Professor Bruno's ability to teach even out littlest rollers, is fantastic to watch. He gets down on the mats at their level and shows them first hand how to do the techniques. His commanding presence helps even the most "easily distracted' child learn to pay attention, be respectful and help their teammates.
Our Academy offers several levels of classes for kids as young as 3 years old, through teens, beginners to competition level classes (see our SCHEDULE). The current students, especially the older, more experienced students, are taught how to "roll" with new kids, and will quickly help them adjust to the full contact sport. In a matter of weeks your child will feel like part of a big family. Many of our students have been with us since we opened doors, and now compete at the international level for our fight team.
Classes begin with a line-up, by rank, from senior belts to newest. We bow to show our respect to our Professor and coaches, and then we warm-up together. Next, Professor demonstrates the techniques we will be learning and pairs the kids up with similar size partners to do practice drills. After water break we come back to do more practice with resistance from our partners, and finally move on to "real sparring" under the watchful eye of professor and his adult, high ranking coaches. The classes then have a little fun, playing dodge ball or other cardio working or agility based "games" and end with a final line up and hand shake to all the coaches, professor and each other.
We have a bleacher type area for parents to watch the training, with free wifi and a TV lobby area with chairs and a mat for littler siblings. But be warned, after you watch your kids train for a few weeks, you may just get the bug to train yourself! Many of our kids have parents that are now training with us. It is a great way to spend some quality (and healthy) time together.