Mo Duk Pai
The kid’s Mo Duk Pai program is structured along the same lines as our adult program – it is meant to give students a broad understanding of the martial arts. In addition to skills, students are taught to develop life skills (respect, courage, compassion, initiative) as they improve in the art. All skill levels and abilities are welcome in all classes. Age ranges 6 and up, all levels of experience welcome.
This ground art is part of our Kid’s Martial Arts program. In these classes we cover throws, sweeps, locks, pins and chokes. Classes usually consist of 40 minutes of technique and 10 minutes of free rolling in which students get a chance to see if the things they are learning work against a resisting opponent. Students may wear comfortable clothes, their regular uniform or a Gi. Wearing the Gi (a very thick and sturdy uniform) helps keep ripped clothes to a minimum and also gives the student an opportunity to earn rank in the art of Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu (separate from their Mo Duk Pai ranking). Ages 6 and up, all levels of experience welcome.
Sparring class is a chance for students to put on gloves and boots and try to see if all the striking skills that they have learned in class work against a resisting opponent. In this class, we play tournament sparring – a game in which the first person to strike gets a point and then the players are separated. All levels and abilities of students are welcome, ages 6 and up.
5 -7 year olds class
This class is designed to help younger students transition out of our upstairs program (for 3-5 year olds) and into our downstairs program (for ages 6 and up). To this end, it is co- taught by Lara (who runs the upstairs program) and Wally (who runs the downstairs program).