The study of martial arts teaches discipline and respect, improves physical fitness, balance and coordination, and offers mental, emotional and philosophical training along with self-defense skills. Fun for all ages.
Americana Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu; Paradise & Chico. Competitive Jiu-Jitsu school with experienced instructors; offers one-on-one training & smaller classes. Ages 4+.
http://www.americanajiu-jitsu.com. Chico: 322 Nord Ave.; Paradise: 1394 Wagstaff. (530) 712-7007.
Azad’s Martial Arts Family Center; Chico. Classes for kids and adults in Hapkido, Tae Kwon Do, Tai Chi Chuan, Filipino martial arts, mixed martial arts, kickboxing, wrestling & more. Ages 3+. http://www.azadsmartialarts.com. 313 Walnut St., Ste. 150. (530) 896-0777.
Chico Dojo. Classes build children’s self-confidence, respect, self-discipline & strength by promoting physical fitness in a fun & upbeat environment. Also offers Kobayashi Shorin Ryu Karate & Kobudo (weapons) style from Okinawa, Japan. http://www.chicodojo.com. 485 East Ave. (530) 898-9753.
Chico Kodenkan; Chico. Since 1939. Nonprofit martial & healing arts organization offering training for adults & children ages 6+ in Aikido, Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Jujitsu, Jujitsu Weapons: Iaido & Jojitsu. http://www.facebook.com/ChicoKodenkan. 254 E. First St. (530) 343-6551.
Epperson Bros. Kenpo Karate Dojo; Chico. Kenpo Karate classes for ages 4+. All levels welcome. Specializes in teaching children with autism. http://www.eppersonbroskenpo.com. 1215 Mangrove Ave., Ste. B. (530) 895-8257.
Haley’s Martial Arts; Chico. Classes for adults & children ages 3+ in Shorin Ryu Karate, Kobudo (weapons), Aikido & Judo. http://www.hmac.biz. 260 Cohasset Rd., Ste. 150. (530) 895-3114.
Morning Sun Martial Arts & Education Center; Chico. Our classes build character, improve social skills, confidence, & enhance physical health. Offering Tae Kwon do, Hipkido, ladies fun and fitness, self-defense training, boot camp and more! Ages 4+. Morningsunma.com. 135 W. 8th Ave., Ste A. (530) 342-5833.
Ten Shin Dojo School of Aikido; Chico. Aikido classes for adults & children ages 5+, nutrition & fitness coaching & self-defence workshops. 1,500 sq ft facility. http://www.tenshinwarrior.com. 3028 Esplanade, Ste. C. (530) 643-1497.
Kids Kung Fu Class; Anderson. Fun classes throughout the year to develop self-control, improve balance, coordination & fitness for ages 4+. Anderson Community Center, 1887 Howard St. (530) 378-6656.
NorthWest Martial Arts; Anderson. Self-defense training center for all ages. Develops self-confidence & self-control. http://www.northwestmartialarts.net. 2250 Barney Rd. (530) 378-1169.
Prime Martial Arts; Redding. Develops leaders through Tae Kwon Do; students learn self-defense & sporting aspects. Cultivates values like courtesy, patience, respect, self-control & integrity. http://www.pmaredding.com. 1161 Hilltop Dr. (530) 605-4777.
Redding JuJitsu Academy, Inc.; Redding. Classes for adults & children ages 3+ in Dan Zan Ryu JuJitsu. All skill levels welcome. http://www.ajjf.org/dojos/rja. 3029 Bechelli Lane. (530) 223-2435.
The Center For Meditative & Healing Arts; Redding. Offers a variety of age-appropriate classes for all skill levels, including T’ai Chi & T’ai Chi Sword, T’ai Chi Fan, Qi Gong. All ages. Meditation, yoga, reiki, acupressure. Adult classes also available. http://www.meditativehealingarts.org. 3304B Bechelli Lane. (530) 229-7818.
South Siskiyou County
Mount Shasta Martial Arts Program. Year-round classes for children ages 4+ & adults in Hapkido, Yongmudo & Taekwondo. Fun year-round events, & summer workshops. http://www.mtshastama.org. 612-A S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530) 859-2024.