MMA is one of the most exciting classes for your child.
Defensive Edge's Kids MMA classes and Teen MMA classes will improve self-confidence and motivate your child to strive to be the best they can be both in and out of class. Our Mixed Martial Arts classes in Wakefield Massachusetts teach children aspects of Muay Thai, Boxing, Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. These arts are blended into what is now commonly known as MMA . Our classes are taught in a safe, friendly environment.
In our MMA kids classes your child will successfully learn how to properly strike and block an opponent. Striking is accomplished with hands, shins, knees and elbows. They’ll also be trained to achieve proper blocking techniques and angles needed to avoid strikes. Our MMA Students learn Muay Thai and Western Boxing to effectively use techniques to defend themselves in a stand-up confrontation.
In addition, Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling give Children an understanding of how to win while on the ground. In this portion of the class, they are shown how to control their opponent’s positions by controlling their posture. They will learn to defeat their opponent by using various techniques and take-downs. Kids will also successfully learn how to defend these types of attacks against themselves.
The MMA portion of the class is dedicated to training both parts of the MMA together, after students master the basics. The curriculum includes sparring, however it isn’t a requirement. All of our instructors are highly trained and care about ‘proper instruction’ of each and every student. All techniques are shown, broken down and taught in a slow, controlled and most importantly, supervised environment, until such a time as the instructors feel the student has mastered the technique.
We proudly teach Mixed Martial Arts to Kids from all over Massachusetts North Shore including: Saugus, Lynn, Peabody, Andover, Melrose, Stoneham, Lynnfield, and Reading.
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Defensive Edge is more than just a self- defense school. It’s a family. And that is how the students are treated by every instructor and every student. You can tell just how much Sensei Rick cares about his students, and how much he cares about his studies in a single conversation with him. You cannot go wrong with choosing to train there. You will…
Jason D. Wakefield MA
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Sensei Rick and all of the instructors. They all are extremely dedicated to their students and truly care about their well being and learning. My son started when he was 6 years old and in a short amount of time I have seen his confidence grow by leaps and bounds. He was even able advocate for himself at 8…
Heather M. Wakefield MA
I take private lessons for several different martial arts. Rick’s approach to reality based martial arts is the most thoughtful and practical training I have seen. Most martial artists just teach what they learned. Rick innovates and refines the art, making it relevant to real life situations, considering a person’s physical abilities and…
Kurt Rauschenbach, Ph.D.
“My wife and I wanted our daughter’s to learn self defense. They tried Karate but it was nothing compared to what these kids are learning at Defensive Edge.”
I have been with defensive edge for a number of years now. They have an amazing newly renovated facility with plenty of mat space, a boxing ring, corner cage and a weight room. The coaches and staff are knowledgeable friendly and very dedicated. They have many programs to choose from, so there’s always more to learn. Its an amazing family atmospher…
Dan N. Wakefield MA
I’ve been there for 12 years and cant say enough good things. World class instruction, and family like atmosphere provide for the best training around. If your goals are MMA , Muay Thai, BJJ, practical self protection or just getting in shape, look no further!