Martial artists wear colourful belts to indicate their mastery of fighting techniques and their long-standing blood feud with suspenders. Self-defend in style with this Groupon.
C$59 for Four Weeks of Team Evolution Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes with Private Lesson (C$180 Value)
Instructors teach the joint locks, grappling techniques, and choke holds of Team Evolution Brazilian jiu-jitsu, an internationally recognized form of ground fighting. Used by mixed martial artists in the ring and military organizations for self-defense, the art form offers multiple ways to immobilize an opponent. See the schedule for available class times.
Access MMA Training Centre Ltd.
Access MMA Training Centre Ltd.'s facilities are simple, almost spartan. The white-walled rooms house a boxing ring, free weights, mats, and punching bags—everything the coaches need to teach their students proper fighting and fitness techniques. An official amateur MMA club under the regulation of Kickboxing Canada, Access MMA Training Centre Ltd. prepares fighters for professional careers. Boxing coaches include two provincial silver medalists and a Soviet Union national medalist. They blend Russian technique with North American and European methods while focusing on defense, footwork, and making distracting funny faces.
The coaches bring this same tenacity and professionalism into fitness classes for lay people. Students lace up their gloves for both contact and noncontact classes. And, during personal-training sessions, trainers enlist boxing moves—such as bobbing and weaving or asking nicely if the opponent could replace punches with hugs—to build muscle definition and shed excess weight.