Self-Defense Standing or on the Ground
Our kids learn to defend themselves on their feet or on the ground!
Little Warriors (4-6 years) and Junior Warriors (7-12 years) train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and/or Muay Thai.
The kids martial arts classes at Valhalla Academy uses Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Thai Boxing to teach children discipline and respect. Our classes are designed to help our students quickly gain confidence. Martial Arts is a great way to keep your children active while at the same time teaching them self-defense. Martial Arts is a skill and an enjoyment that kids can carry on into their adult lives.
Martial arts are unlike other activities and sports where only a very small percentage of children will grow up to play it in college and even a smaller percentage will go on to play it professionally
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the kids martial arts classes teaches children to be able to defend him or herself on the ground. Unike more traditional martial arts like Karate and Taekwondo Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling art that focuses on ground techniques and throwing techniques. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu allows smaller individuals to control bigger opponents with effective techniques that rely on leverage rather than strength. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a continuously evolving martial art, however; it has developed over time from earlier martial arts in Japan. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is heavily used in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) compittions and is also fun, exciting, and great for both fitness and self-defense. Valhalla is a Rigan Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association representative.
Muay Thai comes from Thailand and is a little more like your traditional martial arts of Karate or Tae Kwon Do in the fact that it is stand up/striking martial art with punches and kicks. However, Thai Boxing is known as the art of eight limbs because it uses punches, kicks, knees, and elbow strikes not typically found in more “traditional” martial arts. Thai Boxing has become world renowned as an effective and powerful striking martial art because it is the striking martial art of choice for many Mixed Martial Arts fighters. The kids martial arts classes at Valhalla learn Thai Boxing in a safe and controlled environment with proper supervision and safety equipment such as gloves, shin guards, and pads.