Welcome to Kids' Kung-fu, Croydon!

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How would you like your child to be more disciplined? What about having better concentration at school? Or better behaviour at home? Would you like them to have the confidence to stand up for themselves against bullies?

Learning kung fu is an excellent way to foster discipline and mental focus in children. Martial arts can also build character as well as confidence, and your child will have fun while developing both physically and mentally!


What Makes Us Different?

Martial arts is about so much more than learning how to kick and punch. At Kung Fu Schools, we understand this, and as such, we place equal emphases on the physical aspects as well as the inner teachings of Chinese kung fu: the cultivation of sound mind, body and spirit.

Apart from teaching effective self-defence, our class structure builds a strong foundation of discipline and mutual respect. Our lessons instill important life lessons that will stay with students throughout their lives: courtesy, respect, discipline, patience, perseverance, tolerance towards others… Our positive and upbeat lessons aim to teach children not only the ABC’s of self-defence, but also the ABC’s of life: Attitude, Behaviour and Character.

"Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”

- Lao Tzu, The Art of War
Lion Dance with the Confucious Institute

At Kung Fu Schools, we believe that the majority of challenges facing a child do not stem from external factors, but from internal issues. More often than not, it is a child’s own self-doubt, fear and a lack of confidence that prevents them from realizing their full potential.

This is why, apart from teaching effective self-defence, we seek to nurture a child’s confidence. Our system of positive rewards acknowledges a child’s achievements and encourages them to aim ever higher. Our students learn to recognise their own strengths and to have faith in their own abilities, thereby boosting their self-esteem and morale.

Your child will learn to have the willpower to say "no” to unhealthy peer pressure, to assert themselves against bullies, and above all else, to face all challenges with firm self-belief and a can-do attitude.


"If you follow the noble path, anything is possible.”

- Master Shifu, Kung Fu Panda 2

Benefits of Learning Kung Fu

Sifu Alan with four young black belts

Our equal emphases on mental, emotional, and physical development, helps our students achieve much more than just improved fitness. The following are just a handful of areas where our delighted parents have noticed massive improvements in their children:


  • Focus and concentration
  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • Behavior
  • Grades and school reports
  • Attitude
  • Respect for others and for themselves
  • Fitness, coordination and flexibility
  • Transferable leadership and teamwork skills
  • Overall sense of wellbeing
  • Awareness of anti-bullying strategies
  • Effective self-defence
  • Sense of responsibility, including a willingness to help around the house!

Learn Self-Defence ... and Have Fun, Too!


Kung Fu Schools teach children according to a comprehensive and well-structured curriculum. Our traditional belt ranking system allows students to track their individual progress and to set their own achievable goals, and in the process, they learn to appreciate the importance of perseverance and hard work in the journey towards their black belt.



Classes are conducted by our team of qualified professional instructors in a friendly and upbeat atmosphere. We aim to teach applicable self-defence in a fun and engaging way, such that children are learning and enjoying themselves at the same time. When our students come away from a lesson sweaty, smiling and eager for more, we know that we’ve done our job!


A Martial Arts School with Full-Time Premises

Our professional school is fully-equipped with all the necessary facilities to deliver our curriculum in a spacious and safe environment. All our instructors have been trained to teach children, and regularly attend training sessions to further develop their teaching skills. They are also fully CRB checked and insured for added peace of mind.


We are based inside a business park in South Croydon, with ample free parking spaces far from busy main roads. Our easy accessibility by bus, rail and private transport means that our students come from all parts of south London and Surrey. Parents are encouraged to watch lessons from the sidelines, to see just how we teach, engage, and enthuse the students.


Here are just a few of the most common areas our students come from:

See the Benefits for Yourself: Try Our 30-Day Free Trial Now!

We fully understand if a parent has reservations about sending their child to martial arts classes. This is why we offer an amazing 30-day trial, to see if your child will enjoy our lessons, and if you are happy with the way we teach. Should you have any questions, we are more than happy to hear from you! - We're available on freephone 0800 197 4660 or you can simply e-mail us through our handy contact form.