Kids Mixed Martial Arts
Our kids program focuses on building athleticism, confidence, respect, and accomplishing goals through hard work and dedication. We provide a safe, comfortable environment that allows our students to have fun first and foremost, but also learn the fundamentals of Jiu-Jitsu and MMA.
Class typically begins with a warm-up consisting of footwork drills and animal movements followed by small group instruction on specific mixed martial arts techniques. Then we move into games that break the ice for students so that they get an opportunity to utilize the techniques without the fear of anyone getting hurt. We finish with high fives and respect for everyone's performance!
We have grouped our kids classes by ages: 3-6, 7-10, and 10-14.
We are very proud of the growth of our kids program. We have children from all walks of life participating together in a team based environment where everyone learns from one another. A few of the students from our older group (ages 10-14) compete at local tournaments, although competition is not required at all. Most importantly, we just want kids to see how fun martial arts and exercise can be. We teach the traditional martial arts values such as respect, honor, and discipline, but in a fun environment where children are encouraged to be themselves.
Exercise is fun!
We start our classes with dynamic warm-ups consisting of animal movements, stretching, and foot work drills. We often break from drilling technique and play games designed to get kids comfortable with the techniques learned during class. This gets our students moving and having fun without worrying about their performance. We've found this to be a great way to build self confidence in kids that are a bit more shy. Plus, everyone gets in a dose of exercise, including the coaches!
Martial Arts in Adolescence
There is more pressure on our kids than ever during the time of adolescence. Cyber-bullying, physical bullying, and peer pressure are far too common in our society today. Being martial artists, our older group of students (10-14 years old) are very unique individuals within their own group of friends. They are confident and know when to walk away. They learn that words are not a just cause for anyone to experience physical harm. They are more resilient than the average kid and they stand up for what is right.
This reduces the psychological impact of these stresses that children experience in today's society, which leads to a more confident, healthy child that has the tools to handle anything that life throws at them. We're honored to provide a safe place for our young students to learn martial arts and its core values and we hope you'll give us the opportunity to work with your child too.