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Martial Arts Classes Build Character in Kids

Martial Arts Classes Build Character in Kids

Martial arts classes have many benefits for children. Martial arts offer kids an outlet for their seemingly boundless energy. At Plus One Defense Systems, as we work through stretching, strikes, blocks, and forms, we also teach important life skills. In fact, our curriculum which includes structured character building was developed by a child psychologist. We […]

Doug Beale III Memorial Scholarship

Doug Beale III Memorial Scholarship

Doug Beale III was one of our most dedicated students. He usually trained five days a week, and he was tragically killed in a traffic accident in 2006, at the young age of 20. We have a scholarship program in his honor called the Doug Beale III Memorial Scholarship. Money from this fund has helped […]

Exploring the art of Capoeira

Capoeira is a martial art which combines elements of dance, music, and acrobatics. Capoeira has its roots in Brazil where it was developed by enslaved Africans. This martial art helps the practitioner – the capoeirista – build strength, endurance and develop a flow of movement using capoeira techniques. Just as in any martial art, sparring […]

Muay Thai classes are a great cardio workout … but it’s NOT Cardio Kickboxing

Muay Thai classes are a great cardio workout … but it’s NOT Cardio Kickboxing

When Cardio Kickboxing became a trending aerobic workout, it created some confusion about what Kickboxing and Muay Thai are all about. We’re going to explain the differences between Muay Thai, Kickboxing, and Cardio Kickboxing in this article to clear up any confusion. At Plus One Defense Systems, we teach Muay Thai Kickboxing classes because they […]

We are your local Muay Thai, BJJ, MMA gym and Martial Arts School in West Hartford, CT

Are you looking for a Muay Thai Kickboxing gym near you? Our 10,000 square foot facility was voted the #1 gym in the West Hartford area for Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, and training in multiple disciplines of Mixed Martial Arts, including Kung-Fu, Karate, Capoeira, and Krav Maga. At Plus One Defense Systems, you can take martial arts […]