Are mixed martial arts suitable for children? It all depends on where they train. Here at Arena Combat Sports in Coral Gables, we encourage a positive & safe atmosphere. We instill attributes such as confidence, self esteem, hard work, leadership, and physical conditioning, all are vital qualities that will carry over into life's daily challenges. Another quality of mixed martial arts for children is that it provides an outlet for their excess energy. Martial arts for children also teaches them how to avoid a potentially dangerous situation without having to resort to violence (through body language and confidence, and communication). In a worst case scenario of bullying etc., your child will have the tools that could keep them safe from physical harm. Our program for kids is broken up into 2 categories of MMA; Standup/Striking : this program encompasses various styles of Kickboxing, Boxing, Tae Kwon Do etc. We offer and in-house belt advancement system for MMA Striking. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu incorporates all grappling arts such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, wrestling and our belt system follows the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation Guidelines. At Arena Combat Sports we offer additional services such as tutoring, birthday parties, personal training, and summer camps!