Martial Arts For Toddlers


Martial arts Classes for Ages 18 MONTHS – 3 years

Our Perth Martial Arts For Toddlers program, Mini Little Champions, has been designed to introduce toddlers to 
martial arts classes in Perth from 18 months to 3 years old.

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Premier Academy classes are designed to be fun but your child will learn real martial arts skills, not just play games! Our motto is “Sweat – Smile – Learn”, and every day our Mini Little Champions classes are divided by age and belt level so your toddler will be guided to become the best they can be.

 At Perth’s Premier Martial Arts and Fitness Academy we believe ALL kids deserve the chance to be Champions!



Our Martial Arts For Toddlers Program

Our Little Champions Three-Year-Old martial arts for toddlers program has been tailored to introduce children aged 3 to the martial arts in a structured class environment. Our highly trained and experienced instructors deliver a comprehensive curriculum, designed to allow your 3 year old to develop their focus, discipline, coordination, balance and overall fitness. They will also learn about Stranger Danger as well as acquiring the skills and confidence to help make them bully proof! There are a range of class times to choose from, with special Three-Year-Old martial arts for toddlers classes on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, as well in the afternoons and on weekends.

Through regular training in Premier Academy’s martial arts for toddlers program your child will develop:

  • Confidence and Self-Belief: training in martial arts under the right instructors can give your toddler the sort of real confidence that leads to real self-belief – confident kids are more likely to make a positive start to their school years!
  • Strength and Flexibility: the toddler years are very important when it comes to developing strength and flexibility, and training in martial arts at Premier Academy can give Perth toddlers the foundation they need to enjoy all other physical activities.
  • Coordination and Body Awareness: the importance of these two attributes cannot be underestimated and has been shown by many studies to be of fundamental importance in a toddler sorting out their “handedness” as well as playing a crucial role in early stages of development in reading and writing.
  • “Stranger Danger” awareness: the Mini Little Champions program at Perth’s Premier Academy helps toddlers to develop their awareness of “strangers” and gives them solid, useable skills to keep safe when their parents are not nearby.
  • Anti-Bullying skills: toddlers in our Mini Little Champions program are taught to stand up for themselves in a positive and assertive manner – all in a way that is age and situation specific so that your child can feel safe and secure.
  • Focus and Concentration: probably the attribute that will give your child the best start to school, and the hardest to develop! Fortunately, training in the martial arts gives toddlers the ideal environment to learn to focus on the task at hand and improve their concentration.

  • Self-Discipline: training in the Mini Little Champions classes at Perth’s Premier Academy gives toddlers the chance to develop their self-discipline as they learn to control their techniques, stay on task and keep their attention focused on the lesson outcomes.

Premier Martial and Fitness Academy’s Mini Little Champions Program provides the ideal preparation to help your toddler be ready for kindergarten and pre-school. It is an investment in your child’s future that will give them skills and abilities that will last a lifetime

Book A Trial Martial Arts For Toddlers Program With Us!

If you and your toddler would like to get a taste of the dynamic Little Champions Three-Year-Old martial arts program, and experience what Premier Martial and Fitness Academy can offer your family, then click the button below to find out about our no obligation, special trial program.

Frequently Asked Questions about Martial Arts for Toddlers

The short answer is YES! As children grow, they go through different stages of physical and mental development. One of the most crucial stages, which can have far reaching effects in later life, is when children are first beginning to develop their physical strength and coordination. This typically happens from around 18 months to 6 years of age. At Premier Martial Art and Fitness Academy we offer junior martial arts classes in Perth that are suited to all stages of your child’s development. Our Mini Little Champions classes are designed to help toddlers from 18 months to 3 years learn to move their bodies in a coordinated manner and build a strong athletic foundation for later life.

Martial arts is the perfect way to make sure that toddlers make the best possible start to life by staying active and learning to love physical activity. On top of that, training in martial arts at Premier Academy builds muscle and increase cardiovascular performance, ensuring that your toddler is fit and healthy. The movements involved in martial arts will challenge and build motor skills, flexibility, reflexes and dexterity, which help develop a toddler’s athleticism. This helps create a good athletic base for toddlers that will help them excel in all other physical activities when they get to school.

On top of the physical skills there are important mental elements that toddlers can learn from training in the martial arts at Perth’s Premier Academy. Through classes in the martial arts, a toddler will learn focus, patience, restraint, and the many qualities that come with discipline. The same level of discipline and focus obtained from practicing martial arts will become a part of their daily lives, providing a valuable foundation for when they start school. Respect is a big part of martial arts and its traditions. Toddlers will learn to be well mannered and respectful not only to their instructors, but towards everyone else as well.

A lack of confidence and self-esteem can be detrimental and plague a toddler for the rest of his or her life. The satisfaction of learning and achieving in martial arts will strengthen a toddler’s self-belief. Martial arts doesn’t just strengthen the body, it strengthens the mind as well. A strong mind is a powerful tool to help toddlers overcome tough times and succeed in all areas of their life.

While martial arts teaches the importance of teamwork, it is also one of the few activities that requires a practitioner to be self-reliant and independent. Learning how to do a technique or progressing to the next level is completely based on the hard work and commitment put in by an individual, giving your toddler the chance to excel when the time comes to be independent.


Finally, toddlers will learn how to defend themselves. One of biggest concerns parents have is that their children would not be able to defend him or herself in times of need (i.e. being bullied). On top of teaching children to avoid trouble altogether, martial arts will also prepare them both mentally and physically to defend themselves should the need ever arise.

There are been countless stories of how enrolling kids in martial arts has changed their lives through the many benefits that come with practicing martial arts. These benefits go beyond just keeping them fit and healthy – they provide qualities and life lessons that are undeniably valuable to a growing toddler. Here are nine major benefits that your toddler will get from the Premier Academy Mini Little Champions program: Premier Martial Arts and Fitness Academy focuses on individual growth, not on team competition. Many toddlers will struggle with the pressure of having to compete with other kids. So traditional sports may not appeal to them. But in martial arts, the focus is on self-improvement. There’s no “letting down the team.”

Some toddlers may feel like they never “win” at anything. In martial arts, toddlers work at their own pace. They’re awarded a different coloured belt every time they reach a new skill level. This can boost self-esteem and keep them motivated.

At Perth’s Premier Academy, routines are broken down into manageable chunks. A technique or form in martial arts can have dozens of different movements. But toddlers learn gradually, repeating and adding steps as they go. They learn to anticipate which step comes next and eventually put everything together into fluid movements. All of this gives working memory a workout, but in a way that toddlers find manageable.

Perth’s Premier Academy emphasizes self-control and concentration. A technique or form in martial arts can have dozens of different movements. But toddlers learn gradually, repeating and adding steps as they go. They learn to anticipate which step comes next and eventually put everything together into fluid movements. All of this gives working memory a workout, but in a way that toddlers find manageable.

At Perth’s Premier Martial Arts and Fitness Academy there is a big focus on coordination. The deliberate, repetitive movements of martial arts can help toddlers develop a better feel for their body in space, which can be useful to toddlers who struggle with motor skills. This may also help some toddlers sort out their handedness early, which is proven to be one of the best predictors of early success in reading and writing.

The instructors at Premier Academy provide structure and clear expectations for behaviour in all classes. Good martial arts instructors have clear rules and constantly reinforce them. They also emphasize good behaviour both in and out of class. At Perth’s Premier Academy, they will even hold students back from grading if their behaviour outside the Academy is not up to the standard set by their parents!

Premier Martial Arts and Fitness Academy provides a safe outlet for excess energy. Contrary to what some might expect, martial arts don’t encourage violent behaviour. In fact, Premier Academy instructors consistently emphasize that fighting is a last resort. At the same time, kicking, punching and wrestling can allow toddlers to work out frustration or anger, while also practicing self-control.

The environment at Premier Academy is accepting and communal. Respect is a core value in martial arts. Toddlers are expected to show it for their instructor and their peers. Negativity is not tolerated in class, and students are encouraged to support each other.

It can be very hard to compare different martial arts schools when looking for where you toddler should train. No matter what style of martial arts, all good schools should offer a free trial lesson or two, or a low-cost introductory program. These are a great way to try out a martial arts school and see if the school is a good fit for you and your toddler. Perth’s Premier Martial Arts and Fitness Academy offers new customers a free trial lesson, a beginner’s program and also runs a very popular School Holiday Program during every school break.  A school worth considering will have professional, highly trained instructors who hold black belts recognised beyond the actual martial arts school, such as those certified by Taekwondo’s Kukkiwon in Korea. Also, look for a school that has its own Instructor Training Program, and where all of their instructors have been trained “in house”. All instructors at Premier Academy are Kukkiwon-certified black belts, have been training with the Academy since White Belt, have obtained other qualifications or are currently studying at University or TAFE, and all Premier employees hold valid Working with Children cards.

A key feature to look for is Instructor to student ratios – look for school’s that make sure that large classes have more than one instructor, especially in beginner’s classes. All toddler’s classes at Premier Martial Arts and Fitness Academy have at least one instructor per six students to make sure you child gets the best possible start to their martial arts journey. A comprehensive, age-appropriate curriculum goes hand in hand with good instructors as any martial arts school worth investing your toddler’s time (and your money) in will have a comprehensive, age-appropriate curriculum. Their program will be based on student’s mental growth as much as their physical development. At Premier Academy our curriculum for toddlers is divided into phases based on their age and experience. Classes should be differentiated by age and experience as this is essential for your child to get the best outcomes possible from their training. Perth’s Premier Martial Arts and Fitness Academy offers over 150 different classes a week, all divided by age and belt level in order to provide the most appropriate training environment for every student. This structure also provides a clear progression for students as they get older and more experienced.

All martial arts schools should offer a clean and safe training environment. The training floor should be fully matted, with range of age-appropriate punching and kicking targets available. There should be toilets and changing facilities available as well. This sort of environment is best provided by a purpose-built building such as at Perth’s Premier Academy. Here there are four different training floors, all fully matted and each fully equipped with a range of age-appropriate equipment. A good school will also offer flexible membership options ranging from month to month arrangements to fixed term memberships. There should be flexible payment schedules on weekly, fortnightly or monthly frequencies. Most professional schools will use an outside company to collect their fees as they are usually too busy teaching students to chase after late payments! While most schools will ask you to commit to a fixed membership term, this is not something that you should be wary of as training in the martial arts is primarily about commitment.

What our members say

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Elaine Fowler
Elaine Fowler
11 August 2023
My son has only been attending for a few months but can already see his confidence growing. Great instructors and lovely environment.
Kel Martinz
Kel Martinz
10 August 2023
My daughter has been attending Premier 10 months and she thoroughly enjoys her classes. The life skills being taught to her have helped her overcome some challenges this year and has helped grow her resilience. The instructors are all so fantastic, and I thoroughly appreciate the check in’s when they’ve noticed she’s been absent due to illness. Absolutely the right decision in enrolling her with Premier.
Nic Smith
Nic Smith
10 August 2023
What stands out about Premier is the very positive environment and safety first culture, something important for parents. This environment has allowed my son to develop his self confidence, coordination as well as a tight group of mates that he has grown with through the years of training here. I am now training also at Premier and I would encourage anyone thinking of giving it a go.
Meg Edwards
Meg Edwards
10 August 2023
My 2 kids have been going to premier for just over a year and I rate them highly enough. Their confidence has grown a huge amount, they love the classes and all the instructors are great with the kids. Highly recommend 👌🏼
Monika Michalska
Monika Michalska
10 August 2023
My son loves this place. He has been part of Premier Martial Arts Family from over 5 years.❤ All this time I never needed to force him for training at all😊 really recommended school for you or your child👍
Aisha D'souza
Aisha D'souza
10 August 2023
Love the sense of community and family vibe every time I come in to train. Everyone is so welcoming and friendly. Great place to train if you’re looking to challenge yourself and push yourself outside your comfort zone in a positive environment. Also love the values that are taught and instilled through the training at Premier Martial Arts and Fitness Academy.
9 August 2023
BEST BIRTHDAY EVER for my little daughter!!!! Everything was spot on! Two full hours of very well organised activities, games and a giant inflatable, with lots of amazing fun, discipline and good teachings!!!! My daughter and her friends had the most AMAZING time and they will cherish this memory forever! Everything was PERFECT! All parents were really really happy to see their kids on the floor with the instructors, having so much fun and enjoying it so much! My daughter is still asking me when we can do it again!!! Sure we will repeat the AMAZING experience!!! We HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND to have kids birthday parties at PREMIER MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY!!!
Ashton Safet
Ashton Safet
8 August 2023
An absolute amazing club. From the moment you sign up you are treated like family. The instructors are excellent at teaching and safety is always their first priority. Cant recommend them enough. So much that my wife and 2 kids are also members.
Mel Knowles
Mel Knowles
12 July 2023
When we moved over from the U.K. in 2011, I was looking for a sports club that my kids could join and that would suit them both. I had done karate when I was younger and when I saw the Premier Martial Arts Academy flyer at their school, my husband and I decided to sign them up. They immediately loved it. It was great for my son who needed some extra discipline as the instructors were always willing to support me by reinforcing expectations, and they also helped my daughter to gain confidence as well as self-defence skills. My husband works FIFO so Premier became like our extended family and provided the extra support that we needed, particularly when my husband was away. It wasn’t long before my husband and I decided to start training too and signed ourselves up. Premier Academy are family-focussed and welcomed us, so within months our family were training several times per week. Martial Arts makes me feel fabulous and I know that I’m stronger and healthier as a result. The facilities are great and for those who prefer to watch, there’s a waiting area with viewing screens and a coffee machine. Premier Academy isn’t just a club, it is part of our life. We think of it as a healthy lifestyle choice and recommend it to all our friends and loved ones. I am so grateful to Premier Academy for always being there and supporting our whole family for the past 11 years. If you have any doubts, call in and meet the premier team, they always make everyone feel welcome :)
Kerys knowles
Kerys knowles
12 July 2023
I joined Premier Academy with my brother when we were 8 years old. I was shy at the time, so being able to train alongside my brother boosted my confidence. The instructors encouraged and supported us. Whenever anyone needs extra help Premier provides it. They made learning fun and I loved the parties at Christmas and themed sessions like Halloween. Some of my closest friendships were formed at Premier. It is a safe environment where everyone is welcomed and catered for. I have always trained a few times a week and chose to participate in competitions. I felt proud to be part of Premier and because they train us in a full range of mixed martial arts, we were successful when we competed. They celebrate every individual’s achievement at whatever level they’re at. I was so proud when I achieved my Black Belt.
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