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We run a children’s karate program with progressive teaching methods that combine life-skills and martial arts, with over a decade of experience, to help children become better versions of themselves.

Evoke’s Lil’ Dragon children’s karate program will help your child be
better focused, self-disciplined, and have greater confidence
while having a ton of fun.

My son enjoys attending the Little Dragon class very much. Instructors do a good job helping children to concentrate and exercise happily. The classes are fun, educational and nurture discipline. The studio is always clean and comfortable with good ventilation. I would highly recommend Evoke!!
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박미진
I signed up our 8 year old son for a week night activity hoping only for some fun and some exercise.Evoke has been the most wonderful experience for us all. In addition to having fun while burning lots of energy, the wonderful team of instructors are also teaching (and expecting) respect, focus and... teamwork. These healthy life lessons are incorporated into every conversation and teaching moment and as a parent, it is wonderful to see a group of children absorbing not only the techniques but the important messages that come with them.Thank you to the great Evoke team for all you do with our children.read more
Lori S.
Lori S.
I’ve been attending Evoke’s kickboxing classes for a few sessions so far. I have enjoyed coming in every time.The instructors are both highly personable and knowledgeable, plus they make a great effort to make everyone feel included and challenged in the best way. I had never considered a martial art... previously, and I’m very glad I chose Evoke! I’m looking forward to integrating kickboxing into my health and wellness goals which feel slowly but surely more attainable in no small part due to this excellent environment to learn in.Huge thanks to the Evoke team!! 🙏read more
Dani De A.
Dani De A.
Evoke is a wonderful space for my 10 and 15 year olds.Leia is always looking forward to her Hapkido practices and is a big fan of her instructors. Amir loves the Muay Thai classes.The environment at Evoke is the perfect combination of supportive and disciplined.I highly recommend Evoke to anyone who is... looking for a great martial arts studio.Nasread more
Nas Y.
Nas Y.
My son has been doing their martial arts program for a few months now and he is loving it, he looks forward to it every time.I recently started fitness kickboxing and loving it as well, is perfect that I can work out while my son is in his class.The staff is great, Ms. Tess brings so much energy to the... kickboxing class is hard not to feel energized and motivated.read more
Violeta Rangel E.
Violeta Rangel E.
My daughter had a blast on their March Break Camp! She was excited to show us the self defense moves she learned there and her first kickboxing lesson. The Pizza Party on Friday was so much fun! She will sure be back for their Summer Camp! =)
Daniella V.
Daniella V.
Evoke is amazing! They are so friendly and experienced! They have enough staff to go around and correct the moves for each kid which is so helpful! My daughter has grown confidence we have never seen before! Highly recommend!!
Cara M.
Cara M.
When I first started searching for a martial arts to learn. I was drawn in by the personal connection and warm teaching methods from the staff. Over the years, I realized what I learned is beyond martial arts and self-defense. My personal character and the way I handle life's challenges have forever been... changed. That is something used more often in everyday life and carries forward to every aspect of life.I just really want to add that ALL the staff acts and conducts themselves as a true martial artists inside and outside the dojo. That for me makes me proud to be associated with this family!Edit: post pandemic update. Even better than before! I love the energy here.read more
Matthew L.
Matthew L.
We signed up our 4 year old daughter in karate class at Evoke because we had heard great things about it from other families in our neighbourhood.We are so glad that we did! She loves her classes and we value how much she’s being empowered.In addition to learning martial arts, they always talk about values... - this month the topic is Honesty: “Being honest means telling and showing the truth”We can’t recommend Evoke enough, it has been such a positive experience for our daughter and our family.read more
Bibian A.
Bibian A.
My son has been a Little Dragon since September and always looks forward to his time at Evoke! The staff are incredible. They are professional, knowledgeable, attentive, and encouraging. They focus on building confidence and being responsible citizens and have created a warm and safe space for learning. ... Highly recommend!read more
Erin S.
Erin S.
I have to say - I think this club, environment and classes are both challenging and invigorating. Tess and the other instructors understand that skills and fitness levels vary - so while encouraging all class participants to push ourselves, they recognize that each person learns at their own pace. Attention... to technique is also important and the instructors will take the time to focus on this without making individuals feel inadequate. For adults looking to increase their fitness or achieve weight goals - in a supportive and non-intimidating environment- Evoke Martial Arts is the place to do it. Highly recommend.read more
Roselle M.
Roselle M.
After doing trial classes at many dojos around the city, we’ve finally found our home. We've been members for only a month now and have already made some new friends. The instructors take a personal approach and call everyone by name and get to know all the students very quickly. My son is excited to attend... each class.Evoke has found the sweet spot between discipline and fun for children of all ages. Highly recommend you check it out.read more
Sarah
Sarah
My children have been coming here for martial arts for four years now and I finally decided to try it out myself. Instructors go above and beyond and are always kind and friendly. My kids are as comfortable with the staff as they would be with our own family.
Daniella R.
Daniella R.
Our kids had a blast at Evoke’s Martial Arts & Kickboxing! I wasn’t sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised at how organized and attentive the staff were. It was a great experience from beginning to end. I wish they providing lunch and snacks to make it easier for us parents but they did have pizza... lunch on the last day which was nice. I would highly recommend enrolling your kids in this camp! My kids will definitely be back!read more
Jessica H.
Jessica H.
I have been taking kickboxing and Hapkido self defence classes for almost 2 months now and I have loved the experience so far. The teachers are amazing! They know how to push you while keeping your fitness level in mind. The kickboxing is very intense in a good way. They balance the workouts well. I feel... like I’m working all my muscles over a couple of weeks if classes.Hapkido is a great experience as well. The only downside is there’s one class a week and it can be hard to remember the moves we learn.The fellow evoke members are also wonderful. Everyone is welcoming and the experienced members are generous with their time and knowledge.I feel like my body has drastically improved in this time I’ve been there. Looking forward to continuing this journey with Evoke!read more
David V.
David V.
I am liking doing the Adult Hapkido class and I have learned so much from the instructors and I feel like I am not only taking a class but that I am part of a family and I highly recommend taking a class. 🤳👍👐🥋
Tom N.
Tom N.
I recently started the fitness kickboxing class. Originally I am not a sports type of person. However, I am loving the class and found myself looking forward to my classes after getting off work. I believe starting fitness kickboxing was one of the best decisions I made in the year 2022! It is a great class... to freshen up as well as to enhance physical strength👍 Those who are looking to try out something new regarding sports classes, this would be a perfect fit for you👌read more
Shinyoung Y.
Shinyoung Y.
As parents we have appreciated the rigour and structure of the karate classes for our son. He is learning karate but more than that he is learning how to focus, be polite and follow instructions. I would highly recommend Evoke.
Britney C.
Britney C.
Great place for kid to learn discipline and how to protect themselves. Teachers are lively and really enjoying what they do so my son is always excited going to the class. The place is so neat and tidy its a great place also the rates are so affordable.
Ken S.
Ken S.
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Lil’ Dragon Children’s karate Schedule:

Children’s Karate Class in Action

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NEW MEMBER STARTER PACK.
3 weeks of classes for $109.
(includes a free uniform)

We foster a nurturing environment that uses movement from martial arts disciplines like karate, taekwondo, jiujitsu, hapkido, and kickboxing – to help enhance motor skills and athletic performance in children.

Evoke’s Lil’ Dragon classes are taught by a caring team of charismatic instructors and coaches with years of experience, and who love working with kids.

Our children’s karate class curriculum is designed to target their unique developmental needs are each stage of growth using research on child education and programming.

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Since 2005 Evoke has led the way in delivering the best age-appropriate children’s karate lessons in Toronto.

Lil’ Dragon Classes:

For this age group (4 – 7) we developed a children’s karate curriculum backed by many years of reach in child education programming.

As one of Evoke’s signature programs, the Lil’ Dragon classes was designed around a powerful life-skills foundation and age-appropriate learning.

We offer separate classes for 4 – 5 year olds and 6 – 7 year olds. Our goal is to ensure your child is appropriately challenged and engaged.

The excitement – the yelling, the games, the punching and kicking, the vocabulary of instruction – immerses them in a fun-filled experience with a perfect balance of fun and learning.

My son enjoys attending the Little Dragon class very much. Instructors do a good job helping children to concentrate and exercise happily. The classes are fun, educational and nurture discipline. The studio is always clean and comfortable with good ventilation. I would highly recommend Evoke!!
박미진
박미진
I signed up our 8 year old son for a week night activity hoping only for some fun and some exercise.Evoke has been the most wonderful experience for us all. In addition to having fun while burning lots of energy, the wonderful team of instructors are also teaching (and expecting) respect, focus and... teamwork. These healthy life lessons are incorporated into every conversation and teaching moment and as a parent, it is wonderful to see a group of children absorbing not only the techniques but the important messages that come with them.Thank you to the great Evoke team for all you do with our children.read more
Lori S.
Lori S.
I’ve been attending Evoke’s kickboxing classes for a few sessions so far. I have enjoyed coming in every time.The instructors are both highly personable and knowledgeable, plus they make a great effort to make everyone feel included and challenged in the best way. I had never considered a martial art... previously, and I’m very glad I chose Evoke! I’m looking forward to integrating kickboxing into my health and wellness goals which feel slowly but surely more attainable in no small part due to this excellent environment to learn in.Huge thanks to the Evoke team!! 🙏read more
Dani De A.
Dani De A.
Evoke is a wonderful space for my 10 and 15 year olds.Leia is always looking forward to her Hapkido practices and is a big fan of her instructors. Amir loves the Muay Thai classes.The environment at Evoke is the perfect combination of supportive and disciplined.I highly recommend Evoke to anyone who is... looking for a great martial arts studio.Nasread more
Nas Y.
Nas Y.
My son has been doing their martial arts program for a few months now and he is loving it, he looks forward to it every time.I recently started fitness kickboxing and loving it as well, is perfect that I can work out while my son is in his class.The staff is great, Ms. Tess brings so much energy to the... kickboxing class is hard not to feel energized and motivated.read more
Violeta Rangel E.
Violeta Rangel E.
My daughter had a blast on their March Break Camp! She was excited to show us the self defense moves she learned there and her first kickboxing lesson. The Pizza Party on Friday was so much fun! She will sure be back for their Summer Camp! =)
Daniella V.
Daniella V.
Evoke is amazing! They are so friendly and experienced! They have enough staff to go around and correct the moves for each kid which is so helpful! My daughter has grown confidence we have never seen before! Highly recommend!!
Cara M.
Cara M.
When I first started searching for a martial arts to learn. I was drawn in by the personal connection and warm teaching methods from the staff. Over the years, I realized what I learned is beyond martial arts and self-defense. My personal character and the way I handle life's challenges have forever been... changed. That is something used more often in everyday life and carries forward to every aspect of life.I just really want to add that ALL the staff acts and conducts themselves as a true martial artists inside and outside the dojo. That for me makes me proud to be associated with this family!Edit: post pandemic update. Even better than before! I love the energy here.read more
Matthew L.
Matthew L.
We signed up our 4 year old daughter in karate class at Evoke because we had heard great things about it from other families in our neighbourhood.We are so glad that we did! She loves her classes and we value how much she’s being empowered.In addition to learning martial arts, they always talk about values... - this month the topic is Honesty: “Being honest means telling and showing the truth”We can’t recommend Evoke enough, it has been such a positive experience for our daughter and our family.read more
Bibian A.
Bibian A.
My son has been a Little Dragon since September and always looks forward to his time at Evoke! The staff are incredible. They are professional, knowledgeable, attentive, and encouraging. They focus on building confidence and being responsible citizens and have created a warm and safe space for learning. ... Highly recommend!read more
Erin S.
Erin S.
I have to say - I think this club, environment and classes are both challenging and invigorating. Tess and the other instructors understand that skills and fitness levels vary - so while encouraging all class participants to push ourselves, they recognize that each person learns at their own pace. Attention... to technique is also important and the instructors will take the time to focus on this without making individuals feel inadequate. For adults looking to increase their fitness or achieve weight goals - in a supportive and non-intimidating environment- Evoke Martial Arts is the place to do it. Highly recommend.read more
Roselle M.
Roselle M.
After doing trial classes at many dojos around the city, we’ve finally found our home. We've been members for only a month now and have already made some new friends. The instructors take a personal approach and call everyone by name and get to know all the students very quickly. My son is excited to attend... each class.Evoke has found the sweet spot between discipline and fun for children of all ages. Highly recommend you check it out.read more
Sarah
Sarah
My children have been coming here for martial arts for four years now and I finally decided to try it out myself. Instructors go above and beyond and are always kind and friendly. My kids are as comfortable with the staff as they would be with our own family.
Daniella R.
Daniella R.
Our kids had a blast at Evoke’s Martial Arts & Kickboxing! I wasn’t sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised at how organized and attentive the staff were. It was a great experience from beginning to end. I wish they providing lunch and snacks to make it easier for us parents but they did have pizza... lunch on the last day which was nice. I would highly recommend enrolling your kids in this camp! My kids will definitely be back!read more
Jessica H.
Jessica H.
I have been taking kickboxing and Hapkido self defence classes for almost 2 months now and I have loved the experience so far. The teachers are amazing! They know how to push you while keeping your fitness level in mind. The kickboxing is very intense in a good way. They balance the workouts well. I feel... like I’m working all my muscles over a couple of weeks if classes.Hapkido is a great experience as well. The only downside is there’s one class a week and it can be hard to remember the moves we learn.The fellow evoke members are also wonderful. Everyone is welcoming and the experienced members are generous with their time and knowledge.I feel like my body has drastically improved in this time I’ve been there. Looking forward to continuing this journey with Evoke!read more
David V.
David V.
I am liking doing the Adult Hapkido class and I have learned so much from the instructors and I feel like I am not only taking a class but that I am part of a family and I highly recommend taking a class. 🤳👍👐🥋
Tom N.
Tom N.
I recently started the fitness kickboxing class. Originally I am not a sports type of person. However, I am loving the class and found myself looking forward to my classes after getting off work. I believe starting fitness kickboxing was one of the best decisions I made in the year 2022! It is a great class... to freshen up as well as to enhance physical strength👍 Those who are looking to try out something new regarding sports classes, this would be a perfect fit for you👌read more
Shinyoung Y.
Shinyoung Y.
As parents we have appreciated the rigour and structure of the karate classes for our son. He is learning karate but more than that he is learning how to focus, be polite and follow instructions. I would highly recommend Evoke.
Britney C.
Britney C.
Great place for kid to learn discipline and how to protect themselves. Teachers are lively and really enjoying what they do so my son is always excited going to the class. The place is so neat and tidy its a great place also the rates are so affordable.
Ken S.
Ken S.
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Karate Program FAQ:

You can join anytime.

Our children’s karate classes run year round and organized in such away that new kids can enrol at any time.

Each lesson is well structured, beginner friendly, and progressively challenging for new students to join in. 

Absolutely not!

In fact, it’s quite the opposite at our school. Our teachings are age-appropriate  with an emphasis on life skills and positive character building.

We use martial arts movement to enhance motor skills, while emphasizing values such as patience, self-control, respect, and self-discipline.

Martial arts is great for all kids and at Evoke we have as many girls as we have boys, and they all love it.

None of our programs are gender dominated, so your daughter will not feel intimidated.

In fact we have more girls in our advanced classes and lots of female instructors on our team that many of the kids look up to.

Whether or not your child is athletic, they’ll feel right at home in our classes.

Our awesome team of experienced instructors will work hand in hand with your kids to insure they have a fun, exciting, and enriching experience.

Martial arts helps children develop great motor skills and an excellent complement to other sports.

Lessons are organize by age to make sure your children are appropriately challenged.

Lil’ Dragons are separated into 4 & 5 year olds, and 6 & 7 year olds. Older siblings will be in our kids program (ages 8 to 12).

However classes, and programs, typically run back-to-back. On some days we even have children’s karate classes simultaneously on an adjacent training floor to make attendance convenient for families with siblings.

Absolutely.

From having a 6-to-1 student-instructor ratio for efficient supervision, to our padded workout floors, and top of the equipment, safety is always a priority.

Every aspect of our Lil’ Dragons program is designed to ensure your child is safe and having fun.

There is no sparring or competitions for this age group.

We minimize physical contact and instead use karate and taekwondo movement and technique to develop excellent motor skills.

Evoke’s children’s karate curriculum also equips kids with tools to deal with aggression and bullying without using their fists 🙂

Children tend to take well to classes at Evoke martial arts.

There is always something new learn, and we keep classes fresh so they never bored.

After trying a complementary class, to be sure, we encourage families to start with our 3-Week trial offer. It is a great way to have your child “test-drive” more classes to make sure we are a good fit for them.

Have your chid unleash greater confidence and their ultimate potential as they master cool karate moves and fall in love with transformative life-skills lessons. For ages 4 to 7.

NEW MEMBER STARTER PACK.
3-Weeks of classes – $109.
(includes free uniform)

Children’s Karate Class Schedule:

Not ready to start yet? That’s ok.

You can request to learn more about Evoke’s Lil’ Dragon program. We’ll follow up with information on class times, membership options, and any trial promotions we are running.

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Your child’s uncanning focus, athletic potential, and unshakeable confidence starts here.

Your child’s uncanning focus, athletic potential, and unshakeable confidence starts here.

My family has been a part of the Evoke family for 6 years and the benefits cannot possibly be counted! I feel incredibly lucky that both of my sons have been learning this martial art since they were 4. It has instilled self value, confidence and a mind body connection that extremely useful in all they do on and off the mats. The instructors take the time to learn about each child. They have created a welcoming learning environment for all who walk in the door.

Sarah Power Smith Mom of 2 ninjas