Introducing our Mighty Mite Jiu Jitsu Program for little ones aged 3 to 5! Crafted by a Jiu-jitsu black belt and a licensed physical therapist, this unique program is designed to cater to each child’s age-appropriate developmental milestones, nurturing their emotional and physical growth. Our goal? To prepare them for the exciting journey ahead in our youth program. Dive into an adventure where we blend martial arts with personalized care, incorporating our 10 pillars of development for a transformative experience like no other!


Our kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program in Mt Airy is the staple of our Academy. Our kids are the future champions of the Academy. In order to provide training opportunities for all children we have a 3-tiered program. Bronze, Silver and Gold. All levels of our kids martial arts program are focused on building your child’s mental and physical fitness.
Along with World Class Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training, your children will be gaining valuable life lessons developed through martial arts.
Classes at Mount Airy Martial Arts. Classes often end with group discussions and/or role-playing exercises. We touch on life lessons and discuss alternate resolutions to some of the issues children face today. These issues are discussed in a non-threatening, proactive way.

Children pay close attention as we explore topics that include:

  • Avoiding conflicts
  • Dealing with bullies
  • Mental self defense
  • Proper respect for adults
  • Stranger awareness
  • Respect for self and others
  • Saying no to drugs and peer pressure

These valuable life lessons help our students understand the connection between what they learn in class and the real-world applications that make martial arts practical and insightful skills for school-age, and beyond.  


Our Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program in Mt Airy offers world class instruction for competition, self-defense and fitness.  We are one of the only academies to have an established curriculum to ensure no student gets left behind.


EQUIP Women’s Self Defense does just that. With 1 in 5 women being assaulted in NC, this women’s only program equips them with the invaluable tools they need to survive an attack.

The program was developed over a 20 year period combining the absolute best and most proven techniques available to deal with attacks in different situations and environments. This program covers the mental and physical aspects of an attack and cover processes before the attack, during the attack and even after the attack.

We also address nearly every imaginable situation such as attacker standing –you standing, attacking standing-you on the ground, attacker on the ground-you on the ground etc… Having a well thought out and tested plan will make the difference in a life or death situation. Don’t be a victim and try an EQUIP program today.

Advancing: Graduates will receive a certificate for each series completed. Upon graduating from the 503 series, all participants receive an EQUIP T-shirt and an EQUIP- Self Protection kit.


Private Instruction is offered for both children and adults.  We have individual, partner and small group (3-4 people) options available.  Private instruction is a great option for those who wish to: Learn at the fastest pace possible, elevate their game rapidly, master the details of multiple techniques and positions faster


Kevin Pyles is available for a limited number of seminars per year and these book up fast.  Seminars are great for traditional martial arts academies wanting to learn and integrate Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques into their training or for established Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academies or clubs wanting to learn from Kevin’s 24 years of Jiu Jitsu experience.  Kevin is one of the most detail-oriented instructors you will find. Contact us to book and for details!

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World Class Instruction for Competition, Fitness, Self-Defense!