Did you know that Martial Arts is 10 times better than Team Sports in developing a child’s self esteem and confidence? Our program can and WILL help your child increase their confidence, self- esteem,and discipline, while teaching them life skills that will last them a lifetime and much more. At Marshall Arts Martial Arts Academy, “I will increase your Child’s confidence, self esteem,teach them to avoid peer pressure, increase their motor skills, teach them to defend themselves, How To Get Better Grades, how to handle bullies, teach them life skills that will last a lifetime and much, much more.

I know you’re thinking how can martial arts teach your child life lessons and everything else that I mentioned. Well, let me assure you that it can in more ways than one. My name is Marshall Thompson, Head Instructor at Marshall Arts Academy, Martial Arts Fitness and Learning Center. I was born and raised here in Jackson, MS.  I’m on a unstoppable mission to help the children of my community achieve academic success, gain confidence, increase their self-esteem, avoid peer pressure, stay fit and live a healthy lifestyle. I have a secret to share with you. I’ve already done it and I’m continuing to do it everyday with kids just like yours and we can do it for your child. Imagine how you’ll feel when your child becomes unstoppable at achieving all of the positive things life has to offer and unstoppable at avoiding all of the negative things life has to offer. With our exclusive Marshall Arts MMA program not only will your child receive all of the benefits that I just spoke about and more from our program, they’ll love doing it. I guarantee it!

Marshall Arts Mentoring Program was created to give hope while instilling work ethics and teaching discipline to the inner city youth in South and West Jackson. This is done through the martial arts, but with a biblical base. We believe there is so much crime and violence in these areas because of a lack of discipline and male role models. Strong male role models in the community along with programs that teach work ethics, character building and leadership skills are solutions to these problems.

Each day at Marshall Arts MMA Mentoring there is prayer,  a short scriptural reading with a practical message with life examples demonstrating how to be responsible young men. There is a rise of children being raised by single parents.  We seek to help parents raise strong and productive children that will become fit but also develop the mentality to do there best in everything.

We also teach respect for one another as well as for our environment. We are working to change the mindsets in our communities and help change the appearance in our neighborhoods. This will lower the rate of violence and raise our property values. We believe that many don’t do better because they haven’t been taught better. In order to make a change we must first be willing to be the change agents among what needs to be changed. The youth are looking for something to follow, but sadly all they find is television role models. What we have noticed is the youth listens to the people they feel can relate to them.

We also intentionally live in the community. You can’t truly feel the needs of a community if you are leaving daily to go to your homes outside of the community. With us living here, we take urgency to fix the problems and see the severity of them. Your mind and comfort level is a lot different at a home you are visiting compared to one you own and are affect directly by what occurs. You don’t pay much attention to cracks in the foundation when you don’t live there.



Regulators "Shaping and Changing The Atmosphere"

Regulators “Shaping and Changing The Atmosphere”