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Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) 4 Kids 6-14

What is MMA?

MMA extracts techniques from striking arts such as Boxing, Kung Fu, Muay Thai, Kickboxing and many other martial arts, integrating grappling techniques from Judo, Wrestling, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Gi & No Gi). All these Martial Arts merge into one Combat Sport.


Consists of our Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (Gi & No gi) and Boxing / Kickboxing / MT classes

UMF is the ONLY Townsville school that provides the industry’s #1 Character Development System

UMF MMA 4 Kids is more than just punching, kicking, elbows & knees. MMA alone DOES NOT develop character, having a structure towards self-respect (behaving dignified & honourably) is what we want for our MMA Kids.

Is MMA 4 Kids good for self-defence? We must be honest.

The UFC uses the tagline ‘As Real as it Gets’. Meaning that MMA is as real as it gets to fighting in the real world. Is that true? People think it’s the same and by default that MMA is best for self-defence. However, the issue is not as simple as you may think. There is a difference in training for a street violent encounter, compared to an MMA fight. If you are after a 4WD and you are sold a 2WD, how would you feel. The takeaway is your child will learn to apply MMA skills for a Combat Sport Arena. MMA 4 Kids training prepares your child for a physical altercation when all else fails. The industry’s #1 Character Development System will prepare children to respond by stopping conflict BEFORE it starts, to AVOID and therefore PREVENT it. The highest goal of the martial artist.

WHY UMF’s MMA 4 KIDS program stands out.

  • Power is not based on physical strength or ability to dominate others.
  • Power is not the ability to win or know more than others.
  • A powerful person is one who knows defeat.
  • A powerful person is one who wants to learn.
  • A powerful person is one who can understand him or herself and has the desires to understand others.

The greatest gift we have to offer in the martial arts is Character Development which infuses us with values a capable and responsible citizen of the community. This is our intent – to teach MMA in a practical, fun, and respectful way.

“90% of MMA students just want to learn MMA and to get fit, only 10% want to get into the cage and compete”.

To meet your needs, UMF has a structured MMA curriculum to give students short- and long-term goals.

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What skills will my child learn at MMA?

This is a mixture of striking Muay Thai, Boxing, Kung Fu, and Brazilian Jiujitsu (grappling Gi & No Gi) when/if the fight goes to the ground.

Benefits of MMA Training?

Our children are frequently blasted with pictures of

  • Unhealthy foods,
  • Electronic devices,
  • Cotton wool culture.

Our kids can win battle against obesity, community isolation, and an inactive lifestyle. The values children joining MMA 4 Kids or any martial art for that matter are many.

6 awesome benefits of MMA

MMA offers a comprehensive approach to physical and mental well-being, equipping your child with self-defense skills, life values, resilience, and the courage to face and adapt to life's challenges.

  1. Physical Fitness,
  2. Health & Wellbeing
  3. Self Defence
  4. Values & Life Skills
  5. Dealing with Adversity
  6. Learning to be comfortable with the uncomfortable.

Physical Fitness, Health & Wellbeing Benefits

The physical benefits of training MMA 4 Kids are many, with a well-structured programme, your kids will be engaged in improving:

  • motor skills,
  • fitness,
  • strength,
  • endurance,
  • coordination,
  • balance,

Physical fitness increases your child's personal image of themselves, self-esteem, and confidence.


Lewy Chadwick

A huge special mention to the team at United Martial Arts & Fitness Academy - UMF Townsville. I’ve had them jump on board with me for this camp and couldn’t have done it without them. They believed in me as much as I believe in myself and I can’t show my appreciation to them enough for all they’ve done. UMF are Townsville’s leading martial arts and fitness gym and I am proud to be apart of their team. They’ve got a lot of knowledge and having trained their myself at a young age, I know just how family orientated and friendly the environment is there. Get down to UMF if you’re in town and check them out. Tell them Kid lightning sent ya. I’ll see you guys at UMF in the near future for a boxing seminar.

UMF is Townsville’s only licenced provider of the industry’s #1 Character Development System, making it #1 in Childrens Programs.
You can trial one of our many classes, book yours today

You can trial one of our many classes, book yours today

The best way to see if any of our classes are for you, is to experience it first-hand. See our Academy, meet our instructors and emerge yourself in the UMF culture.

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