What We Offer

Returning MMA families (both traditional and junior) may register for the 10 week fall semester on August 7th between services or August 8th 4:30 to 5:30 in the Commons. 

The traditional class cost is $50 (new gloves an additional $20 if needed) and will meet 4:30 to 5:30 on 10 Mondays from August 22nd through November 21st.  The junior class (10 and under) cost is $30 and will meet 4:00 to 4:30 on 10 Wedensdays from August 24th to November 16.  Checks are made payable to FHCC.

The program will re-open to new students in January.  We are also in need of additional volunteers.  This program has been very popular, but is limited by teacher availability. If you have any martial arts experience and a heart for volunteering in this ministry in any capacity, please contact Michelle Hayse (317) 358-7477

Classes are for students age 10 to adult. The workout is appropriate for all fitness levels and abilities.  Students advance through belt levels at their own pace while gaining speed, strength, flexibility, and stamina.  Cost will be $70 for new students (includes gloves and wraps) and $50 for returning students.  There are no additional testing fees or uniforms required.  This is an excellent class for families to participate in together and family discounts are offered. 

Our Junior MMA classes workout are on Wednesdays 4:00 – 4:30p. They are 10 weeks. This class if for students age 5 – 10.  The workout focuses on fun, fitness, and self defense.  Cost will be $30.  There are no gloves or uniforms required.

For additional information or questions, please contact Michelle Hayse at or 317-358-7477.  Or, if you have martial arts training and feel led to support this program through teaching (either regularly or occasionally), please contact Michelle.

Classes are values based and are family-friendly. Our values derive from our Christian beliefs. The purpose of the Fair Haven Martial Arts class is to promote:

¨ Fellowship
¨ Physical Fitness
¨ Knowledge of the martial arts
¨ A desire to imitate Christ

Information about Classes:

Fair Haven Christian Church offers classes in both Fall and Spring.  Fall semester sign ups are in August and classes run through November.  Spring semester sign ups are in January and classes run through April.  This Monday/Wednesday class is for ages 10 to adult.  New students of any fitness level are welcome to start either semester.   Earning a Yellow belt requires 17 class hours and 15 additional hours of workout time (on your own).  More advanced belt promotion also requires a commitment to both class time as well as home practice. Testing is not required to participate in the program and there is no additional cost for testing.

These classes are true mixed martial arts classes and will combine Muay Thai, American boxing, Kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu, and traditional Karate (Okinawan Shorin-Ryu).  Focus will be on fitness, fun, and self defense.  Parents are welcome at all classes, but their attendance is not mandatory. Often parents find it is a good use of time and enjoyable to sign up for the class with their children as this is an activity the entire family can participate in together.

We are now also offering a Junior MMA class is for students age 5-9 that meets on Wednesdays only.   Students will learn some basic martial arts terms, strikes, and kicks.  They will also learn various strengthening, aerobic, and stretching exercises.  There will be some self defense taught as well.  All this will be done in a controlled, but relaxed environment with the focus being on fun and learning.  At this time there are no plans for belt testing for this level. 

Similar instruction at area martial arts schools costs at least $325 and does not include the promotion.

Class times have been 4:30 to 5:30 for the traditional class and 4:00 to 4:30 for the Junior class.  However, depending on enrollment, classes could be scheduled anytime from 4 to 6 p.m.  The instructor is open to schedule suggestions if there is a need for a class outside these times.  One time self defense classes for students, women, or families can also be arranged.

Sensei Michelle Hayse is a 1st degree black belt with 6 years of training and 3 years of martial arts teaching experience.  She trained under Dale Holzbauer, a 7th degree black belt with over 38 years of experience in the sport.  She has taught self defense classes for homeschool groups as well as the American Heritage Girls.

Sensei Andy Hayse is a 1st degree black belt with 10 years of martial arts training.  He has been teaching for 2 years.  He trained first in Taekwondo and then in MMA under Dale Holzbauer, a 7th degree black belt with over 38 years of experience in the sport.  Andy is the youngest student of Dale’s promoted to black belt.

Resource Links

For links to class materials, click here.
Requirements For Yellow Belt
Beginning Elbows, Knees

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