Introduce your child to the benefits of Modern Karate

Kids Karate After School Classes NYC

Kids Karate After School Classes NYC "Karate City offers the best martial arts training programs for children, teens and adults." - Time Out New York

Accepting students
for Fall season 2019/2020

Our process
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Children feel stressed because of challenges and high expectations.
We help them with confidence and structure––the tools for self-education.
They use their new discoveries to work towards their personal goals.
The children understand themselves and the world around them better.
With your help, we educate children without families. After graduating, many of the children will also go on to help others.
Why Karate City?

Our on-site karate center is located on West 52nd Street. We are just steps away from Columbus Circle on the Upper West Side (UWS) in Manhattan. We train Adults, Children, and Families in small groups or private sessions with our unique and world-class karate methodologies.

We provide workshops in self-defense, flexibility, and strength training. Karate City is a non-profit organization that is supporting children in the Foster Care system. We provide them with inspiration, guidance, effective decision-making skills, and mentorship.

We are promoting the civilized Olympic Sport of Karate, which is regulated by the largest international governing body in karate, the World Karate Federation (WKF). The WKF is a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), affirming Karate to Olympic sport status. Kids Karate After School Classes NYC

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Karate is by far the most practiced martial art in the world. Join the best Karate training center on the Upper West Side. The families achieve confidence, health, harmony, and greatness.
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Every happy, healthy, and centered child can create an impact. Through consistency and patience, Karate City will construct the foundations for a successful and happy life full of meaning.
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Self-Defense, stamina, stabilization, and focus are just some of the benefits of karate practice. Get stronger, faster, more precise, and inspired.
Uws families are getting the best family activity through Karate City’s programs near me


Exercise together with a dynamic fitness plan for your family. Create a healthy and holistic lifestyle with our advanced karate methods.

Children in Need

We work with foster care agencies to ensure that their children receive the best education possible. We believe that these children in particular need an education that activates their minds and builds confidence. We aim to changing Millions of the lives of children all around the world.

  • Self-Defense
  • Fitness
  • Self-Improvement
  • Black Belt Certification


Karate City brings the world the most modern style of learning and teaching karate.

Tarik Lakehal, International Karate Champion, International Model
Tarik Lakehal, International Karate Champion, Model.
Director of Strategy at American Express

I can say with certainty that Igor Dyachenko sets a new bar for quality in karate training!

Michel Deschodt, Ridge Vineyards, Retail Sales Lead.
Director of Strategy at American Express

Karate City initiative is amazing: the importance of sport for kids cannot be underestimated.

Denis Saklakov, North American Homes, Partner
Denis Saklakov, North American Homes, Partner.
Director of Strategy at American Express

He has helped thousands of kids and adults become the healthiest versions of themselves.

Mariko Enkoji-Busch, The Actors Theater Workshop
Mariko Enkoji-Busch, The Actors Theater Workshop.
Director of Strategy at American Express

I increased my stamina and discovered new limits I did not know I could achieve.

Maximilian Feil, American Express - Director of Strategy
Maximilian Feil, American Express – Director of Strategy.
Director of Strategy at American Express

Igor is a true gentleman and virtuoso of karate. I’ve been blessed to train with him!

Sean McAuley, Managing Director. Tullett Prebon Llc
Sean McAuley, Director. Tullett Prebon Llc.
Director of Strategy at American Express

Great place to get in shape. Personalized approach and amazing attention to details.

Dr. David J. Poiman, NY Center for Esthetic and Laser Dentistry
Dr. David J. Poiman, NY Center for Esthetic and Laser Dentistry.
Director of Strategy at American Express

Karate City teaches kids discipline and how to focus in order to make steady process.

Elliot Bogod, President at Broadway Realty
Elliot Bogod, President at Broadway Realty.
Director of Strategy at American Express
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Q & A
How long is each class?
Each class is 60 minutes long.
What are the age groups?
Our center accommodates the following age groups: 2.5-4 years old 4-7 years old 7-13 years old All ages for adults
How much do the classes cost?
Our small group training lessons are on average $56 per class. You rate will depend on the number of the classes and the length of the program. Average cost decreases the longer you commit.
Can parents take classes with their children?
Yes. This is part of our core philosophy. We believe in parents setting an example for their children, and we have a specially crafted program for parents and children (5+) to train together.
How do we motivate our kids to take Karate?
We hear you. We suggest creating a positive image of Karate for your child before attending the inspirational intro lesson. We will take it from there.
How can I find World-Class Kids Karate After School Classes/ Lessons in NYC ?
Hey! You already did, just register your children for Karate City programs and let them enjoy the classes! :)

From Igor Dyachenko’s early days (1 of 7)

Located a stone’s throw from Rockefeller Center, on a New York City block famous for its diamonds, you’ll find a former diamond in the rough beginning to shine bright. Walking into Karate City center, with its pristine white floors and bold use of red, one feels an intense but calm sense of purpose, focus and dedication. It’s obvious that this is not your typical Dojo, but it’s founder, Igor Dyachenko, is not your typical Sensei. He’s not just an instructor working in the field of karate. The field of karate has been working in him for as long as Igor can remember. When asked when he started learning karate, Igor answered, “Since I remember myself.”

The dojo he’s created is a far contrast to Igor’s early years in Ukraine, but the concept was alive for decades. It became a life journey that would take him around the world, win him medals, championships and allow him to meet legendary athletes and world ambassadors. He would also receive a special piece of paper, labeling him “an extra-ordinary athlete” the words written on Igor’s visa to the United States. It would become his destiny, where he’d pursue the American Dream. A worldwide dream that started in Ukraine by way of Italy, Mexico and his most influential country, Japan.

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