Warrior Academy2024-02-19T13:22:59-05:00

At our Warrior Academy for kids our goal is to make children Warriors in life as well as the Martial Arts. We have gone to great measures to develop our children’s curriculum.

Our Young Warrior Program offers daily core lessons starting at age four. These classes are divided into two different classes depending on age. Our Little Warriors class is for children ages 4-6 and our Junior Warriors class is for children ages 7-13.

Our program reinforces EARNED self-confidence, situational awareness, self-defense and leadership skills to allow your child to find their inner strength and mental resilience to face all of life’s challenges, on and off the mat. We offer a varied curriculum, exposing kids to elements of Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu- jitsu, Krav Maga, and functional fitness!

How will your child benefit from our Young Warriors Academy?

These lessons develop self-esteem and confidence, teach discipline and self-control, will help channel aggressive energy, develop lifelong self-defense skills, are fun and encourage positive work and academic values. Your child is continually asked to achieve new levels both physically and emotionally. We provide a challenging and demanding environment that leads to achievement through individual growth.

Physical skills:

  • Prevention, avoidance, escape & evasion
  • Defending various types of unarmed attacks
  • Attacks and counterattacks
  • Escapes from chokes, holds and grabs.
  • Developing the ability to function effectively under stressful conditions

Social/Emotional Skills:

  • Leadership
  • Confidence and ability to employ conflict-resolution tactics.
  • Verbal Assertiveness
  • Situational awareness
  • Avoiding and prevent bullying.


Warrior Academy Krav Maga

Our Young Warriors Academy Krav Maga class is a well-rounded, blended curriculum focusing on realistic self-defense and character development. This class utilizes aspects of kickboxing and striking arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Krav Maga. With a mixed-style approach to training, our kids will benefit from learning all ranges of self-defense effectively while attaining a higher level of physical fitness.

Warrior Academy Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, or BJJ, is a predominantly ground-based martial art that focuses on grappling. BJJ uses the principles of leverage, angles, technique, pressure, timing, and knowledge of the human anatomy to achieve a non-violent submission of one’s opponent and/or control through pins. BJJ is a fantastic way for kids to learn self-control, build confidence, emotional toughness, and physical hardiness – all attributes which are vital for lifelong, sustainable success.


Let us help you pick the right program and answer your questions!

“Instruction for every level and from young kids to not so young adults. My kids love it. They have gotten noticeably stronger and skilled in self-defense already in the weeks since we joined.”
“Mr. Cochran is fantastic with the kids and able to cater to many diverse levels in his classes. Classes are structured but fun at the same time. Our 6 year old loves it! He is learning to respect others and be confident. It is a terrific experience at an affordable price!”
“My son has been training at RVAMA for almost 2 years. Bryan’s Warrior Academy is the perfect mix of stand up, ground, fitness, and self-defense techniques. I visited several different martial arts studios before deciding and chose RVAMA because of the amount of interactive one on one attention each person receives in every class as well as the practicality of the skills being taught compared to the other places I visited. I highly recommend the Warrior Academy program.”
“You can’t go wrong with RVAMA and Bryan Cochran. Our son has been there since he was 4 and we have watched him grow and mature under the training and guidance he receives there. We highly recommend Bryan and RVAMA!”
“Great coaching staff and friendly atmosphere.”
“Great place for kids and adults alike! Practical self-defense and fitness training.”


How is Krav Maga training different from other martial arts?2019-11-24T10:19:45-05:00

Krav Maga training focuses on realistic scenarios and attacks, developing the self-defense mindset, and developing the skills you need to survive an attack.

How will Krav Maga Training benefit me?2019-11-15T13:57:47-05:00

Our classes have numerous benefits. You will learn important self-defense skills, improved physical fitness and confidence to name a few.

Do I have to sign a contract?2019-11-15T13:57:17-05:00

No, unlike our competitors, we do not do any long-term contracts.

Do you have limits on how many times per week I can train?2019-11-15T13:57:08-05:00

No, all our memberships, adults and children, allow our students unlimited access to our schedule. You can train as many times per week as you wish.

How many times per week SHOULD I train?2019-11-15T13:56:58-05:00

We recommend that you train at least two times per week. Successful self-defense training is largely dependent on developing muscle memory. Being able to retain the information and recall it quickly takes practice, repetition, and drilling. But the right amount of training is really a personal decision based on age, body type, work and family schedule, etc. We recommend that you start with a moderate schedule and work your way up to more frequent training as you go.

What should I bring/wear to class?2019-11-15T13:56:47-05:00

Wear comfortable, clean, tasteful clothes that you can work out in and whatever shoes (optional) you would normally wear day to day. Students are free to use MMA style gloves for striking. For beginners and guests, we have loaner gloves at the center that you are welcomed to use. A mouthpiece and groin protection (for males) is not required but highly recommended. We recommend students bring a water bottle as well.

Does KMR have changing rooms?2019-11-15T13:56:36-05:00

Yes, we offer private changing rooms.

How do I choose which classes to attend or which classes for my child to attend?2019-11-15T13:56:26-05:00

Adult beginner students may attend all Level 1 classes and our Saturday morning Mixed Level class. For first time adults, we recommend attending one of our Level 1 classes. For our children’s program, White, Purple and Blue belts can only attend the beginner Young Warriors classes and the Mixed Warrior classes. Young Warriors that are Green, Brown and Black belts, can attend any Young Warriors classes.

Do I have to be in good shape to join or try a class?2019-11-15T13:56:13-05:00

Absolutely not! We have men and women start at all fitness levels. You do not have to be in shape to get in shape. Krav Maga training will improve your strength, endurance and overall fitness level.

What age ranges are in your adult classes?2019-11-15T13:56:00-05:00

We have a wide range of ages in our adult program. We have teens, young adults and middle age students from all walks of life. We currently have a student who is 81 years young!

What is the structure of a KMR class?2019-11-15T13:55:38-05:00

A typical class will start with a dynamic warm-up which could include functional training drills, functional fitness drills, partner drills, calisthenics and body weight exercises. This will be followed by some sort of striking techniques/combinations and self-defense principles. Class will end with a final drill. Our classes are a mixture of supportive, fun, serious, focused and goofy. There are moments of intense concentration… moments of fun & games… moments of encouraging one another to keep going and do your best… and so much more. It’s a vibrant blend of fun, focus and passion.

Do you have a referral program?2019-11-15T13:55:17-05:00

Of course! If you refer someone to our academy and they sign up with a membership you will receive a t-shirt of your choice free!