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Kids Classes

“Exciting and Empowering Classes! Energetic Instructors! Enthusiastic Kids! Elated Parents!”

A program with all the right tools! Palmetto Martial Arts School will help your child succeed through the countless benefits of martial arts. Students learn values and life skills that lead to remarkable improvements in academics, careers and relationships – literally making a better community one black belt at a time.

We invite you to take full advantage of our Program benefits and discover the difference for yourself!


Physical Health



As your child becomes older he/she will face more and more difficult challenges. School subjects will become academically more stressful. Peer pressure will accelerate at more challenging levels. Expectations in all areas of your son/daughter’s lives will increase.

It can be overwhelming

All of these challenges make it more and more important that you put your son/daughter in contact with people that can help develop his/her Focus, Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem, and Self Image.


At Palmetto Martial Arts, we know focus plays a key role in the mindset of children. Our Program will build upon their attention span… teaching your child to focus on the task at hand while improving their listening and reaction skills

As a result, your child will excel in physical activity, and improve their ability to stay focused on the training floor, at home, and in school.


When you think of martial arts the first word that comes to mind is respect. Unfortunately, in today’s society, respect is often missing. At Palmetto Martial Arts we discuss the importance of respecting instructors, school teachers, parents, and one’s self. Our emphasis on humility and respect is what separates us from other youth sports and programs. Our students learn that life is not just about winning, it’s about healthy attitudes and becoming a better person.

We like for our kids to have fun At Palmetto Martial Arts, but instructors will not tolerate excessive goofing off in the school. Controlled behavior on the training floor leads to improved behavior at home and in the classroom.

All parents could use a little help now-and-then getting their little ones to do what they are told. At Palmetto Marital Arts we’ve designed a very popular “Behavior Belt Tape System”. Our system is utilized as a disciplinary action for students who are misbehaving on the training floor, at home, or in school. Losing the behavioral belt tape could result in rank demotion or exclusion of rank advancement until the student has earned it back. We want to make sure that our students are working on their Martial Arts technique, improving their behavior at home, as well as improving their grades at school.


Kids who set goals achieve greater confidence, self-esteem and success!
No matter what your child’s age or level of ability, it’s never too early or too late to teach them the fundamentals to help them succeed, and this includes setting goals. Our belt advancement program is a unique system of recognition that is not found in any other activity.

Kids love challenges but they also need to experience success while undergoing these challenges. Those who practice the art of goal setting with diligence are always successful. Why? Because it creates a clear vision and image of what they want to achieve.
Through the structure and discipline of our martial arts classes, your martial artist will develop new habits of goal setting which often develops into self-confidence and self-control as they advance in skill level.


It is essential for children to understand the importance of being not only mentally healthy but physically fit at an early age. Being physically fit is a necessity for any martial artist but more importantly… the sooner we enforce this concept, the healthier we will become as a community, and the less difficult it will be to stay physically fit as they grow older. At Palmetto Martial Arts, we emphasize the importance of good eating while teaching them that physical fitness activities are always fun and rewarding.

Did you know that childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 25 years? The first step to preventing childhood obesity is addressing the problem before it occurs. There are ways to prevent your child from developing further health risks. If your child is already overweight, it is important to understand the psychological effects obesity has on children that are potentially more damaging than the physical side effects.

Palmetto Martial Arts is dedicated to empowering your child with self-confidence while rewarding them with achievement. For children with low self-esteem issues, martial arts teaches confidence and self-discipline while providing engaging physical activity. The stamina and endurance children develop during Martial Arts training in our youth program, results in natural weight loss and an improvement in overall physical and mental well-being.


Nothing can take the place of the security in knowing that your child can defend themselves should the need ever arise…and your own child’s self-confidence is in knowing this themselves.

Self-defense = Self-confidence. The ability to defend yourself against bullies and predators builds self-confidence and self-respect. This knowledge is incredibly empowering. Not only does martial arts training increase your child’s physical strength but it also increases mental awareness. Kids who know how to protect their body, carry themselves confidently and are less likely to attract negative attention or run the risk of being bullied.

In self-defense, confidence is the degree of trust your child will have in his or her ability to successfully deal with (and win!) a threatening or confrontational situation. Consistent training will make a dramatic impact on your child’s level of self-confidence

This confidence easily spills over into other aspects of their lives, making them happier and more effective in everyday life.


Tae Kwon Do at Palmetto Martial Arts has taught my son self- discipline and self- confidence. We have made friendships that will last a lifetime. Master Roberson’s life lessons and devotionals are wonderful. My son looks forward to coming to tkd every day. Passion! Dedication! Devotion! PMA is the best place to be.
Proud Mom, Lynn

We love PMA because it is a safe, fun, and faith based place to learn not only TKD, but also courage, confidence, and character. The instructors are like family to us. I really like that my son hears life lessons from the Bible before class that reinforce what he learns at home and at church. Thank you Master and Mrs. Master Roberson for believing in my son and teaching him to believe in himself!
Proud Mom, Stacy

Palmetto Martial Arts has provided my grandson with a safe and caring environment to learn martial arts skills. We appreciate the sense of family and community that Master and Mrs. Master Roberson evoke. They and their assistants are positive, sincere and caring. We feel quite fortunate to be a part of the Palmetto Martial Arts community.”
Proud Grandma, Ellen

My daughter has been a student at PMA for over three years. We feel the decision for her to train here has been a game changer! She had developed qualities that have helped her with school academics and making new friends. PMA training has helped her to excel in all aspects of life. Master Roberson’s life lessons are priceless!
Proud Father, Scott

PMA has brought out the athleticism and physical coordination in my son as well as increased his perseverance, discipline, confidence, and metal focus. Instructors encourage students and a sense of camaraderie and belonging flourishes at PMAS!
Proud Mom, Rebecca

At PMA my son has found great friends and the training is top rate. I have watched a timid young boy develop into a well-trained athlete, but what is most impressive to me is that our Lord and Savior is the first and most important part of his training lead by a Godly staff.
Proud Father, Jimmy


Our Palmetto Martial Arts program has helped thousands of kids become healthier, stronger, and more confident. It has helped them believe in their abilities and themselves. This program has become a powerful ally for our students in meeting the ever increasing demands of a challenging future.

Fun and energetic drills fill each class motivating our students to want to come back for more! Each student learns that success is the end goal of their hard work and dedication. They will leave with a feeling of accomplishment and pride in the work they put in. So DON’T WAIT! Join the Palmetto Martial Arts Team today, and you will not be disappointed!

istock_90853735_large-1Take on the Palmetto Martial Arts Challenge!

Palmetto Martial Arts, is so confident that you will be 100% pleased with our kids program that we challenge you to view JUST ONE of our classes. Then, go to another school and evaluate their class. You will find the PMA difference in the energy, structure, class discipline, focus, and above all, the caliber of instruction! Palmetto Martial Arts, where difference equals excellence.

Kids 4-12: Free uniform and 4 weeks of unlimited classes, all for $49