martial arts and self defense (7-14yrs)


POW! is known for cultivating innovative training programs that make the martial arts relevant and accessible.   Our newest program, POW! Kids: Martial Athletics & Self-Defense will help build healthier and safer kids, while improving confidence and giving them valuable skills.


POW’s youth martial arts is a modern blend of athletics, fitness, olympic boxing, tae kwon do  and krav maga.  Our goal is to teach relevant self-defense techniques that help children better manage aggressive situations like being bullied, and arm them with tactical movements for an attacker.  Our methods always prioritize building the awareness and confidence of each child while boosting their fitness level, strength and coordination.


The POW! Kids: Martial Athletics program was written by Owner, Katalin Rodriguez Ogren.  The drills integrated into the program are fun!  Your child will participate in technical boxing drills and explosive tae kwon do movements.  Every class will incorporate a set curriculum of athletic movement and fitness exercises.  Our ranks advancements will also incorporate fitness testing along with a demonstration of the required techniques.  We use positive reinforcement and to keep children motivated.  Each tactical situation we work on is appropriately presented and instills awareness, not fear.  POW! Kids:  Krav Athletics breaks training down into three general categories:

Olympic judo (Ages 4 to 6 yrs & 7+ years)


Judo was first inducted in the Olympics in 1964. It is a traditional Japanese martial art that builds confidence and discipline. It is a brilliant system and art for a child to learn. It not only exposes them to everything positive the martial arts has to offer, but gives them experience with a highly organized sport where they learn to compete as an individual, while still representing a team. It is a point based sport that holds the safety of the child in the highest regards. It teaches throwing, falling, takedowns and grappling. Classes will also include rigorous conditoning and self awareness through positive partner drills and leadership provided by Coach Max Schneider, who is part of the world renowned Cohen Brothers Olympic Judo Training Team in Illinois.

Check out the full schedule.

Youth Class Schedule

Ongoing enrollment.

Cost: 4 class card = $90 / 8 class card = $160 / 12 class card = $225

Email us to learn more about our Intro Offer

POW! Kids

310 South Racine Avenue,

Chicago, Il 60607

Phone. 312-829-7699