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WOMEN – Martial arts is the best workout you’re NOT doing!

Warrior Martial Arts Academy Seminar

Warrior Martial Arts Academy Seminar

From Shape Magazine:  

Q: What are the benefits of boxing workouts or mixed martial arts training for women?

A: I must give full disclosure: I’m a huge fan of mixed martial arts (MMA).  The techniques include striking (kicks, knees, and punches) and grappling (holds, sweeps, and throws).  I incorporate boxing and Jiu-Jitsu into my own weekly training plan.  I also work with MMA fighters on a regular basis.

That being said, I think that every woman, regardless of age or athletic ability, can benefit tremendously from incorporating some boxing and/or martial arts into her training program. Whether you want to improve overall health and fitness, lose weight (fat), or simply boost your mood, martial arts can help you reach your goals and more. In terms of physical qualities, some of the benefits include:

  1. Improved balance and coordination. You’ll also be better at quickly shifting your weight and changing directions, a key to excel in sports.
  2. Dynamic flexibility of joints, muscles, and ligaments. This not only promotes better posture, making you appear taller and leaner, but it will continue to improve your quality of life as you age, injury free.
  3. Power. The two components of power are strength and speed so you’ll improve your ability to perform explosive movements like jumping.
The benefits of MMA go beyond physical qualities. This type of training requires deep concentration and the ability to avoid distraction. Plus, it builds incredible confidence.
If you’re serious about learning from the best, I recommend checking out an actual MMA training facility. Contrary to what you may think, you’ll find that the athletes and instructors are extremely respectful of the women who train at their facility and will go to great lengths to make them feel comfortable.

Ready to Get Started?

If you’re new to MMA, try one of Warrior Martial Arts Academy’s Women’s Only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes if you’d like, but it’s perfectly fine to jump right into a class setting if you prefer.  We offer plenty of AUTHENTIC Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes at all of our locations in the DFW area.  Just go to our website check our Locations tab for the location closest to you, and then look for Schedules to find a time that fits your lifestyle.  Next, call us or send an email (info@warriormartialartsacademy.com) to schedule a FREE introductory lesson with one of our world-class instructors!

WMAA XI Sparring Session was a HUGE Success!!

We had a GREAT turnout for our inter-Academy Sparring Session on Saturday. We had representation from all of the locations. This is some of the best kids kickboxing in the DFW area on display. This is a wonderful event that we use to “show off” our “best and brightest” kids Kickboxing and Kids Muay Thai Boxing students. The Warrior Martial Arts Academies Kids Kickboxing and Muay Thai Boxing classes are held in Frisco, Little Elm and Flower Mound. These classes are part of our proprietary Mixed Martial Arts class curriculum. Self defense or bully situations for kids usually start standing up, and usually end up on the ground. This is why Warrior Martial Arts Academy provides a full complement of useful martial arts focused on Kickboxing (for standing situations) and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (for ground situations). Please stop by or use the “Contact Us” form on our website to schedule a FREE introductory lesson!




Warrior Represents at Jiu Jitsu World League!

Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Competition Team performed at a world-class level at the Jiu Jitsu World League tournament this past weekend! Our students won a variety of medals (many Gold!) and came home with a solid third place in Youth Gi, facing VERY tough competition. We had many Adult students who brought home medals as well! We are proud of all those who competed and we can’t wait to dominate our next tournament: the North American Grappling Association World Championship in Dallas this December!




WMAA Sparring Session XI


WMA_XI_IMAGE_CCWe are excited to announce WMAA Sparring Session XI Saturday, November 3rd!! This is an event that allows our students to showcase their kickboxing skills. This event is open to ALL our Academies, which allows participants to spar with someone they’ve never been paired with before. Another great thing about our Sparring Session is that there is only one match going on at a time, so each participant gets to be the center of attention! We can’t wait to see all of our amazing students there!

Back to School!!


To help kick to school year off right we are having our annual Back to School Bash on August 18th from 10am-1 pm. We will have bounce houses, popcorn, snow cones and Captain America will be helping with our free trial classes. Come out and join us! We’ve got these other great tips to help get ready for school:

  • Return to school year bed times and wake up times about 2 weeks before school starts.
  • Return to school year electronic usage. Do you have limits?
  • Switch the brain back to education mode by taking education field trip, like to the museum.
  • Create a homework area free of electronic distractions.
  • Create a family calendar to help plan extracurricular activities. Don’t forget to add their current activities so you don’t over book yourself!
  • Make mornings easy by planning ahead, have your kid pack their lunch and pick out their clothes the night before.
  • Put homework in the backpack after each assignment is complete.
  • Have a designated area to put the lunch box and backpack away daily.
  • Plan extracurricular activities to keep your child active after school.B2_SCHOOL_BASH_2018_FB

Summer Camps!

Camps have been great this month!! Kids are having so much fun whether they are learning how to play Pokemon Cards, wrestle, or grappling! All our campers have so much fun and they always leave camp exhausted! If you missed out on those camps there is still time to sign up for our July camps! We have camps running weekly from July 9th-26th at all our locations! Camp 2


Warrior Martial Arts Academy – May 2018

What a great turn out to all our May events! Our students really enjoyed our Nerf Wars Parents Night Out. Another great event was our Mother’s Day Workout! It was so much fun seeing all our Warrior Moms out there! This event wouldn’t have been such a success without all our amazing moms getting out there and trying something new! Thanks for all you do! 32266843_10156220890864871_5907948551844921344_n


Warrior Martial Arts Academy – April 2018

April has been an exciting month! We had a great turn out at our Sparring Session! Every participant did an amazing job. This past weekend we had over 60 participants at our 2nd Annual WMAA Grappling Games! All the participants went out and gave it their all! We had a great time and are privileged to have such amazing students. April isn’t over yet! On April 28th we’ll have our Grand Opening of the East Flower Mound Location! Come check it out from 10-1 pm! sparring 1

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Way to go Comp Team!

What a great turn out for the AGF Tournament in Oklahoma! We had almost 30 competitors come out to compete. The team placed 2nd overall at AGF! Way to go Warriors!! Our next competition will be a NAGA on May 5th in Dallas.28782777_10215663032227766_1948258108381415808_n


Warrior Teaches PE

We had a great time teaching the students of Pink and Miller Elementary during PE class last month! Our Warrior Instructors came in and led amazing high energy classes. They showed the students basic martial arts techniques including: punches, kicks, and take-down set ups. We enjoy being a part of our communities and being allowed to contribute to the physical fitness educations of so many Frisco ISD schools in our area!Pink PE