We understand how hard it is to raise children these days.

This is exactly why we are proud to offer an incredible kids martial arts program, the only and best kids mixed martial arts program of its kind in Tribeca, New York City.

The worries parents can have for their kids are both serious and startling – being bullied by other kids at school, peer pressure to try drugs and alchohol.  Children today have to deal with challenges that are overwhelming. Sadly, it is nearly impossible to shield your children from these ever-present negative influences. However, there is something you can do to help them deal with the many challenges they face.

Many parents have already discovered that martial arts training is one of the most beneficial activities in which your child can participate. A martial arts school is a place where a child can learn self-control, respect,  get active and develop both physically and mentally all in a safe, fun and positive environment.

What We Teach Ages 7-12

Introducing the Little Dragons Program for Ages 7 to 12!

60 min class Mondays, Wed, Fridays 4pm & Saturdays at 10am

Seven to twelve year olds are what most people consider a crucial age for learning and skill development. They are proficient in their vocabulary and problem-solving skills, yet they are not at the age where they want complete independence from adults. This makes the teacher-student relationship very strong. In their development the Little Dragons need to develop core skills that are unique to this age group. This is the reason that we provide them with their own program that targets their stage of development in a manner that adapts to their needs. It’s a program full of fun, and achievement, however it is still aimed at building skills that set them up for further success.


What We Teach Ages 4-6

Introducing the Lil Dragons Program for Ages 4 through 6!

50 min class on Tuesdays, Thursdays at 4pm & Saturdays at 10am
We do not feel that it is necessary to overwhelm this age with daily classes. We find that two-three classes a week gives the ideal time for skill building, retention and development.

Four, five and six-year olds are the most enthusiastic students, yet they also tend to have a hard time focusing. They love creativity and problem solving, which makes them amazing students and perfect candidates for the Lil Dragons program. The problem we discovered most with this age group is that they are so progressive in following tasks that some academies group this age with older students. This is a problem because they still do not have the basic skills necessary to keep up with children ages 7 and up, plus they do not have the same attention span. The solution we found is to provide them with their own program that targets their stage of development and adapts to their social and intellectual needs (and curiosities). At the same time AMAA Lil Dragons will be working to progressively build skills that set your Lil Dragon up for success. With that said, below is a complete structure of our 4-6 little dragons program.

Both programs are structured in such a way that your children will still follow a true Mixed Martial Arts curriculum composed of Thai Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jittsu, Filipino Martial Arts, and Wrestling. However, the training is not limited to simply improving your
child’s physical abilities and teaching him/her how to defend themselves – it is an educational / Black Belt program that will give your child the life skills necessary to succeed (discipline, goal-setting, and leadership).

Call us at 212.766.6622 or email us at dasha@andersonsmartialarts.com to schedule your child’s Free Intro class or Observe a class