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TAKE BACK YOUR POWER

At KURTZ MMA our Phoenix Warrior programs are mindfully crafted to equip Kids & Teens with the tools to master their Emotions, Mindset, Choices, and Communication Skills. . . and of course, their Self-Defense Skills! These programs are not like traditional MMA training; our curriculum combines Trauma-Informed Mixed Martial Arts  and Socioemotional Skills coaching.  This training focuses on nurturing confidence, courage, self-respect, & resiliency by building up the Emotional Skills toolbox alongside the Martial Arts Skills. Effective Communication, Conflict Resolution, & Assertiveness Training are prominent elements in the Kurtz MMA coping skills toolbox.  

 Our training programs utilize The Kurtz Method… an incredibly unique combo of Mixed Martial Arts & Street Self-Defense infused with Dialectical Behavior Skills coachingDialectical Behavior Therapy was created by Dr. Marsha Linehan. DBT is where the majority of KURTZ MMA's Emotional Intelligence curriculum comes from. The four Modules of DBT are: Core Mindfulness Skills, Distress Tolerance (Crisis Survival), Emotion Regulation, & Interpersonal Effectiveness. Life changing dude!

 Benefits of Kurtz Method Training:

* Become Incredibly self-sufficient in navigating emotions, relationships, & crisis.

* Process the painful stuff like a PRO & reduce emotional suffering 

*Reduce Mood-Dependent Decision Making  

*Learn how to repair things when you do F-up (it's life, we F-up sometimes)

* Learn how to Effectively Ask for What You Want & Resolve Conflict

* Confidence, Self-Respect, Integrity, Ooo La La

*Learn Mixed Martial Arts/Self-Defense

* Get a fun workout in!

*Learn effective ways to make change for yourself 

*Enjoy a Supportive Community of Goofballs

*Increase your capacity to experience Joy!

KURTZ MMA builds Emotionally intelligent BADASSES who become powerful advocates in their own corner and naturally bloom into socially skilled leaders. All while gaining a toolbox of Kickass Moves AND Emotional Skills! Come out and play!

NOW SERVING THE CALIFORNIA BAY AREA ( BERKELEY, SAN JOSE, & MORE!).

KURTZ MMA SPECIALIZES IN PRE-TEEN & TEENS BUT WE SERVE YOUTH & ADULTS AS WELL, ALL-INCLUSIVE BABY!

Ready to come play? Click below to join our waitlist for a complimentary trial class!

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"Alyssa taught the kids at my Emotions Camp and had a real connection and loving command with them right outta the gates. You know how slippery and pissy teens can be, and Alyssa just cut right through that bullshit and got 'em engaged in the work- which is in total alignment with my camps, my company, and my own teaching style and values. I am VERY selective about who I hire to work with my students, and I will definitely be asking Alyssa to work with me, to work with them again. She's a pro!"

 

~Dr. J.J. Kelly - The Punk Rock Doc~

Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Emotional Intelligence Skills Training Expert and Consultant

CEO & Founder of UnorthoDocs, Inc.

Bestselling Author of The Holy Shit Series

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HEAD COACH
ALYSSA KURTZ

Whaddup! I’m Alyssa, an MMA Fighter (SBG to AKA),

Pro DBT (Emotional Intelligence) coach under UnorthoDocs Inc., and the Founder and CEO at KURTZ MMA. So far, I have received 10+ BJJ Gold Medals, received the MuayThai AFS Certificate out of American Kickboxing Academy, I've been nominated for Ms. Health & Fitness 2022, completed SBGi NorCal‘s intensive Martial Arts Coaching Certification program, completed Intensive MMA Training with one of Thailand's top teams; Tiger Muay Thai, and I have been featured on top-charting podcasts with millions of downloads- Self-Helpless, I F*cking Knew, Life Coach Baker, Thoughts from the Couch, and more! I am also the DBT coach for the Adolescent group at UnorthoDocs Inc. & Assistant Youth Coach at American Kickboxing Academy. Kurtz MMA has been featured in the book "Holy Sh*t, So This Is Anger" by Best Selling Author Dr. J.J. Kelly Psy. D.

Early in life, I hardcore suffered with C-PTSD and mental health. I was self-harming, suicidal, entertaining RISSSKAYYY self-destructive behaviors, and all around just a miserable mess of a human, imprisoned by all of my trauma & lack of tools to cope with all that was going down in my young life. Rock bottom galore! In n’ out of different psych wards (atleast 9 times dude), holding facilities, and residentials. No fun dude. . . and just when I thought I was about to tralala off into the sunset of the afterlife…I discovered a MAGICAL combo of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Mixed Martial Arts that totally SAVED my ass! Not only saved me, but taught me how to take back my power, nurture my authenticity, and become an active participant in my life again. Which was pretty sweet, because It’s EXHAUSTING being your traumas b*tch! The power of DBT and Self-Defense in the process of healing trauma is absolutely no joke. I observed through my own experience that there were huge gaps being neglected in the traditional approaches. Those gaps were:

1- willingness to meet me WHERE I WAS AT

2-REALNESS (willingness to lovingly call me out on my bullsh*t for my own sake)

3-getting the BODY involved in the process.

And as wonderful as DBT is in a crisis... I think it's imperative we educate our youth on Emotional Skills BEFORE sh*t hits the fan, because the sh*t WILL hit the fan. DBT ought to be taught in all schools as preventative medicine for mental health so these kids can be prepared for the emotional rollercoaster of their developmental years. These are also life skills that they will carry into adulthood & utilize throughout their whole life. 

This is why I created The Kurtz Method. Check out our services below including

Cali Bay Area in-person training, DBS Only Virtual Coaching, Intensive Workshops, sponsoring me as a fighter, & speaking engagements!

I highly recommend checkin' out www.drjjkelly.com .   

(She's a total maverick to the mental health field and also my DBT Mentor of 9 years)

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Learn our TOP 3 Street Self-Defense moves, get an Intro to what DBT is all about & of course... hit some sh*t!

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Aly has been a speaker on multiple podcasts, wellness retreats, & more! Book Aly on your podcast, show, or as a guest coach at your event!

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