Russellville Kids & Teen Martial Arts Classes
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Kids Mixed Martial Arts (Ages 3-4)
Forca’s Dragons MMA pre-school kids martial arts program was developed to teach young children how to properly interact in a classroom setting while also learning valuable physical fitness, martial arts, and life skills. In this class, our Dragons will learn basic mixed martial arts techniques, such as punches, kicks, takedowns, and ground systems to help them to begin to develop their dexterity and coordination. They will also learn the tenets of the MMA Student Creed as well as information about nutrition, self-control, balance, memory, and other skills mini martial artists need to have!
Youth Mixed Martial Arts (Ages 5-7, 8-12)
Our Little Ninjas program for 5-7 year olds is a great class for aspiring new martial artists! Our Kids Mixed Martial Arts Program is where your child will develop focus, confidence, self-discipline, and respect while learning self-defense and emotional control. In class, students work one-on-one with several instructors and receive valuable mat chats each class concerning important life lessons. Students are encouraged to ask questions, help others, and work hard to achieve their goals. Children in the Little Ninjas class will learn basic kickboxing combinations along with fundamental grappling techniques and positions to fulfill the requirements for their Ninja Belts.
Força’s Ninjas MMA program is for 8-12 year olds and is packed with fun drills, skills, and excitement! Students learn submission grappling alongside a structured kickboxing curriculum, which includes heavy inspiration from boxing, muay Thai kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and wrestling. This class teaches children how to work with partners, hold targets, and establish themselves as an important member of a team! Students participating in the Ninjas MMA program will learn about self-control and “being the best they can be”! Students participating in our mixed martial arts program have the option of attending additional training sessions in our Black Belt Team, Elite Team, or Demo Team classes.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (8-12, Teens)
We also offer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training for children (ages 8-12) and teens. Our jiu-jitsu classes are an extension of our Ninjas MMA program, but are also a great option for children who are not interested in kicking and punching. Jiu jitsu is a grappling art that teaches technique and strategy over muscle and strength. Our 45-minute youth Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes include coordination-building warm-up drills, effective self-defense techniques, and exciting “rolls” at the end of every class.
Teen Mixed Martial Arts (Ages 13-17)
As the growth of mixed martial arts continues, so does our Warriors MMA program! Geared for teens, this class is meant to be a fun and exciting environment for young martial artists. Each class kicks off with our Student of the Month leading the class in a group warm up, which instills leadership, initiation, and motivation within the students. The Warriors learn effective techniques and strategy for both sport and self-defense scenarios. Instructors even include encouraging mat chats and insights about real-life situations that teenagers may encounter as they grow older. Teens interested in additional training are encouraged to join our Black Belt Team and stay after class for additional sparring and MMA training.