Realizing there was a lack of specialized training for those that have learning disabilities and those that may require special attention, Dominion Mixed Martial Arts created a Special Needs Program. These classes are taught at a slower pace and with more repetitive and personalized instruction given. Belts are also awarded as the student progresses. We believe through repetition and positive reinforcement, the students will gain great knowledge and confidence through martial arts.
By attending our Special Needs Program, students will learn forms, self defense and discipline. The basic goal of forms is to preserve and transmit proven techniques. By practicing in a repetitive manner the learner develops the ability to execute those techniques and movements in a natural, reflex-like manner. The goal is to internalize the movements and techniques of a form so they can be executed and adapted under different circumstances, without thought or hesitation. Real life self defense techniques are taught at every class. Self defense actually means doing everything possible to avoid fighting someone who threatens or attacks you. Self-defense is all about using your smarts — not your fists. Our instructors teach students how to size up a situation and decide what they should do along with special techniques to get away.
Practicing Martial Arts also provides muscular, cardiovascular, balance, coordination and endurance. Muscles in the body are strengthened and stretched when doing kicks, stances, blocks and strikes. In turn, this promotes a healthier mind and body and overall well-being. And if you think that a special needs person can’t learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu then look at the video below and see David submit a green belt from another academy.