Keith Elkins CrosStrike Martial Arts & Kickboxing

Martial arts puts kids on an early path to grow and succeed.

Our Kids Martial Arts program will help your child develop self-confidence, discipline, and respect for others at a young age.


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Keith Elkins Karate Center

6-12 Yrs

Karate for KIDZ


We teach the physical techniques in martial arts to develop improved focus, self discipline, and fitness. We also incorporate character and life skills training through stories and motivational talks during class. Our goal is not just to teach students how to punch or kick, anyone can do that.

Our focus is developing champion citizens as well as skilled martial artists, through the practice of martial arts.


We begin with self-improvement. We help our kids develop goal setting skills through our 3-step formula.

  • Step 1: Knowledge - Through class discussions and stories our instructors teach our kids the meaning and benefit of having goals and developing the “I CAN ATTITUDE” to achieve them.
  • Step 2: Skill - During classes, our instructors help kids to face and overcome challenges, soon they start to discipline themselves and begin to achieve on their own.
  • Step 3: Attitude - Once our kids successfully develop self-discipline in our school they begin to use it in a positive way on the outside in everything thing they do, such as school, home, and sports.

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer your self any direction you choose. You’re on your own and you know what you know. And you’ll be the guy who’ll decide where you’ll go. Oh --- the places you’ll go.”



Master Elkins has been a martial arts educator for over twenty four years. He also teaches at an alternative school for at risk youth as a counselor and life skills coach. Master Elkins is the founder of the HERO Program. HERO is an acronym for Helping Everyone Respect Others. Master Elkins has written and developed stories, journals, and weekly lessons to empower children to be better citizens.


While teaching self-discipline, we also teach our kids the art of self-defense. Never undervalue this important life skill. Kids today face more bullies and negative peer pressure to take drugs and alcohol then at any time in our history. At Elkins Karate, we teach a realistic self-defense system that empowers kids to deal with bullying, negative peer pressure, and stranger awareness. They also learn conflict resolution and when they should and shouldn’t use their skills.

Studies have shown that ...

  • Kids who learn self-defense become more assertive and less aggressive.
  • Kids who know how to defend themselves usually don't have to, because they carry themselves in a more confident manner, and confidence alone is a deterrent to bullies.

When you combine Knowledge, Skill, and Attitude, you get a more happy and self-confident child. Being self-confident means – your child will believe in his/herself.

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Television, Soft drinks, Video Games, and Fast Food.

These are just a few of the challenges kids face today. Combine these with a decrease in school gym classes, and it’s easy to see why childhood obesity among our kids has more than doubled in our country in the last twenty years.

It takes energy to create energy. At Elkins Karate we help children associate being active to more energy, and a more positive attitude.

Our kid’s classes are taught in a safe, fun and exciting environment, where students are not compared to each other, but rather progress at their own pace. There are no bench warmers in martial arts, everyone participates and progresses at their own pace.

Getting Started

It’s easy! Have your son or daughter try a private introductory class with one of our instructors. Afterwards, you’ll have a consultation to discuss goals, scheduling and our programs.

You can start your martial arts journey today!

"Master Elkins has been at it for ever. Full of knowledge and skill. Highly recommend!"