Combat Kids 8-12 years

Combat Kids 8-12 years

New term starts on Monday, February 5th, 2018

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
5 pm to 5.50pm
11 am to 11.50am


The Combat Kids program features:

  • Thai kick boxing
  • Karate
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA
  • Judo
  • Wrestling
  • Self Defence

The Combat Kids program emphasises:

  • Developing Confidence
  • Character Development & Life Skills
  • Physical exercise and health
  • Stranger danger awareness
  • Dealing with Bullys
  • Team Work
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A video showing what goes on in a Combat Kids Class.

Our class environment promotes comradeship, teamwork, focus and concentration.

The children are taught by experienced instructors who teach with encouragement and a methodology of cooperative discipline.

The program is combination of the disciplines taught in our adult program with the latest up to date mixed martial arts techniques and training methods.

Rewards are given for good work and our homework sheets are very popular with the mums and dads.

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Additional benefits your child will receive:

  • The ability to focus and block out distraction
  • The chance to meet potentially lifelong friends
  • Self discipline and the ability to give 100% effort
  • A positive attitude which helps resist peer group pressure
  • Improved coordination, balance and flexibility
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Our ranking system of coloured tabs and belts teaches goal setting with practical and realistic achievements.

As your child progresses through this system not only is their self esteem boosted, but it reinforces in their minds the value of concentration, perseverance and hard work.

If you would like further information or to come along and try a lesson please call reception on (03) 3776350.

Kids Martial Arts Students At The Kung Fu Panda 2 Premiere

On Saturday the 3rd of July 2011 members of our Kids classes, aged 6 to 11, performed a Martial Arts demonstration at the Christchurch premiere of Kung Fu Panda 2.
Performing were Sabastian Davies, Brielle Pierson, Cory Dean, Luka Lawson, Valentine Berklahn, Memphis Vaszilyko, Alex Hemens, Nikita Goran, Blade Witbrock and Reuben Edwards. Well done guys for a fantastic job!

Kids Martial Arts Students On The Erin Simpson Show

On the 8th and 14th of July 2009 members of the Kids Martial Arts program appeared on the popular TV2 program The Erin Simpson Show which is produced by Whitebait- TV. Check out the video below along with some behind the scenes photos from the morning the shows were filmed. A big well done to Brody Spang, Courtney Spang, Josh Kay-Shulz, Christopher Bainbridge, Logan Bainbridge, Joseph Ditfort, Taylor Sheard, Juliana Taingahue, Alexander Addison, Connor Taylor-Brown and especially Elliot Chan for a fantastic performance on the day.

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Kids Martial Arts Parent/Grand Parent Testimonials

"Real life lessons taught in a safe environment. The best instructors teaching the skills that kids NEED to learn while ensuring they still enjoy it. I wish I'd known this stuff when I was younger"

"I have never seen my daughter focused in a class. She is always doing several things at once . In MMA she is focused and attentive. It's great to see!"

"Anyone can try to teach but not everyone can inspire people to learn"
-Emma Hill

"The Academy of Combat  provides a selection of effective martial arts systems taught in a friendly and safe environment by passionate qualified instructors"
-Paul Spang

"A place where your kids can enjoy themselves, test themselves and see how martial arts suits them, without pressure"
-Ian and Shirley Gibson

"Great instructors"
-Malcom Clemence

The Academy of Combat has a fantastic atmosphere that is very motivating at the end of a frustrating day at work. Unfortunately due to a work injury I had to give it up. Now I have a beautiful 7 year old daughter who has been doing MMA for a year and a half now (which she loves).

It is very important for myself that she gains the knowledge of MMA due to this forever evolving world, so that she can stand tall with strength and confidence to be herself! Also to have a different outlet in life than the rebellious teenagers when in high school. It gives me great reassurance for when the time comes that she ventures out into the world that she can defend herself.

I reccomend all the classes and miss it deeply but I keep my knowledge and passion alive through practicing with my daughter. I would like to say thank you to Geoff and Leonie for all your time and knowledge and I'm happy to be back, even if it's on the side line.
-Michelle Brady