Martial Arts Blog

Free Muay Thai Seminar with EFC Champion Jason House

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Martial artists of all ages and skill levels can come train with Element Fighting Championship’s Welterweight champion Jason House for free on November 18th. This seminar will be at our Frisco school, with a kids class from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm and adults from 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm. Both sessions are open to the public to attend, so please bring any friends and family members who would be interested in learning from this world-class martial artist.

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After being introduced to the sport of boxing when he was one year old, Jason continued to study various martial arts as a teen including Tae Kwon Do and Akido. This lifelong passion for martial arts drove him to become a professional MMA competitor in 2001. Jason has a winning record for the 14 professional fights he has participated in at events such as King of the Cage, Ultimate Texas Showdown and Maximum Fighting Championship.

Jason is one of three people worldwide to be certified as an instructor by six time World Muay Thai Champion Saekson Janjira. Over the past 12 years as a martial arts instructor, Jason has taught students in disciplines including Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and boxing. Jason has also trained with multiple highly regarded martial artists including Kenny McClure, Samart Payakaroon and Yousef Alirezaei.

This combination of championship competition and instructional experience makes this seminar an opportunity you can’t afford to miss. We’re proud to continue our tradition of bringing world-class martial artists and instructors to our students. Please arrive wearing Gi pants and a Warrior Martial Arts t-shirt. Please invite all your friends and family who may want to learn from Jason House’s expertise.

Martial Arts Cross Training

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How Cross-Training in Martial Arts Benefits Kids

“Cross-training” involves engaging in two or more sports.  Cross training provides fitness, variety, academic and psychosocial benefits and prevents injury to young athletes. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that kids cross-train on a regular basis. Cross training that includes martial arts is especially beneficial because martial arts is also a total body-and-mind exercise.

The ABCs of Cross Training

Cross-training ABCs is an excellent way to improve conditioning for young athletes, advocates Mark Verstegen, performance coach to Major League ball players. A = agility, B = balance, C = coordination, S = speed. The ABCs are vital skills to become a good athlete and develop a variety of other skills, muscle groups and game senses.

Good Academic Grades

The American College of Sports Medicine reveals the link between physical activity in children and academic performance: active children perform better in school, are better able to concentrate, possess stronger self-esteem and self-belief, have improved motor skills, cooperation and teamwork. Non-athletic children can benefit from non-competitive activities such as biking, swimming, jogging, dancing or playing games like tag.


Cross Training martial arts with other sports such as football, soccer, baseball or lacrosse, provides physical and mental conditioning, strength-training, and flexibility. Year-round fitness is important for kids to get into shape so they have more fun and become a more successful player.

Injury Prevention

Conditioning and rest are important keys to preventing injuries. The body gets imbalanced if your child only plays one sport without any other conditioning sports. Insufficient rest after an injury results in overuse injuries to muscles and bones. About half the injuries in middle and high school students are overuse injuries.

Psychosocial Benefits

Athletes who are also martial artists may experience diverse psychosocial traits such as goal setting, encouraging good moral and ethical development, personal growth, initiative, self-discipline, being more focused on school and an ability to work with others.

A Coach/Mentor’s Role

Youth coaches make a great commitment to a sport, but it’s also a huge responsibility. The instructor acts as a positive role model, influences the athlete’s behavior through modeling, provides your child with the support, encouragement and guidance when he/she needs it the most, and inspires your child.

An Example:  From the Head Coach, Frisco Bulldogs youth football team

“As a youth football coach, I love to get a kid on my team who is training at Warrior Martial Arts Academy, as I consider football a martial art. The techniques used in both football and the mixed martial arts style taught at Warrior Martial Arts Academy are very similar regarding using their hands, foot placement and leverage; so teaching our football techniques to boys who have already learned similar techniques in their martial arts training is much quicker, as the techniques translate so well across both sports. An additional benefit that is not just related to sports; the boys who have martial arts training are generally more confident and disciplined than boys who have not received the training.”

In addition to training bodies, athletics helps shift young athlete’s mindset to become more conscientious. Martial arts are a complimentary sport for enhancing athletic skills.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu WORLD CHAMPION Seminar

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Space is limited – only 30 spots available for an incredible learning experience.

Kids join us for $25 from 1-2 pm. Adults join us for $40 from 2-3:30 pm.

Join Carlos “Esquisito” Holanda, 3-time Brazilian National Champion on Saturday, Oct 26th 2013.

Warrior Martial Arts Academy is proud to bring truly WORLD CLASS instructors to our students.



Halloween Party October 25th

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4 to 5:30pm. Please join us for frightening fun, scary games, spooky food, and a costume contest! Bring a buddy! Bring the whole family! All are welcome!

Party is FREE to anyone who would like to attend.

FREE Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Seminar

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This week Marty Leyko a two-time World’s Jiu-Jitsu Champion will be conducting a FREE seminar at Warrior Martial Arts Academy. The event is open to Kids from 6:15 – 7pm and to adults from 7:15 – 8:15pm. All attendees need to wear full Gi and anyone is welcome to come.

Please Join us at 8822 Teel Parkway, Suite 400 Frisco, TX 75034 on October 24th! We hope to see you there.

November 2nd – Free Anti-Bully Clinic

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Students ages 4 to 15 years old can get their kicks at a free anti-bullying martial arts course on November 2nd at 1:00 pm. This class will teach both basic self-defense techniques and the importance of leadership, discipline, confidence and respect. Pamela Cohen, bullying prevention advocate and head instructor of Warrior Martial Arts, offers the course. Pamela has taught similar anti-bullying lessons throughout Frisco ISD schools including Pink Elementary, Nichols Elementary and Purefoy Elementary.

“Warrior Martial Arts provides an outstanding program that teaches students to be confident and self-assured individuals,” says Pink Elementary Principal Bethany Rowan. “The approach used helps students to develop the necessary skill to tackle the challenges of today’s youth.”

If a child exhibits some of the following signs, it’s possible they’re being bullied:

Coming home from school late
Students may take longer routes home or skip the bus to avoid bullies.

Frequently claim after-school activities were cancelled
If a child stops attending what used to be their favorite activity, bullies may be keeping them away.

Becoming upset after receiving text-messages or going online
Even after the school day ends, older kids may face cyber-bullying.

This free class will be held at Warrior Martial Art’s new Frisco locations at 8822 Teel Parkway, Suite #400, Frisco, Texas. The other recently opened Little Elm location for Warrior Martial Arts at 2833 Eldorado Parkway will hold its regularly scheduled classes on November 2nd. For more information call (972) 334-0213.