Martial Arts Programs

Brazilian Jiujitsu (Kids & Adults)

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Brazilian jiu jitsu is more than just a sport. It’s more than a martial art. It’s a way to change your life. Brazilian jiu jitsu studios are a collection of almost every type of person you can think of - doctors, lawyers, students, law enforcement, businessmen and women, and more. Every day they walk into the studio for the same reason - to get better at BJJ. These same people walk into the studio every day and improve their health, learning ability, and stress levels. They may not be thinking about the many benefits of BJJ that cannot be seen, but it doesn’t matter if they can see them or not - they are happening. To us, what you can’t see is really what the Brazilian jiu jitsu lifestyle is about. It’s taking the lessons learned on the mat and applying them to your everyday life.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that teaches a smaller person how to defend himself against a larger adversary by using leverage and proper technique. The Gracie family, the founders of BJJ, modified judo and traditional Japanese jujutsu to create the art.

Introductory Special

Capoeira (Kids & Adults)

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If you are into martial arts, you must have heard of Capoeira. But even if you haven’t, that’s alright too. Keep on reading, and in less than five minutes, you’ll discover everything you need to know about this fascinating Brazilian treasure – including how it may just help you transform into the coolest martial artist alive! 

As a bit of a background, Capoeira started off as a secret ritual performed by African slaves in Brazil. It began between 1500 and 1530 and continued through 1888. The name itself comes from a Tupi Indian reference ‘Ka puera’ which refers to an activity of clearing trees in the forest with the original purpose of planting, but the slaves discovered them useful for hiding out to practice Capoeira.

Not only does Capoeira consists of killer moves, you are guaranteed to get you in amazing shape from it! Capoeira trains your stamina, and cardio, and as everyone already knows cardio burns calories. This will give you the strength of those lean muscles you’ve always wanted, and the flexibility is on par with graceful yoga practitioners. So speaking in terms of overall fitness, when you start to pick up Capoeira and train seriously, you can become optimize your health and fitness!

Introductory Special

Woman Up Self Defense

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Self-defense is a set of awareness, assertiveness, verbal confrontation skills, safety strategies, and physical techniques that enable someone to successfully escape, resist, and survive violent attacks. A good self-defense course provides psychological awareness and verbal skills, not just physical training.

Woman Up Program