Kids Program

 

FREE Class

Your first kids class is on us! Come in and find out what our kids program can do for you - no obligations or strings attached.

Information and FAQ

The system we teach in our kids program is modified Krav Maga (a form of self defense). As such, we emphasize a practical defense and offense without the “fluff” and impractical techniques of other martial arts. We also instill the values of discipline, dedication, and responsibility while having a LOT of fun!
Other than what you already saw in the video, a typical kids class lasts 30 minutes and will open with a courtesy bow to both the instructor and to the parents (we keep this more traditional practice to encourage respect). Then the kids will engage in a warmup consisting of running, bodyweight exercises, and dodgeballs! Next, the instructor will lead the class in the techniques planned for that day using both verbal instruction as well as drills. Finally, after the students have learned the techniques for the day, the instructor often lets the kids play a game at the end of class. It’s an awesome blend of learning and fun!
Kids at any fitness level are encouraged to participate in our kids classes. The exercises are easily modified and are done for time intervals – this means that both very fit and less fit individuals get an appropriate workout. No matter the fitness level, the kids program will be both challenging and fun!
We provide the pants for the uniform at the first free class that you may keep. Otherwise, we require a Bullman’s T-shirt and his or her belt. No full Karate uniforms because they are too restrictive.
We have a class dedicated to 4 & 5 year olds. The next step up is our kids basic class which is from age 6-11 years old. The median age in the kids basic class is close to 8.
Kids basic is focused around learning, you guessed it, the basic technique, fitness, and discipline necessary to master Krav Maga. The advanced class focuses on sharpening the basics while building on techniques. All kids must start in the basic class, and with hard work will graduate into the advanced class.

Lead Instructors

Terry Bullman

Terry Bullman, our owner and chief instructor, has been practicing and teaching Krav Maga for nearly 20 years. He has a second degree black belt in Krav Maga, a black belt in Taekwondo, and has fought professionally as a boxer, kickboxer, and cage fighter. He has been teaching kids Krav Maga for more than 6 years.

Jim Cloutier

Jim Cloutier, the head instructor, has been practicing and teaching Krav Maga for 10 years. He has a brown belt in Krav Maga and a black belt in Karate. A direct pupil of Terry Bullman, he is the director for the kids program. He loves seeing the confidence kids get as they progress to earning their black belt.