KIDS KARATE

Somerville Martial Arts Centre (SMAC) Kids Karate, Based on the Mornington peninsula has been teaching Martial arts in Somerville since 1989, we have been at current location since 2004.
Our Kids Karate program has been running for several years now and has become the #1 Kids Karate school in Somerville.

Why is SMAC Gym the best place to start Kids Karate lessons?

Our beginner programs have been running a SMAC for several years and now we have developed a fantastic! It is a great opportunity to get some of the foundation skills and learn the terminology for Kids Karate classes. The necessary equipment is provided as part of the program giving them the best start to martial arts.

Why is SMAC so popular with parents looking for children’s sports?

SMAC Parents love our centre as we have good role models for their children to look up to, we have quality instruction with a clear pathway to success. We make sure that each child feels like they belong, and we make sure they are encouraged to participate at their own limits.


Zen Do Kai Karate is inspired from many different styles of Martial Arts including Muay Thai Kickboxing, Boxing, Krav Maga and BJJ. You may have seen some other styles of karate such as GKR, kyokushin and isshinryu. SMAC teach the Zen Do Kai style of Karate.


Our kid’s karate classes are split into rank levels so that we can deliver the appropriate content to our students! It is important to us that our Kids karate students get the most out of each session.


We find ourselves in a very central area on the Mornington Peninsula, this means students from Tyabb and Hastings can easily attend the centre, along with students from Frankston, Langwarrin and surrounding areas.


Our Kids Karate focus’ on self-discipline, skill development and expanding on social skills.
We have high expectations for our students and our instructors work hard so that your child can reach them!


Our instructors are well trained having completed courses in the United States of America and ongoing training with International and National trainers and instructors. Our trainers have First Aid and CPR training up to date along with knowledge on ADHD and ASD.


Progression is tracked by a belt rank system. The rank order is white, yellow, orange, blue, green, brown, black. Each Rank takes a bit longer to obtain than the last. As a beginner you are a white belt, it will take approximately 2 months for your yellow rank. It will usually take someone around 3 years to reach black rank.