STQI Downtown Toronto School

Shaolin Kids Kung Fu Class in Toronto


Shaolin Kids Martial Arts Kung Fu

Our Shaolin Kids program is recommended for children from 5 to 13 years. We also have a Preschool program for children from 3 to 5 years. It offers many of the same drills and exercises as our adult kung fu program although we tone down the application and boost the fun! Kids will learn to build their Shaolin Foundation of flexibility, coordination, athleticism and core strength as well as learn to command their motor skills early on in life.


While we the physical aspects of what Shaolin martial arts kung fu has to offer is important, we also place equal importance to the development of internal strength and confidence through our “Shaolin Virtues” of respect, focus, leadership, perseverance, strive, and compassion. Kids are taught to apply this to class time as well as in their daily lives.

Kids Kung Fu +

Kids who excel and meet the minimum Grade 3 requirements will now be pushed more during select kids classes. Kids must also attend at least one regular kids class during the week in order to qualify.

These kids will be specially training to take their forms to a higher level with greater power, precision, and pop; preparing them for competition and performances. There is also more emphasis to safe sparring to enhance their martial arts experience and skillset.

Why Our Program Works


Children are our future and we believe in empowering them with a healthy mind and body. We understand that you only get to be a child once so playing and having fun is also equally important. By learning self discipline and following our school rules, they train and work hard during ‘serious time’ and enjoy fun and play during breaks.

Our chart below will help you understand how our core teachers result in personal development for your children.

Is There a Belt / Report Card System?

Other forms of martial arts such as Karate and Taekwando use a belt system successfully but traditional Shaolin kung fu does not because it tends to create a cast system.  It is however very useful in setting goals for students to achieve and therefore we have created an optional grading system that encourages self improvement without boasting.  One of the key philosophies of Shaolin is for oneself to keep the ego in check and not to compare oneself to another except in view of setting a higher goal.  For that reason, we have an “Achievement System” where students are awarded “skill points” when they are able to demonstrate specific skills and shown on their own personal profile sheet. Kids feel empowered for their achievements.  Parents can also relate and feel proud of their child as they develop more skills and attain higher levels.

A Typical Martial Arts Class / Lesson

Shaolin Kids classes are 1.5 hours long. A typical class would include the following:

  • Warm up drills
  • Stretching
  • Kung fu stances
  • Fun break
  • Meditation
  • Shaolin Foundation drills
  • Shaolin kung fu hand forms and weapons


Summer Camp, March Break Camp, and Workshops!


Our Kung Fu Camps are designed for children from 5 to 13 years of age, and runs weekly for 5 days, Monday to Friday, from 9am to 3:30pm. Children practice and train kung fu for 4-5 hours a day and includes other recreational games, indoor sports, meditation, and some arts and crafts.

The children train hard all week and then perform for their parents and families on Friday.

March Break Day Camp usually runs in March and Summer Day Camp runs in August.

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Click here for March Break Camp information

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