Teen Mixed Martial Arts


The Teen Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) class at Rothwell MMA combines Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, Judo, Boxing, and Kickboxing into one class!  MMA class has applications for self-defense, competition, and functional fitness.  Students learn techniques from multiple martial arts to participate in the world’s most realistic and modern self-defense sport.  Effective self-defense skills are taught while promoting an active and healthy lifestyle for youth ages 10-17. Students must be concurrently enrolled in Youth Kickboxing and/or Youth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to participate in Teen MMA.

The 60 minute class will strengthen and condition both the bodies and minds of the students.  Students will learn how to move and control their bodies, increase strength and fitness, and improve coordination and athleticism.  They will also learn when it is appropriate to use martial arts techniques, how to practice self-control and respect, and to work as a cooperative team member.  These skills will not only improve their quality of life, but can enhance performance in other sports and activities.

Besides strength and conditioning, MMA class will teach a variety of stand-up techniques.  Students will develop a proper stance; practice footwork drills; and learn basic punches, elbows, knees, and kicks.  In Teen MMA competitions, strikes and kicks are allowed to the chest, stomach, ribs, thighs and calf only.  No strikes to the head are allowed.

Wrestling and Judo are the martial arts that change the match from standing to the ground, and vice versa.  Students will learn take-down offense and defense.  Once on the ground, students engage their Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills.  Submission, restraint, and escape moves teach students how to gain control while on the ground with their opponent.  During class, students will practice the above martial arts both separately and combined in MMA-style.

Rothwell MMA is proud to be an official United States Fight League youth MMA training center with 4 licensed coaches!  All Rothwell MMA youth instructors are also licensed by the State of Wisconsin, Department of Safety & Professional Services.

You can get fit while your child learns MMA.  It’s a great way to demonstrate healthy habits to your children!  Rothwell MMA offers a variety of adult classes at the same time as Teen MMA – ask about our Family Discounts!


Tuesday: 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Thursday: 6:30 – 7:30 pm


James Bennett


We offer free beginner trial classes every week. No experience is necessary; we start from square one. Take the first step to a healthier, stronger, more confident YOU!