West Coast Martial Arts Academy’s Kids’ Mixed Martial Arts program (or MMA) is a once per week program designed to teach kids the basics of the world’s fastest growing sport. Students enjoy an energetic and engaging class which includes freestyle wrestling, takedowns, throws, Jiu Jitsu, grappling, Muay Thai, and Western Boxing. It’s a fun, challenging, and confidence-building workout.
- Saturday 10:00 – 11:00
HEAD INSTRUCTOR Shihan Steve Schwartz
Shihan Schwartz was born and raised in New York. At a very young age his parents recognized his high energy and decided to channel and focus it through the Martial Arts. He was 8 years old when first enrolled in Karate and then later joined Kung Fu, Boxing, and Kick Boxing. At the age of 15 his family relocated from New York to Sarasota, Florida where he started as a white belt again and enrolled at West Coast Martial Arts Academy and trained with the former Head Instructor Hanshi Steven Roensch for the next 20 years.