Give your child the gift of attending The DOJO Karate Centre!

We’ll take care of the rest!

“I’m happy to tell you, with The DOJO Karate Centre’s help today my son is a “Straight A Student” full of confidence and respect! He is disciplinned, has high self-esteem and is successful.”

The focus of our child development program is to provide students the highest quality martial arts instruction available in a safe and positive learning environment while having the time of their lives.

Unlike team sports, where your child might or might not participate fully, at The DOJO we ensure every child participates fully and in line with our tuition schedule.

We believe your child deserves more from a sports program than sitting on a bench!

Our program is not seasonal. It is designed to empower your child to succeed and complete every task that they take including those at Home and at School.

The best part is that at The DOJO girls can be just as good as boys – and, everyone is an equal.

We are the area’s leader in Martial Arts Education.

It’s not just about kicking and punching, it is about learning life skills and the complete personal development of each child.

Our program is a blend of traditional and contemporary martial arts that offers you not only an effective reality based personal protection program, but a tried & tested means for personal development, character development, focus, discipline and respect.

Children learn to concentrate and focus their energy constructively which results in better school work and grades.

They will gain new anger management skills and an “I can do it” attitude in a safe and positive environment.

And, because kids excel when they are given attainable goals, our belt system that allows them to constantly achieve short term goals, while striving for their long term goal of the coveted Black Belt.

Each student must strive to do their best in school and at home. With each and every belt test children may participate in our outstanding GOOD CHARACTER PROGRAM completely FREE for additional marks.

Our BLACK BELT MINDSET PROGRAM will blow them away with overflowing Confidence, High Achievement, unwavering Focus + Discipline and Outstanding Respect for you and members of your family.

Children can also acquire achievement certificates for physical endeavors and mental endeavors as in getting a good report from their School. Additionally, our instructors share real life experiences with your child that will make them a more conforming and productive members of your household.

There are ‘mat chats’, ‘moral guidance’ and plenty of ‘martial philosophy & sports science based concepts’ to enhance performance in The DOJO, at Home and at School.

Our Black Belt Mind Set teaches children how to attain both short term and long term goals.

Black Belt Mind Set:

*Know what you want.

*Have a plan.

*Take consistent action.

*Review your progress and renew your goals.

Our Bully Buster tuition trains your child non-violent conflict resolution, while the Stranger Danger tuition will keep your child safe when faced with strangers

The DOJO Student Creed encourages our members to progress on a pathway of social, moral, physical and spiritual success;


  1. I will develop myself in a positive manner and avoid anything that will reduce my physical health and mental growth
  2.  I will develop self-discipline to bring out the best in myself and others
  3.  I will use what I learn in Class constructively and defensively to help myself and fellow human beings and never be offensive or abusive

Having produced the areas most World Champions, The DOJO Karate Centre is Rochdale’s leader in Martial Arts Education.

Parents feel safer knowing their children are learning everything from character development, fitness, awareness, sport and a mixture of martial arts from many disciplines all under one roof from qualified professionals with proven high quality pedigree.

We teach children that the best way to win a war is by not fighting but by using your brains not your fist.

But if all else fails our students are taught to physically defend themselves.

Children that are of a competitive nature will be encouraged to compete. Yet at The DOJO, competition is never forced upon a student! This makes our program kid friendly.

Remember the greatest gifts you can give your child are self confidence, greater self esteem and a positive mental attitude. Give them the best chance they have at attaining these all important qualities.

Register today and take advantage of our special 20th Year Offer. While you are at it, why not consider joining in alongside your Child. Over 32 years of coaching experience tells us that when you join in with your child, both you and your child progress at a much faster rate than on your own. There is no better way to stay in shape, have fun, and learn to defend yourself, lose weight and relieve stress. The family that kicks together sticks together.

How we teach Kids (5-12yrs)?

A fun filled but disciplinned atmosphere in which your child progresses through the ranks of our Syllabus which includes learning all 6 disciplines according to each rank for the Price of 1 Class.

In our classes Kids aged 5-12yrs learn much needed Discipline of ‘Stick at it’ attitude and to see things through till the end. We teach that through perseverance anything is achievable!

We instil into our kids that to grow harmoniously we have to give and show Courtesy at all times. We teach that they should respect authority in the home, at school and for the law!

But our kids also know that learning Martial Arts is much more than just a Physical pass-time and that they are designed for Long-term and prolonged gratification – not a quick fix to your problems.

The age range of normal kids classes is 5-13yrs. Our unique tuition method and the highly developed syllabus ensures the Kids in our classes train in 2 SPECIFIC ways:

  • Specific to the Age of the child
  • Specific to the Ability of the Child

Our tuition methodology is geared around:

  • Explanation of technique through Visual + Verbal Demonstration, then we,
  • Get kids to follow our movements, then,
  • They are corrected through feedback, then,
  • They are assessed on what they have learnt through questioning
  • They are encouraged and praised for their correct performance
  • They are guided to think of alternative ways of performance to bring out their
    creative side
  • They develop more confidence by performing in front of others
  • More competent performers are given a chance to lead a group to further
    develop their Confidence
  • Outstanding individuals are given further recognition through our Student of
    the Month Award

The training area at The DOJO is fully matted from wall to wall and all the learning aids are provided for use FREE of Charge.

Oh Yeah!!! We have lots of FUN playing Games also!

In fact we have dedicated a whole lesson (once a month) purely to let our Kids play Games and lead groups to build their Social Interaction Skills!

FREE Monthly Kids Workshop – this focuses on equipping your child with all the tools they need to excel at school and prepares them for the future, e.g. how to learn, what is memory and how to use it effectively, how to do presentations, what questions to ask and when, etc.

COMPETITION – We greatly believe that we ought to prepare our kids to take on the world tomorrow. One way in which we do this is by introducing them to Competition. This could take many forms through which they learn to cope with failure and success, but more importantly, it cultivates and hones a more PROBLEM SOLVING ATTITUDE in them. In fact our approach to instilling a competitive spirit has proven to be so successfull that we have produced National and International Champions. Some have even become World Champions. The key to their success was from following our instruction through the self-motivated attitude we instilled in them. Taking part in formal competition is not compulsory!

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