krav maga kids program
Welcome to Central Ohio’s Foundation Youth Program: An innovative mix of martial arts for your child.
About our kids program
Foundation Martial Arts is not just another after-school activity. Basketball, soccer and baseball are all great activities for children, but Foundation Martial Arts is personal development through a physical discipline. Our exciting, yet disciplined, classes focus a child’s attention, thus improving his or her ability to learn. Learning builds a sense of accomplishment. With each new accomplishment a student’s self-confidence grows and confidence is the first step in the empowerment of an individuals physical and mental abilities.
Once we begin to develop a student’s self confidence we are then able to instill the values of respect, courtesy, honestly, perseverance and integrity that are the foundation of martial arts dating back thousands of years.
Furthermore, your child will develop perseverance, which is a non-quitting spirit to overcome life’s obstacles. Instilling a non-quitting spirit helps a child over come challenges to succeed in the face of adversity and to be a goal setter and a goal getter.
These combined physical and character foundations that Foundation Martial Arts develop helps children excel in their academic school studies, sports and social activities. It ensures that they will have the confidence in themselves and the character to make the right decisions when confronted with negative peer pressure. They will be leaders, not followers.
Ready to start seeing concentration, confidence and achievement in your child? Get them started with an intro lesson for $20! The intro is a 20-minute session with an instructor, and includes a school t-shirt. After the intro, your child will stay to take a full class with our member students. After class, they’ll receive a homework assignment, which they must bring back when they attend their next class, to earn their white belt.
Check out the intros schedule below and click on the day that works for you to schedule your child’s intro today!
Friends. Discipline. Self Esteem.
Progressing through the ranks in class and in life. Our curriculum is a blend of Krav Maga (self defense) Muay Thai (striking) and grappling (ground defense). We pride ourselves on teaching practical self defense in a fun, disciplined, goal-oriented setting.
Melissa Blayman, Owner
Melissa’s experience in hybrid martial arts makes her a well-rounded instructor with a background in both Krav Maga and Muay Thai. This background inspires and supports her leadership of our blended martial arts program for youth.
Melissa’s Certifications: Foundation Krav Maga Certified Krav Maga Instructor, CrossFit Level 1 certified trainer, CrossFit Kids certified trainer, CORE-MMA Level 1 certified instructor
Dustin Kitzmiller, Lead Instructor
Dustin is a product of our very own program. He has been part of the OKM family for most of his life, and we are proud to have him head up the youth classes at OKM.
Dustin’s Certifications: Foundation Krav Maga Certified Krav Maga Instructor
Parties at Ohio Krav Maga are a fun new way to celebrate your child’s birthday! With activities such as obstacle courses, games, and teambuilding, it’s an afternoon filled with excitement!
Parties can be hosted at our Gahanna location on Saturdays between 2 and 4 pm, and are open to members and non-members. (Pricing difference applies for non-members, see below)
Party booked by OKM Member
$250, 1–10 kids attending
$300, 11–20 kids attending
Party booked by non-member
$275, 1–10 kids attending
$325, 11–20 kids attending
NEW! Make your party a NERF party for no extra charge…we supply the NERF!
(Parents are responsible for providing invitations and cake.)
Parties must be reserved with at least 30 days notice. Click here to fill out our birthday party request form.
“My boys have such a great time attending OKM. They love the mix of instruction, exercise and some play toward the end of each class as a reward for staying focused! This is the only activity I have put them in where they genuinely look forward to going and learning. My one son, who has been diagnosed with ADHD, follows instruction and looks forward to practicing his moves on his father after class. Both boys have gained lots of confidence by participating in your program. Everyone at OKM does such a great job and makes us feel like family.”
Ohio Krav Maga | CrossFit OKM
950-P Taylor Station Road