KIDS MARTIAL ARTS
Martial arts classes for kids in Austin
Children need lots of activity to use all the energy they
have and grow up healthy and strong. But learning a martial art is much more
than that. It also starts a child on a lifelong path of enjoying physical
activity in a positive atmosphere.
A lack of physical activity is a problem that adults and
children face not only in Austin but throughout the country, and it is one
of the main causes of obesity and deteriorating health in our society. To
counteract the issue of poor health, we need to get people motivated and
enjoying being active. This is one of the primary focuses the Parra Academy
has when engaging with our students, especially the younger ones. We make
every effort to ensure our classes as engaging as possible for the young
people of Austin, so that they will pick up the skills and attitude that
will make their lives easier and more rewarding.
The Parra Academy organizes its martial arts classes for
children around the idea that different children learn in different ways. We
use a variety of different teaching techniques to help our students remember
what we teach them, because the faster they learn the faster they can move
forward. If you are interested in enrolling your child in one of our classes
then please contact us at (512) 797-1063.
Martial arts teaches children many fundamental qualities,
Strong Work Ethic
Leadership and goal setting
Training Mind & Body
What do you want to gain from your free time? Do you want to
be in better shape, have more confidence, relieve stress, improve awareness,
or learn a new set of skills? If you answered yes to any of these
possibilities, then you have come to the right place. The Parra Academy is
here to provide the people of Austin with a place to improve their health,
have fun, and forget about the outside world for a while. If you live
in Austin and are looking for way to stay fit, meet new people, and improve
then contact us today to try one of our classes.
Martial Arts your path to a better life
When the people of Austin come to the Parra Academy to learn
martial arts, they donít just receive training, but a staff that is
dedicated to helping them improve themselves.
Dedicated to enhancing our students
Learning a martial art can be the memorizing of moves, but
at Parra Academy we focus on teaching our students much more. Martial arts
is, in some respects, a way of life. We do not mean that certain individuals
earn a living from being in matches or teaching. Martial arts is a way of
life because it practices mindfulness. When you practice a strike, a throw,
or an exercise, the goal is to understand your body and be one with the
movement. Eventually the goal is to, in time, be completely present in the
moment and learn how to bring out that amount of centeredness when you need
it. All the stresses in your life become much more manageable when you know
how to find your center and understand that you have the mental tools you
need to overcome the problem.
BRUCE LEE'S JKD
Traditional martial arts are often divided into strike based
fighting (e.g. karate, taekwondo, and boxing) and grappling (jiu-jitsu,
judo, and wrestling). This would leave fighters at a disadvantage because
they were trained in either midrange or close range techniques. Mixed
Martial Arts (MMA) was created to merge these two fighting archetypes into a
single art form.
Why learn MMA?
There are many reasons to train in MMA. Here are the ones
that our Austin students mention most frequently.
Are you ready to meet new people, train hard and have fun?
The Parra Academy invites the people of Austin to get in contact with us
CROSS FITNESS THRU
APPLIED MARTIAL ARTS
SELF DEFENSE CLASSES
Self-defense courses in Austin
We donít like to admit it but there are some streets in
Austin that we would rather not walk down alone at night. Usually, the thing
to do is just avoid these places, but sometimes trouble comes to you. When
it does, it is best to be prepared. The Parra Academy is here to give the
people of Austin the tools they need to protect themselves when they need
When the adrenaline is pumping it can be very hard to think
clearly. This is the primary focus we have when teaching. We are going to
teach you something that you hopefully will never have to use, but if you
do, then we want you be able to pull out this new skill set with ease. That
is why we created a course specifically to prepare you in case of an
The Parra Academy has designed its self-defense course by
boiling down different martial arts techniques into their key components.
These components are then connected with specific situations so that you
gain the necessary knowledge to handle almost any circumstance. Our goal is
that when situation X arises, you will counter with Y.
Meet new people
a serious subject but this is not the army, it is a classroom and we try
to have fun while learning. Even the strongest building canít stand on a
weak foundation. That is why we support each other in class; to create a
solid foundation for our students to stand upon. Come and meet likeminded
individuals, engage with other members of your community, and have some
fun. If you have any questions about the self-defense classes we provided
the people of Austin then please feel free to contact us.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Frequently Asked Questions About Martial Arts
Will martial arts make my child violent?
No. Martial arts are used for self-defense and as a last resort. The core
principles of CTAMA is solving problems by peaceful resolution and having
the self-confidence to not rely on violent behavior.
My child is not very athletic. Can they still
benefit from martial arts?
Certainly. We teach them skills that will help with their coordination,
flexibility and strength. We make sure that the activities we assign are
appropriate for the childís athletic level.
Will my child be injured if they practice martial
There is a chance of physical injury with any form of exercise. We take very
special care to supervise all exercises to see that the students are
performing them correctly. Sparring is only performed at higher levels by
those who wish to participate and we feel have the skills to spar in a safe
How fit do I have to be to take an adult martial
We have people of almost all levels of fitness attend our classes. Your
level of fitness is not that important a factor because we work on improving
your level, no matter where you are in terms of physical fitness.
I have a past injury or medical condition. Can I
still train in martial arts?
You will need to talk to your doctor about the risks you may incur by
performing rigorous exercise. They will know best about what your body can
What should I wear for my first class?
Bring a top and pants that are comfortable and easy to move in.