Our school’s Mixed Martial Arts program is proudly conducted by Leah Bent. Leah began with our school in August 2013 as a Kindergarten Math Teacher. On most days after school for about 3 years after that, Leah would take Martial Arts instruction from Master Myloreal Anderson. Leah remained in her Math position for 4 years finishing with this same cohort of students as 3rd graders who attained incredible academic gains. After a bunch of blood, sweat, tears and a broken arm in the dojo, Leah earned her black belt in 2016. Now Leah only teaches Mixed Martial Arts, in her own dojo, and full-time every day to SAE students from 3 years old to high schoolers.
Our students begin their exposure to martial arts as 4 year olds and in a fun non-threatening manner. The seriousness and intensity increases as the students get older, mature, and as their interest in the sport increases. It is our school’s belief and philosophy that all students hit, kick and are active at different levels throughout their young lives. It is our intent to provide them with an environment that allows them to do this is in a controlled and well-supervised manner. Our students quickly learn and understand that there is an appropriate time, place and manner to do these types of movements with their body.
It is our hope that when a student graduates from our school, he/she has also received their black belt. There are also additional opportunities for our students to participate in advanced training after school hours and for additional fees.