Give 6 Weeks of Training as a Holiday Gift

$99 Special on Kids BJJ or FMA

This is the perfect gift for your child or friend looking for a New Year’s resolution!

For Just $99:

  • 6 Weeks of Unlimited Training in kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu OR Filipino martial arts
  • Free Equipment: Gi & belt if BJJ, Sticks if FMA

Visit us at 708 D. Street during business hours to purchase your gift certificate and equipment, perfect for a wrapped present!

Holiday Party, Dec. 21, 6-830pm

Bring a Friend to Kids Movies & Activities

Total Defense MA will host its annual holiday party on Saturday, Dec. 21 from 6-830pm at the gym.

We’ll have a holiday movie, kids activities (such as everyone’s favorite, dodge ball), and refreshments. Please sign up at the front desk if you are attending.

Kids, please bring a friend!

Parents, please use this opportunity to escape for some gift shopping!

We will also be collecting items for the Valley Mission.  Please see their list of requested donations.

If you have a request for a specific movie, please let us know.

Thanksgiving Week Schedule, 11/25-30

Here are Total Defense’s hours for Thanksgiving week. Gobble, gobble!

Monday, Nov. 25
6-7pm Boxing techniques (all ages)
*Note: no FMA

Tuesday, Nov. 26
5-6pm BJJ youth (age 7–12)
6-7pm Boxing techniques (all ages)
7-830pm BJJ fundamentals (age 12+)

Wednesday, Nov. 27
6-730pm BJJ open mat (age 12+)
*Note: no FMA or boxing, addition of BJJ today

Thursday, Nov. 28
*Note: no BJJ

Friday, Nov. 29
*Note: no FMA

Saturday, Nov. 30
Normal schedule resumes
10-1130am BJJ fundamentals – no gi (age 12+)


TDMA Celebrates Three Years in Business

Yesterday, our members held a luncheon celebrating Total Defense’s third year in business. Thank you to everyone who attended and who has supported us. Leigh Armentrout created this beautiful cake.

Have you been thinking about trying it out? Total Defense Martial Arts teaches you a “total” defensive system: Filipino martial arts for distance, American boxing for medium range, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for up close and on the ground — a great skill set for all men and women, aged 6 and up. Come try a free week on us!

Barbarian Rhetoric Publishes Scott Barker’s Article about BJJ

Click here to read “How Bjj Fills In A Powerful Tool For Hierarchy Of Needs” by our member Scott Barker on Barbarian Rhetoric.

Jiu Jitsu practitioners are an odd lot. At my academy we have, to name just a few, a programmer, an author, a former professional MMA fighter, an electrician, a CPS case worker, a lawyer, a firefighter, and a manager at an auto parts warehouse. We range in ages from late 20s to mid-40s. The one thing that draws us together is Jiu Jitsu.

Great article. Thanks, Scott!

Update (10/18):

Part 2 of Scott’s article is now online. Enjoy!

Jiu Jitsu will destroy your ego and demolish any fantasies of your physical capacity. Jiu Jitsu will also replace those falsehoods with true, lasting, and realistic confidence found in the achievement of doing hard things.