Kids Classes

An active training regime and a strong emphasis on discipline…

Trident Academy offers the most comprehensive kids program in the Northern Virginia/WDC area. Our young students learn Thai Boxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - two arts with an active training regime and a strong emphasis on discipline. For the kids who show dedication and desire, we have a competition team that represents the academy in tournaments throughout the United States. Many parents are ready to start their children as soon as possible so they can be ready for school and have the confidence to stand up to negative peer pressure and bullying. There's nothing like being great at what you do to build confidence and character. Trident Academy is the perfect place to find out how your child interacts with others their own age and older. If you would like to sign up for two free trial lessons and a free assessment of your child's readiness, fill out our online form today.

Self Defense On or Off their Feet

We teach our children both Traditional Striking and Self-Defense as well as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu so they can defend themselves on or off their feet.

Lil’ Warriors Program

These classes are for our 4-6 year olds. We teach them Thai Boxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, with a strong emphasis not only on technique but also physical attributes including stamina, coordination, reflexes, hand/eye coordination, balance, etc. Our instructors are dedicated to developing students’ self-discipline and confidence while ensuring enjoyable classes.

*Monday 5PM: Muay Thai
*Tuesday 5PM: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
*Wednesday 5PM: Muay Thai
*Thursday 5PM: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Junior Trident Program

This is the program for 7-12 year olds. The emphasis remains on Thai Boxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). These classes are structured the same as the adult classes and involve the use of the same equipment. We teach Thai Boxing and BJJ to our youngsters because we know how effective these arts are for developing self-confidence, fitness and the ability to defend, while elevating both discipline and enjoyment.

*Monday 5:45PM: Muay Thai
*Tuesday 5:45PM: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
*Wednesday 5:45PM: Muay Thai
*Thursday 5:45PM: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
*Friday 5:00PM: Filipino Martial Arts
*Friday 5:45PM: Muay Thai Sparring (Green Belt and up)

Trident Academy Student Creed

All of our children must learn the words and meaning of our Student Creed. This standard keeps them focused on the reasons and benefits of Martial Arts training.
1. I intend to develop myself in a positive manner and avoid anything that would reduce my mental growth or my physical health.
2. I intend to develop self-discipline in order to bring out the best in myself and others.
3. I intend to use what I learn in class constructively and defensively to help myself and my fellow man and never to be abusive or offensive.

Trident Academy STAR Program

Stop, Think, Act, Review. Our STAR Program encourages children to accept responsibility for their actions while understanding that success and goals are achieved through hard work and discipline. Each student is given a monthly activity to accomplish in order to drive them on.
  • Our program has an emphasis on establishing discipline and courtesy while teaching self-defense techniques.
  • Training at the Trident Academy builds confidence and character by teaching children self-control.
  • The range of movements involved in martial arts help to develop coordination and increase strength and flexibility.
  • Martial arts are great for fitness and physical well-being; routine exercise in childhood leads to an active adult life.

"Martial arts helps your kids develop self-discipline, self-respect, dedication and a high-level of personal fitness. Qualities attained in youth remain with us for life."