Bradenton Kids Martial Arts Classes

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students in kids martial arts in Bradenton - Ancient Ways Martial Arts Academy

At Ancient Ways Martial Arts, kids enjoy a fast-paced, fun filled, self defense workout that helps them grow in a positive, well-disciplined, yet challenging way. Each Kids Martial Arts class is filled with exciting, hi-energy, age-appropriate drills that have been carefully designed to build strength, stamina and endurance, as well as develop important life skills.

Our unique curriculum has been designed by our professional and dedicated staff and are based on positive recognition that will help your child learn the importance of effort, respect, sportsmanship and manners.

Wee Warriors

The preschool child is a treasure to be nurtured and cared for, and few things can prepare them for the challenges ahead better than the discipline and respect they can learn in our Wee Warriors Class.

Our Wee Warriors curriculum was designed by Master Brown himself for his own children. This curriculum focuses on 4 areas:

  • Balance and spatial awareness
  • Self discipline and impulse control (all those things martial arts are best known for)
  • Valid self defense for use against an adult. We will discourage your child to fight against other children unless their life is in danger and they have no alternative.
  • Character Development

Wolf Pack

Our Wolf Pack students are those who have dedicated themselves to the goal of Black Belt and are entitled to advanced training. Instead of two classes per week, they have the opportunity to attend 3 regular classes as well as the specialty classes listed here:

  • Four Winds Class

Warriors with advanced agility are at a definite advantage and the warriors of the Ancient World were no different. This program will teach, step-by-step, how to perform beginner and advanced gymnastic martial skills. Cart wheeling kicks, kip ups off the ground, aerials, front and back handsprings as well as back and front flips. These are not just for show, we will teach the students how to add the skills from this class to their individual combat style.

  • Weapons Class

We rotate through a different weapon every month! Our Wolf Pack Members can train in 4 different weapons in a single year, we cycle through Irish Bata (stick), Celtic Searr (Sickle), War Flail (Nunchukas) and the Quarter Staff. Although we know most ancient weapons are not that practical for modern day, the training in them is still great for building Eye-Hand Coordination and reaction time.

  • Sparring Class

Students get the opportunity to test out their training in a way only Ancient Ways can provide. Our sparring training is designed not to teach our students how to win in the ring, but instead how to win in defense to their lives or the lives of their loved ones. We take the play out of sparring. This is all done with a close supervision and a level of safety to keep everyone training and healthy.

  • Ground Fighting Class

In this class, students learn to defend themselves if they should find themselves on the ground in such a manner that they can subdue an attacker or break away and get to safety.


These are students who have dedicated themselves to achieve beyond Black Belt and desire more in-depth training. They are allowed to attend all the same classes as Wolf Pack Members as well as the specialty classes below.

  • Sword Class

Several styles are included and are limited to adults and young adults. The training is exciting as well as great fun. Master Brown has designed some techniques and Forms based on the use of the sword techniques of the ancient Celts. Cutting techniques are also taught using several different sword types in a safe and disciplined environment.

  • Long Staff Class

The long staff is one of the oldest and most versatile weapons ever used. Fighting with this weapon is universal and the styles practiced in this class are divers. We practice techniques from many cultures.

  • Leadership Training

In this class the students learn skills of Leadership that can be applied to their lives outside of the studio. We also give these students an introductory course in a new martial arts class every 3 months. These are martial arts taught in their traditional style so that these students will have some knowledge of all the world's major martial arts.

Let Us Teach Your Child To Be A Champion!

Discover why we've had such outstanding success teaching students to become goal-oriented, athletic and academic achievers at Ancient Ways Martial Arts.

Just fill out the short form on the side of this page to learn how to enroll your child in our Kids Martial Arts program and prepare your child for a bright future!

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