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Preschool Martial Arts
in Branford

The perfect blend of building gross motor skills and having TONS of fun! Our preschool martial arts program in Branford gives your little one the tools they need to prepare for school and life.


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Dragon Kempo
in Branford

Looking for a FUN after school activity that teaches major life lessons, too? Look not further than our Branford Dargon Kempo classes! Our sneaky, ninja-like instruction infuses self defense with incredible life skills like focus, respect, confidence, and more!

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Kids Martial Arts
in Branford

Our kids martial arts program in Branford gives your child the tools they need to protect themselves with self defense, but it also equips them with incredible life skills like focus, discipline, respect, and more! Watch them improve in school, too!

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Adult Martial Arts
in Branford

Great friends, great fun- crush your fitness goals with our adult martial arts classes in Branford. Learn self defense skills and martial arts together while having a ton of fun. No more boring workouts!

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Kids Kickboxing
in Branford

The ultimate tech alternative that gets kids active, engaged, stronger and safer. Motivation has never been easier! Your child will love our Branford Kickboxing classes- and you will too!

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Adult Kickboxing
in Branford

It's time to revolutionize your workout! Get ready to burn up to 1000 calories in as little as 60 minutes! Come try out our Branford Adult Kickboxing classes- you’ll be hooked in no time (don’t say we didn’t warn you)!!

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Yoga
in Branford

The ultimate stress-melter! Our FUN, never boring Yoga classes embraces your body and boosts your confidence. Our Branford Yoga students love their classes- and we know you’ll love them, too! Join us!

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Teen Zumba
in Branford

Fitness is a major goal for anyone looking for Zumba classes in Branford. It’s time to give you a work out and get the results you need.

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Adult Zumba
in Branford

Looking to achieve your fitness goals without the boring workouts!? Our Branford Zumba classes have you covered. Get started now with our amazing deal.

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why CHOOSE Shaolin Kempo Academy?

Since we’ve opened, we’ve been dedicated to changing the lives of people one person at a time, through martial arts, education and coaching. We strive to provide a safe, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for all students and family members in Branford. We take pride in creating an environment for individuals to achieve, develop and succeed in their personal goals.

We strongly believe that martial arts can be for everyone, regardless of age, gender or experience levels. Throughout all of our programs, students will not only learn the necessary skill sets to protect themselves, we stand behind our realistic and practical approach, confident it will enable every member to achieve greatness and live their best life.

"Master Ross has been so patient and helpful. Can not thank him enough!"

"I really enjoy taking classes at SKA. Everyone is very welcoming. I would recommend checking it out!"

"I love Shaolin Kempo Academy. I recommend everyone visits. The owner is a 5th degree black-belt and is absolutely awesome with the kids! Their motto is Respect, Self Discipline, Self Control!"

"I love it!! It is such a good workout! The classes are fun and challenging for any ability level!"

"The best kempo/karate school in CT. Master Ross is wonderful with children!"

About our programs

Preschool Martial Arts
in Branford

Discover why parents love our Preschool Martial Arts Program in Branford. It's the perfect blend of gross motor skills, personal development, and character enrichment, and gives your little one an edge when they enter a busy school setting.

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Dragon Kempo
in Branford

Parents LOVE our Dragon Kempo classes in Branford because they're so much more than self defense. Our classes teach kids important life skills that they'll use in school and beyond- and they'll have a blast along the way.

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Kids Martial Arts
in Branford

Parents LOVE our Branford Kids Martial Arts program because it teaches not only self defense, but also vital life skills like focus, discipline, respect, and more! Watch your child's confidence flourish and their grades improve with this awesome Child Greatness program.

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Adult Martial Arts
in Branford

Our Branford Adult Martial Arts program combines next-level fitness with next-level FUN- no more boring workouts! It's time to switch up your routine and get the results you've been looking for in an awesome community of like-minded people.

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Kids Kickboxing
in Branford

Achieve kids fitness goals while developing a wide array of life saving techniques for real world application. So check out our Kickboxing classes. Your child will make friends, have loads of fun, and learn incredible life skills…Don’t say we didn’t warn you about their awesome transformation!

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Adult Kickboxing
in Branford

It's time to shake things up and change your work out. No other fitness program in Branford can generate the results that our Adult Kickboxing Classes can. Are you ready to for a change?

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Yoga
in Branford

Yoga embraces the body and the breath in a way you may have never experienced. As you challenge yourself and crush your goals… Your confidence soars. Try our Yoga classes for yourself with our risk-free trial!

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Teen Zumba
in Branford

Zumba classes helps teens transform into confident young adults with amazing mentors- and, it boosts your teen confidence too! Confidence, discipline, better grades- ourBranford Zumba Classes has it all.

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Adult Zumba
in Branford

Hundreds of students have gotten amazing fitness results from Zumba- join them! See just how amazing FUN fitness can be with our Branford Zumba trial. You will LOVE it!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Most Frequent questions and answers about our Martial Arts Program
We find that our students become more confident to stand up to bullies and have more humility and kindness to others through their martial arts lessons.

Parent’s do need to stay for this class. The Tiny Tiger class is an interactive class that parent’s come in during part of the class so we can show you how to help them practice at home. 

 

Make sure you wear comfortable clothes you can do sports in!

Be sure to bring a water bottle to your martial arts classes. You will find Shaolin Kempo Academy in Branford 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. We are sure you will be too!

Yes! One of the great things about martial arts classes, is that it’s an individual sport, done in a group environment. We find that all of our students improve their focus, self control, discipline and social skills. The best part is that they don’t even realize the growth they are making!  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 it now! You will be glad you did!

We encourage parents to watch their children in their kids martial arts lessons. We love parents getting involved! Positive reinforcement is crucial in building their self esteem and confidence. This is also an interactive class that parents will participate in portions of the class… Don’t worry no pushups for you! 

 

Not at all. You will find that martial arts classes are the PERFECT sport for kids who aren’t connecting with other sports. Martial arts classes is an individual after school activity, that is done in a group. 

The journey from white belt to black belt is different for each student but what is the same for everyone is that they improve coordination, balance, motor skills, focus and discipline. They also make a lot of great friends in the process!

Our instructors are highly skilled in teaching martial arts. It’s their PASSION!

This is probably the BEST kids activity for children who enjoy screen time.

Getting kids active, without them realizing they are learning, is our skill.  Kicking and punching pads is such a great stress relief, that kids feel better when they leave our studio!

Many Branford 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 a ninja!

We find that our students become more confident to stand up to bullies and have more humility and kindness to others through their martial arts lessons and the practice of the 3 rules Respect, Self Control and Self Discipline

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 Shaolin Kempo Academy for our Branford community.

Make sure you wear comfortable clothes you can do sports in!

Be sure to bring a water bottle to your martial arts classes. You will find Shaolin Kempo Academy in Branford 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. We are sure you will be too!

Yes! One of the great things about martial arts classes, is that it’s an individual sport, done in a group environment. We find that all of our students improve their focus, self control, discipline and social skills. The best part is that they don’t even realize the growth they are making!  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 it now! You will be glad you did!

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 the class! The family that Kicks together Sticks together.  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!

Not at all. You will find that martial arts classes are the PERFECT sport for kids who aren’t connecting with other sports. Martial arts classes is an individual after school activity, that is done in a group. 

The journey from white belt to black belt is different for each student but what is the same for everyone is that they improve coordination, balance, motor skills, focus and discipline. They also make a lot of great friends in the process!

Our instructors are highly skilled in teaching martial arts. It’s their PASSION!

This is probably the BEST kids activity for children who enjoy screen time.

Getting kids active, without them realizing they are learning, is our skill.  Kicking and punching pads is such a great stress relief, that kids feel better when they leave our studio!

Many Branford 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 a ninja!

Definitely not!  You will get fit, you will burn off unwanted calories, you will find it an awesome stress relief.  But BORING, it is NOT!

The variety, challenge and the feeling of accomplishment when you master a self defense skill or technique is why students love our Branford adult martial arts classes at Shaolin Kempo Academy.

But we find it’s the friendships and fun that keep students coming back.  It’s like their second family.  Why not find out for yourself.  Book in for our limited time offer on this page!

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!

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 Shaolin Kempo Academy Branford are dedicated to helping you on your journey to Black Belt or whatever your personal goal may be.

We do only have a certain amount of space in our martial arts training area.  To take advantage of our limited time offer…. The fastest way is to fill in form . 

Additionally, you can always call us, we would love to chat with you about what we do, and if our Branford martial arts classes would be a great fit for you and your family!

We find that our students become more confident to stand up to bullies and have more humility and kindness to others through their martial arts lessons.

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

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

Be sure to bring a water bottle to your Kickboxing classes.  You will find Shaolin Kempo Academy in Branford have Kickboxing 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!

Yes! One of the great things about Kickboxing 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 realize that is what our highly trained kids Kickboxing 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!

We encourage parents to watch their children in their kids Kickboxing lessons.  We love parents getting involved!  And so do their kids.  Even better… join into some of our adult classes! 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!

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

The journey from beginner to advanced 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 Kickboxing. It’s their PASSION!

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

Getting them active, without them realising they are learning, is our skill.  Punching pads is such a great stress relief, that kids blossom in all areas – because of their Kickboxing training.

Many Branford parents find that once their kids start 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!

Definitely not!  You will get fit, you will burn off unwanted calories, you will find it an awesome stress relief.  But BORING, it is NOT!

The variety, challenge and the feeling of strangth and accomplishment is why our members love our Branford Kick Boxing classes at Shaolin Kempo Academy.

But we find it’s the friendships and fun that keep students coming back.  It’s like their second family.  Why not find out for yourself? We have a bag and a pair of gloves waiting for you! Book in for our limited time offer on this page!

The best part about Our Kick Boxing program is the ability to scale it to Anyone’s Fitness level. Every single movement we do can be made harder or easier to match your specific needs, this also allows us to modify and work around any issue.  Lets get you started, book your trial. 

Not at all.  In fact, many members  starting in our Kick Boxing 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  Instructors, are trained to keep their teaching simple.  So even the most uncoordinated person will be hitting the bags like a pro in no time.  Come see for yourself!

Don’t worry you will NOT BE getting punched or kicked! This is a fitness based class and you will be doing all the hitting!  What are you waiting for come and try for yourself!

Definitely!

In fact, many students starting in our yoga 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 Yoga Instructors, are trained to lead you in a way that suits your individual body.

Why not find out for yourself.  Book in for our limited time offer on this page!

Not at all! 

Our Yoga classes are gentle in nature and we do not do headstands or expect you to do anything that is uncomfortable or beyond your flexibility, we are here to help you.  

Come see for yourself what yoga can do for you. 

Definitely not!  You will get fit, you will burn off unwanted calories, you will find it an awesome stress relief.  But BORING, it is NOT!

The high energy dance party like atmosphere is why members love our Branford Zumba classes at Shaolin Kempo Academy.

But we find it’s the friendships and fun that keep students coming back.  It’s like their second family.  Why not find out for yourself.  Book in for our limited time offer on this page!

100% yes!  In fact, many students starting in our Zumba 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 Zumba  Instructors, are trained to keep the class easy to follow.  So even the most uncoordinated person will reap the benefits and have fun while doing it.  Come see for yourself!

Frequently Asked Questions

Most Frequent questions and answers about our Martial Arts Program

We find that our students become more confident to stand up to bullies and have more humility and kindness to others through their martial arts lessons.

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.   You’re 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!

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 Branford martial arts classes.  Isn’t that the point though? A fun workout that gets results!

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 Shaolin Kempo Academy Branford are dedicated to helping you on your journey to Black Belt or whatever your personal goal may be.

We do only have a certain amount of space in our martial arts training area.  To take advantage of our limited time offer…. The fastest way is to fill in the form. 

Additionally, you can always call us, we would love to chat with you about what we do, and if our Branford martial arts classes would be a great fit for you and your family!

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 Shaolin Kempo Academy in Branford have 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!

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!

Shaolin Kempo Academy

Branford

We’re located at 869 W Main St, stop by and say hello!

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