Mixed Martial Arts or MMA for Kids – Teen MMA in MA
MMA is one of the most exciting kids classes that we offer.
Defensive Edge’s Mixed Martial Arts classes teach children aspects of Muay Thai, Boxing, Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. These arts are blended into what is now commonly known as MMA. These classes will improve self confidence and motivate children to strive to be the best they can be both in and out of class. In MMA kids 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. Students of MMA learn Muay Thai and Western Boxing to effectively use techniques to defend themselves in a stand-up confrontation. In MMA, Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling give Children an understanding of the grappling & ground game. In this portion of the class, they are shown how to control their opponent’s positions by controlling their posture. They will learn to attack their opponent by using various techniques such as chokes, armbars and take-downs. They will successfully learn how to defend against these types of attacks against their person. 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.