Martial Arts for Kids Ages 8-12

Who Else Wants Their Child to Have More Confidence, Focus and Respect?

There's a reason why Chatham County parents keep bringing their kids back to our Karate for Kids program...


It's because martial arts is not only a great physical activity, but it develops Life Skills.


So kids are more focused at school, better listeners at home, and more confident!


Check out our class for yourself with our trial program: a free lesson!

Martial Arts for Kids Ages 8-12

Who Else Wants Their Child to Have More Confidence, Focus and Respect?

There's a reason why Chatham County parents keep bringing their kids back to our Karate for Kids program...


It's because martial arts is not only a great physical activity, but it develops Life Skills.


So kids are more focused at school, better listeners at home, and more confident!


Check out our class for yourself with our trial program: a free lesson!

Develop Focus

Gain Confidence

Learn Real Skills

Now more than ever, children need to keep fit and active by interacting with other kids in a safe, structured and clean environment.


Martial arts classes provide students all of this in a family-friendly atmosphere.

Why Do Parents Love Our Program So Much?

Kids Build Confidence

Kids feel stronger, faster and more sure of themselves!

Kids Develop Focus

Children develop focus and concentration from training!

Kids Keep Active

Our Program is Fun and Active with Friends!

Our Karate for Kids Program is designed for 8-12.


Parents love the focus and good behavior. Kids learn a lot and have fun!

  • Kids Attend 2 classes per week


  • Class Length: 45 minutes


  • Programs from $149/mo


  • Clean and Sanitized Facility


  • We Follow All Health Department Guidelines

Meet Your Teacher: Ms. Carman

Ms. Kelly Carman is the Chief Instructor of our school, Chatham ATA Martial Arts. She has done martial arts for over 12 years and is a 4th Degree Black Belt!

Karate for Kids

Ages 8-12

  • Basic Martial Arts: Stances, Blocks, Kicks and Strikes


  • Self-Defense Skills


  • Activity and Exercise


  • Life Skills including Discipline, Focus and Confidence


  • Family Member Discounts: $25 off the 2nd member, and the 3rd is only $25/mo! The rest of the family is free


  • Class Times: Mon/Wed at 5:30pm, Tue/Thu at 5pm in Pittsboro. We also have an outdoor class at Southern Village Park on Mon/Wed at 5:30pm


  • 2 Classes Per Week


  • Class Length: 45 minutes

a free lesson, then $149/mo

It's Easy to Start Your Training Today!

1. Schedule Your First Class

2. Check Out Our Trial Program For Yourself

3. Watch Your Child Succeed


You know how kids spend hours every day on screens? And then they have trouble paying attention at school and home?

Our martial arts classes keep kids active so they can burn off that excess energy while developing discipline, confidence and respect.

What Students Say About Our School:

Join our programs in Pittsboro or Chapel Hill, NC:

Pittsboro: On East St. / Business 64 Across from Pittsboro Pet Supply

(Indoor Classes)

Chapel Hill: at Southern Community Park in Southern Village

(Outdoor Classes)

At ATA Martial Arts we know that you want your child to be an independent, successful adult.


In order to do that, you need your child to have skills for life. The problem is every day kids spend hours on their screens, causing them to be distracted at home and unfocused in school which makes you feel overwhelmed! We know you're trying to help them while juggling home and work responsibilities.


We believe you deserve to have a place you can bring your kids where you know each time you pick them up they'll be better prepared for a successful life at home and out in the world.


We understand that raising a child takes a village, and today you get to choose your village. This is why for decades our instructors have trained preschool age martial arts students to grow up to become successful adults.


Here's how we do it:


1) You schedule your first lesson

2) You try us out

3) You watch your child succeed!


So schedule your trial lesson. And in the meantime, download our free guide on the 6 most important Life Skills a child needs for today's post-pandemic world.


So you can stop worrying your child is on the wrong path and instead know you've given them all the tools and skills to be a successful adult.

Current Health Requirements

updated 10/6/2021


In adhering to current recommendations and/or requirements given by local government and health departments, we our current policy for our classes is as follows:

  • Students: Masks are required during kids' classes


  • Instructors: Masks are required during kids' classes


  • Spectators: Masks are required during kids' classes

Policies are subject to change based on recent guidance. Please contact us directly for the most current class policy.

ATA Martial Arts

1089 East Street Suite B

Pittsboro, NC 27312



call: 919-533-9194


text: (919) 533-9194

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