Children’s Mixed Martial Arts

Our Kids Earn Self Respect Before They Earn Belts

Life-changing benefits

Why start your kids at Crazy 88?


A child’s world can sometimes include bullies – we teach kids how to deal with real scenarios in the environment they live in every day.


Because everyone (especially your kids) needs to feel like their hard work is paying off or discouragement is inevitable.


Our school cultivates a healthy social environment – on and off the mat – with a staff that respects parents’ guidance and involvement.

Optimized for Every Age

Programs for Each Developmental Stage

Ages 3-5: Tiny Ninjas

Children ages 3-5 training

Our Tiny Ninjas program for children aged 3-5 program is designed to introduce our youngest students to Martial Arts. The curriculum includes fun, fast-paced games & interactive drills to teach Martial Arts movements and develop Social Skills and Coordination. Instructors teach in an easy-to-follow and simple method.

Program goals:

  • Learn self-discipline & build confidence
  • Develop comfort in social situations
  • Improve listening ability
  • Improve coordination and agility

Curriculum includes:

  • Beginner Martial Arts techniques
  • Coordination drills & movements
  • Explanation of Student Creed

Ages 6-8: Little Ninjas Kids Program

Our Kids 6-8 program is designed to help the “Little Ninjas” build a strong foundation and improve their overall understanding of Martial Arts. The curriculum for this program includes both beginner and fundamental techniques, coordination drills, interactive games as well as exploring core concepts and ideas.

Program goals:

  • Increase general understanding of Jiu-Jitsu & Striking
  • Learn self-discipline & build confidence
  • Respect for instructors and peers
  • Improve coordination and agility

Curriculum includes:

  • Beginner & fundamental techniques
  • Coordination drills & interactive games
  • Emphasis on Character Development Activities
Children ages 6-9 in class

Ages 9-12: Juniors Program

Children ages 10-12 in class

The Juniors program for children aged 9-12 program is where the study of each martial arts becomes more intense. Student’s will receive an overview of all positions, techniques and an introduction into more advanced techniques. Students will be expected to master more techniques and be involved in more sparring activities.

Program goals:

  • Improve movement & coordination
  • Learn self-discipline and build confidence
  • Respect for instructors, parents, and peers
  • Set a good example for younger students

Curriculum includes:

  • Overview of all positions and situations
  • Beginner and fundamental techniques
  • Introduction to advanced BJJ
  • Focus on academic performance and citizenship

Ages 13-16: Teens Program

The Teens program is the preparatory stage for the Adult programs. Students will be treated largely as adults but with the more acute focus and emotional support necessary for this age group. They will train Jiu-Jitsu with other Teens and have the option of learning Boxing and Muay Thai with the Adults.

Program goals:

      • Improve athleticism
      • Gain self-awareness and confidence through training
      • Respect for instructors, peers, and parents
      • Develop into good citizens and sportsmen

Curriculum includes:

      • Strong emphasis on takedowns – both judo and wrestling
      • Introduction to Advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
      • Access to Adult Boxing and Muay Thai Fundamentals
Teens ready to train jiu-jitsu

The Crazy 88 Difference

More Than Just Self-Defense Skills

  • Grade Improvement: Watch as your child’s grades go up and stay up. Our educational Black Belt program will give your child the discipline needed to study, complete homework, and organize their time wisely. Ultimately, this leads to better concentration at school and better grades.
  • Increased Physical Aptitude and Fitness: To help your child develop physically, our programs focus on athletic development as well. Your child will improve in sports as she improves her agility, strength, balance, coordination and timing.
  • Leadership Skills: Crazy 88 Mixed Martial Arts will teach your child how to set goals and take responsibility for their own actions. Your child will learn to act as a leader and not just as a follower.
  • Fun Social Activity: From the children’s point of view, the best part about our program is how much fun the classes really are. We focus your child’s energy in a positive and productive manner.
  • Safeguard Against Bullying: Children in our Kids Martial Arts Program are bullied 64% less than the National Average. We don’t give children a false sense of reality by teaching them unrealistic or ‘flashy’ techniques. Your child will learn how to really protect themselves in harmful situations.
  • Personalized Attention: To ensure rapid progress, we focus on quality instruction and personal attention. All of our classes are taught by highly trained instructors committed to excellence and continued learning. You’ll feel safe knowing your child is receiving the finest instruction possible.
  • Resistance to Peer Pressure: One of the scariest problems facing parents today is the possibility that their child may become involved with drugs and other harmful influences. Our program is designed to promote self-confidence and self-esteem – giving your child the strength to resist peer pressure.
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Rave Reviews from Other Baltimore Martial Arts Parents

“We were looking for an activity that the boys can do as well as something for my husband and I - with the goal of physical fitness and fun. I never thought I would like as much as I do. We are really glad we joined. ”
Rachel K.
Rachel K
“I got my son involved because it complements his wrestling and he’s enjoyed it a lot. He just had his first tournament and had a win. ”
Jason S.
Father of 5
Jason Smith
“I no longer have to worry about if my son has enough positive role models in his life. Joining Crazy 88 was one of the best choices I have made for myself and my son. ”
Theresa S.
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