PROGRAMS FOR ALL LEVELS
Beginner to Advanced
BJJ, Jiu-Jitsu, or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the most effective grappling martial arts in the world along with Judo, Wrestling, Sambo, Shuai Jiao, and many others. What makes Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu particularly effective is that it’s a system of ground fighting. The system can be described in 4 parts as a general heuristic according to Professor John Danaher who is a black belt under the legendary Renzo Gracie:
- Take your opponent to the ground.
- Pass their legs.
- Establish a controlling pin.
- Apply a submission hold.
We have nothing against cardio kickboxing and we think group classes where everyone is doing the same thing can be a great workout. But we teach you real fighting here and getting a great workout is a byproduct of learning how to strike efficiently. Yes, we do spar and have sparring days but almost ALL of our members start with little to no striking experience. We build you up slowly.
Kickboxing, like the sweet science of boxing, is the art of hitting and not getting hit. Throwing your fist at someone’s face may seem simple enough, but finding the most effective/efficient ways to do so while also avoiding getting hit is a developed and honed skill. In kickboxing you learn the various techniques to punch, kick, elbow, and knee an opponent. You also will learn how to block, parry, evade, and defend these attacks.
Mixed Martial Arts
We offer MMA training for those who are looking to compete in mixed martial arts or if you just want to be a complete martial artist. Coach Ben has worked with athletes in the UFC as a jiu-jitsu coach, strength and conditioning coach, and weight cut specialist. He has also worked with the UFC Performance Institute. Our MMA/Pro Training is mostly done in the mornings and are invite-only. We do occasionally open up MMA classes to all members and provide workshops/camps. Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Kickboxing classes tie into MMA holistically and we have amongst us students and coaches who are experienced in Judo, Muay Thai, Boxing, Wrestling, and Sambo. Coach Ben has cornered many fighters both amateur and pro.
Nutrition and Weight Cutting for Competition
We offer nutrition coaching as an add-on program for our members. Coach Ben is an ISSN Certified Sports Nutritionist and has worked as a nutritionist for many former and current professional athletes. He also specializes in weight cutting for competition and has written a book on weight cutting for combat sports. Most recently he has worked with athletes in the UFC, helping them make weight for their contracted fight and getting them to the competition healthy and hydrated.