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The Kids Martial Arts program teaches practical and interesting techniques from a wide variety of martial arts including Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), Karate and Philipino Stick Fighting. There is a strong emphasis on developing good life skills such as honesty, self-discipline, integrity, perseverance and proudly representing Christchurch martial arts.

Class Times: Mat Ratz - Combat Kids - Free Style Martial Arts

New term starts on Tuesday, July 25th, 2014

Tuesday & Thursday

Mat Ratz (5-7 years) 4 pm to 4.50pm
Combat Kids (8-12 years) 5 pm to 5.50pm
Free Style Martial Arts (13-15 years) 6 pm to 7pm

Wednesday
Combat Kids (8-12 years) 5 pm to 5.50pm

Saturday

Mat Ratz (5-7 years) 10 am to 10.50am
Combat Kids (8-12 years) 11 am to 11.50pm
Free Style Martial Arts (13-15 years) 12pm to 1pm

 

Confidence is not something we are born with...

...it is something that we learn.

 

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Mat Ratz

Mat Ratz Childrens Martial Arts Christchurch


The Mat Ratz is a martial arts program especially for young children between the ages of 5 and 7 (however we do accept young people of 4 years of age in to the program).

The program teaches them mixed martial arts with Thai kick boxing and karate kicking and punching together with wrestling moves from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo.

The emphasis is on them teaching them interesting martial arts, developing their confidence and giving them a good habit of physical exercise that keeps them healthy and strong. They are also taught stranger danger awarenesss and how to deal with bullys.

They are also taught comradeship, teamwork, focus and concentration. The children are taught by experienced instructors who teach with encouragement and a methodology of cooperative discipline.

Rewards are given for good work and our homework sheets are very popular with the mums and dads.

Here are just some additional benefits your child will receive:

Emotional and Social Development


The ability to deal with frustration and be patient with others e.g. learning how to take turns. While training at the Academy your child will have many opportunities to make new friends and gain further independence from their parents.

Our classes are designed to be fun and hold the attention of a young child but we also encourage their self-discipline and ability to concentrate.

Positive Attitude

Respect for teachers and the value of teamwork and encouraging others.

Physical Development

Improved hand-eye coordination, balance and flexibility.

Self Confidence

Our ranking system of coloured tabs and belts teaches goal setting with practical and realistic achievements. As your child progresses through this system not only is their self esteem boosted, but it reinforces in their minds the value of concentration and hard work.

 

If you would like further information or to come along and try a lesson please call reception on (03) 3776350.



A video showing a Mat Ratz class.

 

Combat Kids

Combat Kidz Childrens Christchurch Martial Arts

The Combat Kids is a martial arts program especially for young people between the ages of 8 and 12.

The program teaches them mixed martial arts with Thai kick boxing and karate kicking and punching together with wrestling moves from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo and stickfighting from Philipino martial arts. The program is combination of the disciplines taught in our adult program with the latest up to date mixed martial arts techniques and training methods

The emphasis is on them teaching them practical and interesting martial arts, developing their confidence and giving them a good habit of physical exercise that keeps them healthy and strong. They are also taught how to handle bullys and are given instruction from our Slam Man program for dealing with stranger danger.

They are also taught comradeship, teamwork, focus and concentration. The children are taught by experienced instructors who teach with encouragement and a methodology of cooperative discipline.

Rewards are given for good work and our Homework sheets are very popular with the mums and dads.

Here are just some additional benefits our students receive:

Positive attitude

Respect for authority figures and rules, helping them to resist peer group pressure.

Self Discipline

Our students are expected to follow the rules and etiquette of a martial arts class which improves their concentration and maturity level. They are also encouraged to give 100% effort at all times.

The ability to focus and block out life’s distractions.

Life Skills

The Academy environment is an ideal place to learn how to make potentially lifelong friends and contacts.

By learning progressively harder techniques, our students learn how to take on challenges and overcome adversity through self-belief and perseverance. This puts them on a lifelong path of self-improvement and encourages them to grasp any opportunities offered to them.

Physical Development

Increased strength, endurance, flexibility and coordination.

 

If you would like further information or to come along and try a lesson please call reception on (03) 3776350.

 

Kids Martial Arts Students At The Kung Fu Panda 2 Premiere

On Saturday the 3rd of July 2011 members of our Kids classes, aged 6 to 11, performed a Martial Arts demonstration at the Christchurch premiere of Kung Fu Panda 2.

Performing were Sabastian Davies, Brielle Pierson, Cory Dean, Luka Lawson, Valentine Berklahn, Memphis Vaszilyko, Alex Hemens, Nikita Goran, Blade Witbrock and Reuben Edwards. Well done guys for a fantastic job!

Kids Martial Arts Students On The Erin Simpson Show

On the 8th and 14th of July 2009 members of the Kids Martial Arts program appeared on the popular TV2 program The Erin Simpson Show which is produced by Whitebait- TV. Check out the video below along with some behind the scenes photos from the morning the shows were filmed. A big well done to Brody Spang, Courtney Spang, Josh Kay-Shulz, Christopher Bainbridge, Logan Bainbridge, Joseph Ditfort, Taylor Sheard, Juliana Taingahue, Alexander Addison, Connor Taylor-Brown and especially Elliot Chan for a fantastic performance on the day.

 

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Free Style Martial Arts For Young Teens

 

Our Youth program is a freestyle martial arts system for teenagers aged 13 to 15. Classes are taught in a friendly but disciplined environment and all fitness levels are welcome.
The class is the stepping stone between the young children’s classes and the full adult classes with emphasis on catering to the young teen’s mind-set. The techniques taught are taken from the most effective and up-to-date martial arts fighting systems available today together with the most effective classical martial arts systems methodologies that work:

• Karate and Thai kickboxing for punches and kicks
• Brazilian jiu jitsu & wrestling for grappling and submissions
• Philipino stick and knife fighting for weaponry combat
• Mixed Martial Arts for takedowns and integrating striking and grappling


The program also includes many street self defence techniques and concepts such as how to escape from common positions and holds with tactics on dealing with bullying and a strong emphasis on dealing with the real street attack situation.

We maintain a philosophy of using what works and discarding unnecessary concepts. This has resulted in a martial arts programs that not only suits the modern environment but is embraced by the informed student seeking out something that is going to give them the best martial arts experience an methodologies that will not only enhance their ability to look after themselves but also give them great fitness and heaps of confidence that will be expressed in every aspect of their lives.

As well as learning the most cutting edge martial arts techniques available, students will also receive the following benefits:

Physical

Improved strength, fitness, flexibility and coordination that will develop their attributes of resilience and ability to handle physical hardship.

Mental

 

Improved concentration and awareness together with enhanced perseverance and self reliance that will give them a relaxed and but focused mind-set that will empower them to get through the hardest of set-backs and succeed in life.

Life Skills

The training is carried out in an encouraging atmosphere of positive reinforcement, resulting in them gaining greater and greater confidence within themselves but also the realization that this progress requires hard work and self discipline.

All students are expected to follow the rules and etiquette of a martial arts class which encourages them to be respectful, mature and focused, thus developing a strong sense of integrity and honor all of which build a strong personal self esteem, so very important in the early life of a young teen.

They will develop life skills that allow them to handle and develop to the best of their ability in all areas of their lives, developing a relaxed but motivated attitude to life with a positive outlook.

Members of the Youth program are also allowed to attend one adult class a week and can choose from Thai kick boxing, Brazilian jiu jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts or Weaponry Combat.

If you would like further information or to come along and try a lesson please call reception on (03) 3776350.

We look forward to seeing you all again this year.

A Youth class grading

 

Class Times: Mat Ratz - Combat Kids - Free Style Martial Arts

New term starts on Tuesday, July 25th, 2014

Tuesday & Thursday

Mat Ratz (5-7 years) 4 pm to 4.50pm
Combat
Kids (8-12 years) 5 pm to 5.50pm
Free Style Martial Arts (13+ years) 6 pm to 7pm

Wednesday

Combat
Kids (8-12 years) 5 pm to 5.50pm

Saturday

Mat Ratz (5-7 years) 10 am to 10.50am
Combat
Kids (8-12 years) 11 am to 11.50pm
Free Style Martial Arts (13+ years) 12pm to 1pm

Pictures & Video

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Academy of Combat kids from our Kidz Martial Arts program taking part in a fire walk that followed our end of year barbecue. A great time was had by all including kids as young as 5 who took part.