Youth MMA Benefits & Values
Giving your child an activity that not only teaches self-defense but also physical fitness, confidence, discipline, and focus is a great way to help them succeed in life. Our youth MMA program allows your child to learn martial arts in a safe environment where they can have fun while learning self-confidence and discipline. Our academy provides your child with an exciting exercise opportunity as well as lessons on body control. Since they are engaging in sports, they will spend less time sitting around playing video games or watching TV. They will burn more calories and enjoy better overall health.
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MMA Training Program for Kids
Our youth MMA program is for all youth in Rowan County and surrounding areas and our classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30PM to 6:30PM. The focus of our MMA program will include fundamentals, safety, discipline, and having a good time. Participants will need to wear shorts with no pockets, a t-shirt, and wrestling shoes.
Why Rowan Wrestling Academy
Rowan Wrestling Academy is an organization committed to developing the middle school and high school wrestling programs in Rowan County. Although we offer wrestling and MMA classes for adults, our primary focus is the youth in our community. We have a close relationship with many of the schools and coaches in the county and are working with them to develop young wrestlers and increase interest in the sport locally.
Additionally, we are the only organization with a recreational league in the region. We have a competitive AAU team and we are members of the USA Wrestling organization, the governing body for the sport of Wrestling in the US. Our instructors have a proven track record of success in the sport including all-state honors and professional experience. If you are interested in developing your skills in wrestling or MMA, don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have about our programs or how they can help you.
Ages 5-12 - Tue & Thur from 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Open Mat on Sun from 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Frequently Asked Questions
No. Although we work closely with Rowan County schools and coaches, Our K-12 league and training programs are available to youth and adults inside or outside of the county.
Yes. Both boys and girls can absolutely participate in our wrestling and martial arts programs.
You will need to wear shorts with no pockets and a t-shirt for all programs. For wrestling training you should also bring your wrestling shoes.
K-5 kids will be in the Beginner Wrestling and Youth Jiu-Jitsu programs. 6-12 grade kids and adults will be in the advanced wrestling and adult Jiu-Jitsu programs. There may be some younger kids that need to be in the advanced programs and some older kids that need to be in the beginner programs. We will make adjustments accordingly to ensure everyone is in the right place.
Participants should wear shorts and t-shirts to practice. Gi’s are not worn during any of our grappling programs.
No. Our coaches will make sure your child is training with other kids comparable in size and ability so they can progress safely.