At American Legacy Karate, we are proud to be the leaders in the Rolling Hills, Palos Verdes, and Torrance areas for self-defense and martial arts instruction. That being said, unlike other self-defense and karate studios, we don’t just simply focus on the skills that make our students physically strong. We put emphasis on helping our students develop strong cognitive, emotional, social, and verbal skills so they grow into the best, most empowered versions of themselves.

In order to help kids and adults of all ages achieve their best self-defense and martial arts potential, we have four different programs broken down by age and skill level. Continue below for a breakdown of the self-defense and personal skills emphasized in the Tiny Tigers Program for our newest little ninjas. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us directly. We would be happy to set you up with an introductory class and answer any questions you may have!

What Tiny Tigers Learn:

Cognitive Skills such as improved listening, focus, and memory
Emotional Skills like confidence, self-Control, and discipline
Social Skills such as respect for others and yourself, courtesy, kindness, and teamwork
Physical Self-Defense Skills including karate fundamentals, the essential building block techniques that will contribute to a strong self-defense foundation, and the basics of balance and coordination
Verbal (non-physical) Self-Defense Skills, for example: showing assertiveness, maintaining strong eye-contact, setting personal boundaries, and speaking up for yourself

Typical Class Breakdown

For Tiny Tigers class, our skilled martial arts instructors like to run a short 25 minute class that transitions to different drills and activities every 3-5 minutes to help our students with their focus, interest, and attention span. Throughout the class we keep a light, positive, energetic approach for this age group to build their confidence as we work on developing motor movements and listening skills.

Most of our martial arts drills will involve the students performing movements to the air, punching bags, and striking pads held up by our instructors.

What Makes Us Different from Other Karate Studios

Our martial arts classes for Tiny Tigers will build skill in all the above areas mentioned, while setting up students for success in future, more advanced self-defense techniques. We will help your little ones with their strength, conditioning, and flexibility, so that when they are ready for the Juniors (Beginner Level) Program, they have the martial arts foundation to be successful.

American Legacy’s innovative approach to self-defense and martial arts combined with our remodeled, state-of-the-art studio has made us the karate class leader in Rolling Hills, Palos Verdes, and Torrance. If you have kids between the ages of 4 - 7 that could benefit from improved focused, enhanced emotional and social skills, and of course the basics of martial arts and self-defense, reach out to one of our experienced instructors now!

Learn Martial Arts in a Safe, Fun, & Friendly Dojo

Available Group Classes (25 Minutes Long)

Tiny Tigers (Ages 4 - 7)
All Belts


🕓 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

🕓 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm


🕓 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

🕓 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm


🕓 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

🕓 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm


🕓 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

🕓 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm


🕓 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm


🕓 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Weekly Group Classes: Online & In-Person
Led By Professional Martial Arts Instructor

Our Group Classes provide a hands-on opportunity to practice American Legacy techniques and skills with other students. These classes offer additional training to our clients and further their progress in our curriculum.

Effective Training for Self Defense, Self Improvement, and Fitness

Our mission is to provide the most effective training to our clients so that they can confidently defend themselves, all the while staying fit and consistently improving their mindset to help them in their life journey.


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