Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) curriculum is for men, women, and children of all ages. BJJ is the art of grappling or groundfighting. It includes clinch work, takedowns, and self-defense as well as chokes, arm locks, and leg locks. BJJ trains you to defeat stronger and larger opponents. It has figured prominently in Ultimate Fighting Championships and is considered an essential part of any mixed martial artist’s repertoire. Apart from its combat aspects, BJJ is a lifestyle that emphasizes respect for oneself and one’s opponents, and an almost total absence of ego. There are only five core adult belt ranks — white, blue, purple, brown, and black — the progression of which can take 10-15 years. BJJ is a lifelong journey, marked by jiu-jiteiros who practice well into their senior years.
Western-style boxing has a long and distinguished history marked by such luminaries as Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali, and Mike Tyson. Our program, for men, women, and children of all ages, features classes in technique and sparring. You don’t have to spar to train with us; our technique-only classes will still contribute to a formidable self-defense arsenal and give you a great workout.
Filipino Martial Arts
Our Filipino martial arts program primarily consists of Arnis. Arnis is an ancient Filipino art also known as Kali or Eskrima. Learning Arnis will have many benefits to your martial arts training. Your eye and hand coordination will improve. This is due to the stick moving three to five times faster than the empty hand techniques. You will learn body shifting and better foot work. While learning how to use the stick and knife, you will also learn about its weak points and how to stop them. Arnis players always move away from the line of attack — below, outside, or inside. Arnis players use the principle of “destroying the weapon.” Rather than attacking the opponent’s head or torso directly, one first attempts to attack the opponent’s limbs and render them useless.
Gentle Vinyasa Yoga
This Gentle Vinyasa Yoga class is perfect for beginners to learn yoga and a chance for experienced practitioners to dive deeper into their practice. Participants will be led through a 45-minute sequence of asanas.
The many benefits of yoga include building strength and flexibility, lowering blood pressure and heart rate, better quality rest and sleep, stress management, increased mental and physical energy, and an increased sense of overall well-being.
Participants must bring their own mat. Registration is required since class space is limited. Member price per class is $10, Non-member $12.