Who We Are And Why You Should Train Here
Since we’ve opened, we’ve been dedicated to changing the lives of people through Jesus Christ, one person at a time. We use Christian Martial Arts to achieve this goal. We strive to provide a safe, comfortable, and welcoming atmosphere for all students and family members. We take pride in creating an environment for individuals to achieve, develop, and succeed in their personal goals.
We strongly believe that Christian martial arts can be for everyone, regardless of age, sex, or experience level. Throughout all of our programs, students will not only learn the necessary skill sets to protect themselves both spiritually and physically, but we stand behind our realistic and practical approach, confident it will enable every member to achieve greatness and live their best life.
Our Martial Arts Curriculum
Our Martial Arts program is divided into three segments: Tiny Tornados, Essentials, and Elite. Tiny Tornados and Essentials are our beginner groups. If your child is under 7 years old, they will join the Tiny Tornados. Starting from age 7, they can participate in the Essentials group. Both groups focus on the fundamental aspects of Martial Arts, teaching techniques like basic stances, punches, blocks, kicks, and safe falling, along with mindset training. These groups follow a rotating curriculum, allowing beginners to join at any point. Once the student has gone through the full curriculum in these groups and is at least 7 years old, they are eligible to advance to the Elite group. This group introduces more sophisticated techniques.
The Elite group’s curriculum also rotates but encompasses various Martial Arts styles: Japanese bare-knuckle, knock-down karate, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (BJJ), Filipino Kali, and Israeli Krav Maga. Elite students also practice Catch Wrestling from Monday to Thursday, with sparring exercises on (Fighting) Fridays. For an explanation of the required sparring gear, please click here.
Our Academy teaches students the fundamentals of martial arts and self-defense. We take a Christ-centered approach to martial arts training, emphasizing not only physical skills but also mental and spiritual development. Our classes are designed to cultivate discipline, confidence, respect, and patience in our students.
Understanding Tip Testing, Graduation, and Belts
Just as academic grade levels denote a student’s progress in school, belt ranks in Martial Arts signify their advancement in the program. To earn the next belt rank, students must pass a Martial Arts test during a Martial Arts graduation ceremony. However, before they can take this test, they need to earn three “tips” which serve as checkpoints confirming the student’s understanding of specific parts of the curriculum.
Earning a black belt in Martial Arts is similar to attaining a bachelor’s degree in academia. Just as a degree generally requires four years of study, obtaining a black belt also necessitates four years of dedicated training as an Elite student. Yet, the journey doesn’t have to stop there. Much like in academia, there’s always the opportunity for further study to enhance your understanding and proficiency in Martial Arts. The world of Martial Arts offers an endless path of learning, growth, and mastery.
*For a more detailed overview of the Martial Arts curriculum, please click the “Parent Links” at the very top of the website, or simply click here.*