Cliche and naggy as this may sound, teens truly spend an excessive amount of time in front of their gadgets and computers. This is alarming because, at their age, they should still be active and full of energy.
As parents or Titas and Titos of these precious teens’ lives, it’s high time to let them out and learn something that will not just keep them moving, but also be more disciplined.
Learning a sport can do that. Learning Martial Arts certainly can. You’d be surprised that once exposed to martial arts, some children will fall in love with it and even go on practicing it and be professional artists. If not, is it not just reassuring to know that your teens can handle themselves because they are fitter and skilled in some self-defense moves?
Worried how letting them learn a sport that requires “fighting” will land your children in harm’s way?
Don’t be. As long as they are given the proper training by true professionals or legitimate schools, they’ll be as safe as they can be.
Honestly, playing with their digital toys is likely to do them more harm than martial arts.
If you’re ready to make your growing teenager’s dream of being a martial artist come true or just let him or she enjoy while learning something new, then check out these top best Martial Arts schools in Cebu.
Some of them offer classes for no age limits too, designed to make anyone fitter and stronger, so you can enroll in one for yourself!
1. Over Limit Jiu-Jitsu Academy
This is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training Center located in Cebu City. It offers extensive self-defense and martial arts programs for adults and children alike.
The training center came about after Edison Kagohara visited the Philippines and trained several times with other BJJ professionals in Holiday Gym Cebu City. Kagohara thought there was a need for this center, and on November 12, 2013, it was opened under the advisory of Coach William Basmayor. In 2015, the center started to offer sessions for kids and teens on weekends. At present, it already has branches in Iloilo, Ormoc, Angeles, and Quezon Province to cater to the demand of martial arts enthusiasts.
Location: Astron Gestus, 3rd Floor, 25 Gorordo Ave, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
Facebook: Over Limit Jiu-Jitsu
2. Vagabond MMA Studio
This studio offers a host of martial arts classes, Jijutsu being its specialty. The studio teaches beginners to experts and accepts enrollees every day.
Location: 96 J. Alcantara St, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
Facebook: Vagabond MM Studio
3. Pato Studio Cebu Jiu-Jitsu
The studio claims it offers a comprehensive approach to JiuJutsu. This is another good option to consider. Enrollees can understand martial arts as more than just a fun activity. They get the essence of the arts and acquire essential conditioning and movement skills that can be applied everywhere. They can also experience live Jiu-Jitsu sparring and situational training.
Location: 2nd Floor Alicia Apartelle, Gov. M. Cuenco Avenue, Banilad, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
4. Yaw-yan Taijutsu Mixed Martial Arts Training Center
This training center offers different types of martial arts classes. The goal is not just to ensure enrollees will have their desired skills but also achieve optimal health. It also provides a fun environment where everyone can achieve their desired goals of strength and fitness.
Location: M. J. Cuenco Ave, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
Phone: (02) 457 9646
5. Capoeira Academy- Associação de Capoeira Cordão de Contas
This is not your conventional training center. It calls itself a professional Capoeira show team serving the Asia Pacific region that the unique Brazilian art of Capoeira to those interested in Cebu City.
Location: 2nd level Badminton Court, Metro Sports, Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
Phone: 0908 289 3427 or 513 7267
6. Yaw-Yan Mustang Filipino Martial Arts
Yaw-Yan, also known as Sayaw ng Kamatayan, or the Dance of Death, is a Filipino style of Kickboxing. If you want to learn this traditional way of martial arts, this is the center to inquire and enroll.
Location: Friendship St, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
7. IWKA Wing Chun Kung Fu Philippines
This studio offers the very first and only internationally accredited Wing Chun program in the Philippines. This traditional Southern Chinese Kung fu or wushu style of self-defense. In China, it is called “beautiful springtime.” If this piqued your interest, then give this a try. In recent years, this center has continuously grown, garnering an increasing number of loyal patrons.
Location: 4/F CJRS Point, Jose Maria del Mar St, Apas, Lungsod ng Cebu, 6000 Lalawigan ng Cebu
Phone: 0932 464 4579
8. Russell Stutely Productions
While not much is published about this studio in Cebu City, it can be assumed that this center specializes in pressure point fighting. Do you know that you can disarm or hurt someone (evil) by directly hitting certain pressure points? No? This studio will teach you.
Location: Jose Maria del Mar St. 5th Floor, TGU Tower, Asiatown It Park, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
9. Muay Thai Cebu
This studio specializes in teaching Muay Thai, a combat sport popularized in Thailand. It is largely considered the ultimate technique favored by full-combat fighters. In modern times, however, it has become an effective workout. Learn this from the experts in Cebu.
Location: CJRS Bldg, I. Villa St, Apas, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
10. Pages Brothers BJJ PI
Last but not least is Pages Brothers. This studio offers a range of martial arts classes – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, No-Gri Grappling, and Mixed Martial Arts. It also has a class dedicated to self-dense.
Location: General Maxilom Ave, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
Phone: 0998 564 6101
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