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Beginner Special Needs Martial Arts Classes

For children with special needs*, the benefits of martial arts are invaluable because of the solid structure and discipline brought to a child’s daily life. Experts say it’s the respect kids learn, whether from bowing, standing still, or waiting for the next instruction, that can be the most important benefit: It often carries over into home and school, helping to improve behavior and even grades, according to recent research.

Consistency and repetition create familiarity, confidence, and special needs children do well with classes. Repetition of the same location, same faces, same curriculum, and knowing what to expect are the process to help them succeed. With continuous structure and fun exercises, even the child with multisensory issues can rise to the occasion.


Most children with special needs receive therapies on a weekly basis. Adding a traditional martial arts program to their existing therapies can only assist them in reaching their goals faster.  Focus, concentration, balance, tone, awareness, self-regulation, core strength, reduced anxiety, and spatial awareness are just a few of the benefits your child will receive.

Action Karate spent many years educating our instructors to bring out the best in every student and continues to train our instructors on teaching techniques every year. Our special needs classes teach students to work with and be proud of all of their abilities.

You’re not going to believe how easy it is to try Action Karate!

Call today 1 888 99-shark (7-4275) or fill out the short form on the side of this page to get all the information on our Special Needs program.

Our Special Needs Martial Arts Classes Are Located In

  • Philadelphia
  • Jamison
  • Feasterville
  • Newtown
  • Chalfont
  • Plymouth Meeting
  • Nazareth
  • Telford
  • Quakertown
  • North Wales
  • Huntingdon Valley
  • Cinnaminson
  • Main Line
  • Mt Airy
  • Manayunk
  • Drexel Hill
  • South Philly – Coming Soon!

*Results may vary from person to person