School Philosophy

Scott Aksamit is the Chief Instructor of Competitive Edge MMA in Highlands Ranch and Lone Tree CO. This short video was created so individuals who are thinking about starting in a martial arts program can see what our school stands for and the philosophy we wish to instill in all of our students. Thanks for visiting

Building Strong Kids on the Inside and Out

We believe in building character over self-esteem. Character is a doing energy while self-esteem is a feeling energy. Our instructors are patient communicators who first establish trust with each student. Then we incrementally add drills to challenge the student so they develop proficiency with each technique and skill. Students who overcome real obstacles have a life reference of success that stays with them and forms their character. This is a delicate process that requires competent professional instruction. We would like to invite you to try a free introductory class to see this process of character development first hand. Try a Free Class

Simple and Effective Self Defense

People carry insurance to protect their property and the people who matter most. We look at self-defense in the same way. Hopefully you will never need to use it, but if an attack comes then the techniques you know must be simple and effective so that you can get out of danger. Our self-defense system will give you more than just basic striking and ground techniques used in competitions. Our students learn how to defend against multiple attackers, and armed assailants as well. Please join us for a no-risk trail class. Try a Free Class

There is no Debate, Martial Artist Have to be in Great Shape

Our MMA13 boot camp is a great way to get into shape while learning basic kickboxing skills. Each workout will blast fat and inspire you with fresh routines that improve muscle tone and get you ripped. Our classes will give you the personal trainer experience without the personal trainer price. Try a Free Workout

Mental Benefits

  • Perseverance
  • Self-Discipline
  • Commitment
  • Confidence
  • Focus
  • Leadership
  • Self-Control
  • Goal Setting
  • Concentration
  • Competitive Excellence

Physical Benefits

  • Efficiency
  • Coordination
  • Endurance
  • Timing
  • Agility
  • Rhythm
  • Precision
  • Strength
  • Power
  • Flexibility

Parents typically enroll their child in a Martial Arts program because…

  • They heard it helps with benefits listed above.
  • They have done martial arts in the past, or friend or family member told them about it.
  • Looking for a Fun & Safe activity for their children.
  • They try a Complementary Lesson and get excited about what they have seen!