RUSH Defense Academy offers group classes for kids ages 6-15yrs of age. Classes are designed to teach effective and proven techniques without the pageantry of tradition. Your kid's will not be breaking boards or practicing Kata's or forms at the Academy. At RUSH they will be learning, practicing and engaging in age appropriate yet stream-lined, proven, and tested training techniques. You will not see the typical rigid and robotic moves still taught and practiced in so many traditional martial arts schools. At RUSH we are not concerned with what WAS...we are concerned with what WORKS. Respect, courtesy, honor and integrity are American values that are upheld in our academy in a friendly and mutually respectful way.
Our classes are innovative, creative, fun-filled experiences that leave your kid's wanting more and you seeing their confidence soaring. Classes are taught personally by Master Instructor Richard Raciti who makes each and every class a special opportunity for a memorable learning experience. Young students often walk in wondering, "What's he going to do next"?...why are the lights out?... where is he hiding?...etc.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is fantastic for kid's and teens because it teaches effective and tested techniques that are also fun to learn, practice and perfect. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a very practical approach to learning how to defend yourself as it teaches proper controlling and grappling skills along with take-downs, weight distribution, positions and body control. Respect, honor, confidence and integrity are all infused in each class without a "military" type of attitude. We do not engage in outdated, boring, and impractical practices such as forms or "Katas" because they utilize techniques that are strictly for tradition and not for real self defense situations. We do not break boards as well. Again, it serves no purpose except to instill a false sense of confidence...boards don't hit back! You will not find even one physician who would advocate having a child punch or kick a board. You are injuring the very weapons you may need to defend yourself.
Chances are very high that in a self defense scenario, it will end up on the ground. Likewise, the bully probably doesn’t anticipate this which opens the door to a brand new world that the bully isn’t familiar with, while your child is! What can usually be a difficult position for many, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu students are more than comfortable on the ground, in fact, it’s their second home!
RUSH's Sil Jun Do/ MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), and BJJ Program offers 3 effective and tested Combat Arts designed for the maturing student. My students are absolutely amazing with new kids getting started. Empathy is a big word with us and every new student is made to feel like they just found a new group of cool friends who are going to make them better and tougher.
The older our children get the more they are on their own. The Sil Jun Do class is a very practical approach to learning how to defend yourself as it teaches proper controlling and grappling skills along with take-downs, ground defense, kicks and punches. Sil Jun Do incorporates the same kicks as Muay Thai Kickboxing, the striking techniques of boxing, and the grappling techniques from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Respect, honor, confidence and integrity are all infused in each class without a "military" type of attitude. Again, no outdated, boring, and impractical practices such as forms or "Katas" are taught or practiced because they utilize techniques that are strictly for tradition and not for real self defense situations. We do not break boards as well. Again, it serves no purpose except to instill a false sense of confidence...boards don't hit back!
The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class teaches students how to get their opponent to the ground and the skills to keep them there through body control, positions, and ultimately submission techniques if needed. Since kids are natural grapplers this class is very easy for them to pick up and assimilate to
The MMA, or Mixed Martial Arts class is the perfect class to help our students go from "defense" mode to "fighter" mode if the need arises. The focus of this class is more on the sport aspect of combatives. It is more relaxed and the training is designed to teach, practice, and spar using all the tools we teach at the academy. Kickboxing, boxing, and grappling are all taught in segments and then put together in a cohesive style that the student eventually makes his or her "own style" of effective techniques and strategies. Sparring is controlled and safety is always the speech given and understood before each session.