Martial Arts and Life Skills Programs for Kids

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Our 'Growing Gorillas' Martial Arts & Life Skills Program offers the most complete, energetic and FUNctional training for children in the Niagara Region!

Rich Beaupit's coaching abilities were apparent the first time I arrived at the gym and saw him working with children. The kids were laughing, moving, listening. Read more
- Harry Tournemille, Parent and Member of SBG Niagara

Kids can't get enough!

Our kids martial arts classes are like no other... you'll see what we mean once your child tries one!

Our play-focused system provides a unique, fully interactive experience for your son or daughter.

Created by Coach Travis Davison, the Growing Gorillas Martial Arts and Life Skills System© is perfect for kids of all ages.

We coach with a very unique perspective towards your child’s development.

It's not just about physical fitness.... it's also very much about mental and emotional fitness. We combine methodologies so your kids learn:

  • Respect from Responsibility
  • Discipline with Dignity
  • Performance through Play
  • Fitness as Fun

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) does not mean Ultimate Fighting.

With the increased attention MMA shows, such as Ultimate Fighting, are receiving, parents may think that MMA training, in general, is just like these shows.

We are not a 'fight club'. We coach in a very safe, productive and nurturing environment, so your child will develop confidence and self esteem, along with physical strength, coordination and stamina.

Our kids programs work with the needs of your individual child.

In the world of martial arts there are many paths to success. Rather than forcing every child into the mold of an 'ancient master', we coach the fundamentals that every functional martial artist must know and then help your child develop their own 'game' based upon their body’s attributes and personal tastes.

'Alive Training' gives your child the opportunity to interact in real time with other kids.

Your child will experience a proactive training environment through 'alive training' in which he or she will interact physically with other boys and girls. Through this practice, your child will develop skills such as timing, co-ordination and agility.

It's way fun! And way cool!

The Growing Gorillas model is the best method for students to develop their skills and is infinitely more fun than the traditional static training methods used in most martial arts schools.

Training to make smart decisions.

By offering instruction in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts and Grappling Arts, we offer your child the opportunity to learn a complete method of self defense, which gives them the ability to make smart decisions when faced with challenging and sometimes intimidating situations.

Our S.A.F.E System©, which is integrated into every class, teaches your child life skills that will increase their confidence and self esteem, and provides them with the tools they need to deal with bullying and resolving conflicts in a responsible manner.

How often does my child have to attend classes?

We offer many classes each week for your child to participate in. Although we have no minimum amount they must attend, we recommend attending 2 classes per week. This will make coming to class a part of your child’s everyday routine and will make it easier to retain the skills they are learning.


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