Our Kids Jiu Jitsu is the most effective and comprehensive kids Martial Arts program in Durango. At DMA Kids, we build tools to deal with bullying, increase confidence and self-esteem, develop strong work ethic, learn respect and humility, and live an overall healthier lifestyle. And these are only some of the many benefits kids gain from training in Martial Arts! We provide a safe and healthy atmosphere, where kids learn the grappling art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. We work on children’s conditioning, learn new Jiu-Jitsu techniques, practice grappling under close supervision, and play an array of grappling games. This class is fun and fast paced and perfect for any 6-12 year old of any skill level.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling art developed and perfected by the famed Gracie family over the past century. It involves the use of positioning, leverage, joint locks and choke holds to control and subdue larger stronger opponents. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is challenging and fun to practice and is extremely technical. Trying to perfect Jiu-Jitsu’s many techniques is a hobby that provides a lifetime of enjoyment.
In general, our classes are formatted as follows: The class begins with a warm-up consisting of calisthenics and grappling drills. This warm-up helps to protect against injury and increase stamina, fitness, flexibility and coordination. Following the warm-up, the instructors teach various techniques so that the students can develop their submissions, takedowns, sweeps, reversals, and escapes. Students’ questions are always welcomed during the technique portion of the class. Finally, the students engage in live grappling under close supervision of an instructor, in order to practice and execute the various techniques that they have learned. The removal of strikes makes training safer and lower impact on the body. Training is highly contact oriented, and a strong sense of community and camaraderie is developed among its practitioners.
All of our BJJ classes are practiced in the Gi(kimono), which are available at DMA. Other protective gear such as mouth guards, cups, and ear guards are also recommended. All of our classes are open to any skill level, but some are geared more towards beginners and others towards more advanced students. Refer to our schedule or ask us which class will make the best fit for you.
Whether you want to train Jiu-Jitsu just as a hobby, to learn self defense, get in shape, or are interested in competing in tournaments or MMA, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be a fulfilling addition to your life. Give Jiu-Jitsu a try and understand why its one of the fastest growing sports in the entire world!
If you’re looking for fitness or MMA training, Durango Martial Arts is the place to learn. Our Kickboxing program is a great way to get in shape, and burn calories! This self-motivated/ instructor paced class will get you in to the shape you’ve always wanted. In this class we use heavy bags and pads to learn punching and kicking combinations, boxing footwork, and striking defense. This is a limited contact class, so no need for a mouth piece. Gloves and hand wraps are required and are available here at DMA.
Our Kickboxing program is great for future fighters and for those who love a challenging and mentally stimulating workout. This class is open to people of any fitness or experience level. Come try a class today!
Muay Thai was a battlefield tactics of the Thai army. For centuries, Thai rulers have attached great importance to the training of their soldiers, in the skills of hand-to-hand fighting. Thai training methods develop devastating power, speed and superb cardiovascular endurance in a safe setting. Our Kickboxing classes use the techniques of Muay Thai and incorporate them with calisthenic conditioning.
Thai Boxing matches allow the use of:
- stand-up grappling
Self Defense: The styles we teach at the Durango Martial Arts- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Thai Boxing – have been proven to be the most practical martial art forms for on-the-street self-defense. For additional classes strictly on self-defense, please call us at 970-946-7502 for information and to set up group or private lessons.