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TAKE BACK YOUR POWER

At KURTZ MMA our Phoenix Warrior programs are mindfully crafted to equip our students 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 Mixed Martial Arts, Street Self-Defense,  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 and physical fitness. Our training programs utilize the power of community and support group dynamics to expedite the implementation of these skills.

DBT is what the majority of KURTZ MMA's Emotional Intelligence curriculum is built on. Dialectical Behavior Therapy was created by Dr. Marsha Linehan. The four Modules of DBT are: Core Mindfulness Skills, Distress Tolerance (Crisis Survival), Emotion Regulation, & Interpersonal Effectiveness (Conflict Resolution). Life changing stuff! Martial Arts is the perfect outlet to practice emotion regulation & cognitive efficiency. . . and it's just plain fun!

Why does any of this matter? What is the result or benefit of learning DBT + MMA?

"Well think of it like this, these practices and tools help you build your most ideal baseline.

You can have a joyous, magically expansive, unbothered, & blissful state be your norm for this life. . . and I say that with my chest. These skills ARE liberation. We all know life has some brutally tough and painful events in it, you cannot have a life without pain. The thing is... these tools help you build that ideal baseline, your ideal default state (whatever that is for you) and they teach you how to maintain it with grace and integrity, even when the painful life events do rear their ugly heads." 

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

KURTZ MMA SPECIALIZES IN PRE-TEEN & TEENS. WE SERVE YOUTH & ADULTS AS WELL.

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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

 

I’m Coach Aly, 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! Currently, I am a Fundamentals Coach & Assistant Youth Coach at American Kickboxing Academy, as well as the DBT coach for the Adolescent group at UnorthoDocs Inc. Kurtz MMA has been featured in the book "Holy Sh*t, So This Is Anger" & "Holy Sh*t! My Kid is Cutting" 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 risky 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 (10+ times), holding facilities, and residentials. Not a fun time . . . all of the doctors could not help me or get results with me and would label me a "lost cause" case. . . and just when I thought I was doomed 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 me! 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. The power of DBT and Self-Defense in the process of healing trauma is absolutely no joke. I built this business because with my history, it is an absolute miracle not only that i'm alive but that I am truly happy, full of life, & thriving. What got me from there to here,  simply just has to be shared.

 

 I observed through my own experience that there were huge gaps being neglected in the traditional therapeutic 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 10 years)


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