We will train you to become a unique individual. You will receive all the benefits of traditional training as well as the artistic aspects of the martial arts. Gain unshakable confidence and get into the best shape of your life while reinforcing your core values and good character.


Improve focus, coordination and confidence, all while having lots of fun in a safe, challenging atmosphere. Our Mini Muay Thai classes teach kids a powerful effective martial art as well as respect, confidence and self-control. Punching and kicking is the smallest aspect of what we do here at Camden Combat. Discipline, respect, humility and courage are the most important lessons that every Mini Muay Thai practitioner will learn. Traditionally, Muay Thai instruction begins at an early age in order to help children develop into a person of integrity and inner strength. We’ve developed a kids program that captures the true spirit of Muay Thai. Your child will develop their physical abilities, fitness, and mental focus while making new friends and having fun learning exciting new skills.

Coach Blake and Coach Kris know how to keep children excited about the martial arts! And by instilling discipline and pride, martial arts will help solve any behavioral problems with your child at home.



This amazing art utilizes leverage and technique, over strength and speed, allowing for a smaller person to take on much larger aggressor. It’s regarded by many as the most effective martial art in the world! Today, Jiu-Jitsu is not only a self-defense art, but also a sport with many tournaments being held in the United States and the world over.

Studies suggest that bullying may be the leading cause of low self-esteem in children, and according to some surveys, less than 15% of kids actually report acts of bullying. Children’s inability to stand up to a bully is rooted in profound fear for their personal safety. Ironically, the victims know that they must confront the bully and would like nothing more than to stand up to them. But, they simply can’t follow through for fear of the physical harm that backs the bully’s every action. And, therein lies the challenge – how do you instill in a victim of bullying the confidence to face the tormentor, look them in the eye, and back them down?

The answer is simple – teach the victims to defend themselves against physical attack, and the rest will follow.

Most martial arts programs rely on striking the attacker with violent punches, kicks, knees, and elbows, but in our program we take a different approach. We teach children how to defuse confrontations with words and never to initiate physical aggression. If attacked, we offer techniques to neutralize the threat and gain control until help arrives. We will teach your child to use verbal assertiveness to deter bullies and several non-violent self-defense techniques to stay safe if physically assaulted. The bottom line is: we will prepare your child to defend themselves against bullies without turning them into one.

Children’s classes include a well-rounded and balanced mind and body fitness program that includes self defense techniques, special breathing and meditation techniques to build inner strength and relaxation, bare hands forms, the Shaolin staff or long pole, the short stick, plus various strength and flexibility exercises. Kung Fu philosophy and life skills are discussed and reinforced throughout the year. Our aim is to develop self-discipline, courage, tolerance and respect for themselves and for others. In particular, we will develop your child’s mental focusing ability, helping them to learn and concentrate better at school.



Muay Thai is referred to as the “Art of Eight Limbs” or the “Science of Eight Limbs”, because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight “points of contact”, as opposed to “two points” (fists) in boxing and “four points” (hands and feet) used in other more regulated combat sports. A practitioner of Muay Thai is known as a Nak Muay.

The history of Muay Thai can also be traced to the middle of the 16th century. During the battles between the Burmese of the Konbaung Dynasty and Siam, the famous fighter Nai Khanomtom was captured in the year 1767. The Burmese knew of his expertise in hand-to-hand combat and gave him an opportunity to fight for his freedom. Soon after winning the match, he was freed by his captors and allowed to return to Siam. He was acknowledged as a hero, and his fighting style became known as Siamese-Style boxing, later to be known as Muay Thai. This fighting style was soon to be recognized as a national sport.

Muay boran, and therefore Muay Thai, was originally called by more generic names such as Toi Muay or simply Muay. As well as being a practical fighting technique for use in actual warfare, Muay became a sport in which the opponents fought in front of spectators who went to watch for entertainment. These Muay contests gradually became an integral part of local festivals and celebrations, especially those held at temples. Eventually, the previously bare-fisted fighters started wearing lengths of hemp rope around their hands and forearms. This type of match was called muay khat chueak (มวยคาดเชือก). Kickboxing was also a component of military training and gained prominence during the reign of King Naresuan in 1560 CE.



Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground defense. Jiu-Jitsu was formed from early 20th century Kodokan Judo ground fundamentals that were taught to Carlos Gracie by Master Mitsuyo Maeda. Jiu-Jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experimentations, practices, and adaptation from the Judo knowledge of Carlos and Hélio Gracie, who then passed their knowledge on to their extended family.

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique – most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the attacker. Efficiency, the ability to achieve maximum output with minimum input, is a core principle of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Assume that your attacker will always be larger and more athletic than you. Our students quickly learn that the only reliable way to succeed is to exhaust your attacker while conserving your own energy through the use of leverage-based techniques and natural body movements. In life, as in a fight, a student who learns to expend energy efficiently will achieve maximum results with minimal effort. For example, eating healthily is Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Being honest/respectful to others is Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Being a hardworking/morally correct business person is Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.



Come join us for our next summer day camps that happen every year throughout the summer!

These week long camps usually take place one week out of each of the summer months (June, July, and August) 8am-4pm. Call or stop by for more information on this years schedule. You have the option to either enroll your child into the full week of camp or choose select days. All regular afternoon youth classes are included in camp tuition! 

While practicing martial arts is an essential part of the camp, we also incorporate fun activities, games, physical challenges and arts & crafts.

Throughout each week, campers will experience different themes. Every day will be new and exciting with tons of opportunities to have fun adventures, and make friends. 


It is important for you to know that at Camden Combat we DO NOT “play silly games” with children, nor are we babysitters. We are professional teachers. We take our classes seriously, and we fully understand that your child must gain the health and fitness benefits from the arts.


At CCMA, we utilize martial arts training as a vehicle for human potential.