Junior Class


Classes for junior age 9 – 14 are held on Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30. Martial Arts training is a great activity that helps teenagers develop a sense of confidence about their bodies. Balance, coordination, posture, and general strength improve with Martial Arts training. The student will finds that Mixed Martial Arts training helps him or her cope with the clumsiness that often accompanies the spurt of growth at this age.

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Martial arts benefits span a spectrum of physical, mental and social attributes, all of which are learned and improved through martial arts training. Children learn about courtesy, loyalty, respect, perseverance, maintaining a positive attitude, self-control and integrity. These skills will be taught and reinforced at our martial arts school. Children will be able to utilize all of these skills throughout their lifetime.

Physical Fitness

The benefits of physical fitness for kids are well-documented. According to the American Council on Exercise, physically active children have fewer chronic health problems than kids who are sedentary. Martial arts classes exercise all joints and muscle groups. Regular training causes incremental improvements in fitness.


In almost all cases, they never have to use their martial arts techniques on someone. Their increased awareness and presence deters violence. In effect, by understanding and mastering a higher level of the force continuum, they can achieve their goals by using lesser levels of force.

Goal Setting

The requirements for each belt level are defined in detail and represent incremental improvement in your martial art skill level. Successive belt ranks require more difficult and comprehensive knowledge, and represent new challenges to overcome. Kids learn to set goals and work toward achieving those goals. Upon passing the tests required to receive a belt, they can look forward to the next belt level, and so on. Learning to tackle complex and comprehensive bodies of knowledge by breaking them down into smaller portions is a skill that can help outside the martial arts as well, whether it’s learning to swim or learning calculus.


The regimented nature of martial arts instruction fosters a deep sense of self-discipline in students. One can’t become a legitimate black belt overnight, and so students learn that their worthy goals will require patience, hard work, and dedicated study over several years. The message is that if it’s worth anything, it’s worth working hard for.

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