About Us

The Academy kids summer camp specifically designed to help parents give their children life skills needed to be successful in today’s world. Located conveniently right off 694 & Shingle Creek Pkwy in Minneapolis St. Paul MN.  Since 2011 The Academy has offered a Kids Summer camp consisting of martial arts classes, enrichment activities, and FUN!  Call or email us NOW there is limited availability.  info@academykidscamp.com – (763)560-5696!


Have Fun While Building Life Skills!



Martial Arts Taught:

About Kid’s Grappling (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu &  Wrestling)

Brazilian or Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, made famous by the Gracie family in the early days of the UFC, is one of the most respected and effective grappling arts in the world. “BJJ” is not based on strength or but on using leverage as technique. This allows a much smaller person to control and defeat a larger opponent with the ability to injure to the degree necessary to the situation. Children’s Jiu Jitsu is a great way to teach self-control and self-discipline. Our instructors are specially trained with the needs of kids and parents in mind. If your child is a victim of bullying, Jiu Jitsu is one path that will lead your child to a healthier more confident lifestyle. The unique part of our grappling program is also it’s wrestling connection. Academy founder Greg Nelson was  also D1 Wrestler for the University of MN.  We focus on the integration of all grappling arts from the beginning.

About Kids Stand-up (Muay Thai Kickboxing & Boxing)
Kids Summer Camp MN
Muay Thai is an art form which utilizes all of the body’s natural weapons to create a devastating fighting style, as competitive in the ring as it is effective for self-defense. This art differs from Karate and Kung Fu in several respects; In Muay Thai “forms” do not exist, nor does the practice of pulling your techniques before they make impact. Using specially designed pads and no-nonsense training methods, kicks, punches, knees and elbows are practiced full power and without holding back. Muay Thai’s no-nonsense approach to training makes the techniques easy to learn and extremely effective for self-defense regardless of athletic ability. Muay Thai is simple, stresses total body conditioning, power and effective self-defense. YOUNG CHILDREN WILL ONLY BE PRACTICING SHADOW BOXING,  PADS  &   PUNCHING BAGS – THERE WILL BE NO HARD CONTACT. An added benefit is the low risk of injury with this type of training method, your child will come home safe and exhausted ready for homework then bed!
We also have scheduled time for Arts & Crafts, Music, Academic Enrichment,  Outdoor games, Swimming, Field Trips, Bully Prevention, & much more!

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