Amilcar "Mica" Cipili, head instructor of Gracie Jiu Jitsu Las Vegas, knows what works for self defense and when placed in a real life fight. Raised in southern Brazil, Mica was already mastering the martial arts of kung fu, capoeira, and judo until he saw a Brazilian jiu-jitsu match that changed his life. Mica became obsessed with the "gentle art," which eschews brute force for more effective strategies of balance, leverage, and debate skills to use mid-grapple. Mica soon perfected the grips, flips, and submissive holds of jiu-jitsu with help from the Machado brothers–progeny of jiu-jitsu pioneer George Gracie. With his new-found fighting savvy, Mica earned a third-degree black belt, a mantle-busting array of over 90 champion titles, and even trained MMA greats such as UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta. At his Gracie Jiu Jitsu Las Vegas institute, Mica trains fighters of all levels in classes six days a week. In addition to Brazilan jiu-jitsu and judo for adults and kids, the training center features courses in judo, MMA, wrestling, and boxing.
Trainers designed House of Ryu to be a mecca for athletes interested in fitness and martial arts. Inside the 20,000-square-foot gym is housed custom equipment such as a 65’x35’ mat for muay thai, boxing, and standup fighting, and a 24’x24’ regulation-sized boxing ring. On the mats, trainers guide students in various martial-arts and fitness disciplines including Alliance muay thai, Kevin Randleman’s Monster Wrestling, jujitsu, boxing, muay boran, strength and conditioning, fitness camp, and cardio boxing and kickboxing.
After battling pros in the ring for nearly 30 years, Tim Lane quit his knockout quest to teach commoners how to confidently repel unsanctioned attacks. In Xtreme Couture's decked-out facility, mixed-martial-artist Lane counsels students in how to defend themselves against assailants and friends’ pet lemurs through a sequence of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on tutorials. Each two-hour seminar sharpens general awareness of surroundings and zeroes in on deterring and disabling larger assailants. Upon completion of the class, students walk away with bottles of pepper spray, certificates, and greater self-assurance.
Throwdown Training Center's experienced instructors bestow health training and martial-arts knowledge to fitness-focused members of all skill levels at the 10,000-square-foot facility. Groupon customers can train their bodies in Throwdown's combat classes, including muay thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, sparring, boxing, and wrestling, to give them the skill set necessary to defend against outside threats or intimidate pickle jars into opening themselves. Students can also mold their muscular forms in any of Throwdown's cardio and conditioning classes or tackle weights, machines, ellipticals, and treadmills in the full gym.
We are a Boxing Gym/ Fitness Center that is primarily known for the quality group classes we hold at a variety of times everyday. Most of our classes consist of different skill levels of boxing training combined with amazing cardiovascular and full body workouts.
Shine Alternative Fitness helps all types of fitness goers achieve health goals. Named one of the 20 “Coolest Clubs in America” in Shape magazine’s 2013 Gym Awards, the center’s founders are both Cirque du Soleil veterans: Dima Shine, a solo artist in Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity, and Russ Petroni, Cirque du Soleil’s Las Vegas production manager.
The duo’s passion for performance arts shines through in each of their classes. In their Aerial Arts courses, for example, students develop upper body, core, and grip strength while wrapped in silks that hang from the ceiling. Meanwhile, antigravity classes have students striking balancing poses while suspended in the air by silk hammocks. To round out their coursework, the team also offers an array of more traditional gym classes, from boxing sessions to Zumba, ballet, and hip-hop.