At Heroes Martial Arts, visitors can hone their roundhouse kicks and power-packed punches to build strength, decrease reaction time, and reinforce defense skills. A one-week pass allows students to attend any group class on Heroes’ schedule by simply walking in. A cabal of experienced martial arts instructors meld judo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and wrestling into a confidence-boosting bouillabaisse of butt-kicking techniques that provide an excellent full-body workout and an efficient method of opening pickle jars. Additionally, the top-notch facilities are comprised of 4,700 square feet of cardio machines, weights, mat-lined floor space, a shower, and 20-foot vaulted ceilings.
Dave Camarrillo grew up on mats, training and competing with his brother at their father’s judo club. After a knee injury limited his standup fighting ability, Dan discovered the ground game of Gracie jiu-jitsu and welded it with his father’s tutelage to create the Guerilla jiu-jitsu system. Guerilla jiu-jitsu fuses the fluid movements of Brazilian forms with Olympic judo and wrestling into a nonstriking, grappling art for all ages and skill levels. Students learn to leverage their bodies against opponents of varying size as they gain skills that can be used in a competitive, self-defense, or recreational setting. In addition to jiu-jitsu classes, the multidisciplinary center offers sessions in muay thai kickboxing, as well as women’s self-defense sessions and anti-bullying classes that emphasize nonstriking and conflict-resolution skills.
Dark Horse Gym boasts a schedule of cross-training and mixed martial arts classes led by a team of instructors with a combined 40 years of training experience. The team leads students through intense workouts in group classes as well as private training sessions with the goal of promoting health, fitness, discipline, and self-confidence.
The term martial arts generally refers to Eastern-born fighting techniques, but not at Tribull Mixed Martial Art Centers. In addition to jujitsu and MMA, the martial-arts studio offers kajukenbo, a martial art that originated in America. The practice weaves together five styles of combat into a single mode of self-defense learned largely through bag work, sparring, and grappling. At Tribull, instructors teach their unique brand of kajukenbo, incorporating a strong emphasis on boxing and jujitsu.
Certified agility trainer Ron Capurso doesn't define athleticism by the level of competition. For his clients, becoming an athlete entails working on key fitness components applicable to all fitness levels: mobility, speed, agility, coordination, and strength. Ron has coached high school varsity football for 15 years and offers quarterback training sessions for players looking to shine on the field, but he also leads customized sports training programs for small and large groups. Adult fitness classes aim to achieve goals outside of sports performance, from sculpting muscles to losing weight before the summer months and weigh ins for the office-wide wrestling tournament. These sessions are open to students of all backgrounds and include exercise modifications if needed.
The San Jose Giants, a minor-league Class-A Advanced California League baseball team and an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, have been central to the city’s slice of our national pastime for the past 60 years. Still basking in the 108-stitched glow of their 2009 victory in the California League championship, the Giants look to stomp through another winning season, with former major-leaguer Brian Harper at the managerial helm. Cheer on the Giants as they gnaw on healthy bubble gum instead of troublesome tobaccy while bunting, batting, and base-stealing their way to diamond glory. This Groupon is good for regular-season or playoff games, so fans can show up for any of the August and September bouts or hitch their star to the fair-weather bandwagon come post-season time.