At Carlson Gracie South Bay, trainers follow the philosophy laid out by legendary Brazilian jujitsu master Carlson Gracie. As the American and Brazilian flags wave in the background, trainers lead classes on the studio’s ample padded floors. Focusing on grappling, take downs, and using leverage to subdue opponents of all sizes, classes also incorporate fitness elements to blend with self-defense.
Redondo Beach Tae Bo sends exercisers punching and kicking through the week with classes held Monday?Saturday. During every class, certified Tae Bo instructors lead groups through high-energy, total-body workouts, which feature many movements based in martial arts techniques.
We are a martial arts school that offers a wide variety of classes teaching strength, flexibility, and self defense. We offer kids, teens, and adults programs and teach courtesy, integrity, self-control, and perseverance. We pride ourselves on offering quality martial arts programs to everyone.
My Gym Children's Fitness Center, which currently has more than 200 international locations, began more than 30 years ago as a structured place for children to safely play, acquire new skills, and romp off a sugar buzz. All classes are organized according to age level—starting as young as 6 weeks—and designed to incorporate the latest physiological and psychological research. Tiny Tykes gets babies moving with help from their parents, Mighty Mites teaches toddlers self-reliance and beginning sports skills, and Champions, a class for kids aged 6–8, emphasizes the importance of using teamwork to master more complex sports skills and achieve group goals such as building a human pyramid to reach the cookie jar. My Gym's energetic instructors are experts at using music, dance, and gymnastics to build youngsters' strength and self-esteem while stimulating their giggle-plexes. The noncompetitive environment fosters creativity and hands-on activities boost children's learning retention and fun quotient.
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.
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 as well as U.S. and International Elite Special Forces. 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.