As the Art of Eight Limbs, Muay Thai includes a variety of weapons. Strikes include punches, kicks, knees, and elbows. In this class, students will learn to combine these strikes with defense into a fluid art that hardens the body and challenges the mind.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an art in which size and strength are not the main factors in besting an opponent. In this ground art, students learn to use the strength of their whole body against an isolated, weaker area of an opponent’s body. Numerous positions are linked together to offer options in both defending and attacking an opponent’s movements.
Gi – Students wear a kimono gi that offers different grips and handles for strategic movements. The gi creates friction for a more calculated, less scrambled approach.
No Gi – Without the gi, certain grips and handles are not available, so the emphasis is more on using an opponent’s body.
Our kid’s program focuses on striking with an emphasis on Muay Thai techniques. Students learn techniques on the bag as well as with the instructor holding pads in addition to footwork, movement, and reflex drills. Our target ages are 9-15, though 8-year-olds may inquire.
MMA, or Mixed Martial Arts, combines multiple disciplines at three distances: striking on the feet; clinching with striking and takedowns, and Jiu Jitsu with close contact on the ground. In this class, students explore different disciplines, learning to throw and defend strikes in any position as well as chaining Muay Thai to BJJ.
In this High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) class, students will perform a mixture of strikes on the heavy bag and more traditional fitness workouts. With an emphasis on core and stability training, this class will focus on elevating students’ heart rates as well as strength and conditioning.