Programs & Schedule

 

 

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun


10am – 11am
Kids BJJ GI

10am – 11:30am
Open Mat

11am – 12:30pm
Open Mat

12pm – 1pm
Open Mat

12pm – 1pm
BJJ GI

12pm – 1pm
BJJ GI

12pm – 1pm
BJJ GI

5:30pm – 6:30pm
Kids BJJ GI

5:30pm – 6:30pm
Kids BJJ GI

6pm – 7:30pm
Open Mat

6pm – 7pm
BJJ NO GI

6:30pm – 7pm
Open Mat

6pm – 7pm
JUDO

6:30pm – 7pm
Open Mat

7pm- 8pm
BJJ GI

7pm – 8pm
BJJ GI Essentials

7pm- 8pm
BJJ GI

7pm – 8pm
BJJ GI Essentials
8:15pm – 9:30pm
Muay Thai
8:15pm – 9:30pm
Muay Thai
MONDAY
12pm – 1pm
Open Mat
6pm – 7pm
BJJ NO GI
7pm – 8pm
BJJ GI
TUESDAY
12pm – 1pm
BJJ GI
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Kids BJJ
6:30pm – 7pm
Open Mat
7pm – 8pm
BJJ GI Essentials
8:15pm – 9:30pm
Muay Thai
WEDNESDAY
12pm – 1pm
BJJ GI
6pm – 7pm
JUDO
7pm – 8pm
BJJ GI
THURSDAY
12pm – 1pm
BJJ GI
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Kids BJJ
6:30pm – 7pm
Open Mat
7pm – 8pm
BJJ GI Essentials
8:15pm – 9:30pm
Muay Thai
FRIDAY
6pm – 7:30pm
Open Mat
SATURDAY
10am – 11am
Kids BJJ
11am – 12:30pm
Open Mat
SUNDAY
10am – 11:30am
Open Mat

Program description:

 

GI Essentials: The Gi Essentials class is designed primarily to give new students a look into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training. The goal of this program is to familiarize new students with the feeling of wearing the Gi (BJJ/Judo uniform sometimes referred to as a Kimono), as well as teaching basic concepts of Jiu Jitsu fundamentals. In this course, Mario covers basic self defense for the street. Parts of this curriculum include principles of balance, grips (hand positioning and where to grab), and body positioning. The Gi Essentials program is also highly recommended as an excellent opportunity for more intermediate students to sharpen or review their grasp of the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and increase their awareness of positional theory.

BJJ GI: This course of instruction includes the school’s full standard curriculum. Depending on the class size and composition, the Gi program will touch on a wide range of concepts and sequences ranging from basic to advanced levels. Here the students will study all of the key elements in BJJ Gi training such as take downs, throws, position, sweeps, guard passing, submissions, and more. Gi instruction is a fundamental building block for the total fighter, and for this reason it is recommended for all levels from new beginner to professional mixed martial artists competing in MMA.

BJJ No Gi : Like the Gi curriculum, the No Gi curriculum will focus on the key elements of Jiu Jitsu training with one exception – the gi is not worn in this class. Here students will explore how the art changes when the kimono is taken off. Modifications to grips, movements, and submissions will be taught in this class. Students interested in MMA or self defense for the street will find this class exceptionally useful, and this knowledge is directly applicable to both Gi as well as No Gi situations.

Kids Class: This program is tailored specifically for children between the ages of 4 and 12 (average). The kids’ class aims to familiarize children with the basic movements of BJJ. The goal is to incorporate the principles of ground movement into the muscle memory of children at as early an age as possible so that they will be in an ideal position to pursue more advanced training as they get older. Our goal is to instill confidence, respect, and a positive, healthy regimen into the lives and minds of our young students.

Judo: Judo meaning “gentle way” is a modern martial art and combat sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano after his mastery of three forms of Japanese Ju Jutsu. At Mario’s academy there are three emphasized strategies taught: Judo for BJJ, Judo for Judo Competition, and Judo as it pertains to MMA and No Gi. Its most prominent feature is the competitive element wherein the object is to either throw or takedown one’s opponent to the ground in an effort to either immobilize or otherwise subdue one’s opponent with a grappling maneuver by pinning the opponent or forcing them to submit by applying a joint lock or by executing a choke or strangle hold. Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defenses are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms (Kata) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice (Randori).

Muay Thai: Muay Thai is the art of Kickboxing as it is taught in Thailand. Muay Thai is recognized by most as the most predominant and effective striking art in the world as witnessed in the evolution of MMA. It differs from traditional kickboxing in that it incorporates more striking options with the knees and elbows. The use of knees, elbows, as well as detailed clinch work are the main elements that set Muay Thai Kickboxing apart from all other striking arts and make it the devastating style that it is. This martial art is more than just an aerobic workout and should be considered mandatory for the serious MMA student and recommended for those wishing to have a real world advantage in the street. Muay Thai class teaches the ancient art of combat as it has been taught and passed down from teacher to student for generations.

Open Mat: In this Non-Instructional class, students have a chance to go over and practice the material they learned during the week with their teammates and training partners. Open Mat time can be utilized to practice any of the curriculum in any of Mario’s courses of study and is by invitation only except for members of Mario’s academy.

In addition to regularly scheduled class and open mat time, we offer private instruction on a first come first serve basis. CONTACT US today to inquire about availability or to schedule a private lesson!

Sambo (not currently offered): Sambo is a form of sport and self-defense established in the former Soviet Union during the early twentieth century.  Sambo is an acronym for “SAMozashchita Bez Oruzhiya” or “Self-defense without weapons.”  Very similar in principle to Western Grappling and Mixed Martial Arts, Combat Sambo is known for strong transitions between all ranges of combat and devastating ground techniques with a heavy emphasis on leg locks .  After generations of refinement, Sambo has evolved into an extremely formidable fighting art with principles applicable to martial artists of any style especially Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Sambo’s arsenal includes, but is not limited to, strikes, joint locks, chokes, throws, ground fighting, and weapons. Like all fighting systems, Sambo continues to grow and evolve in both its sport and combat variants.

MMA: The combat sport of Vale Tudo developed in Brazil from the 1920s and was brought to the United states by the Gracie family in 1993 with the founding of the Ultimate Fighting Championship or UFC. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques and skills from a mixture of martial arts and non-martial arts traditions that are used in the UFC and other professional MMA competitions. Rules allow the use of throws and takedowns, pummeling, positioning, striking, blocking and parrying, footwork, and grappling techniques. Fights usually start standing, and the action continues either standing or on the ground, just as in a real world fight in the street might. Such competitions allow martial artists of different backgrounds to compete and test their styles. The roots of modern mixed martial arts can be traced back to various mixed style contests like Vale Tudo that took place throughout Europe, Japan and the Pacific Rim during the early 1900

 

 

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