Welcome and thank you for your interest. Michael Gioe's School of Combat Arts is happy to announce that we are now headquatered in Valparaiso, Florida.
Since 2011 we have been providing self defense for woman, children and men in a fun and family oriented atmosphere.
Learn how to defend yourself, lose some weight, train to fight or participate as a family, try a class with your kids!
A common misconception about children participating in martial arts is that it will make a child more violent, aggressive, or more prone to starting fights. The reality in training is that it teaches kids the opposite. Having your child involved in mixed martial arts can teach them them the discipline, respect and self-control necessary to avoid fights and defend themselves when conflict is unavoidable. The kids who are more actively involved in conflicts are those that lack this training.
Putting kids in a controlled environment that gives them a safe and fun place to get out aggression is an excellent way to make sure they aren’t overly aggressive outside of the gym. Putting kids in an MMA class is also a good way to get more involved in their lives as more parents are starting to participate in the sport as well.
It is estimated that over 3.2 million kids under the age of 13 are participating in mixed martial arts and because of its effectiveness in real-world application, it can be much safer than traditional sports by teaching your children self defense. When it comes down to it, no sport is free of injury. According to ABC, no one has yet gathered comparative statistics on the risk of mixed martial arts, but even cheerleading sends thousands of kids to hospitals every year. And In six years, 77 kids died when they were hit in the chest with a baseball.