Adult Programs


The style of striking we teach is called kickboxing and through traveling and training with many great striking coaches for over 20 years, Torres’ has created a diverse curriculum at Torres Martial Arts Academy, encompassing techniques from various martial arts systems like tae kwon do, karate, muay thai, and American kickboxing - using the most devastating and effective techniques they have to offer. It is the blending of these styles that makes the striking we train not just an amazing workout but actually teaches valuable technical striking and theory.

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At Torres Martial Arts Academy, our rare lineage of grappling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a unique tale of perseverance, travel, and perspective. In the beginning of Torres’ training here in Northwest Indiana, there was no such thing as a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and it was a time of learning and growth. In 1998, Torres started his quest to find techniques that would help him develop his style of fighting and give him an aggressive approach to finishing fights.

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Kids Programs

Kids Kickboxing 13 and Under

At Torres Martial Arts Academy, we have designed a comprehensive program that encompasses American Kickboxing and Muay Thai with a hybrid style of striking that includes karate, tae kwon do, and boxing. Miguel Torres has been training for and competed in mixed martial arts since he was 17 years old and was always the smallest and least experienced when he first started out. Because of this, he learned that to overcome the size and experience differences between himself and sparring partners, he would have to learn what they didn't know - taking what is most effective from each style and making the techniques real by being able to use them in combat on the mat, ring or cage.

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Like our other classes, the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program utilizes a unique curriculum that combines traditional and tournament jiu-jitsu with also freestyle, folkstyle, catch wrestling, judo, and mixed martial arts grappling techniques. Torres’ unique approach to training exposed him to a variety of devastating positions and submission techniques that are usually not taught anymore. He realized at a young age that in the real world, the most effective techniques include but are not limited to just the traditional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu approach.

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