This program is for our youngest students, ages 4-6. Future Kidz works on preparing students for the family classes. The class focuses on the skills needed for the martial arts and other athletics; skills like balance, team work, discipline, and respect. These skills are taught through games, drills, and obstacle courses. Our Future Kidz students earn belt stripes: balance, focus, teamwork, etc. Once they get all of their stripes, they’re eligible for their next belt. This class meets twice a week. Check our Current Schedule for when.
Our family classes are offered to those aged 7 and up. Our unique program follows World Taekwondo Style blended with the best of Hapkido and Jiu Jitsu. This allows class participants to belt rank in Taekwondo, with our black belts ranked through USA Taekwondo, while gaining practical self defense skills and competency in ground work. Our 1st Degree black belts can choose to have their rank recognized through the international certifying body in Korea, Kukkiwan.
We divide our classes by belt rank – white to high yellow belts and green to black. Depending on the day of the week, a class will focus on kicks and punches, forms, self-defense, or sparring – the schedule is posted both at the school and on the website. Every class provides an excellent workout, and includes conditioning and stretching. Testing eligibility for the next colored belt rank is based on participation and demonstrating competency through a stripe system: forms, self-defense, and kicks and punches. Classes for lower belts run for 45 minutes and classes for advanced belts run both 50 minutes and 60 minutes depending on the day. On sparring days students are required to bring all of their sparring gear. Please check our full schedule to see what time classes are available!
Gracie Jiu Jitsu
LCMA is proud to be a part of the Carlson Gracie, Jr. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team (BJJ), and a Seamless Progression affiliate under the direction of Professor Benjamin Salas. Students in our intermediate and advanced programs have access to all BJJ classes, and can gain belt rank in BJJ. While we study some grappling techniques in our family classes, this class goes much more in depth. A typical class goes through a grappling based warm up, various drills on more advanced technique, as well as application of technique. Students are not required to compete to progress in jiu jitsu, however, tournament competition is encouraged and fully supported with bracketed practices and on-site coaching. Mouth guard and grappling gi are required for this class. Check our Current Schedule for class times; we separate these by age.
LCMA has an active Kali program offering Kali4Kids for our younger students, and Kali and Escrima progression classes for our teens and adults. Rank can be earned in Kali under Tuhon Apolo Ladra. A typical class involves attention to footwork, which is the key to the art, striking angles, sinawali, sumbrada, and other dynamic drills. Our instructors are certified in the Kali4Kids program under Tuhon Apolo Ladra, and actively train several styles of Filipino Martial arts including Inosanto/Illustrisimo under Guru Benjamin Salas, and Kampalon Escrima under Guru Edie Mesina. Additionally we have a background in Doce Pares Escrima, and train regularly in Pekiti Tirsia Kali under Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje, Tuhon Apolo Ladra, and Mandala Magino’o Jesse Cabuyadao. For those that are interested in tournament competition we compete at the regional, national, and world level in both padded and live stick sparring. To check out our Current Schedule to find out when we offer Kali. To learn more about our kali program visit LCMA Kali .