Spartanburg Martial Arts

Kickin' Kids After School Program

After School Programs at Spartanburg Martial Arts

We provide a positive, safe and educational environment for your child to strengthen their body and mind.

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Kickin' Kids After School Program

We understand that parents in the Spartanburg community have a busy schedule

The mission of our after school and summer camp program is to provide quality care in a safe, nurturing and educational environment. We utilize martial arts training, sports activities, and educational field trips to teach children the importance of living a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Program Includes:

  • After School Pick Up
  • Homework Assistance
  • Afternoon Snack & Drinks Provided
  • Karate and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes
  • Safe - Indoor & Outdoor Play Areas
  • Modern Game Rooms with Video Screens
  • (No extra fee) Full Day Child Care on Teacher Work Days
  • After School Hours 2pm to 6pm

Safe After School Transportation

School District 6
Pauline Glenn Springs Elementary
Roebuck Elementary
Gable Middle School
Dawkins Middle School
Westview Elementary School
Anderson Mill Elementary School
Child Development Center
Woodland Heights Elementary School
Fairforest Elementary School
Fairforest Middle School

School District 5
River Ridge Elementary School
Berry Shoals Intermediate School
Florence Chapel​

School District 4  (NEW!)
Woodruff Primary School
Woodruff Elementary School

Private Schools
Westgate Christian

Charter Schools​
High Point Academy

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if Kickin’ Kids is the right after school program for my child?
If you like the idea of a structured program that concentrates on developing children mentally and physically then this may very well be the ideal program for your child.We teach valuable life skills such as RESPECT, SELF-DISCIPLINE, and GOAL SETTING. Children in our program learn to develop a “Black Belt Attitude” in all aspects of life, not just in their martial arts training.  Best of all, our martial arts programs instill SELF CONFIDENCE, one of the most important ingredients to becoming a successful, emotionally sound, individual.

What age children can attend this program?
We accept boys and girls from 4K through 8th grade. (4K Kindergarteners are picked up at the same time as all other elementary students).

Will my child be grouped with children their own age?
Kickin’ Kids After School is an age specific program. We offer separate class rooms, based on grade, for the children to do their homework, store their belongings, and do play activities. Each room has private changing stalls that allow the students to dress for karate class without having to leave their age specific group. Every age group has leaders who specialize in working with that particular age children.Students are grouped by grade and by experience level in their martial arts classes as well. The groups listed below reflect how we divide the children each day in their classrooms and martial arts training sessions: 4K to 1st grade, 2nd and 3rd grade, 4th and 5th grade, and Middle Schoolers.

Will this program help my child if they have lots of extra energy or if they have ADHD?
Yes. Research has proven that martial arts training has been very effective in helping kids with ADD and ADHD.  The intense mental and physical involvement required to participate in martial arts classes allows ADHD children to immerse themselves in the activity. This can help them complete the activity, which can boost their self-esteem and confidence in themselves.

Our classes emphasize self-control, including self-discipline and respect for yourself and others. Children must learn to stand quietly and wait for their instructor's next command. Since self-control is often under-developed in children with ADHD, the increased emphasis on these skills can carry over into their home life and school environment. This can lead to better grades and improved behavior. Martial arts can also provide ADHD kids with a healthy way to channel aggression and work out their frustrations.

This sounds great so far!  Can I bring my family in for a tour of your facility?
We would love for you to bring your family in to tour our facility and to meet some of our instructors and staff members.

How do I get my child started?
You can download a registration form from our website or pick one up at our facility. Then you will need to bring that in and pay the registration fee and for the first week. You will need to let your child’s school know that they will begin after school pick up by the Kickiin’ Kids After School Program. That’s it!

Can my child start the after school program at any time?
Yes.  But our after school program does fill up so please call to confirm that there is space available in your child’s age group.

Is there a registration fee?
Yes, the registration fee is $69.00. It includes an SMA class uniform and belt, SMA t-shirt, and SMA sling bag.

How much is tuition and what does that include?
The tuition is for 1 child is $79 per week.  (20% discount for each additional family member). Tuition includes after school pick up, afternoon snack, assisted homework time, and basic martial arts training classes. (Extracurricular training programs can be added for additional fees).

Do you take public assistance vouchers?
No. No at this time.

What are the hours?
Our after school program runs from school dismissal time until 6:00pm.

Are you open on Teacher Work Days?
We are open from on Teacher Work Days from 7:00 am until 6:00pm.

Do I pay extra for my child to attend on Teacher Work Days?
No. Holidays are included in your weekly rate excluding Spring Break and Christmas Break.

School Holiday Schedule

Labor Day ----- Closed
Election Day ----- Open
Thanksgiving ----- Open Wednesday/Closed Thursday and Friday
Martin Luther King Holiday ----- Open
Spring Break ----- Open
Christmas Break ----- Open through December 23/Closed December 24 through January 1

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Kickin' Kids After School Program