Youth Programs

Our Youth Program has been carefully put together to offer the most effective program to realistically allow a child to defend themselves, all while having fun in the process of learning it. There are many programs offered in the market today that claim to be self-defense, but are more like choreographed dance class and glorified babysitting. Our curriculum allows for its students to offer an appropriate range of responses in order to defend themselves, other than a kick or a punch.
Our program is based in the belief that having the skills to hold an attacker in place using various “holds” gives our students the ability and choice of not having to “hit back”….but instead offer better options.  Besides having fun and learning very valuable self-defense skills, in this program kids learn about:

* Appropriateness of response
* Dealing with conflict and bullies
* Self-esteem and respect
* Communications skills
* Teamwork
* All important life skills

Youth Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Our Youth Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Program continues to turn out great results with an exceptional staff.  The Armory is honored to have two Black Belt instructors teaching classes every day.  The Armory has won overall team championships and has produced multiple state champions.   BJJ skills, tournament wins, development of respect, discipline and fun are all characteristics and results of our BJJ Youth Program. You can learn a lot about the most effective art of Youth Brazilian Jiu Jitsu while having fun.  We do it at The Armory every day!

Youth Program FAQ

What type of training does The Armory offer?
The Armory offers a mixed martial arts curriculum in our children and teens program which incorporates the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Grappling and Wrestling. These styles of training dominate in each of their respective ranges of fighting……which means self-defense.  Students will train in Gi’s (uniforms) and No Gi depending on the lesson plan. We also offer wrestling one day a week.  Our philosophy is that the students receive a well-rounded practical program for self-defense. This includes teaching in standup, takedowns and grappling (ground self-defense). A mixed martial arts curriculum is the only one that legitimately offers competency in all of these areas required for effective self-defense. 

The Armory also has a competition team. Students who are interested in competing in nationally ranked tournaments will receive instruction from our coaches. Please feel free to inquire if you have an interest.

What is different about your children and teens program than others?
At The Armory, we get to know our students very well and want this to be a “club” and family environment. We need to know how to motivate your child and how to communicate with them. This is not done by having them stand in a line and count in some other language.  Additionally, we offer classes to students as young as 4 years old and provide separate classes by age so younger students are not training with older (and bigger) students.   

How many classes per week can I attend?
You can attend as many classes per week as you would like.  The Armory offers a variety of classes each week with various time options to suite everyone’s scheduling needs. Please refer to our class schedule for the class times. 

Is the curriculum safe for my child?
The curriculum is very safe for your child. The attention to safety and the student’s well-being always comes first. Martial Arts training is a sport, just like baseball, soccer, football or basketball, and proper martial arts training includes contact. If it doesn’t, how can it possibly be called self-defense? We use the proper safety equipment, instructor supervision and rules in order to be sure your child is as safe as possible while learning a very real and practical self-defense system.




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