JTR Kids Program

JTR Kids Programs - Kids Martial Arts in DC

The JTR Jujutsu International Kids program classes build children’s self-confidence, physical strength, discipline, focus, and moral character. Our activity is highly structured and organized, with many fun conditioning exercises, martial arts movement combinations, and exciting games.  Children learn self-defense techniques from the “old style” martial arts way and life philosophy. We teach conflict resolution, de-escalation, and problem-solving tactics as a mental strength that students may face in their everyday lives. Our JTR Kids classes are offered days a week (Tuesday, Thursday, after school hours, and Saturday morning). Physical conditioning is a significant part of the JTR Kids program, and we make it fun. Enough said…come check us out and see what makes us such a special place.  

Master Don is the principal instructor, presenting with over 41 years of experience in martial arts training. Each technique is taught with a child’s safety and well-being in mind. Students are encouraged to support one another throughout the class, creating a warm learning environment that brings out the best in anyone. 

All the instructors put a strong emphasis on fun exercises, discipline, organization, and attention to detail. Students’ use of a peer-modeling approach in their self-development of moral character; parents frequently share that this is noteworthy and transformative. 

Master Don, the school owner, is a doctor of physical therapy who has extensive experience working with children and designing exercise programs for children with special needs.

During the quarterly promotional exams, children go before a board of examiners to show what they have learned.  The student demonstrates the appropriate proficiency in the learned techniques per their skill level,  a disciplined attitude, and a passing grade in the fitness assessment. Then, they can earn a new belt with a rank promotion. 

The ascending rank is based on the color belt system moving to a higher position of status, honor, and respect among peers.  Also, the tests explore how each student comprehends and answers questions about the moral values that they are taught. 


4429 Wisconsin Ave,
NW Washington DC 20016


+1 (202) 203-8056



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