward to watching him continue to grow and learn while on his martial arts journey.
Dawn O'LearyDawn O'Leary
00:38 29 Apr 24
Over the past three years ,We have watched our son grow and become more confidentHe has learned much more than self defenseWe can’t wait to see what the future bringsThank you to all the instructors at Action karate North Wales!
Bridget KunakornBridget Kunakorn
16:59 20 Feb 24
Mr. Nichols,Sir, I wanted to tell you I noticed that you have made significant progress in mastering the art of creativity and flexibility required to teach & connect with neurodivergent individuals. This is definitely a time where "Martial arts, not martial science," applies.I'm impressed with your commitment to connecting with my student, XXX, and other students even when it is incredibly frustrating. I can see how much effort you are putting into it and would like to encourage you to continue such awesome work.Lastly, I love how all the leaders are really working towards an inclusive environment at AKNW! It is truly a shining example in our community. Keep up the amazing work everyone!
Saurabh AgrawalSaurabh Agrawal
14:58 03 Nov 23
Anisha's journey with action karate North Wales has been amazing. We have seen her transition into someone who is very disciplined, responsible and continues to work on getting better. While physical fitness and self-safety are direct benefits, more than that, as a person, we have seen her evolve including building self confidence, being health conscious and positive mindset. She continues to balance her time to ensure that her studies are not compromised. A BIG THANKS to the action karate team at North Wales for helping shape up our child as an individual.TWO THUMBS UP
Michelle BridgeMichelle Bridge
22:30 02 Nov 23
Action Karate North Wales has been a great place for our son. The instructors have led him through each challenge and has built so much mental resilience. It’s such a great thing to incorporate at a young age to really teach confidence, life lessons, mental strength and the importance of exercise. I would definitely recommend!!
Laurie TaylorLaurie Taylor
21:09 02 Nov 23
Ethan’s Action Karate Journey:I was the first one in my family who wanted to learn karate. I thought it looked cool and would be fun to try. In the beginning, it was a lot of fun. But after a while, it got hard and even boring at times. The classes were after school when I was already tired and just wanted to relax. The classes had me do lots of exercises like push-ups and burpees and doing them in my gi-top was really tiring. I wasn’t really good at doing the exercises, but I learned that the more I did them, the easier it became. I can do a lot more exercies at one time than I could when I started. My form also improved although I still have far to go. Another challenge for me was learning some of the katas. I remember having a really hard time catching the nunchucks during hip hip shoulder. Over time and with a lot of practice, I got it, and it felt good! I got used to the karate classes and learned the importance of self discipline which meant going to class and giving 100% even when I didn't feel like it. This has helped me become a better martial artist, and now I find that I can help my partner during class and help teach them moves that they may have a hard time with. I also like helping my siblings when we practice together at home. I've come a long way since those early classes, and I still think karate is cool and fun!Jordan’s Journey:​When I first started learning karate, one of my biggest fears was promotion. I was always nervous to do a move in front of everyone. I was also worried that I might not pass. I learned that even if I didn't pass, it would be ok and that I could work on what I needed to. I was also nervous to lead the katas or do other things we learned in front of other people. I was scared, but I did it anyway. I don't know why I did it anyway, but I did. Over time, I got better at leading in front of people and it became less scary. Every time I do it, I do it better. Since I've been putting in the work, I have become more confident. The hardest thing to learn during karate was the katas. I always had trouble remembering all the steps. Sometimes they were long. Sometimes they were short. I learned over time by practicing. I always felt confident in physical fitness and the combination sets. Being good at these things gave me more confidence to learn. The most important thing I've learned from my karate journey is the importance of having self discipline. It is important to work hard to achieve goals, even when you don't want to work hard.Graysen’s Journey:At the beginning of karate, I thought everything we learned was a little hard. I couldn't do lots of things. I kept working hard and got all my belts and became a red belt. I knew lots of things. The hardest thing was the physical fitness. I had a hard time doing sit ups and push ups. I got better by doing them and practicing them. Now I can do a lot more than when I started. I will keep working on them because they are still a little hard for me. Clinch knee, switch knee, push, back leg round kick was hard at the beginning, but now I'm really good at it because I practiced it. Since starting karate, I have gotten stronger and am able to learn harder moves and combinations. I also feel more confident and have better discipline. I try to give my all when I practice.
Ana EfthimiouAna Efthimiou
01:13 02 Nov 23
We love Action Karate North Wales! Since my son started 3 years ago, he definitely built his confidence and self esteem . The instructors are funny, knowledgeble and bring the best out in the children. Very accommodating and responsive. I can say that is the best investment in my son so far. He has become a better person and learned to never quit, work harder and be polite. I highly recommended!
Kristina SuperKristina Super
17:37 30 Sep 23
Action Karate has been a wonderful place for our son Nicholas to learn and grow. Nicholas started in Feb. 2021 at 6 years old in Ninja Sharks and is now going to be testing for his Jr. Black Belt in December at only 9 years old! He likes organized sports, but having an activity that he has to rely on himself has been important to his growth as a child.Mr. Nichols, Ms. Felicia, and Ms. Rochelle have had such an impact on Nicholas. He is attentive and positive in school, gets excellent grades, is a friend to all his classmates. And at karate he has grown to be a leader with the young Ninja Sharks, is now an apprentice on the Jr. Demo team, and is excited to next test for his Jr. Black Belt! And not even at the top of the list, but his physical fitness is incredible as a bonus point!His increase in confidence has been extremely noticeable, a once shy child now goes to tournament and comes home with medals, trophies, and awesome memories! We cannot wait to see where Action Karate takes him in the future! I 100% recommend any family with a child who is not sure what they want to do, to take them and try out Action Karate North Wales. They typically have specials for the kids to try it out a couple weeks before you commit!
Matt HammelMatt Hammel
21:33 07 Jun 23
Our daughter started Action Karate when she was three years old and three years later she has grown into such an amazing person with Action Karate’s help. They teach confidence which helped transformed her from being shy to helping with classes and leading kata. She has benefitted so much from being at AK with the amazing staff who are super welcoming and willing to help. If you, your child/ren or anyone else you know is interested in starting Karate, this is the best place to get into it!
Jason TorranceJason Torrance
23:50 05 May 23
Action Karate North Wales has been a great experience for my daughter. They teach focus and help people of all ages lean how to accomplish a goal. They do a wonderful job teaching as well as creating a family environment. I am proud that I send my daughter to this school
carol winterscarol winters
22:54 14 Jan 23
Anurag PandeyAnurag Pandey
02:40 05 Nov 22
Aarush's Action Karate Journey:Hi, my name is Aarush, and I am 9 years old. I started learning Taekwondo when I was only 4 years old, and I used to have fun copying my sister and jumping around with her. I loved my uniform and my orange belt. Then one day we stopped learning Taekwondo, at first, I did not understand why, but now I know that we moved very far into a new house. During COVID when we were at home, my sister and I started learning karate with Ms. Felica and Mr. Nichols at Action Karate North Wales online. I was so happy when we got our new black Gi top, white belt, red gloves and square target, and the instructors were fun. In the beginning I really liked the online classes, but then it became more difficult and sometimes it was hard to focus. I remember once I had to retake my stripe test because I forgot my moves. I used to get so frustrated when I did not get enough room during the class as I had to share the space with my sister. Sometimes it was so hard, I wanted to quit.Then COVID kind of got over, and my sister and I would go once a week for outdoor classes. I enjoyed outdoor classes more than online classes. We even got to do board breaking several times. First time I remember I was scared looking at the boards and I thought I would hurt my hand and not be able to break it. But I learnt the right technique to break boards by hand and by kicking the boards in the right way. Now that we go to in-person classes, I even forget how the online classes used to be. Being in black belt leadership, I am also learning a lot of weapons like bo-staff, kama kata, nunchuk, arnis sticks, sword, tonfa and I find that cool.I want to share an incident that happened this year during my summer camp. Some of the bigger kids in my camp would call me names and bully me. Mr. Nichols helped me with the situation and taught me how to deal with bullies. I was able to stand up for myself and talk to my camp leaders about the kids who were bothering me. This was very helpful, and I know how to stand up to a bully and now I help other kids in my bus and school too.I recently participated in Action Karate annual tournament. I was super nervous since it was my first time in front of judges whom I did not know, I think I did good and even won a bronze medal. I would like to participate again and get a gold medal and a trophy next year. I am writing my black belt journey story as I prepare for my Junior Black Belt testing next month and I plan to become a Karate instructor after that.Going to Action Karate, I have built confidence and learnt that winners never quit and quitters never win and I want to be a winner.
Anurag PandeyAnurag Pandey
01:53 05 Nov 22
Kashish's Action Karate Journey:I started learning martial arts when I was 5 years old. I learnt Taekwondo for almost a year and had tons of fun doing that. Unfortunately we had to move to a different house and I had to quit since we were too far from that martial arts school. I was on my orange belt at that time and loved my Taekwondo dress and all instructors over there. I miss them a lot.Once we got settled into our new house we found that there was a karate camp at nearby YMCA. My parents enrolled me into that and I found it different from Taekwondo but it was still new and exciting. Then COVID struck and we were all locked at home going to virtual school. That is when my parents found Action Karate online classes. My first class was an online trial class with Ms. Felicia and it brought back all the good old memories from my previous schools. My younger brother and I started learning Karate online. We enjoyed taking online classes, it was so much fun. My dog Bruno would also join us while training, that was funny but all my instructors loved him.Even though it was interesting, at times I found it very hard to follow along and concentrate on the class. It was hard to keep my focus and I felt like quitting. That’s when I was motivated by my parents and instructors to join black belt leadership and I got my red Gi top.Soon in person classes started and we got a chance to meet all of our cool instructors. I was already a blue belt when I first came in for an outdoor class at Action Karate. It was even more exciting to join other students and learn karate as a group. We continued doing a mix of in person and online classes.I told my friend about Action karate and she also joined karate classes with us. This motivated me to attend more classes every week. I felt so proud when I got a yellow star for perfect attendance. I also participated in my first tournament this year. It was super scary and I was extremely nervous. I didn’t think I’d do well but I got a bronze medal and that gave me confidence. I couldn’t get any trophy but the judges told me that I missed third place trophy by very few points. I have promised myself that I will participate in next years’ tournament and give my best.Learning martial arts has not been easy and I felt like quitting many times. But this journey has taught me the importance of perseverance. I recently got elected as a student council leader and I am pretty sure much of my confidence and leadership skills are a result of my Action Karate journey. I hope to be an instructor for junior black belt class once I clear my black belt test next month.
Lisa LoewenLisa Loewen
11:39 29 Jul 22
AK North Wales is not only a place to learn karate, develop confidence & discipline, and make friends, but a place where those friends become family. They are an amazing and active part of the North Wales community and have been an integral part of supporting those in need, encouraging each & every team member, & raising up a new generation of leaders. It's just such a stellar group of people and a great place to be.
Gloria KimGloria Kim
20:16 21 May 22
We love Action Karate North Wales!!! Mr. Nichols and Ms. Felicia are fantastic with the students and parents. Everyone at the school provides so much support and encouragement to each other. My kids have been taking martial arts here since they were 5 yrs old. One is now 13 and the other is 11, and they have gained so much confidence and discipline. We take classes together as a family and have all obtained our black belts. We can't recommend it enough!
Kristin Kane FordKristin Kane Ford
17:23 21 May 22
Amazing community for our family! We are so grateful we found our AKNW family.In 2021, local Demo Teams came out to do a private outdoor demonstration for our son Kellan who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. They made him an honorary team captain and gave him his very own nunchucks. He was so proud, and so were we.An experience we will never forget!
Donna LavecchiaDonna Lavecchia
17:15 21 May 22
Action Karate North Wales is an amazing school. They care about their students and I have seen my grandson and daughter grow into confident people, teaching, learning and caring.

What types of martial arts programs do we offer?

We offer a range of martial arts classes, perfectly suited to each individual student. We group children in the same age groups together so that they can experience the full benefits of teamwork and cooperation as well as personal growth.

Preschool Martial Arts Ages 3-5:

  • Balance and control over body
  • Spatial awareness
  • Listening skills
  • Focus and concentration

Martial Arts for Children Ages 6-12:

  • Improved physical fitness
  • Discipline and focus
  • Goal setting and perseverance
  • Teamwork and communication

Teens Ages 13+:

  • Strength, power, and speed
  • Mental toughness and resilience
  • Developing a growth mindset
  • Stress management and emotional regulation

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

More about our amazing instructors

At Action Karate in North Wales, your child will be guided through the training by experienced instructors who create a supportive environment both on and off the mat. They are passionate about helping each child absolutely thrive in any environment and they go beyond physical training. Instead, they also guide students on a journey of mental balance and how to express themselves confidently. Furthermore, they teach kids to identify their emotions and show them healthy ways of responding to their emotions. In short, our instructors are more than just physical trainers. They are mentors, coaches, and role models that your child can always count on and look up to.

An Action Karate instructor talking to a group of students.
kids sitting in a line in karate gear

Start your child's journey at Action Karate in North Wales

With various programs tailored to your child’s specific age group and abilities, there’s no better time than right now. So, sign up for a trial class today! Our school in North Wales, PA also doubles up as a fun and exciting birthday party venue where moms and dads can sit back, relax, and enjoy the festive atmosphere while the little ones go through real karate drills and end with a memorable samurai sword cake-cutting ceremony. Whether you’d like your child to have a fun birthday party, join action tournaments, or be part of a supportive community, simply call or visit our North Wales karate center today and give your child the gift of a lifetime!

Where can you find us?

Action Karate North Wales is located at 122 N Main St, North Wales, PA, 19454. We searve North Wales, Montgomeryville, Lansdale, West Point, Gwynedd, and all other surrounding areas.

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
sunday9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
122 N Main St, North Wales, PA, 19454, USA