Dozens of children ranging from age 5 to 11 years old made their way through obstacle courses Saturday. 

Ninja Zone is a program that teaches kids the skills of martial arts and gymnastics. Coaches say it not only gets kids physically active, but it builds up their self-esteem.

"We love being able to empower the kids," said Ninja Zone Coach Katelyn Thomas. "And the kids, when we celebrate and those small victories, they're so proud of themselves some of them even tear up."

Ninja Zone is taught at Blaze Gymnastics in Cicero.