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July 20, 2012

Students praise Dragonfly MMA Academy

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He said his philosophy on mixed martial arts is to empower people with confidence, fitness, and personal protection.

“The root of marital arts is to set goals and achieve them,” Bigbee said. “Then you set another goal.”

Dragonfly Mixed Martial Arts Academy offers programming for children as young as 3.

“For children, we have a general coordination and the conceptual thinking of martial arts,” he said.

As children work through the program, they have work to do at home as well as at school. They earn patches as they complete different levels of skill.

“There are character skills they learn,” Bigbee explained. “They learn to control an opponent and then to finish a situation. With more knowledge comes more responsibility.”

Adult classes begin with strength and conditioning.

“We do a lot of back work,” Bigbee said. “It’s never boring. We change things up every week. We change things up so keep the body shocked. Our classes are full of motivation.”

The academy offers a $20 kick start package. In the package, individuals will be able to take three classes and get a free pair of gloves or T-shirt.

“They also get a nutrition consultation and membership consultation,” he said. “We also have boot camp going on in July,” Bigbee said.

Instructor Matt Balmer offers the nutritional consultation and instruction. Also instructing children is Zeke Garcia and Jim Randall. Randall also helps with adults.

Natasha Walker teaches yoga, pilates, and Zumba. Rosmarie Bigbee, Kenny’s mother, also helps teach fitness, and does nutritional consultations.

Martial arts has been a part of Bigbee’s life since he was very young.

“I was a Navy Seal and have been doing martial arts since I was 4,” he said. “My father was a Guardian Angel.”

The Guardian Angels begin in 1979 in New York City. They trained residents to make citizen’s arrests in violent crimes in their own neighborhoods.

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