Fight Ready Youth Programs
Fight Ready proudly offers one of the most comprehensive mixed martial arts programs for youth in Scottsdale, Arizona. Our Youth Programs allow students to learn various mixed martial arts disciplines while developing at their own pace. Fight Ready Youth classes are offered in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling and Muay Thai.
Youth classes are open to young members of all skill levels between the ages of 5 and 16. All classes are taught by world-renowned instructors that are experts in their discipline.
At Fight Ready the benefits of our Youth programs go well beyond physical fitness, and include developing a student’s life skills such as focus, discipline, confidence, respect, and self-defense.
Mixed martial arts is an excellent way for children and young adults to develop a valuable set of tools to help them handle life’s many challenges such as time-management, good manners and even bullies, all while having a great time!
At Fight Ready we focus on strategies that not only help our students advance as young athletes, but also strategies that teach them about the value of setting goals, working towards those goals, and fulfilling them.
Core Strategies of Fight Ready Youth Programs
Students witness the results of their hard work first hand as they improve and master the techniques they’ve learned in class. You will see your son or daughter’s faces light up as they master a technique, or execute a submission or takedown on one of their training partners.
Fight Ready Youth programs put a strong emphasis on self-discipline. Young Fight Ready students are continually reminded of the importance of self-discipline, which helps with time-management, goal-setting and respecting people around them.
Learning to Set and Achieve Goals:
All of our Youth Programs incorporate setting goals, whether it is mastering a new technique or through belt advance. Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program teaches students the value (and reward) of goal setting through belt advancement, and, if desired, competition.
Encouraging Physical Activity:
Enrolling a child in a physically demanding pastime discourages the sedentary lifestyle and inspires him or her to keep moving. The benefits of daily physical activity are widely known, and are very important for children and young adults to learn at an early age, so they carry those habits on to adulthood.
Students develop strength, flexibility and conditioning applicable to all sports.
Developing Teamwork Skills:
Many students participate and do very well in grappling and wrestling competitions with the support of their Fight Ready coach and teammates. They experience the thrill of competition, as well as the value of teamwork. Although athletes compete individually, they train as a team. Training for individual competition introduces the importance of teamwork and the need to be an excellent training partner.
Encouraging Non-Violent Conflict Resolution:
Students learn various self-defense tactics from our programs; from how to defend against an attacker to how to diffuse a potentially violent situation, Fight Ready will help your son or daughter feel more confident and safer in situations that may arise. Fight Ready instructors teach kids peaceful, non-violent conflict resolution skills and emphasize the importance of avoiding a physical altercation, but also develop the self-defense skills needed in the event that a physical attack occurs.