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St. Cloud Martial Arts

Get Fit. Be Strong. Feel Empowered.

About Our School

The 5 Unexpected, Life-Altering
Effects of Martial Arts.

Hi and welcome!

Want to take control of your life but have been unsure of how to do that? Perhaps you're looking for a new outlet for your kids to work off some of that extra energy, while learning and growing, in a positive and motivating environment.

Maybe you just want to do something amazing, fun, and exciting for yourself because you ARE worth it.

Our St. Cloud Martial Arts school can certainly help you with all of those things.

At first glance, most people think Martial Arts is a way to get fit and learn self-defense...which is true...but...

Martial arts is so much more than just kicks and punches! Can you imagine how amazing your life will be with enhanced physical fitness, improved mental focus and clearer thinking, lightning fast reflexes, and a healthier body to take you well into your golden years?

Luckily, we don’t have to imagine it because we see these things in action. Every. Single. Day.

Our students continuously tell us how Martial Arts enriches their lives in ways most people are not prepared for. Seriously. And it will do the same for you.

These life-changing benefits are more "subtle" than the physical benefits you see from our classes. While you can see lean muscle forming, and feel the effects of cardio training within the first week, the benefits below are felt on a deeply personal level. And with some phenomenal (positive!) side effects.

Just by reading this far, you have proven that you are ready to take a chance on yourself, leap feet first into the action-packed world of Martial Arts, and live a truly amazing life!

Change can be scary but we’ll be there the entire time to guide you and support you. You CAN have it all, and we can’t wait to be there with you to hear all about it.

Here are a few life-changing benefits you can expect…

#1 Soaring Confidence

Challenge yourself, change your life! As you dive in and put your focus on learning all of the crazy cool punching drills, self-defense techniques, and getting involved in the cardio training you’ll realize you can reach and CRUSH your fitness goals. 

Wow, what a huge boost in confidence you’ll see! We see it on all of the new student's faces within just a couple of weeks. A lot of it comes from the positive class atmosphere and all the socialization that takes place here. 

You’ll beam with pride as your classmates and instructors cheer you on. You’ll lose count of all the high fives as you progress through training and continue to give your all in class. Both kids and adults feel this and it spills over into other parts of their life. Kids step up to the plate and become leaders in their classrooms. And adults claim they take on challenges at work with more confidence too! 

#2 Full On Focus

Focus your mind grasshopper. As you concentrate on listening to your instructor, then perform what they taught you, you’ll improve your ability to focus and absolutely smash your martial arts and fitness goals.

The cool thing is that this laser like focus naturally pours into all other areas of your life too.

Studies have shown that just 30 minutes of physical fitness improves focus, heightens problem solving ability, and even boosts memory in both kids and adults.

#3 Fit, Strong and Toned

Each class is filled with challenging exercise that’s FUN and EXCITING. But because you're so focused on performing techniques, and having a blast, you hardly notice it. Before you know it, the class is over, and you not only learned powerful martial arts...

... you got a great workout, too. Being physically fit boosts energy, mental clarity, and confidence, as well.

#4 Feel Connected

We're a close-knit group here. And our members and instructors are all about support and friendship. We provide the kind of environment that fosters connection, friendship, and encouragement.

Your classmates will genuinely be happy for you when you master a new move because they know how hard you’ve worked at it. Now extend that mentality into a wide network of martial artists, practicing and struggling, just like you.

There's a reason Martial Artists typically greet each other as "brother" or "sister" and it's truly rewarding to see that realization sink in for new students.

#5 More Fun Than You Can Imagine

Working out and having fun? You bet! Our classes are a blast! Martial arts is a way of life for us and we want you to have a successful life too. We work hard, but we play hard too.

Did you know that the average adult laughs only about 20 times per day? Our classes strive to make you a high achiever (and smile more) in every way - including your mental well-being.

Laughing and smiling are part of every class here, as are cheers and TONS of support.

Ready to try us out? We’ll make it super easy for you.

Simply scroll up to the top of this page and click on the program that's right for you. When you click on the program, you’ll learn all about our secret web-special too!

If you're more comfortable signing up over the phone, give us a call. We’d love to chat: (320) 774-3060

All of us here look forward to meeting you in person!

Brock Larson

Brock Larson
Start BJJ MN
(320) 774-3060

Our kids Martial Arts classes help kids in so many amazing ways. In fact, self-defense is just the beginning. Mastering Martial Arts takes determination & commitment - two life skills that your child will use in all other areas of their life too.

It also takes focus, respect & attention: traits that will help improve their grades, and make them more motivated to help around the house. Plus, kids have a BLAST in every class. Your child is sure to have the time of their life, and make a lot of awesome friends along the way.

Our St. Cloud Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes combine the best techniques from around the world to give you one heck of an awesome experience. Our instructors are complete BJJ professionals who have dedicated their life to this amazing art.

Plus: We're all about support here. There aren't "competitive" or "negative" vibes between members. Everyone just supports, encourages, and befriends one another. It's truly a great experience. Come try it firsthand with our amazing BJJ web special!

We believe fitness classes should offer more than just toning muscle, burning fat and boosting energy. That's why our St. Cloud kickboxing classes are extra-packed with a mix of fun, action and passionate instructors. Our caring instructors will guide you through professional workouts with real-life kickboxing techniques to develop unshakable confidence and a slimmer, stronger you.

Work with authentic kickboxing equipment, learn new athletic drills and burn fat fast as you make friends. It's risk free to join with our amazing web special. Just click now to get started.

Let your kid feel like a total rock star with our awesome kids birthday package. It's a fun, educational, structured birthday party involving martial arts... crazy-cool fun & games... and more. Plus your kid will be the one-and-only star of the show! Guaranteed to be a safe, fun, awesome experience for your child & all of his / her friends.

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At Start BJJ MN, we specialize in “Teaching Life Skills Through the Martial Arts.” Through our robust program offerings, you and your family will learn so much more than just striking, defending, and wrestling.

Whether you want to find a home to hone your current martial arts skills, simply find a welcoming environment to get fitter in, or are looking for an outlet for all of your child’s wonderful energy... you will grow physically, mentally and spiritually and accomplish your goals with our talented instructors.

All Levels Welcome! We love working with total beginners, elite athletes, kids, and adults. No matter what your starting level is, we will work together as a team to help you advance your skills quickly and safely so that you become the best martial artist you can be… and the best version of yourself wherever you go and in whatever you do.

Our classes are so much more than just epic kicks, powerful punches and great grappling moves. While kids do have a blast putting the POW in their punches, we also go over universal life lessons in every class so everyone benefits.

Kids find that doing chores around the house, studying and doing homework get a whole lot easier. And adults find it easier to focus at work and start to take on bigger challenges that further their confidence and their career.

Focus. Discipline. Value. World class experience combined with optimal value gives you the best of both worlds. We highly value both our students and ourselves so you get affordable training that is anything but “cheap.” You will gain phenomenal life-saving knowledge from experts in the field, without breaking the bank or compromising on quality.

All of our classes are focused on giving you and your family the best experience possible. From heart-pounding fitness classes, to amazing Thai Kickboxing moves, and learning how to control opponents on the ground through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques - no matter what your size!

While the skills we teach will carve out the body of your dreams and get you in the best shape of your life, the lessons learned will make your mind like a steel trap and your focus, discipline, and self-esteem will SOAR.

Some additional life skills you’ll experience in every lesson include:

All of that translates into your child being bully-proof, confident in other areas of their life, getting better grades in school and setting the stage for success now and in the future.

Adults find that BJJ and Thai Kickboxing is a great way to reduce stress, worry, and anxiety… while having fun and feeling good about themselves and their accomplishments.

Don’t miss the CRAZY-LOW web special going on right now, but only for a limited time! Classes fill up fast so use it now and get instant savings… and instant satisfaction!

Start BJJ MN has a highly qualified, professional staff and operates in a state-of-the-art facility. That means it’s always positive, clean, and safe. You’ll feel incredibly inspired, have fun, and train your butt off! Get ready to unleash that giant within you no matter what age you are!  

The friendly, enthusiastic and encouraging vibe will make you smile inwardly and outwardly, feel proud of all your accomplishments and happy that you made an EXCELLENT decision to improve your life via martial arts.

Come join our growing family of martial artists and find out how you can get unbelievably fit, acquire life skills for success, and get more VALUE for your money here. We can't wait to train with you and cheer you on every time you accomplish something big or small.  See you soon!

Head Instructor

Professor Brock Larson is a world class athlete, with over 15 years of teaching experience, and an impressive martial arts history. Please read some of his accomplishments below in his various areas of expertise.

Professor Larson is a 2nd degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt (Rafael Gordinho Lima - Start BJJ).

Jiu Jitsu Tournaments

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

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