Caique Jiu Jitsu Academy's dedicated instructors foster a friendly environment while demanding the most out of their students during brazilian jiu jitsu classes. They teach an ancient form of self-defense that relies on balance, leverage, and, perhaps most importantly, discipline. The standardized curriculum and class structure are the same for youth, adult, and women-only classes. The combination of jiu jitsu, the class structure, and the motivational instructors leads to students garnering self-discipline, confidence, and self-respect. To create a sense of community, the academy also fill the calendar with special events and other classes.
At Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy, the instructors relay the teachings of Brazilian jui-jitsu's creator, Helio Gracie, who valued leverage and timing over strength and speed. Students can learn those values during the academy's coed Gracie Combative program, which teaches 36 essential self-defense techniques. Complementing the main program are kids' programs that teach youngsters how to neutralize bullies and women-only classes that show females how to counter 15 common attacks.
Since 2000, Tim and Tom Ryan, twin brothers and the founders of Atomic Boxing, have put their black belts to use and help patrons harness the health benefits of martial arts without the violent aspects of the sport. Fists and feet pop against personal punching bags as personal instructiors motivate students to burn fat and pump up endurance. To set the mood for muscle building and to bolster adrenaline, speakers fill the gym with driving beats or fighter pilots reading their to-do lists. Near the punching bags, free weights clatter at benches and machines target muscle groups. In addition to group sessions, instructors host one-on-one workouts.
Elite Training Center’s chief instructor Brian Rauchbach and his fellow instructors have applied their training in Krav Maga, mixed martial arts, and kickboxing within professional fields such as law enforcement, the US Army Rangers, and the US Navy SEALS. Rauchbach peppers his lessons with pragmatic insights on close-quarters combat gleaned while working as a private security contractor and training alongside elite counterterrorism units overseas.
Beyond the practical aspects of fighting, the studio's instructors put a premium on self-respect, discipline, and the ability to savor a bag of Oreos over an entire month. Students, ranging from kids to police officers, forge inner strength as they pound heavy bags, target pads, and focus mitts.