Youth Kickboxing

Students develop strength, focus, discipline, & self-esteem while learning to defend themselves.

Youth Kickboxing

Students develop strength, focus, discipline, &

self-esteem while learning to defend themselves.

CONFIDENT & READY TO STRIKE!

Kickboxing will give your child the self-esteem and defensive skills needed to stand up for themselves. Kids ages 8+ will develop strength, focus, and discipline while having fun! This MMA-style “Kickboxing” class is an integration of traditional hand-to-hand combat techniques including Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Karate, and Taekwondo. We teach proper form of  punches, kicks, elbows, knees, defenses, footwork, & body movement.

CONFIDENT & READY TO STRIKE!

Kickboxing will give your child the self-esteem and defensive skills needed to stand up for themselves. Kids ages 8+ will develop strength, focus, and discipline while having fun! This MMA-style “Kickboxing” class is an integration of traditional hand-to-hand combat techniques including Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Karate, and Taekwondo. We teach proper form of  punches, kicks, elbows, knees, defenses, footwork, & body movement.

Class Description

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 students quality of life, but can enhance performance in other sports and activities.

A typical Youth Kickboxing class begins with a warm-up, followed by a technique demonstration/lesson. Then, students practice the technique with a partner. Students use Thai pads, focus mitts, and/or kick shields to “catch” their partner’s punches and kicks. During class, students will not get hit in the head or body – they will only hit the pads.

Expert Instructors

WI DSPS licensed youth instructors

James Bennett

James Bennett

Jiu-Jitsu Coach, blue belt

Jordan Ruskell

Jordan Ruskell

Kickboxing Coach, brown belt

Expert Instructors

WI DSPS licensed youth instructors

James Bennett

James Bennett

Jiu-Jitsu Coach, blue belt

Jordan Ruskell

Jordan Ruskell

Kickboxing Coach, brown belt

Take it to the next level. . .

Students put what they learn into practice during light sparring while wearing appropriate protective equipment. Sparring is a more realistic application of Kickboxing techniques where students apply offensive and defense techniques at a reduced level of intensity and power.

Kickboxing keeps students excited about learning and progressing with a traditional belt system.  Students begin as a white belt and work their way towards a green 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.

Take it to the next level. . .

Students put what they learn into practice during light sparring while wearing appropriate protective equipment. Sparring is a more realistic application of Kickboxing techniques where students apply offensive and defense techniques at a reduced level of intensity and power.

Kickboxing keeps students excited about learning and progressing with a traditional belt system.  Students begin as a white belt and work their way towards a green 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.

A few words from our students. . .

"Every time I walk in the gym, I am inspired by the amount of time and effort everyone puts into achieving their dreams. I love the family atmosphere. Rothwell accepts me thick or thin LOL. I've lost so much weight during the last 4 years...have gained it back...lost some more....and nobody judges EVER."

 Lana, member since 2016

"The coaches are the best out there! My kids have learned so much from them. I've seen a huge boost in their confidence and abilities. The kids have developed a “never give up” attitude. Martial arts has kept their attention and has made them strive to be better all the time."

Lilly, mother of 3 youth students

"I was born with a heart condition that left me with only half a heart. Kickboxing and BJJ gave me the exercise my heart needed that lifting or working out on my own couldn’t do. Since taking up classes at Rothwell MMA, my cardiologist has been absolutely blown away with the health of my heart. Training here is literally saving my life.

Matt, member & now a Rothwell MMA Coach

"Rothwell MMA has been my home away from home. Every day I'm pushing. Grinding. Leaving puddles of myself on the mats. Every day is a challenge but I simply cannot wait to get in there and do work."

Mike, Kickboxing Blue Belt

“I am a 22-year police veteran and currently serve as a patrol commander for a police department. I have studied martial arts for more than 20 years. I started at Rothwell MMA with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and have since added Kickboxing to my training regimen. BJJ and Kickboxing both help keep me in shape and are essential training tools for my job. My fellow gym members are friendly, and the instructors are awesome teachers.”

Dwight, member since 2014

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