Monday & Wednesday 5:20pm – 6:00pm
Monday & Wednesday 4:40pm – 5:10pm
AMAC Children’s Jiu-Jitsu Instructors:
AMAC KIDS Gracie Jiu Jitsu is a highly effective self-defense system designed to allow a smaller, weaker person to defend his or her self against someone larger. It is also a lot of fun! The kids love it, and it keeps them very active as they improve their strength, flexibility and coordination.
Foundational Principles (ages 5 to 14 years)
Kids Gracie Jiu Jitsu/MMA is outstanding for physical fitness and they will love doing it. It takes the best the martial arts world has to offer in the area of self‐defense and combines it all into one simple, easy-to-learn, highly-effective system. Kids will learn a mixture of Gracie Jiu Jitsu, Thai Boxing, and Combat Submission Wrestling (CSW).
At this age, kids are not interested in learning martial arts, but they sure don’t mind “playing” martial arts. The secret is that we have devised a series of games in which we secretly teach the kids essential self‐defense techniques. By playing the fun and challenging games, your child will develop strong reflexes in the execution of the basic techniques as they unconsciously learn the foundational principles of leverage and control.
Kids Martial Arts naturally instills focus into the students as well as intelligent physical fitness and body mechanics. If you are looking for a program that is more than just a workout the martial arts can deliver. The martial arts can actually help to teach self‐discipline and socialization skills as well. In fact, many parents whose children have attention‐deficit disorder (ADHD) report great success with martial art because self-control and concentration and According to the American Council on Exercise, physically active children have fewer chronic health problems than kids who are sedentary. Classes usually begin with warmups followed by intense exercise and a subsequent cool down. Regular training causes incremental improvements in fitness levels.
Martial arts are perhaps best known for increasing one’s ability to defend yourself. However, these skills for personal security aren’t just used for fighting. “I do this so I don’t have to fight…” For kids who have to deal with bullies, or reside in neighborhoods where street violence is common, the ability to defend themselves allows them peace of mind. In almost all cases, they never have to use their martial arts on someone. Their increased awareness and presence deters violence. In effect, by understanding and mastering a higher level of the force continuum, they can protect themselves by using lesser levels of force.