I’m Ed Maguire, owner and head instructor at Cactus Jiu-Jitsu. As a martial arts instructor, it is so rewarding to see children develop physically, mentally, and emotionally. Martial arts help children learn not only valuable self-defense skills, but also key life skills. They develop confidence, discipline, focus, patience, and respect. The belt promotion system teaches them about setting goals and working to achieve them.
In every class we teach, we help your children grow in body, mind, and spirit. And all of this happens in a safe, supportive, and FUN environment.
At Cactus Jiu Jitsu, we love teaching martial arts to kids. Your kids will love training with us, and you will appreciate the growth and development you see in them as a result of our classes.
See below for more information about how your kids can benefit from our classes!
Jiu-Jitsu helps kids learn valuable life skills, such as patience and problem-solving, that will be valuable in every aspect of their lives.
They learn about teamwork, humility, and respect as they work with their fellow students to support each other’s growth and development.
They learn about goal-setting, discipline, and focus as they strive to master Jiu-Jitsu techniques and earn belt promotions.
As their skills improve, kids gain the self-confidence they need to be successful in life. Confident kids are less likely to be bullied.
We hold regular “mat chats” with our students to discuss character development issues. Students enjoy these discussions and are eager to contribute.
Let’s be real. Many kids today lead sedentary lifestyles that involve too much screen time. Kids need regular exercise to stay healthy.
Our Jiu-Jitsu classes keep kids moving. They will develop greater strength, agility, flexibility and stamina within just a few weeks. The best part is that they will be having so much fun, they won’t even realize they are exercising!
We all want to keep our kids safe from bullies and predators. Our Jiu-Jitsu program equips kids with practical, realistic tools to protect themselves.
We teach our students to use their verbal skills to avoid violence whenever possible. They learn specific strategies and phrases to defuse situations without using violence.
Your kids will learn how to use proven Jiu-Jitsu techniques to defend themselves. These techniques are based on controlling an attacker using leverage and proper positioning to stay safe until help arrives.
Equip your children with a practical toolkit that can help keep them safe for the rest of their lives.
Jiu-jitsu is a great way to get kids out of the house and help them stay active while having fun.
Our classes help kids find something they love to do while keeping their bodies strong and healthy. We rely on a wide variety of games and activities to keep kids interested and engaged while learning new skills.
Cactus Jiu Jitsu Academy is also a great place for kids (and you) to make new friends and to socialize with other terrific people. It is a fun, positive, energetic, and highly supportive environment. They will have a blast and they will fall in love with jiu-jitsu.