Skills, discipline, and fun!
To us, our youth program is the most important thing we do. All of our coaches can attest to how martial arts has changed their lives, and for those who started at a young age martial arts training played a major role in their development as people. For many of us the gym became a family that helped us grow through difficult times in childhood, and we want to help kids overcome adversity and grow into happy, morally upright people. Training the next generation of leaders is our passion!
We aim to teach practical skills and let kids have fun, but we believe our primary goal when training kids should be developing positive character traits. We use physical training as a vehicle to teach self-discipline, honesty and integrity, perseverance, humility, teamwork, and a host of other virtues. Students are given assignments and held personally responsible for certain tasks to prepare them for adult life. Later in the program, students are given leadership opportunities to improve their confidence and give greater purpose to their training.
YOUTH MEMBERSHIPS INCLUDE ALL THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS
YOUTH KRAV MAGA
Next Generation Krav Maga offers self-defense, fitness, life skills, and anti-bullying lessons. The program is based on the adult Krav Maga program and designed to give each child a head start on the challenges that await them in their lives in a fun and engaging atmosphere; teaching them the value of street smarts and how to avoid being the victim. Krav takes a generalist approach, covering striking, grappling, and a wide variety of technical skill sets.
We motivate students to improve their overall fitness through games, drills, and circuit training routines that improve aerobic endurance, strength, speed, agility, and coordination. We will also rotate different themes each week that focus on respect, discipline, teamwork, goal setting, leadership, and more to prepare them for the realities in their lives ahead.
YOUTH Brazilian jiu-jitsu
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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a fun, physically challenging sport that provides practical grappling skills, as well as opportunities to compete in one of the fastest growing sports in the world. BJJ is similar to wrestling and Judo in that it incorporates throws, pins, and submissions. We emphasize technique and safe training practices, but grappling also gives lessons on perseverance and builds confidence.
Kids are also encouraged (but not required) to participate in local tournaments with other gyms.
PROF GILSON NUNES
Prof. Gilson is a lifetime practitioner of martial arts and is currently one of the best practitioners in the world. Having won multiple world championship titles as well as a host of other accolades, Gilson is excited to share his knowledge and techniques with the next generation of Jiu Jitsu students.
YOUTH Muay thai
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Muay Thai, or Thai Boxing, is the national sport of Thailand and has a long history of developing athletes with strong character. We continue that legacy at DFW Combat by providing a fun, safe atmosphere for kids to grow and train; learning the sport of Muay Thai to improve themselves. We teach traditional Thai Boxing techniques and use exercises proven to help young athletes develop strength and coordination. We use partnered drills and closely monitored sparring practice to build confidence and get athletes used to contact.
Students are encouraged (but not required) to participate in local tournaments. We are also affiliated with the US Muay Thai Federation, which has a Youth Development League designed to give young athletes a chance to compete in a fun, safe atmosphere that gives real, useful feedback to kids.
Coach George Stallworth
Coach George is a full-time, professional coach and personal trainer who is dedicated towards training the next generation of Muay Thai athletes. He has nearly a decade of coaching experience in Thai Boxing and has coached amateur and professional fighters alike. George is a tremendous asset to the DFW Combat team and has a wealth of knowledge to share!
Our youth program has four main areas of focus:
Speed and agility
Healthy habits (sleep, nutrition, etc.)
Practical Self Defense
Dealing with bullies
Fighting off kidnappers
Responding to critical events
Combat Sports Skills and Drills
Learning teamwork and sportsmanship
Developing skills for boxing, Muay Thai, and BJJ
Engage in youth competition events
Citizenship and Personal Development
Respect and Obedience
At DFW Combat Co. we believe each child should have the chance to realize their full potential, and we see it as our privilege to help them. Though we want to teach them good martial arts skills, our real goal is to make them better, healthier, happier human beings.