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Levi Vise-grip Sadr reviewed Pentagon Mixed Martial Arts
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Pentagon MMA has a range of different programs unlike many other gyms. It is wonderful for those who want to get fit and it's serious enough for those who want to fight. They have an amazing kids program as well

Karen Yvonne Lucas reviewed Pentagon Mixed Martial Arts
5
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There is no better place to train for your children or for you. Very Highly Recommended. Say hello when you visit !!

Katrina Combs reviewed Pentagon Mixed Martial Arts
5
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I couldn't ask for a better fight home. This gym makes you feel like you are amongst friends and family. The staff are awesome, the coaches are awesome, and the atmosphere in the gym will give you that charge to put in that extra work!!

Leo Lainez reviewed Pentagon Mixed Martial Arts
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Amazing place. The staff is beyond friendly and create a truly welcoming environment. At no point do you feel like an outsider. The training is top notch. Master Chon is a true professional and makes sure you're learning step by step. Walking into Pentagon MMA has been one of the best decisions of my life.

Michelle Welti reviewed Pentagon Mixed Martial Arts
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Pentagon MMA is an excellent place to train! Vivek is an outstanding Muay Thai coach and their BJJ instructor, Sugi, is not only a BJJ Black belt but also a 2x Olympic Judoka. They are both friendly, welcoming, and great at what they do! If you are looking to start training in the Arlington area, this is definitely the place to go!

Cindy Ali reviewed Pentagon Mixed Martial Arts
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I have seen, from far away, how Pentagon MMA has grown from its beginnings to what it has become today. Vivek, the owner, introduced me to Muay Thai a few years ago and ever since I can’t seem to stop. Vivek showed me the basics to this beautiful art, back then he would tell me about his dream of opening a gym where he could share his knowledge with everyone else. After a few years, I finally went to visit his accomplished dream, his own gym, I was truly impressed. Pentagon MMA is a true Muay Thai school, where people are learning how to perfect their moves. I haven’t yet seen anyone who is there to show off or to put anyone down, everyone is focused and is there to learn. Thank you Vivek for Muay Thai is now part of my life. Thank you Kru Chon for never letting me quit!

Natalie Wong reviewed Pentagon Mixed Martial Arts
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I couldn't ask for a better place to train and call my second home! Pentagon MMA has hands down the best instructors. Master Chon and Master Vivek run an awesome Muay Thai program that keeps you fit and always learning more techniques. The gym has a "family vibe" atmosphere and everyone in the community is supportive of your fitness goals. I've already lost 20lbs thanks to PMMA's fight team, training, and encouragement. If you're looking to train with the best, you should definitely check out this gym.

MaryEllen Hickman reviewed Pentagon Mixed Martial Arts
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I highly recommend Pentagon MMA. I've been taking the women's kickboxing classes since November. Staff members are warm, welcoming, and immediately made me feel comfortable. I love the instructors (Belinda and Patti are particularly fantastic) and the challenging and supportive environment. If you're on the fence, try a free class or two. I think you'll love it.

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Supplementing Sports with Martial Arts

Imagine your child on the field running quicker than ever before, out maneuvering all opponents, and having the confidence to overcome every obstacle!

 

Today I’d like to talk about the benefits of supplementing youth sports with martial arts training! Before we can, we must overcome the first challenge standing between your child and the achievements listed above.

 

Martial Arts instructors from around the nation often notice a trend revolving around youth sports. Children and Parents often jump the gun and switch from one sport to another, sometimes putting a hold or quitting martial arts training all together. It is easy to see why: “Transportation is hard”, “Scheduling is difficult”, “Workload is too much” are often what we hear.

 

I am not here to tell you that these challenges hold no weight. Instead, I’d like to talk about some of the benefits of supplementing these sports with martial arts training, and let you decide for yourself if the benefits are worth the added effort.

 

Each sport develops its athletes for a specific purpose; that could be getting the ball to the other side of the court, being the first person to the end of the pool, or the first to the finish line. For each of these goals, coaches drill and rep exercises and body movements that will fulfill these singular purposes. Martial arts will help to fill in the gaps when it comes to physical development, either building gross motor skills or finer muscular control and attention to detail. Through forms training and the correct physical exercises martial arts focuses on developing the entire body because we never know which techniques we will have to employ when it comes to self-defense. We also place an emphasis on attention to detail and micro-movements. It has been observed that our students begin to show this awareness in other sports as well!

 

Another great benefit is that kids are extremely creative! This means that they are more likely to implement movements and strategies they learn while in the dojo! This “thinking outside the box” mentality will give our students the edge when in competition because they have a larger toolbox from which to draw. With that advantage they will find it easier to maneuver and push through tough situations.

 

Team sports can also be highly focused on group competition which is great! Because of this, they will become better teammates and acquire more grit and tenacity. Martial arts training also excels at this while also including valuable focus on personal character development and empathy. So while the intensity of competition will drive them to high levels of accomplishment, they will maintain a balanced and humble mindset that will continue to set them up for success!

 

We hope this has been informative. If you happen to have any questions about how we can help your child supplement their sports or activities with martial arts training, feel free to ask! I’d also like to send a shout out to all our Pentagon MMA students who are currently cross training with their sports and martial arts!

 

Sincerely,

Master Vivek Nakarmi