Harry Shaw didn't found a combat-focused gym because he likes to beat people up—though he is a 2nd Dan Black Belt. Rather, he hoped to run a venue where his community could learn to feel both healthy and safe. He and his staff of certified instructors lead self-defense and exercise programs in a judgment-free zone, training students ranging from 7-year-old kids to law-enforcement personnel.
Their krav-maga classes teach the reality-based strikes and escapes of the Israeli Defense Forces' official combat system. In sessions for children and adults, coaches demonstrate how to swiftly and instinctively guard against attacks from offenders both with and without weapons. Combat Fitness courses draw from UFC Heavyweight Champion Bas Rutten's MMA system, which mixes fighting drills with cardio workouts more effectively than biking through a boxing match.
At River Place Country Club, a championship golf course designed by Jay Morrish and Tom Kite, winner of the 1992 U.S. Open, invites golfers to launch balls over sand bunkers and twisting creeks that wend their way through the landscape’s hilly contours. The course’s superintendent draws on experience at Baton Rouge Country Club and Colonial Country Club, as well as a degree in Plant and Soil Systems, as he ensures that the greens and rolling Bermuda grass fairways are more carefully manicured than a prize-winning pet wooly mammoth. The course’s PGA professional instructors are on hand to improve individual games, and a driving range lets players practice at 15 hitting stations.
Adjacent to the course, eight lighted tennis courts abut a 40,000-square-foot clubhouse with an outdoor pool, fully equipped fitness center, and locker rooms whose dry saunas and whirlpools melt tension quicker than butter melts on the calves of a sprinter. The Grille invites clubgoers to sup on steak or seafood, and a pair of outdoor decks let guests drink in scenic views.
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Today's side deal gets you a month of unlimited Jiu-Jitsu classes for $59 at Joao Crus Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Jiu-Jitsu is a type of self defense that specializes on leverage skills rather than power and strength. Redeem your Groupon for 30 days of kids' classes ($147 value) or adult's ($167 value). You'll also skip the $100 registration fee and receive half off uniforms (normally $150).
Martial Arts, Karate, Thai Kickboxing, and Jiu Jitsu for kids and adults. Private and semi private lessons are also offered. Sports cross training for adults and kids. Weapons classes teach the use of everyday objects to use to defend yourself.
Impact MMA Fitness welcomes exercisers of all ages and skill levels to participate in a variety of kickboxing and fitness classes. The gym's class schedule boasts a large number of morning, afternoon, and evening kickboxing classes. Intensive muay thai classes emphasize skills and conditioning and are taught by a trainer experienced with UFC fighters. Other classes include various boot camps and strength and cardio training.
Premier offers World Class martial arts training and classes for ages 4-6, 7-12, Teens, and Adults. Children learn exciting and fun martial arts skills while building Self-discipline and Focus. Our MMA Curriculum for teens and adults includes American Kickboxing, Bushidokan Karate, Muay Thai, Krav Maga, and Jiu Jitsu.