Find the perfect sport for your little athlete from soccer, to football, to horseback riding and more on this list of sports, martial arts, and horseback riding lessons in New Orleans. You can find more after school activities in our New Orleans After School Activities Guide. 

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Martial Arts Spotlight:


Yonsei Martial Arts Academy

2530 Florida Avenue, Kenner, LA; 504-465-5353

We change lives!

Whether your child has abandonment issues, can’t sit still, or is hooked on video games, Yonsei Martial Arts Academy located in Kenner will give kids a safe place to develop and learn. Their dynamic, high-energy kids karate program helps children build strength, stamina, and flexibility, as well as develop their body, mindand character. Children of all ages develop confidence, improved motor skills, discipline, self-control, and overall good habits that will transcend for a lifetime.

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“I have 2 daughters who are complete opposites. My 13 year old is girly, into dancing and cheerleading and all that froo-frooey stuff. My 11 year old is much more of a Tomboy. She runs track plays basketball, soccer, and volleyball. About a year ago she start telling me she wanted to take karate. I ignored it thinking she just was saying that because of her new love of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon.

She was persistent so I began checking places out. Most places didn’t seem very kid friendly. Then I found Yonsei. They were extremely friendly and invited us in for a free lesson to try it out. I was hooked by the instructors ability to connect with her right away since she can be quite shy. They have an unreal flexible schedule for the kiddos. They expect you to make 8 clases per month but you can take up to 12. There are about 10-12 classes offered per week for her age group and the classes are 45 minutes each. There are several instructors at each class and they give the kids a lot of personal attention. ”  Gabe R


Sports Lessons and Teams In New Orleans

Audubon Tennis: 504-895-1042
Belle Chasse YMCA: 504-392-9622
Big Easy Sportsplex: 504-733-0046
Crescent City Soccer: 504-708-8781


East Jefferson YMCA: 504-888-9622
FC New Orleans Youth Soccer: 504-288-6672
Jewish Community Center: 504-897-0143 (Uptown) | 504-887-5158 (Metairie)
Kidding Around Yoga: 504-982-4778


KidSports: 504-733-1200
Louisiana Baseball and Softball Academy: 504-733-8660
Louisiana Fire Juniors: 504-465-8224
New Orleans City Park Tennis Center: 504-483-9383


Playmakers: 504-305-6078
Reily Center at Tulane: 504-865-5242
Yoga Power Play: 504-909-8881



Martial Arts In New Orleans:

Louisiana Karate Association: 504-835-6825
New Orleans Shotokan Academy: 504-432-8667 
New Orleans Karate Institute: 504-391-7200
NOLA Aikido: 504-208-4861


Shogun Martial Arts: 504-982-1371
Tiger Rock Martial Arts: 504-



Horseback Riding Lessons and New Orleans:

Cascade Stables: 504-891-2246
Equest Farms: 504-483-9398
Good Horse LLC: 504-931-3166
Pony Tales: 504-469-0148



Sports, Martial Arts, Horseback Riding Lessons In New Orleans