• Hours

    Monday - Friday 3-7 pm  

    Morning Classes at 10:30 am
    on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

  • (831) 459-8901
  • Contact

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    ADDRESS175 #C Walnut Ave. Santa Cruz CA 95060


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Children’s Classes (5yrs+)

Happy students at Laird's Academy


The curriculum for the children is very similar to the regular adult classes, but some of the more dangerous moves (like chokes, some weapons, etc.) are NOT taught. Instead, we teach our younger students ways to escape from a variety of different attacks without causing much damage, light sparring and Judo, and concentrate more on student skills like self control, patience, perseverance and responsibility for one’s actions.

In addition to your child learning the world’s best martial art, they will also learn a new character development skill each month. We cover subjects like honesty, being polite, making good choices, and being helpful, plus give your child the self confidence to apply these lessons in everyday life. Children learn commitment and goal setting through achieving each new belt and rank.