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Kids Martial Arts Classes Gresham


Kids Martial Arts Classes Gresham

Martial Arts Classes Will Give Your Child Confidence

Kids who are train in martial arts classes are less likely to be bullied, succumb to peer pressure and make smart decisions because of their confidence learnt through training. Discipline and character building are just part of the normal bi-products that parents can expect their kids to gain while training in the kids martial arts classes in Gresham at the world famous MMA gym, Team Quest. 

Our expert coaches are here to help give your child a safe and encouraging platform to practice realistic forms of self-defense that could potentially save their lives and prevent them from being bullied. The kids martial arts classes are designed to teach kids how to learn the basics in mixed martial arts. We cover everything from Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, Kickboxing, Boxing & most importantly self awareness to be able to control a situation that could be dangerous.  


The numbers on bullying are staggering! 42% of the kids at school are bullying other kids. The chances that your child is going to be bullied is high enough that you should consider taking preventative action by empowering them to be confident enough to stand up to bullying for themselves and others. 56% of the kids at school witness bullying at their schools in their class rooms and do nothing about it. If your child unfortunately lands up in the 14% of the kids at school that are complete victims, that means 86% of the kids at school are literally doing nothing to stop bullying or bullying your child. Choosing to enroll your child in our kids martial arts classes in Gresham at Team Quest MMA could literally make the difference between them being a victim or a confident individual that has the ability to stand up to bullies for themselves and others. 


What our kids martial arts classes do for your child


We are confident that our kids martial arts classes will help your child with the skills listed above and encourage you to have them come and try a class for FREE. We feel that the skills learned will help your child succeed in life as well as on the training mat. 

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3 Reasons Why Teenagers Need Martial Arts Training

Reason #1.
The numbers related to bullying statistics are both shocking and disheartening.


Times have changed for those of us who have been out of middle and high school for the last two decades. Bullying has become a normal part of the landscape in American schools. The sad truth is that bullying has become just as cool in school as making the varsity sports team. The insecure kids with little to no self-esteem are the ones who are being bullied relentlessly both at school and online. Without any confidence to defend themselves or ability to defuse a physical confrontation, these kids are being ridiculed and abused by their peers daily.

20 percent of U.S. students in grades 9-12 reportedly have experienced bullying or are feeling bullied, while 28 percent of students in grades 6-12 report the same. Experts agree that most incidences of bullying occur during middle school.
According to one study cited by the DHHS, 29.3 percent of middle school students had experienced bullying in the classroom; 29 percent experienced it in hallways or lockers; 23.4 percent were bullied in the cafeteria; 19.5 percent were bullied during gym class; and 12.2 percent of bullied kids couldn’t even escape the torture in the bathroom.
70.6 percent of teens have seen bullying occurring in their schools – and approximately 30 percent of young people admit to bullying themselves.


Martial arts training has been proven to give kids confidence, self control and the ability to defend themselves from bullying or stranger danger. At Team Quest we have been teaching kids, teens and adults to become more confident and have taught self defense through martial arts training for over a decade.


Obesity has more than quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.


Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.

The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2012. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese increased from 5% to nearly 21% over the same period.

In 2012, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.



Team Quest offers fitness training as well as martial arts training for teenagers. Under close supervision and through functional fitness conditioning our programs will help you get in shape while learning martial arts in a fun and safe environment.

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One in five high school girls have been physically and/or sexually assaulted.


1 out of 3 girls and 1 out of 5 boys is sexually assaulted by age 16
43% of girls and 30% of boys  experienced unwanted sexual attention, including pressure for dates and sex
One in five high school girls have been physically and/or sexually assaulted by a dating partner, significantly increasing their risk of drug abuse, suicide and other harmful behavior.

The statistics for sexual abuse are horrific. The goal for us at Team Quest is to empower our youth so that they do not become a victim. Through martial arts training our teenage mma program students are becoming stronger, more confident and fully aware of their surroundings. Our hope is that they are positive role models and examples in their communities and would be able to defend themselves and others if need be against physical and sexual abuse.


Get started today! Call 503-661-4134 and learn how martial arts training can change your life!

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