In our Dragons classes, preteens have the opportunity to learn higher-level Jiu-Jitsu and Thai Boxing skills within a challenging and supportive environment. They learn self-defense skills and self-discipline principles that will benefit them throughout their lives. Students are given clear guidelines for appropriate behavior both inside and outside the studio, and the instructors motivate students to reach their full potential. We expand on our Danger Stranger program in these classes, which includes specific counters to situations they may encounter such as wrist grabs or hair pulling. Dragons classes include opportunities for engaging in matches (sparring) with classmates, as well as calisthenics to build strength and endurance.