Youth Mixed Martial Arts Program

This is a mixed martial arts program specifically designed for children.Using a blend of various disciplines including Taekwondo, Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Wrestling, and Boxing, the students will develop a complete and realistic foundation for both sport application and practical self-defense.

This exciting program for boys and girls ages 8-12 is led by Coach Cole Barnard. Coach Cole is a Professional MMA Fighter who holds a 4th degree black belt in Taekwondo, a 1st degree black belt in Hapkido, and a 1 stripe blue belt in Jiu Jitsu.

The intensity in all classes is age appropriate. Control is emphasized at all times. THIS IS NOT FULL CONTACT FIGHTING!

As previously mentioned, in addition to the sport benefits, it is the best way to teach young students a realistic means of self-defense. In this regard, it is important to note that we do emphasize de-escalation approaches to avoid conflict. But, if they must defend themselves, they will effectively know how to do so!

We want the students and their parents to understand that Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a blend of a number of martial arts. With that said, we place an emphasis on the true meaning of martial arts. The students come to understand that martial arts are more than punching, kicking, submissions, etc. Our students learn about respect, confidence, discipline, perseverance, and team work.

When the student is older, if they choose to train in teen/adult MMA, or possibly enter into competition in sports such as MMA, Kickboxing, or Jiu Jitsu, they will have the proper foundation.

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