Fitness, Protection & Confidence

Welcome and thank you for your interest.  School of Combat Arts is happy to announce that we are now headquartered 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 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.

At SOCA you will receive personalized attention as I prefer smaller classes. Also in our school you will have the opportunity to do live training (sparring or rolling) if you wish giving you real hands on training.

Sparring is a daily activity at some martial art schools. At other schools sparring is a very rare activity. Some people love sparring and some people don't. The bottom line is sparring is probably the most important training exercise there is.


"If you want to learn to swim jump into the water. On dry land no frame of mind is ever going to help you."

~Bruce Lee

 Sparring requires you to use every one of your attributes - forcing you to sharpen your skills and practice things like the controlling distance, timing, speed, agility and focus as well as cardiovascular and muscle endurance to name just a few.

I invite you to stop by as we welcome all ages  and ranks.



131 John Sims Parkway

Valparaiso, FL 32580

 or call us at 850-502-3127






Enroll in our adult MMA package and receive a FREE jiu jitsu Gi


Enroll in our Childrens MMA class and receive a FREE jiu jitsu Gi.




Morning Jiu jitsu classes will be starting

October 6,2015  10am-1130am


Capoeira classes on saturdays  with Formigao Embondeiro Capoeira


Enrolling students now in

Ninjutsu classes on Saturday

at 9:00am-10:00am






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