Youth Leadership Programs

  • Little Ninjas (ages 3 – 6)
  • Youth (ages 7 – 12)
  • Teens (ages 13 – 17)


At the Forge Martial Arts Academy we focus on four pillars of character growth (Integrity, Discipline, Resilience and Leadership).  We specifically develop our programming for each age group to grow in these vital areas of life, so that students will be able to effectively handle peer pressure, bullying, daily stresses and becoming the leaders that they admire.  They will be learning skills to defend themselves in a variety of realistic situations using Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, boxing, Sanda, Judo, and other forms of martial arts. While developing skills in martial arts and self-defense, your child will simultaneously be developing skills in:

  • Integrity
    • Honesty
    • Giving and keeping your word
    • Being held accountable for their responsibilities inside and outside of the school
    • Being respectful both to themselves as well as others while staying true to what they stand for
    • Doing what is right, especially when no one is watching
  • Discipline
    • Daily, constant practice of self control
    • Become more efficient at time management
    • Have more freedom to do the things they love while accomplishing all their other chores/tasks/goals
    • Self-sacrifice when necessary to do so
    • Increased focus
    • Develop mastery over thoughts, words, emotions, behavior and ultimately character
  • Resilience
    • “The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit.”
    • Developing the correct mindset to overcome challenges
    • Increase physical attributes and overall fitness to live a healthy life
    • Develop ability to perform under stressful situations
  • Leadership
    • Effective communication
    • Teamwork: learning how to lead teams as well as be a supporting team member
    • Service to friends, family, and community
    • Taking initiative and having the confidence to do so powerfully
    • Being accountable for promises and actions both inside and outside the school

Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Submission Wrestling

Ages 17-All the way up

Get a great full body workout, lose weight, and learn a very practical martial art and competitive sport.  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a great way to challenge yourself, and to grow in your own personal life and journey.  Once a strong self-defense foundation has been achieved, more sportive aspects will be taught.  At the Forge we work hard to create a safe, supportive environment where everyone can learn and grow.  We offer traditional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with Judo elements, practiced in a gi or kimono, as well as no gi, submission wrestling, practiced in workout gear.



Practice and perfect your punches, kicks, knees, and elbows using a variety of partner drills, and focus mitts.  This class is a great place to start if you have no previous martial arts experience and are looking for a fun, hard workout that tones and shapes your body while learning how to kick butt.  Boxing gloves are required and it is recommend students to use handwraps.  


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