Teen Martial Arts condenses the essentials of kickboxing, karate, and self-defense into a program geared for the needs of young adults.

  • Middle School Class
    • Ages 11 – 13
    • Mon & Wed, 4:15 – 5:00 pm
  • High School Class
    • Ages 14 – 16
    • Mon & Wed, 5:10 – 6:00 pm

We offer a two-week pass to evaluate our program before you commit to the full semester.

Level Up!

Teen Martial Arts provides a consistent, supportive afterschool routine for students to discover their best selves outside of the pressure and expectations of school.

We aim to help teens become active agents in their rapidly changing lives: they will learn to solve problems, work together, set and achieve goals, and to create healthy habits and practices for strength of mind and body.

It is our intention that the skills learned in martial arts will serve our students for the rest of their lives.

Two Focused Programs

Our curriculum is based on Sensei Jordan’s expert background in martial arts as well as cutting edge research in teen education and program development.

Middle School Class condenses the essentials of kickboxing, karate, and self-defense into fun group training sessions to prepare you for life in high school. Learn to prevent bullying, set boundaries, achieve goals, and harness your inner warrior.

High School Class carries on the training to get you ready for the real world. Cultivate grit and strength through progressive kickboxing training, learn self-defense tools to manage your boundaries and create healthy relationships, and gain valuable leadership experience through peer-teaching and group activities.

I feel so much more confident than when I started.

Legacy & Tradition
Instructors of Fighting Chance in 1997

Sensei Jordan, age 16, with his instructor, Master Galli at Galli's Fighting Chance in Exeter, Pennsylvania, 1997.

Sensei Jordan began his journey in martial arts at age 13 when his family moved across the street from Galli’s Fighting Chance. By age 15 he was a teaching assistant, by 16 he’d earned his black belt and was a part-time instructor. He’s continued to train ever since and still visits his teacher annually.

Sensei Jordan: “The teen classes are so important to me because that is when I started, this is the program that made me the person I am today. I had a rough time in school and martial arts gave me the outlet to become my best self. Through karate I transformed from a shy, awkward kid into a confident man. “

With Master Galli’s permission, Sensei Jordan chose to name his dojo Fighting Chance Seattle to carry on the tradition of empowerment through martial arts.

Peer Leadership
Teen Students and Instructors

Instructors Sensei Jordan and Rachal with our 2015-2016 Teen Leadership Team.

The Japanese dojo tradition is built on a system of peer-teaching and leadership. Each student begins as a white belt and learns from the students ahead of them in class through partner drills and small group activities. Upon earning higher ranks, each student is then expected to pay their training forward by helping the next crop of white belts.

This teaching method has multiple benefits: 1. students learn to teach by breaking skills into steps, 2. students are empowered by contributing to the class, 3. all students know they can count on each other for support.

Advanced students have an opportunity to become student teaching assistants and work with Sensei Jordan and Rachal. High School level teaching assistants help in Middle School class, and students who graduated into the adult class help at the High School level.

I love training with my friends.

Kids & Teen 2 Week Trial


Your credit or debit card will be charged a one-time fee of $45 (+ sales tax).

Trial expires two-weeks from start date.

Each student relationship is important to us. The trial period is an opportunity for the student, parent, and dojo to evaluate if membership would be a good fit.

We work closely with each new student, teaching fundamentals, introducing them to other students, and getting to know them.