Kids MMA

Kids MMA 101

The Out of Body Fitness & RoufuSport Youth Mixed Martial Arts Program trains each member in many offensive techniques and the fundamentals of defense in MMA while paying close attention to the fighter’s age and skill level. MMA training will be designed to provide the opportunity for every youth member to improve his or her athletic attributes & overall skill set. The Out of Body Fitness & RoufuSport Youth MMA Program is for ages 7 to 12 and is a great way to instill discipline while having fun! MMA is a full contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and submission grappling techniques, whether standing, in the clinch, or on the ground. The roots of modern MMA can be traced back to the ancient Olympics where one of the earliest documented systems of unarmed combat was the sport of Pankration. Europe, Japan and the Pacific Rim soon became a hot bed of contests during the early 1900s. Leading to Vale Tudo in Brazil during the 1920s & it was brought to the United States by the Gracie family in 1993 with the founding of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the largest MMA company worldwide.

Tuesday & Thursday: 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Saturday: 11:30am to 12:30pm

MMA Coaching Staff

Edgar Torres - Out Of Body Fitness

Edgar Torres Head MMA Coach & Gym Owner

Studied Under:

Keith Hackney
UFC fighter “The Giant Killer”
Created a hybrid fighting system incorporating Boxing, Kick Boxing, Karate, Wrestling & Submission Grappling.
Coach Edgar studied under for 3 years
2-2 record with wins by KO

Adam Miller
Black Belt Brazalian Jui Jitsu under Pedro Sauer
Head BJJ Instructor at Team Curran
– Coach Edgar studied under for 1 year.

Issac Rigs
Black Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Pan American Champion
5 x NAGA Champion
2 x Nebraska BJJ Champion
2 x Grapplers Quest Champion
– Coach Edgar studied under for 1 year

Thomas M. O’Shaughnessy
Co-Owner of South Elgin Budokan
Black Belt Judo Instructor
Defensive Tactics Instructor
8th degree black belt in Judo
Competed in 1964 Olympics
60+ Years of Training
– Coach Edgar studied under for 2 years

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Anthony Ernst Head Asst. MMA Coach, Kung Fu Fighter & Grappler

Training Credentials

BJJ Gi & No Gi, Southern Praying Mantis, Basic Shaolin Style, Dirty Boxing, JKD, Wing Chun, QiGung, Meditation, Iron Palm, Iron Vest, Strength Training, Isometric Training, Progressive Bodyweight Training & Wrestling. Studying/Practicing MMA for 20 years; Teaching for 7 years.
Knowledgeable in Chinese Medicine, Ancient Healing Techniques & Human Anatomy (Pressure Point, Breaks & Stuns)

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Our Latest MMA Fighter

Here is a submission win by Dante DeBerry, one of the fighters training at Out Of Body Fitness.