485 Baltimore Pike #5, Glen Mills, Pennsylvania 19342

Glen Mills's First Choice For Martial Arts

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Glen Mills's First Choice For Martial Arts


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Kids Martial Arts near Glen Mills

Kids Martial Arts

Through our kids Karate programs, students will learn to develop unwavering confidence, teamwork and leadership skills, and the perseverance needed to overcome any challenge in life! Get your child started on Glen Mills's favorite Karate program today and discover the life-changing power of the martial arts!

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Kids Martial Arts near Glen Mills

Preschool Martial Arts

Set your child up for success today with the best Preschool Martial Arts classes in Glen Mills and beyond. Our team is committed to meeting the needs of every child who walks through our doors and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve got. Come see us or learn more today!

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Kids Martial Arts near Glen Mills

Teen and Adult Martial Arts

Our Adult Martial Arts program will use the fundamentals of karate to get you started on a fitness routine that will have you leaving big box gyms in the dust! You'll lose weight, develop muscle, and enjoy reduced stress and anxiety.

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Susan Henderson-Utis

Both my children -- who never agree on anything -- love this place! The teachers are wonderful and kind and have managed to engage both my socially outgoing, rule-following daughter AND her younger br...

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Patty Leavens

East Coast Karate is a great martial arts studio. The instructors want their students to succeed at karate and also to take the lessons they learn at karate into their everyday life as well (character...

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Carol Corey

My son has been attending East Coast Karate Institute for many years and is a 2nd degree Black Belt. When he first joined, he was quite shy and lacked self confidence. The best thing my husband and ...

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Kelley Prasad

Both of my sons have trained at East Coast Karate Institute. From day one, we have been impressed with the dedication of each instructor and assistant. It is evident how much they care about their stu...

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Gregory Lamonaca

Where do I begin. Simply put, East Coast Karate is an outstanding martial arts studio. Both of my children have been attending for many years and now assist. It is not simply a "Karate school." It is ...

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Niki Pfeiffer

I cannot speak highly enough about the fantastic staff at East Coast Karate and my son really enjoys the classes. Mr. DiPietro is a fantastic role model and inspires the kids to strive to meet their g...

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Providing Excellence in Martial Arts since 1997!

At East Coast Karate Institute, we believe in the power of positive reinforcement. We help our students grow their confidence, build discipline, and become the best they can be. Traditional Karate training isn't just about punching and kicking -- it's about striving to be better. Enroll for your first class and see for yourself why parents around Glen Mills and Media are choosing our dojo to help their kids perform better in school, learn respect, and practice lasting leadership skills!

But Karate isn't just for kids! We've also helped adults from across our community develop more robust fitness, learn practical self-defense, and feel revitalized! Our classes offer a great workout, professional instructors, and a passionate community. It's never too late to get started.

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What do I need to bring to my first Martial Arts lesson?

Make sure you wear comfortable clothes you can do sport in!  Not really suitable to practice kicks in a skirt.😳

Be sure to bring a water bottle to your martial arts classes.  You will find East Coast Karate Institute has martial arts classes for kids and adults that are a great workout and lots of fun!  Most students are grinning from ear to ear by the end of the class.  I am sure you will be too!

Do I need to be fit for this?

No, not at all!  We find that people start at varying fitness levels.  But, you will find that you do get fit by doing our martial arts classes.  Isn’t that the point though? A fun workout that gets results!

I'm not very sporty or coordinated. Will that be a problem?

Not at all.  In fact, many students starting in our adult martial arts classes would describe themselves like that before they started.  So you will fit right in!

Give yourself some time, and you will be astounded at how much you improve!  You’ll find that our very experienced martial arts Instructors, are trained to keep their teaching simple.  So even the most uncoordinated person will develop ‘ninja-like’ skills!  Come see for yourself!

How long until I get my black belt?

Truthfully, the journey to Black Belt is an individual one.  Everyone can progress at a different pace.  There is no judgement on students for how long it does take.  What we can tell you, is that it is SO WORTHWHILE! 

The self defense skills you will master can truly be life-saving!
However, the other benefits of striving for Black Belt, like perseverance, never giving up, commitment and self discipline lead to life-long success.

You will find that your Instructors at East Coast Karate Institute are dedicated to helping you on your journey to Black Belt or whatever your personal goal may be.

My child has ADHD. Will Martial Arts help?

Yes! One of the great things about martial arts classes, is that it’s an individual sport, done in a group environment.  We find all our students improve in their focus, self control, discipline and social skills.  But the best part is…. They don’t even realise that is what our highly trained Kids Martial Arts Instructors are actually doing.  They just think they are having fun!

The best way to find out for yourself, is to take advantage of our limited time offer.  You’ll find our team so helpful and dedicated to helping your child become the best version of themselves. Book in now!  You will be glad you did!

My child is not athletic. Will they feel left out?

Not at all.  You will find that martial arts classes are the PERFECT sport for kids who are not good at sport.  Kids martial arts classes really are an individual after school activity, that they do in a group. 

The journey from white belt to black belt is different for each student.  But what is the same…. They improve co-ordination, balance, motor skills, focus and discipline.  Plus, they makes lots of great friends!

Our Instructors are highly skilled in teaching martial arts for kids.  Really… It’s their PASSION!

My child is addicted to computer games. Will this be suitable?

This is probably the BEST kids activity for children who sit a lot! 

Getting them active, without them realizing they are learning, is our skill.  Kicking and punching pads is such a great stress relief, that kids blossom in all areas – because of their martial arts training.

Many parents find that once their kids start martial arts classes, they see a happier, more social child develop right before their eyes.  You’ll be glad they started classes!

PLUS…. Most kids LOVE being ninja!

Are parents allowed to watch?

We encourage parents to watch their children in their kids martial arts lessons.  We love parents getting involved!  And so do their kids.  Even better… join into some of our martial arts classes for adults.   Your kids will love that you have something in common.  It will build a strong family bond!

Additionally, if you wanted some ‘me-time’?  Simply drop them off, and go grab a coffee.  They will greet you with a huge smile when you return, because they had SO much fun!

Do parents need to stay?

We don’t require parents to stay during classes.  However, we do find that parents who get involved with their kids martial arts lessons, truly build a solid connection as they see their child grow in confidence and skill as they progress through their belt ranks.   And building strong family units is important to us at East Coast Karate Institute for our community.

Will my child become a bully?

A specific part of our preschool and kids martial arts classes at East Coast Karate Institute is teaching respect, and teaching when to use their new self defense training and when to NOT use them.  We find that our students become more confident to stand up to bullies.  And have more humility and kindness to others though their martial arts lessons.

Amazing Martial Arts programs for kids and adults to get more focused, fit, and confident.

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