Martial Arts

Children’s Beginner Kung Fu Martial Arts Program

Our Little Lions class is a great way for children five to seven years of age to learn the ABCs of self-defense, gain anti-bullying skills and be introduced to the multi-cultural martial arts systems. Studies have shown that during pre-school and early elementary school years, children are building eight fundamental skills that are essential to their growth and development.

Ages: 5 to 7 years old

These skills include focus, honor, teamwork, control, memory, balance, discipline, fitness and coordination. The Little Lions program targets these skills, along with other disciplines of listening, respect and courtesy through a comprehensive training system that is specifically designed to generate maximum results. The exercise and physical fundamentals incorporated into the program are challenging and a great way for students to gain flexibility, balance, strength, self-confidence and self-esteem. We also understand the importance of fun and variety to maintain high interest and participation. Any child who completes this program may have a developmental edge in their early childhood which can make the transition into adolescence much easier. Parents who are interested in getting a great workout and learning self-defense alongside their children are welcome to take the class for an additional fee of $40. Students may be required to make physical contact with other students during training exercises. A parent or assigned guardian may be required to be present during class. Sign-up early as classes fill-up fast!

When: Wednesdays, February 5 – May 27
Time: 6 – 7 p.m.
Activity No: 1042219 01
Location: Gardens Community Center
Fee: $85; $125 parent-and-child

Martial Arts Program Level I-II

Our Black Lions Martial Arts Level I – II classes are a great way for students eight to adult to learn the foundations of self-defense, be introduced to multi-cultural martial arts systems and advance those skills important for continued growth and development.

Ages: 8 years to adult

Focus, honor, virtue, teamwork, control, memory, balance, discipline, fitness, and coordination, along with other disciplines of listening, respect and courtesy, are incorporated into a comprehensive training system that is specifically designed to generate maximum results. The exercise and physical fundamentals incorporated into the program are challenging and a great way for students to gain flexibility, balance, strength, self-confidence and self-esteem.  We also understand the importance of fun and variety to maintain high interest and participation. Students may be required to make physical contact with other students during training exercises. Parents who are interested in getting a great workout and learning self-defense alongside their youth or adolescent are welcome to take the class for an additional $40. A parent or assigned guardian may be required to be present during class. Sign-up early as classes fill up fast!

When: Tuesdays, February 4 – May 26
Time: 6 – 7 p.m. (Level I) 6 – 7:30 p.m. (Level II)
Activity No: 1042319 01
Location: Gardens Community Center
Fee: $85; $125 parent and child

Martial Arts Program Level III

Our Black Lions Martial Arts Level III classes are designed for the advanced student to continue building on the foundations of self-defense, and advance those skills important for continued growth and development in the martial arts.

Ages: 8 years to adult

Focus, honor, virtue, teamwork, control, memory, balance, discipline, fitness and coordination along with other disciplines of listening, respect and courtesy are incorporated into a comprehensive training system that is specifically designed to generate maximum results. The exercise and physical fundamentals incorporated into the program are challenging and a great way for students to gain flexibility, balance, strength, self-confidence and self-esteem. We also understand the importance of fun and variety to maintain high interest and participation. Students may be required to make physical contact with other students during training exercises. Students at the rank of blue sash or above are considered to be at Level III and are required to attend both Tuesday and Wednesday sessions weekly to be considered for promotion.  Parents who are interested in getting a great workout and learning self-defense alongside their youth or adolescent are welcome to take the class for an additional $40.  A parent or assigned guardian may be required to be present during class.

When: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, February 4 – May 26
Time: 6 – 8 p.m. (Tuesday) 7 – 8:10 p.m. (Wednesday)
Activity No: 1042419 01
Location: Gardens Community Center
Fee: $85; $125 parent and child

Filipino Martial Arts Program

The Filipino Martial Arts (Escrima, Arnis, or Kali) class emphasizes self-defense and personal safety first.  Movements are broken down into easily learned segments. The Filipino martial arts are famous for flow drills that are both fun and give a real feel for the movement and speed of combat.

Ages: 10 years and older

You will be given the ability to perform techniques such as counters, disarms, sweeps and locks in flow. These fun classes are intellectually and physically stimulating to the martial artist at any level. Personal exploration and discovery, coordination, balance, self-defense, health and fitness are just a few benefits of this beautiful and functional art. Students may be required to make physical contact with other students during training exercises. A parent or assigned guardian may be required to be present during class.

When: Fridays, February 7 – May 29
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.; Fridays
Activity No: 1042519 01
Location: Gardens Community Center
Fee: $85

Jiu-Jitsu Beginning Martial Arts Program

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport and self-defense system that is one of the most popular and fastest growing activities today. This art form emphasizes ground fighting techniques which involve various chokes and joint locks used to dominate and submit the attacker.

Ages: 7 years and older

Students can expect classes that will include a dynamic warm up, technique training and live sparring. This program will expose the student to both the self-defense and competitive aspects of the sport. The exercise and physical fundamentals incorporated into the program are challenging and a great way for students to gain flexibility, balance, strength and self-confidence and self-esteem. We also understand the importance of fun and variety to maintain high interest and participation. Students may be required to make physical contact with other students during training exercises. Participants must be seven or older to register, unless approved by the instructor. Parents who are interested in getting a great workout and learning self-defense alongside their children are welcome to take the class for an additional fee of $40. A parent or assigned guardian may be required to be present during class. 

When: Wednesdays, February 5 – May 27  
Time: 7 – 8:15 p.m.
Activity No: 1042619 01
Location: Gardens Community Center
Fee: $85 per student; $125 parent and child