Our Classes & Curriculum
Core Disciplines & Martial Arts Programs
We are a diverse martial arts and athletics gym with deep roots a variety of traditional martial disciplines and styles not only for sport and fitness, but also self-defense, personal development, and lifestyle. We maintain a very progressive approach to our classes and coaching, blending many of the technical and theoretical aspects of classical arts (such as Karate, Boxing, Tae Kwon Do, Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling) within our classes (striking based, grappling based), to not only maintain continual evolution within our curriculum, but also within our students, which elevates and contributes to the respective arts and sports.
The Soft Art
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian jiu-jitsu was formed from Kodokan Judo ground fighting (newaza) fundamentals that were taught to Carlos Gracie and Luiz França by master Mitsuyo Maeda. Carlos Gracie is known as the Founder and Creator of Modern Jiu Jitsu (Gracie Jiu Jitsu/Brazilian Jiu Jitsu). Brazilian jiu-jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experimentations, practices, and adaptation from the Judo knowledge of Carlos and Hélio Gracie, who then passed their knowledge on to their extended family. Today, BJJ has become one of the most widely practiced grappling arts & sports in the world.
The Art of Eight Limbs
Kickboxing / Muay Thai
Muay Thai is a martial art originating from Thailand and Southwest Asia, which uses stand-up striking and clinching techniques. It makes prominent use of punches, kicks, elbow strikes, and knee strikes, using eight points of contact, in contrast to the hands and feet (four contact points) more often relied upon in other martial arts. Numerous techniques associated with Muay Thai can be found in MMA.
Our Kickboxing program is a comprehensive inclusion of skills and techniques originating from Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Boxing, Savate, and a range of striking based martial arts.
The Sweet Science
Boxing (pugilism, prize fighting, or in Greek - Pygmachia) is a combat sport in which two people engage in a contest of strength, speed, reflexes, endurance, and will, by the throwing of punches with gloved hands against each other. The art of boxing is one of the most refined martial arts over time and is one of the most common disciplines and mainstream combat sports that is continually practiced throughout the world and has been one of the most celebrated events in the Olympic games.
The Gentle Way
Judo (柔道 jūdō, meaning "gentle way") was originally created in 1882 by Jigoro Kano (嘉納治五郎) as a physical, mental and moral pedagogy in Japan. It is generally categorized as a modern martial art and has since evolved into a competitive combat and Olympic sport.
Judo’s most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke.
The Classic Martial Art
Collegiate wrestling, sometimes known in the United States as folkstyle wrestling, is a style of amateur wrestling practiced at the college & university level in the United States. Collegiate wrestling emerged from the folk wrestling styles practiced in the early history of the United States.
Collegiate wrestling, like its international counterpart, freestyle wrestling, has its main origins in catch-as-catch-can wrestling. In both styles, the ultimate goal is to pin the opponent to the mat, which results in an immediate win. Collegiate wrestling has had so many influences from the wide variety of folk wrestling styles brought into the country that it has become distinctly American.
The Ultimate Combat Sport
Mixed martial arts (mma)
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport that allows emphasizes the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, from a range of other martial arts. Various mixed-style contests have taken place since the original Olympic Games (Pankration) and in modern times throughout Europe, Japan and the Pacific Rim during the early 1900s. The combat sport of Vale Tudo that had developed in Brazil from the 1920s was brought to the United States by the Gracie family in 1993 with the founding of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Originally promoted as a competition with the intention of finding the most effective martial arts for real unarmed combat situations, competitors were pitted against one another with few rules. With the inclusion of additional rules aimed at increasing safety for competitors and mainstream acceptance, Mixed Martial Arts has become the premiere international combat sport in the world.