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Evoke challenges the typical martial arts for kids experience with our unrivalled ability to offer families age-appropriate lessons while helping children unleash the best versions of themselves.

We blend progressive training methods with almost two decades of
experience to create the best martial arts program for kids.

After attending the first of 2 kickboxing trial classes at Evoke, I felt so good that I decided to sign up right away! I am not a person who is motivated at a regular gym without instruction. Here, the academy and the instructors have such good, positive energy. They understand your endurance levels and tell... you to put in as much effort as you can while also making sure to gently encourage you to test and push your limit each time. I saw results in just 3 classes in being able to hold my plank longer than my first class. Love that every class focuses on improving kickboxing technique and has different combos and burnouts. In my 5 weeks here my endurance, fitness levels and breathing has improved. Also happy that my sciatica that used to affect me often while walking, had completely gone away in less than 2 weeks.I should mention that they take the time to personally check in via text to see if you’re ok when you miss a class. The camaraderie is instant here amongst members and staff. 🙂 Thanks, team, for being so wonderful!read more
Anjana R.
Anjana R.
My son has been attending Evoke for approximately 2 months. Evoke is awesome! I would recommend sending your child to Evoke. The instructors are caring and provide an environment for learning, discipline and respect.
don J.
don J.
My son has been attending clases for over a month now and I can say he loves it! He is always eager to go to class and really enjoys stripe week, it keeps him engaged and to feel appreciated for his hard work.
Clariana L.
Clariana L.
I recently had the pleasure of participating in the kickboxing lessons, and I must say it was an absolutely exhilarating experience! From start to finish, every aspect of the session exceeded my expectations, leaving me feeling both physically and mentally empowered. Here's why I would wholeheartedly give it... a 5.0 rating:1. Expert Instruction: The kickboxing lesson was led by 2 highly skilled and knowledgeable instructors who demonstrated exceptional expertise in the art of kickboxing. Their ability to break down complex techniques into digestible steps made it easy for beginners like me to grasp the fundamentals quickly. Their constant guidance and encouragement throughout the session helped me improve my technique and push my limits.read more
Lawrence L.
Lawrence L.
I recently had the pleasure of attending the Muay Thai classes at Evoke Martial Arts Academy, and I cannot express enough how amazing the experience has been. If you're looking for a martial arts academy that offers top-notch Muay Thai training, Evoke is the place to be.From the moment I stepped onto the... training floor, it was clear that Evoke takes their Muay Thai classes to a whole new level. The instructors are not only highly skilled, but they also possess an innate ability to effectively impart their knowledge and techniques to students of all levels.The instructors break down complex moves into easily digestible steps, allowing everyone to learn and improve at their own pace.What sets Evoke's Muay Thai class apart is the attention to detail and the focus on technique. The instructors are meticulous in their approach, emphasizing proper form, balance, and precision. They take the time to correct and refine each student's technique, ensuring that every strike and movement is executed with maximum effectiveness.The training environment at Evoke is exceptional. The spacious and well-equipped training area provides ample space for students to practice and hone their skills. The atmosphere is welcoming, supportive, and inspiring, creating a positive and motivating environment for all who train there.One of the standout aspects of Evoke's Muay Thai class is the emphasis on conditioning and physical fitness. The classes are intense and challenging, pushing you to your limits and helping you develop strength, stamina, and agility. The combination of technical training and rigorous workouts ensures a well-rounded and exhilarating experience.Moreover, the camaraderie and sense of community at Evoke are second to none. The instructors and fellow students create a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone feels encouraged and motivated. Whether you're a seasoned fighter or a complete beginner, you'll be surrounded by like-minded individuals who share your passion for Muay Thai and are eager to help you succeed.In conclusion, Evoke Martial Arts Academy's Muay Thai class is a true gem for martial arts enthusiasts. With skilled instructors, a well-structured curriculum, a fantastic training facility, and a welcoming community, Evoke offers an unparalleled Muay Thai experience. Whether you're looking to improve your striking techniques, enhance your physical fitness, or simply unleash your inner warrior, Evoke is the perfect place to train.I wholeheartedly recommend Evoke’s Muay Thai class to anyone seeking a thrilling and transformative martial arts journey. Prepare to be challenged, inspired, and amazed as you unlock your true potential and master the art of Muay Thai.Evoke Muay Thai: Where warriors are forged and excellence is achieved.read more
Fawas
Fawas
My son attended the Hapkido classes for a short time here. Unfortunately, we are moving very soon and he is not able to attend anymore. In these few weeks, he has learned so much that he is determined to continue with martial arts and Hapkido. He loved being in Evoke Martial Arts School with his new friends... and instructors. Besides physical strength, he also started learning discipline. As parents, we liked being able to attend and watch the classes, feeling much like being a part of the family. Thanks for everything one more time.read more
Lll B
Lll B
I know the place for about nine years. Somehow I missed to leave a review earlier! My kids going there learned patience, respect, social skills in addition to their martial art techniques. They gained self confidence and experienced deep friendships. Our lives were much easier when it came to teenage... emotions!read more
Arash K.
Arash K.
We love this program! All the staff is super-friendly and knowledgeable. Besides burning a lot of energy, our son is quickly improving his self-esteem and self-regulation. The keywords and actions they work on, like patience and discipline, are very helpful. Thank you Evoke Team!
Jean M.
Jean M.
Hi praise for the wonderful team at Evoke. My 7 year old daughter loves the Little Dragon program and is exited to go to every single class. It's incredible to see the added boost in her confidence and focus in such a short period of time. Special events, such as the parent's night out, was also a fun and... exciting time for the kids and certainly appreciated by the parents.read more
Andrew H
Andrew H
I can’t say enough good things about the program and instructors at Evoke. There are other kids martial arts program offered across the city and closer to home, but what Evoke offers here is something I haven’t seen in other programs. They are compassionate and kind in their teachings but yet expect... individuals to focus and give their all. Evoke has built a safe environment for mix martial artists to learn and grow and to build not only their character but their phycological and physical strength. I can’t recommend Evoke enough. Both my girls have been attending since 2019. Thank you Master Dao and to the entire Evoke team & family.read more
Amy N.
Amy N.
I recently had the opportunity to attend a kickboxing lesson at Evoke Martial Arts and I must say, it was an outstanding experience. The class was held on early May and took place in a clean and well-maintained training area.The highlight of the lesson was undoubtedly the coach. They were incredibly... patient and knowledgeable, taking the time to guide us through various kickboxing combos. Their teaching style was effective, as they explained each technique clearly and demonstrated it with precision. I particularly appreciated their willingness to provide individual attention and personalized feedback, ensuring that every participant understood and executed the techniques correctly.The class had a great atmosphere, with a diverse group of participants who were enthusiastic and motivated. The energy level was high, creating an encouraging and supportive environment. It was evident that the coach fostered a sense of camaraderie among the students, which made the lesson even more enjoyable.In terms of the workout, the kickboxing lesson provided an excellent physical challenge. The coach incorporated a variety of exercises to warm us up and stretch our muscles before delving into the techniques. The cardio component was intense, offering a fantastic opportunity to improve endurance and burn calories.I have been so impressed with my experience that I have already recommended this kickboxing lesson to many of my friends. If you're looking to learn kickboxing in a supportive and engaging environment, I highly recommend giving this class a try. The coach's expertise, combined with the well-maintained facilities and the positive atmosphere, make it an exceptional choice for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.In conclusion, my kickboxing lesson at Evoke Martial Arts exceeded my expectations. The patient and knowledgeable coach, combined with the energetic class atmosphere, created an environment that was both enjoyable and conducive to learning. I highly recommend this kickboxing lesson to anyone interested in improving their skills and overall fitness. Thank you to the coach and the staff for providing such a fantastic experience!read more
Tania Y.
Tania Y.
I cannot imagine my son’s childhood without his classes at Evoke. The best thing we could have done for him as parents is register him for the martial arts programme at this amazing place. He goes twice a week and has made incredible friendships, while learning the values of discipline, teamwork, commitment,... focus and hard work. We see the benefits with every single class. Even the summer camp programme is exemplary. Truly this place is one of the highlights of living in the area. Well done Evoke for caring about your Little Dragons so much.read more
Hala K.
Hala K.
This is by far one of the best kids parties we’ve ever hosted. We have celebrated both of our kids party here. It is an amazing experience for the kids. They are kept active with none stop games and make sure the birthday child is the center of the party! Can’t recommend enough.
schara82
schara82
Best birthday party here at Evoke!!!! We celebrated our daughter’s 12th birthday at Evoke and everyone really enjoyed the party!Guest comment during the party: “Wow we have never attended a martial arts birthday before. This is super fun and our children are really enjoying the activities.”It was a very... well planned party with super fun activities and all of this arranged by Evoke! As parents we were really relaxed as everything was managed by Evoke staff.My daughter’s friends really enjoyed all the activities and everyone at the party was engaged throughout the 2 hours. Time management was excellent, everything was ready when we arrived.Best birthday party experience. Highly recommend!!My daughter also attends the Hapkido Kidz class at Evoke! When she first started, it was really challenging for her. But the teachers at Evoke were so encouraging and supportive that very soon she started getting comfortable in her classes. We are really happy seeing her progress and really appreciate the staff at Evoke! Thank you so much for your wonderful lessons and teaching these important life skills with so much determination!Highly recommend their classes!read more
MKV
MKV
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NEW MEMBER STARTER PACK.
3 weeks of classes for $127.
(includes a free boxing gloves)

We foster a nurturing environment that incorporates techniques from martial arts disciplines like hapkido, jiujitsu, and kickboxing – to help elevate performance reflexes and athleticism in kids.

Evoke’s martial arts for kids are taught by a caring team of charismatic instructors and coaches with years of experience, and who are really great working with kids.

Our kids curriculum is designed to target their unique developmental needs at each stage of growth using research on child education and programming.

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Our kids class curriculum is designed around a powerful life-skills foundation and functional martial arts training.

Martial Arts for Kids:

The challenge with many studios offering martial arts for kids in Toronto is that they simply were not organically created with kids in mind.

Evoke cuts through the noise between the different martial arts disciplines – karate, jiujitsu, hapkido, taekwondo, judo, kickboxing, etc.

We focus on the very essence of martial arts for kids – helping them evoke their very best through personal development and achievement.

They learn to be better listeners, self-disciplined, focused, and skilled young martial artists.

After attending the first of 2 kickboxing trial classes at Evoke, I felt so good that I decided to sign up right away! I am not a person who is motivated at a regular gym without instruction. Here, the academy and the instructors have such good, positive energy. They understand your endurance levels and tell... you to put in as much effort as you can while also making sure to gently encourage you to test and push your limit each time. I saw results in just 3 classes in being able to hold my plank longer than my first class. Love that every class focuses on improving kickboxing technique and has different combos and burnouts. In my 5 weeks here my endurance, fitness levels and breathing has improved. Also happy that my sciatica that used to affect me often while walking, had completely gone away in less than 2 weeks.I should mention that they take the time to personally check in via text to see if you’re ok when you miss a class. The camaraderie is instant here amongst members and staff. 🙂 Thanks, team, for being so wonderful!read more
Anjana R.
Anjana R.
My son has been attending Evoke for approximately 2 months. Evoke is awesome! I would recommend sending your child to Evoke. The instructors are caring and provide an environment for learning, discipline and respect.
don J.
don J.
My son has been attending clases for over a month now and I can say he loves it! He is always eager to go to class and really enjoys stripe week, it keeps him engaged and to feel appreciated for his hard work.
Clariana L.
Clariana L.
I recently had the pleasure of participating in the kickboxing lessons, and I must say it was an absolutely exhilarating experience! From start to finish, every aspect of the session exceeded my expectations, leaving me feeling both physically and mentally empowered. Here's why I would wholeheartedly give it... a 5.0 rating:1. Expert Instruction: The kickboxing lesson was led by 2 highly skilled and knowledgeable instructors who demonstrated exceptional expertise in the art of kickboxing. Their ability to break down complex techniques into digestible steps made it easy for beginners like me to grasp the fundamentals quickly. Their constant guidance and encouragement throughout the session helped me improve my technique and push my limits.read more
Lawrence L.
Lawrence L.
I recently had the pleasure of attending the Muay Thai classes at Evoke Martial Arts Academy, and I cannot express enough how amazing the experience has been. If you're looking for a martial arts academy that offers top-notch Muay Thai training, Evoke is the place to be.From the moment I stepped onto the... training floor, it was clear that Evoke takes their Muay Thai classes to a whole new level. The instructors are not only highly skilled, but they also possess an innate ability to effectively impart their knowledge and techniques to students of all levels.The instructors break down complex moves into easily digestible steps, allowing everyone to learn and improve at their own pace.What sets Evoke's Muay Thai class apart is the attention to detail and the focus on technique. The instructors are meticulous in their approach, emphasizing proper form, balance, and precision. They take the time to correct and refine each student's technique, ensuring that every strike and movement is executed with maximum effectiveness.The training environment at Evoke is exceptional. The spacious and well-equipped training area provides ample space for students to practice and hone their skills. The atmosphere is welcoming, supportive, and inspiring, creating a positive and motivating environment for all who train there.One of the standout aspects of Evoke's Muay Thai class is the emphasis on conditioning and physical fitness. The classes are intense and challenging, pushing you to your limits and helping you develop strength, stamina, and agility. The combination of technical training and rigorous workouts ensures a well-rounded and exhilarating experience.Moreover, the camaraderie and sense of community at Evoke are second to none. The instructors and fellow students create a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone feels encouraged and motivated. Whether you're a seasoned fighter or a complete beginner, you'll be surrounded by like-minded individuals who share your passion for Muay Thai and are eager to help you succeed.In conclusion, Evoke Martial Arts Academy's Muay Thai class is a true gem for martial arts enthusiasts. With skilled instructors, a well-structured curriculum, a fantastic training facility, and a welcoming community, Evoke offers an unparalleled Muay Thai experience. Whether you're looking to improve your striking techniques, enhance your physical fitness, or simply unleash your inner warrior, Evoke is the perfect place to train.I wholeheartedly recommend Evoke’s Muay Thai class to anyone seeking a thrilling and transformative martial arts journey. Prepare to be challenged, inspired, and amazed as you unlock your true potential and master the art of Muay Thai.Evoke Muay Thai: Where warriors are forged and excellence is achieved.read more
Fawas
Fawas
My son attended the Hapkido classes for a short time here. Unfortunately, we are moving very soon and he is not able to attend anymore. In these few weeks, he has learned so much that he is determined to continue with martial arts and Hapkido. He loved being in Evoke Martial Arts School with his new friends... and instructors. Besides physical strength, he also started learning discipline. As parents, we liked being able to attend and watch the classes, feeling much like being a part of the family. Thanks for everything one more time.read more
Lll B
Lll B
I know the place for about nine years. Somehow I missed to leave a review earlier! My kids going there learned patience, respect, social skills in addition to their martial art techniques. They gained self confidence and experienced deep friendships. Our lives were much easier when it came to teenage... emotions!read more
Arash K.
Arash K.
We love this program! All the staff is super-friendly and knowledgeable. Besides burning a lot of energy, our son is quickly improving his self-esteem and self-regulation. The keywords and actions they work on, like patience and discipline, are very helpful. Thank you Evoke Team!
Jean M.
Jean M.
Hi praise for the wonderful team at Evoke. My 7 year old daughter loves the Little Dragon program and is exited to go to every single class. It's incredible to see the added boost in her confidence and focus in such a short period of time. Special events, such as the parent's night out, was also a fun and... exciting time for the kids and certainly appreciated by the parents.read more
Andrew H
Andrew H
I can’t say enough good things about the program and instructors at Evoke. There are other kids martial arts program offered across the city and closer to home, but what Evoke offers here is something I haven’t seen in other programs. They are compassionate and kind in their teachings but yet expect... individuals to focus and give their all. Evoke has built a safe environment for mix martial artists to learn and grow and to build not only their character but their phycological and physical strength. I can’t recommend Evoke enough. Both my girls have been attending since 2019. Thank you Master Dao and to the entire Evoke team & family.read more
Amy N.
Amy N.
I recently had the opportunity to attend a kickboxing lesson at Evoke Martial Arts and I must say, it was an outstanding experience. The class was held on early May and took place in a clean and well-maintained training area.The highlight of the lesson was undoubtedly the coach. They were incredibly... patient and knowledgeable, taking the time to guide us through various kickboxing combos. Their teaching style was effective, as they explained each technique clearly and demonstrated it with precision. I particularly appreciated their willingness to provide individual attention and personalized feedback, ensuring that every participant understood and executed the techniques correctly.The class had a great atmosphere, with a diverse group of participants who were enthusiastic and motivated. The energy level was high, creating an encouraging and supportive environment. It was evident that the coach fostered a sense of camaraderie among the students, which made the lesson even more enjoyable.In terms of the workout, the kickboxing lesson provided an excellent physical challenge. The coach incorporated a variety of exercises to warm us up and stretch our muscles before delving into the techniques. The cardio component was intense, offering a fantastic opportunity to improve endurance and burn calories.I have been so impressed with my experience that I have already recommended this kickboxing lesson to many of my friends. If you're looking to learn kickboxing in a supportive and engaging environment, I highly recommend giving this class a try. The coach's expertise, combined with the well-maintained facilities and the positive atmosphere, make it an exceptional choice for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.In conclusion, my kickboxing lesson at Evoke Martial Arts exceeded my expectations. The patient and knowledgeable coach, combined with the energetic class atmosphere, created an environment that was both enjoyable and conducive to learning. I highly recommend this kickboxing lesson to anyone interested in improving their skills and overall fitness. Thank you to the coach and the staff for providing such a fantastic experience!read more
Tania Y.
Tania Y.
I cannot imagine my son’s childhood without his classes at Evoke. The best thing we could have done for him as parents is register him for the martial arts programme at this amazing place. He goes twice a week and has made incredible friendships, while learning the values of discipline, teamwork, commitment,... focus and hard work. We see the benefits with every single class. Even the summer camp programme is exemplary. Truly this place is one of the highlights of living in the area. Well done Evoke for caring about your Little Dragons so much.read more
Hala K.
Hala K.
This is by far one of the best kids parties we’ve ever hosted. We have celebrated both of our kids party here. It is an amazing experience for the kids. They are kept active with none stop games and make sure the birthday child is the center of the party! Can’t recommend enough.
schara82
schara82
Best birthday party here at Evoke!!!! We celebrated our daughter’s 12th birthday at Evoke and everyone really enjoyed the party!Guest comment during the party: “Wow we have never attended a martial arts birthday before. This is super fun and our children are really enjoying the activities.”It was a very... well planned party with super fun activities and all of this arranged by Evoke! As parents we were really relaxed as everything was managed by Evoke staff.My daughter’s friends really enjoyed all the activities and everyone at the party was engaged throughout the 2 hours. Time management was excellent, everything was ready when we arrived.Best birthday party experience. Highly recommend!!My daughter also attends the Hapkido Kidz class at Evoke! When she first started, it was really challenging for her. But the teachers at Evoke were so encouraging and supportive that very soon she started getting comfortable in her classes. We are really happy seeing her progress and really appreciate the staff at Evoke! Thank you so much for your wonderful lessons and teaching these important life skills with so much determination!Highly recommend their classes!read more
MKV
MKV
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Kids Program FAQ:

You can join anytime.

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 athletic 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 kids develop great motor skills and an excellent complement to other sports.

Lessons are organize by age to make sure your children are appropriately challenged. This program is for ages 8 to 12 only.

We have Lil’ Dragon classes that are well-structured for 4 & 5 year olds, and 6 & 7 year olds.

Our classes, and programs, typically run back-to-back. On some days we even have classes simultaneously on an adjacent training floor to make it 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.

Controlled contact is integral in this type of martial art, but there is no sparring from the get go.

New students spend a number of months in our fundamentals class where beginners are taught how to fall safely, apply basic tackle escapes, and defensive moves.

Evoke’s 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.

For over a decade, Evoke has led the way in martial arts classes for kids with our signature programs for ages 8 to 12.

Try a class to get to know us better. You’ll love what we do.

NEW MEMBER STARTER PACK.
3-Weeks of classes – $127.
(includes free boxing gloves)

 Schedule | Martial Arts for Kids:

Not ready to start yet? That’s ok.

You can request to learn more about Evoke’s kids 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