Kids Martial Arts & Self Defense Programs in Elgin, IL
The Fusion Fitness MMA Kids programs focuses on the physical and mental aspects of the student’s training. Our classes promote confidence and self-esteem, encourage social relationships, and enhance your child’s physical well-being by laying a foundation that stresses the importance of exercise and self-motivation. Aspects such as self-confidence, modesty, courtesy, focus and teamwork are core principles that are focused upon in kids programs, along with a solid emphasis on the fundamental martial arts skills and techniques.
The Fundamentals of martial arts are instilled upon the students from the beginning, along with a structured environment that encourages and praises those who work hard, show respect and follow instructions. We have adopted a color-coded rank system for our children’s programs in order help breakdown the techniques to ensure that the quality of development remains world class. Our rank system has proven itself since first being implemented, producing technically high-level students who greatly understand and respect the importance of what they are learning. Our kids program is designed for children generally between the ages of 7-12 years old. However, some children remain enrolled in it through the age of 13. Those who are at a higher aptitude of learning or skill level at the age of 13 can move into the adult programs.
Jr Thai Boxing (Ages 7-12)
Derived primarily from the national sport of Thailand our Jr Thai Boxing program is a fun action packed class for kids to learn this great martial art in a fun and controlled environment. This program has been adapted to maximize the effectiveness of this martial art for children.
Gracie Bullyproof® Jr Grapplers (Ages 8-13)
In the Gracie Bullyproof program, we focus on 33 non-violent self-defense techniques that teach children to “neutralize and negotiate” with the bullies. Most martial arts programs rely on striking the attacker with punches and kicks. This strategy can often make the situation worse, or be completely ineffective against a larger, stronger, more aggressive opponent. In the Gracie Bullyproof program we use leverage-based control holds to neutralize threats without violence. In fact, numerous school districts have embraced the defensive nature of the Gracie Bullyproof techniques as a reasonable, nonviolent response to bullying and some even host Gracie Bullyproof classes on campus! The bottom line is: we will prepare your child to defend themselves against bullies without turning them into one.