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Our mission is to improve health, build confidence and create leaders within our community.


Have Fun

We should always enjoy everything we do

Keep a Growth Mindset

Constant learning, Investing in Education, always progressing

Athlete Mindset

Fitness training and nutrition are necessary to achieve your full potential

Make it Work

Knowledge must be applied, hands on to have value

Take Ownership

Success comes from owning our success and failure

Build Connections

Who we surround ourselves with determines what we achieve

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Want your child to grow into a Leader?

Everyone wants the best for their kids, and the parents in our program are no different. Our program is not designed simply to teach kids martial arts skills, which are a lot of fun to learn, but to build confidence, create leaders and involve them in a healthy lifestyle.

That is the real goal most parents have for their kids when enrolling them in a martial arts program.

After 2 years of pandemic, our kids also need fitness, confidence and leadership more than ever.

These are traits that once established grow and build over time. The child that finds confidence early and becomes a leader amongst peers early builds on those through doing them and that carries over straight into adulthood.

Our kids program is set up to teach Mixed Martial Arts skills, emphasizing Jiu-Jitsu based training early. Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling or wrestling based martial art where the goal is to control an opponent rather then injure them through striking techniques which makes it much better suited to children.

Our core teaching philosophy is something referred to as the student success cycle. Confidence comes from success, success comes from competence and competence is built through confidence.

This can be seen from the very beginning, we don’t simply hand them their first belt, we have them earn it in front of the class be having a “match” with an instructor. The whole class gets involved cheering them on and applauding and they walk off the mat glowing with pride and feeling like they can do this.

As they become familiar with our curriculum they will be at times partnered with newer members and coached in how to help the newer members learn the techniques. They will also be at time given opportunities to lead the class in drills and warm up exercises. More experienced students are taught to mentor the newer ones, who will in term become mentors as they continue.

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"Jiu-Jitsu" is the primary component of our kids MMA program, it translates to "Gentle Art", and it gets this name because it is an art of control. The goal in Jiu-Jitsu is to control your opponent and put them in a position where they are forced to give up, as oppose to cripple them with striking techniques.

Jiu-Jitsu teaches kids to think strategically, not aggressively in order to use their entire body to physically control their opponent without causing injury and protect themselves from being in a position where they could be injured.

They will learn to control their opponent on their feet and on the ground, they will learn takedowns, escapes, submission holds and more.

Jiu-Jitsu can be trained recreationally, or as a competitive sport.

In addition to Jiu-Jitsu, kids will learn fundamental kickboxing and have the option to learn basic weapons as well.

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Parents, Do You Want to Jump-Start Your Childs Attention, Focus and Gross-Motor Skills?

At Innovative Martial Arts we believe that it is never too late, nor too early to start training.

Children that train in martial arts from a young age gain a head start in life. Young children are making new discoveries everyday and learning how to cope with all of the challenges of everyday life. Their intellect, emotions, physical capabilities, and social competence all are growing at a rapid rate. Unfortunately, there are few programs and options available for children during this important period, and the potential for helping jump start their confidence, focus and gross-motor abilities often goes unrealized.

Our program was designed for the important development of children as young as 3 years olds. We’ve collected scientific and psychological resources regarding this age group, and used that information to ensure that our program meets each child’s characteristics and capabilities.

Your child will experience training that targets the skills that they are currently developing; skills such as large and gross motor skills, behavior development, and character development. These skills have been broken down into exercises, games, activities, and drills that compliment their stage of development.

We use the martial arts approach to building their skills through these drills. The approach includes reinforcing good discipline, displaying confidence, and maintaining a positive attitude. Technical martial art training is limited to a select set of techniques that develop their balance, body awareness and co-ordination.

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Our kids programs are grouped into 4 age groups: 3-4, 5-7, 8-11 & 11-15. In addition to kids classes we also have classes for adults (16+)

We have classes 6-days a week, most people attend 2-3 classes per week. When you book your trial class we will go through the schedule with you to make sure you are attending the right classes.

The last couple years have really set kids back in terms of many social & communication skills.

Our program is designed to teach them confidence, leadership and more.

We believe that martial arts can be a amazing vehicle to learning fitness, health, emotional intelligence, communication, leadership and more. Martial Arts is not simply an "activity" but an essential life skill that sets kids up for future success.

Leaders must be able to make decisions and solve problems. Encourage independent decision making and problem solving and allow them to succeed on their own, fail on their own and get back up after a failure on their own.

Every successful person took risks to get where they are. Help your kids see that taking risks can lead to big rewards. Teaching kids the value of risk-taking can help them become more confident and independent. It can also help them learn to make good decisions and to deal with failure.

Be the example you want them to follow. Be active, eat healthy and show them that you are always learning.

None at all. Our program is ongoing, and you can cancel at any time.

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15-1599 Dugald Rd, Winnipeg, MB

phone: 204-505-2787

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