Many martial arts schools focus either on self defense while standing (Karate, Tae Kwon Do) or while on the ground (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu).  Nearly all altercations start while standing, and most end up on the ground.  At Brazen Martial Arts our kid’s curriculum places equal emphasis on both standing and ground situations and also how to move between the two in order to ensure your child has the tools necessary to protect themselves.  We teach children that violence is always a last resort.  We focus on teaching them to be aware of their surroundings and to seek help from an adult when possible.

We offer classes in Mixed Martial Arts/Self Defense for children ages 5 and up. Classes are divided into two age groups: 5-7 and 8-13. Multiple certified adult instructors are present to ensure proper supervision and individual attention. All children begin at white belt. They are then reassessed at regular intervals where they have the opportunity to earn stripes or advance their belt color (depending on their current status). With children we are primarily focused on focus, self-discipline, teamwork, and building confidence. Advancement at Brazen Martial Arts is dependent on these key factors as well as individual improvement from the previous assessment rather than predefined milestones.

*We currently allow children who are 4 years old to try a single free trial class to evaluate if they are ready for an early start. Our normal starting age is 5 years old.  In July 2023 we will be enrolling students ages 3-5 for a FUNdamentals class that will serve as an early introduction to martial arts for young children and will teach them the basics of self defense through play.