OUR CLASSES

Kids' Classes

KIDS' PROGRAM
160,000 kids will miss school today due to bullying. Here at Guardian Mixed Martial Arts, we make it our duty to Bully-Proof as many children as we can. By using Jiu-Jitsu we build confidence and discipline to make our students leaders and role models so that we not only empower kids to stop bullying, but to emotionally build up a child so that they will not have the need to bully. 

LIL' Champions (Ages 5-7)
Depending on the age and maturity level some kids can start as early as 5 years old. Attending what we call our Lil' Champions class, kids participate by not training Jiu-Jitsu, but by "playing" Jiu-Jitsu. Disguising our lessons in game format, we are able to teach our youngest students movement, coordination, and focus.  

Level 1 Jiu-Jitsu (Ages 7-13)
Whether your child is just starting out their martial arts career, or has just graduated from our Lil' Champions program, they will begin in our Level 1 Jiu-Jitsu Program. In this class, only the most effective techniques are taught to the students with an emphasis on self-defense. Alongside technique, our students learn when, and when not, to utilize physical techniques, but also learn our Verbal Jiu-Jitsu so that they can avoid the fight before it ever starts. 

SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS
Level 2/3 Jiu-Jitsu (Ages 7-15)
Once your child has graduated with a yellow belt, our Level 2 curriculum starts to introduce intermediate techniques, along with rules and tactics for the sportive aspect to our art. After earning an orange belt, our students continue on to Level 3 and start the more advanced techniques and refine existing knowledge.  

LEADERSHIP TEAM (Ages 8-13)
If your child has the aptitude to naturally lead and teach others, we highly encourage you to enroll your child in our Leadership Program. Leadership Team members attend basic level classes and help the instructor manage the floor. By doing this, our junior instructors build not only confidence, but nurture a natural leadership ability that translates into everyday life. After all, every child has the potential of being our future police officers, doctors, mayors, or even President. * All Leadership Team members are required to keep a satisfactory GPA and are held to a higher standard of character off the mat.

Kids Jiu-Jitsu Belt System:

White

White-Black

White-Yellow

Yellow

Yellow-Black

Yellow-Orange

Orange

Orange-Black

Orange-Green

Green

Lil' Champions Belt System:

White

White-Yellow

White-Orange

White-Green

White-Blue

White-Purple

White-Brown

Grey(Boys) or Pink(Girls)

 

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

WHY GRACIE JIU-JITSU?
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is a tried and true martial art that has been proven in self defense. When you attend our academy you will begin by learning the most reliable techniques Jiu-Jitsu has to offer. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is so reliable in fact, that multiple government organizations utilize these techniques, such as the Army, Navy Seals, and FBI to name a few. Although a background in martial arts can be beneficial, the beauty of our Jiu-Jitsu is that no previous experience is necessary, and it is proven that Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is the fastest way to being street ready. 

WHAT MAKES JIU-JITSU UNIQUE?
Answer: Techniques are based on leverage and timing, instead of strength and speed. Being street ready does not require you to be able to kick above your own head, but instead utilize natural body movement to stop a would-be attacker.

DO YOU USE EYE GOUGES OR STRIKES TO DEFEND YOURSELF?
Answer: Although these tactics can certainly damage an opponent if applied correctly, they are very unreliable. If you attempt and fail, your attacker may become increasingly angry, and try to cause more damage than they intended. By using our system you will be able to not only control an attacker without causing serious damage, but also execute a finishing technique if necessary.

WHAT ABOUT MULTIPLE ATTACKERS?
Answer: This one is very simple. No martial art can successfully defend against multiple attackers. Most practitioners of various arts claim their style can teach you to not only defend yourself, but defeat more than one opponent. This comes from the movie culture and video games that have evolved over the years. If you have never had a martial arts class before, let us give you your first. If you are ever confronted with multiple attackers, please run.

TOURNAMENT TRAINING AND STREET TRAINING?
Answer: Because of the popularity of martial arts, certain styles have made their system into a sport. This allows students to compete and perform techniques that normally have no validity on the Street. When rules are introduced, these systems of self defense quickly start to focus on competitive and flashy techniques instead of street techniques. When you come to our academy, you will find our first goal is to prepare you for a REAL altercation.

Muay Thai Kickboxing

Here at Guardian Mixed Martial Arts, we believe progress is moving forward. Unlike traditional martial arts, there are no katas, or forms, to memorize, but like all martial arts schools, we teach discipline and respect. Proven on the battle fields of ancient Southeast Asia, Muay Thai continues to grow and be proven with the times. In today’s culture, violence can be a scary thing, but training and preparing your mind and body will lessen the weight of these kinds of negative thoughts. 

Our Muay Thai Program is also a great way to get, and stay, in shape! Even though Muay Thai is a sport, we will never make competition mandatory. Even sparring (practice fighting) is reserved for senior students. Many of our members come to us so they can improve the quality of their life, but will admit learning Muay Thai is fun!

Not only will you learn how to punch and kick, but also learn how to effectively use elbows and knees when an attacker is too close.   We will not only build your confidence for the street and ring, we will build your confidence in everyday life.

Muay Thai Belt System:
White
Yellow
Orange
Green
Blue
Purple
Silver
Black-Silver
Black


WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
Seriously, don’t hesitate any longer. You are more than welcome to come and try out Muay Thai Program FOR FREE for 1 week! Come see why Guardian Mixed Martial Arts is a fantastic place to train!

WHY BOXING

As an American tradition, boxing is one of the most popular sports in the world. This class will teach you the same techniques Amateur, Professional, and Olympic champions use in the ring. Boxing, or pugilism, is one of the oldest physical contact sports known in the existence of history. Many ancient civilizations have records of the sport. Some say they can find evidences of boxing as early as 1500 BC and 3000 BC. Which in easy language, says that Boxing has been around for some time.The differences between boxing of old, and today are vastly different. From the styles, rules, and garb warn, to the consequences in which a fighter must endure victory or defeat. 

Boxers in the past did not have the luxury of head gear, hand wraps and mouth pieces. We take this for granted now, but in ancient times, this was a much more brutal spectacle. The rules of boxing have changed dramatically from the vast rules of today. The fights were not divided into rounds, and defeat could have meant something much different. In many cases, a Knock Out or death was required for a victory. Modern day boxing is much different. There are man enhancements, rules and regulate ions that make this a much more entertaining sport, without the common chance of a great injury or worse. 

It is necessary for modern boxers to wear protective head gear and gloves when training. Be it Amateur or Professional boxing, enthusiasts and fighters alike are assured of some pretty stiff and exciting competition. Expect one thing before your first class. You will punch those pounds away, and have a blast doing so! 

SUBMISSION GRAPPLING

Submission Grappling is a general term describing the aspect of martial arts and or combat sports that focus on clinch and ground fighting with the aim of obtaining a submission using submission holds. It brings together techniques from Freestyle Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Folk American Wrestling (catch-as-catch-can), Sambo and Judo.

Unlike tradition Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Grappling is based on no clothing grips, which makes some moves more difficult. It is also considered by some to be street Jiu-Jitsu, or street oriented. 

This class is great for learning self defense, and keeping in shape. No matter if you have experience in any other martial art or not, this class is for you!

WRESTLING
Wrestling is an ancient art involving grappling, controlling, and throwing an opponent. We incorporate multiple methods by various wrestling styles to use on the mat, in the cage or on the street.

JUDO
Being a throwing art, we incorporate Judo into our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class to better our students and help them be a complete grappler. Being able to take an opponent to the ground is as important as being there.

MMA TEAM

The MMA Team trains several nights a week. The team focuses on both Cage and Ring fighting. A whole host of martial arts styles are congealed into one, so that the fighter may use them in a practical way in competition.

MAY I BE ON THE TEAM?
Our MMA Team is by invite only. When the coaches believe that you are ready to train full MMA, you will be notified.