Martial Arts & Self-Defense Classes

CFA has developed one of the most exciting and comprehensive martial arts programs available. Specially adapted for children and teens, our unparalleled curriculum teaches the most effective self defense techniques and safety awareness. Activities are fun and hands-on to help kids learn quickly. Classes available for all ages and skill levels.

Self-Defense

Our classes teach proper martial arts techniques and self-defense strategies. Class time is divided between teaching safety awareness and the technical aspects of martial arts. Students are also trained on how to use knowledge learned in class with respect and responsibility.

Safety Awareness

Students receive specialized instruction in what to do in emergencies and on the dangers found in today’s society. We also address bullying and what to do if a fellow student, friend, or family member is being bullied. Classes also focus on respecting others, obeying parents, and doing well in school.

Martial Arts Program Information

As students advance through the program they will learn proper techniques and how to use their skills in a responsible way. Class activities include talk sessions, practical instruction, light-contact sparring, and katas. Athletes also learn competition rules and regulations in preparation for martial arts tournaments.

Sparring

Sparring is light-contact controlled fighting and is highly recommended for all students advancing in CFA martial arts programs. Sparring gives students a chance to practically apply various techniques within a carefully monitored environment.

Kata

Also called “forms”, Katas are pre-arranged martial arts techniques combined together in a floor pattern designed to represent a fight with an imaginary attacker. As students advance, they will be taught the practical application of katas.

Self-Defense

Along with talking sessions, students are taught short, self-defense techniques called wazas. These hands-on applications teach self-control, distancing, and body mechanics, and are practiced from standing and ground fighting positions.

Rank

Students are evaluated at the end of each semester. Based on that evaluation, students have the opportunity to advance in belt rank. Students build on their progress from year to year and can eventually earn their black belt and beyond.

Martial Arts Tournaments

CFA’s martial arts tournaments give all students an opportunity to have fun and demonstrate their skills. Students will be able to compete in various events and earn collectible medals and trophies. During competition, students are paired with others of the same age and rank. Everyone is strongly encouraged to participate! This is a fun time for everyone to come together and celebrate the achievement of every athlete.

Martial Arts Tournaments

CFA’s martial arts tournaments give all students an opportunity to have fun and demonstrate their skills. Students will be able to compete in various events and earn collectible medals and trophies. During competition, students are paired with others of the same age and rank. Everyone is strongly encouraged to participate! This is a fun time for everyone to come together and celebrate the achievement of every athlete.

About Martial Arts Instructors

Martial arts instructors are carefully chosen for their love of the sport and for their passion for working with children. Our instructors are continually researching the latest safety information and techniques to provide the most up-to-date program possible.

Martial Arts Program Policies

Athletes should wear comfortable gym clothes and supportive shoes to class. Parents will be notified by email of any class cancellations. We encourage all parents to read our full list of policies before the first day of class.

Find Martial Arts Classes

Head over to the class page to see all of our martial arts opportunities and to find programs in your state.

Join the Champions

Become a Champion Force athlete! We have exciting programs for all ages. Learn new skills, earn prizes in competitions, and make memories with your teammates. Sign up for a class today!

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