Youth Kickboxing


We make exercise, hard work, and learning fun!  Rothwell MMA’s “Kickboxing” is an integration of Boxing, Kickboxing, and Muay Thai and has applications for self-defense, competition, and functional fitness.  Kids learn and develop their stance, footwork, and basic stand-up techniques.  This class teaches punches, elbows, knees, kicks, and defense techniques from multiple martial arts to provide the most realistic, effective, and modern self-defense system in the world.

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 Kickboxing 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.

After watching technique demonstration and lesson, students practice with a partner on mitts, Dutch Style, or on the heavy bags. Students may use Thai pads, focus mitts, or kick shields to “catch” their partner’s punches and kicks. Dutch Style encourages both partners to be active, practicing both offensive and defensive moves while wearing boxing gloves. The students also practice their kickboxing skills on the one-of-a-kind Kickboxing bag system that includes speed, heavy, double-end, uppercut, slip, and body bags. The unique 15-bag system allows them to work on speed, technique, and control.

Rothwell MMA developed a unique Kickboxing belt system that keeps students excited about learning and advancing their skills.  Students begin as a white belt and work their way towards a black belt.  After showing progress, a “stripe” is earned.  After 4 stripes, the student knows they are ready to test for their next level belt.  Belts are earned, not given.  Each belt test has a specific set of moves and techniques that must be demonstrated.  The student will know what is on the test and will practice the necessary techniques in the weeks leading up to the test.

Small class sizes with multiple assistant instructors ensures your child receives the attention he/she needs.  Effective self-defense skills are taught while promoting an active and healthy lifestyle for children (ages 8-14) of all experience levels.  When students are about 14 years old, they will graduate into the adult Kickboxing program.

You can get fit while your child learns Kickboxing.  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 the Youth Kickboxing – ask about our Family Discounts! 


Monday: 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Wednesday: 5:30 – 6:30 pm


Tuesday: 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Thursday:  6:30 – 7:30 pm


James Bennett, Jordan Ruskell