Our Kids Martial Arts Program in Port Angeles offers students a great way to learn respect, self-confidence, coordination and most of all fun.
Youth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes for kids are open to ages 5-14 and classes are MWF. Children age 5-8 will have classes 3:15-4 pm and BJJ martial arts classes for kids age 9-14 will be 4-5pm.
Our BJJ classes are structured around teaching the fundamentals and philosophy of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a safe and friendly environment. We also include basic techniques from Judo and Wrestling in order to offer a well rounded education in the grappling arts.
Our BJJ classes are primarily focused on teaching BJJ with a Gi (traditional uniform) which creates a stronger, more technical grappling experience. The use of the BJJ Gi also allows the kids to work towards progressing through the youth BJJ belt promotion system. The CageworX Youth/Teen’s BJJ belt promotion system is in the following order: white, gray, yellow, orange and green. When students reach the age of 16 years old then they are eligible to enter the adult BJJ belt promotion system of white, blue, purple, brown, black.
Equipment: Youth-sized gis (top, bottom and belt) are available for purchase at the gym.
Youth Muay Thai Classes
Youth Muay Thai Kickboxing classes are open to children ages 5-14, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-5pm. This traditional Thai martial art involves striking with fists, knees and elbows and also uses clinching.
Muay Thai’s standing striking techniques are a perfect complement to the ground game of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Kids love having a place where it’s safe and okay to hit something. Parents appreciate having a controlled environment where their children can burn off extra energy, get some great exercise and learn discipline, good sportsmanship and useful defensive skills. Click here to learn more about Thai Kickboxing.
Equipment: The gym can provide hand wraps and gloves to borrow during class, but we also sell these items as well as shin guards at a very reasonable cost.
Our Kids Martial Arts Program in Port Angeles
This is a great place for kids to work on their athletic abilities while having fun and learning self-confidence.
Students are likewise educated on the importance of non-violence, learning self-control, the use of martial arts as self-defense/sport and way to be a better person. Competition is NOT required at CageworX though we do offer training and opportunities to do so.
All of the CageworX Youth classes are taught by Coach Cody Houston, who is a certified Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under the legendary Professor Marcelo Alonso. Coach Houston also teaches Muay Thai under the umbrella of Srisuk Muay Thai. Trained assistant instructors are also on staff to ensure each child is provided the attention they need to develop their skills.