SAMA Karate Kids

We currently run 51 seperate children's karate classes across our areas spanning from Eastbourne to Battle.

Classes are held straight after school, evening and weekends giving parents flexibility and choice.

We offer our members local gradings, private lessons, karate competitions, kids camps, birthday parties, low cost equipment, courses and much much more!

Our weekday straight after school classes last for 45 minutes. Our evening and weekend classes last for 45 minutes for beginners, increasing to 1 hour once children pass their first belt (red belt).

We normally take children from 4 years up depending on the individual child.

Our classes are taken by fully qualified instructors with many years of experience.

Our classes are PAY-AS-YOU-GO

Our kids karate classes are £5 Pay-As-You-Go. This means if your children don't attend for any reason you don't pay.

Compare all this to many other martial arts groups and children's activities and you may be surprised!

Our Classes promote

Respect & Discipline

Respect and discipline are the most important parts of our karate training. At SAMA children learn this from the very start.

They are taught to line up in class, act on orders, learn to behave, control their anger and control their techniques. They also learn that karate is not to be used to hurt people at school or outside.


Mixing with other children in class decreases parent separation anxiety and helps children gain more confidence.

In time we find that many children start to build confidence in themselves helping them at school and with their social skills.


Our students are taught that karate is only to be used as a means of self protection.

The philosophy of karate is that the first move starts with a defensive one not an attack.


SAMA karate classes are great for helping children improve their all round co-ordination.

Healthy Exercise

Our special exercise programme, developed from over 30 years of teaching helps children build a healthy body for the future.

Benefits include: strong bones, muscle strength and improved fitness.

How to enrol your child at a class

  • Click on our venues page to find your nearest class.
  • No need to pre-book for our classes.
  • Dress your child in suitable clothing for the class.
  • Come along 15 minutes prior to the class start time.
  • Book your child in with the class instructor.
  • Pay your £5 class fee to the instructor on the day.



We require a completed medical/registration form before your child attends their first lesson.

If a parent is unable to attend the first lesson to do this then please click here to print off a form and hand into the school secretary or put into your childs book bag for our instructor to collect before the class.

Please note some of our very popular classes may have a short waiting list, if this is the case it will be displayed on our venues page.

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