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Kids Martial Arts Classes Union City

It’s More Than Self-Defense. It’s a Way of Life.

In our Union City Kids Martial Arts Classes, we don’t just help kids get fitter, safer, and stronger. We help them build life-changing skills to excel in school and at home.

Focus. Confidence. Respect. Discipline. Goal setting. And more. Every Union City Kids Martial Arts Class enriches your child’s life.

We also help your child stay safe with practical, kid oriented, self-defense strategies to deal with bullies… and more.

Helps Your Child Do Better In School, And at Home.

After years of research and hard work… our Kids Martial Arts Classes in Union City are designed to get kids more focused and disciplined. The result? Kids from all over Union City, Fremont, and Hayward do better in school, and listen better at home. 

We help kids grow their ‘listening muscles’ – so they can focus more on their studies and listen better to you. In fact, martial arts has helped children do this for thousands of years.

Focus games, listening games, attention exercises and more are designed to boost eye contact, listening skills, and attention span.

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Union City Martial Arts Classes for Kids

Action-Packed Kids Classes Union City Build Discipline & Focus. For Life.

While self-defense for kids is so important in today’s world, it’s only the beginning. The discipline your child builds with martial arts helps them get their homework done. The focus helps them pay more attention in class. The respect gets them helping more around the house. 

Our Union City Kids Martial Arts program builds a solid foundation for success. And it lasts for life.


Plus, your child will gain…


Our Union City Kids Martial Arts Classes help kids learn how to listen better, respect themselves and others, and grow more consideration for others. This leads to more help around the house and paying better attention to you.


Our Union City Martial Arts Program builds laser-like focus. Through setting goals, advancing ranks, training, practicing, kids increase their attention span. This helps them achieve more in school too.


As your child increases their strength, makes friends, and masters challenging Kids Martial Arts Techniques – they’ll see how strong and capable they truly are. Even shy kids gain the confidence to open up.


In our Union City Kids Martial Arts Training, your child will practice and work hard to advance ranks, master techniques, and even care for their uniform. This builds discipline. They learn the value of hard work, and the rewards you get from it.


Martial Arts gets you using muscles you never knew you had. Kids grow stronger, faster, more coordinated, and more agile. Even if your child was not athletic before – they’ll gain these abilities.

Social Skills

Our Martial Arts Instructors create a welcome environment. Kids from all over Union City, Fremont and Hayward feel at home, letting them open up, and make friends with kids who are positive influences and role models.


At Hernandez Martial Arts in Union City we are focused on uniting kids and parents. We support each other, cheer each other on, and help each other grow. Our tight knit community will welcome you openly. We can’t wait.

Mentorship & Guidance

Our instructors care. A lot! They’ll help your child dig deep to find the strength and courage to tackle all of their goals and discover their strength. Martial arts has provided guidance for millions of kids over thousands of years. Let’s help your child too.


At Hernandez Martial Arts, every Kids Martial Arts Class is packed with action, fun, and games. We keep kids smiling and laughing. That’s how we disguise all of the learning and character building! Kids just know they’re having fun. But as a parent, you’ll see all these traits developing in real time.


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What can our Union City Kids Martial Arts Program help with?

"He is confident, responsible and does academically great in school which the instructors at HMA had a major role in."
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"Dedicated to the overall well-being of kids."
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"I highly recommend HMA. She loves it. I can see a huge improvement on her self-confidence."
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"HMA is wonderful! My son has been a student for years and loves it."
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"My kid has been here for a month, she really excited to go to class."
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It's the will. Not the skill.

Build Self-Discipline in Kids

Your starting fitness and skill levels don’t matter – as long as you put in the effort in every class, you’ll see results.

kids Gain Confidence

When you step out of your comfort zone in our classes, you allow space for unshakable confidence to grow.

kids Improve Focus

Mindfulness practices don’t go away when you step off the mat. The skills you gain in class flow into everything you do.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers about our Kid's Martial Arts Program in Union City

Our Trial Program was designed to allow boys and girls, ages 4-12 the chance to try several Martial Arts Classes to see if they like it before enrolling for classes. This also allows parents time to learn about a healthy and safe kids activity that is foreign to most. Our Trial Programs are Risk Free, No-Obligations or pressure to enroll for regular classes. We ask kids to try one class, if they like it… they have a new home. If they don’t, they never have to come back again… you never know until you try.

Classes are held two times per week for beginner students. Classes run from late afternoon to early evening, perfect for kids who attend school (see class schedule for age specific days and times). You have the flexibility to choose the days and times that best suit your schedule. We also have a flexible make-up policy just in case you miss a class or two for whatever reason.

Absolutely. Our community of parents often become friends. We’re sure you’ll meet some other great moms and dads and bond over your child’s martial arts journey. Feel welcome to sit in one of our chairs, on either side of our dojo and watch as long as you’d like. But please don’t feel pressured to stay if you need to take off. Many parents use our Union City kids martial arts class time as a chance to get coffee, relax, get beauty treatments, etc. It’s completely up to you!

A whole book can be written on this one question, but in a nutshell…. Your child will learn to unleash their inner warrior with other new warriors while being introduced to the basic movements of karate including cool kicks and epic karate moves. Your child’s focus, discipline, and self-control will increase through the building of their self-esteem and confidence while making positive new friends along the way. They will exercise their body from head to toe and not even realize they are doing it. Your child will leave class sweating, smiling, and wanting to come back for more.

Our philosophy of teaching kids is one of safety, nurturing, and positive reinforcement. Safety is our #1 Priority, we have numerous safety measures in place. Our kids martial arts classes are structured, disciplined and fun. It’s also known that kids learn best while having fun and in a positive environment, so we encourage, inspire, and motivate our students towards success. This, in turn helps our warriors develop a positive mindset to use outside the dojo.

All kidding aside, we are talking about kids here. We don’t train our kids like adults. We teach our kids self-“defense,” not self-“offense.” At our dojo, we prioritize teaching kids’ self-defense skills in a unique and exciting way. Before diving into the details of punches, kicks and self-defense moves, we focus on something even cooler with our kids – how “not” to fight! Yes, you read that right! We’ve got some pretty awesome strategies to share with your child that’ll make them masters of awareness, deflection, and peacekeeping. It’s all about fostering confidence and respect while keeping things fun and engaging. So, get ready for your child to learn the art of peaceful warriorship!

At the end of your trial program there are no obligations. You will be clearly informed and presented with all the program options when you attend your first class. If you would like to enroll for regular classes, you will be hand-walked through the simple process.

We don’t ask parents to sign contracts for our kids’ martial arts classes. Our kids martial arts classes are on a month-by-month basis. Our focus is on flexibility and making sure families are happy with their decision to join us. We believe in the essential value, importance, and benefits kids gain from training in our martial arts program, not because of a contract, but because of the life transforming benefits as a result.

Getting started is easy! Click here to scroll up, and fill out the form to grab our current amazing web special, view the class schedule and pricing. If you choose to continue, you will be taken to our class schedule to select your first trial class date and time and one of our courteous staff members will contact you before your first class for introductions and questions. It’s that easy! It’s completely risk-free. Try us out and see why parents can’t stop raving about our Union City Kids Martial Arts Classes.