Teen (Ages 11 - 14) &  Adults (Ages 15 & up) 

Our Teen and Adult classes are separated daily.  Our Teen MMA will go over both Muay thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  Our Adult program is broken down separately in Muay Thai, BJJ, and MMA classes.  


Muay Thai, a martial art from the country of Thailand, utilizes all of the body's natural weapons to create a devestating fighting style.  People train Thai Boxing because it is a competitive sport in the ring as well as being usfull on the street.  In Thai Boxing, hand techniques are similar to western boxing, adding strikes with elbows, knees, and kicks. At Stafford MMA, our Muay Thai Kickboxing program will provide you with the best workout you have ever experienced.  Jumping rope and calisthenics are a part of every class. Practical offensive and defensive techniques are delivered on pads to provide complete resistance training. Nothing comes as class as a complete stand up martial arts work out!!

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is founded of efficient movements and refined throughout the decades by the Gracie family and their students, this combat-tested method is intended to teach practical self-defense through submission grappling.  This style promotes strong grappling and ground fighting techniques.  Practitioners develop balance and control, and can defeat much larger and strong opponents.  The student trains with a uniform or GI.  This provides for a more advanced grappling strategy and allows the student to be prepared for self-defense while being clothed with a jacket.  Training can also be done without a gi. Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program is headed by a BJJ Black Belt and NJ BJJ Federation President, Fernando "Cabeca" Sarmento Jr.  Also teaching the classes is Liam Kerrigan who is a Black Belt under Professor Sarmento JR. 

Little Sharks (Ages 4 & 5)

Our Little Sharks Program are fast-paced, fun filled, educational, and motivational.  Kids love martial arts and parents love watching their kids learn and grow in a positive, well disciplined and encouraging atmosphere. Our Little Sharks learn the art of Muay Thai Kickboxing.  Each class is filled with exciting, hi-energy drills that are carefully designed to develop important life skills.  Classes start simple and gradually become more challenging based on each child's individual pace and readiness for new material.  All lessons are based on positive recognition, reward and reinforcement for effort, skill, manners, sportsmanship, and respectful treatment for others. Self-confidence and self esteem are built in a gradual step-by-step fashion.  Martial Arts training bu​ilds a strong foundation that can easily be applied in academics, sports, arts and social settings outside Stafford MMA.

Our Little Sharks program is an excellent choice for giving your child a strong start in life.  Whether it be the early demands and concerns of pre-school, or the natural fears of loosening the reigns of control on your child's daily activities. These early years are so vital in developing the habits that lead to a healthier, happier, and more confident child.  


WHAT DO WE TEACH?


We teach and instill basic developmental skills that will show up in many aspects of life such as; showing proper manners, how to look someone in the eyes, shake their hand, and give a polite greeting.  We help improve on listening skills, longer periods of focus and attention span, self control of one's actions and attitudes, learning to participate in group activities, and getting along well with others. It's no magic pill and it doesn't happen in one class.  However, for many parents, our program is the perfect alliance and is one of the most valued investments for their child.  We have had outstanding success teaching kids how to become goal-oriented, athletic and academic achievers.  We believe that every child has the potential to become an achiever and a champion in life!

Children (Ages 6-10)


Our Kids Program is based on the core values of Martial Arts training.  "Martial Arts Begins and Ends With Respect." From this basic premise, our academy is dedicated to it's students continual growth both mentally and physically through Mixed Martial Arts.  We are goal orientated. Goals are used to build a strong mind, achieve personal and physical aims, learn and attain self-discipline, confidence, and a positive attitude towards life. We strive for teaching and training excellence.  With our motivation and experience there are no limitations of what we can accomplish together.  Our Kids program guarantees better listening skills, physical fitness, and improved self confidence.  We track our students success in school as well as at home.  We are a parents' best allie when it comes to developing a child's respect, self-confidence, and physical fitness. 


WHAT DO WE TEACH? 


At Stafford MMA, our students from the ages of 6 to 10 learn the arts of Muay Thai Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The art of Muay Thai Kickboxing was originated in Thailand and is the number one stand up art of self-defense in the world. Our students learn to develop their kickboxing techniques along with superior coordination, motor skills, balance and power. Your child's best physical shape is one of our goals.  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the art of ground defense. The Stafford MMA BJJ program gives children the ability to properly defend themselves on the ground. They learn to sense body positioning and how to use that to control their opponent. They will also be taught to recognize submision holds, locks, escapes and reversals.