Kickboxing has come a long way from its medieval roots, when fighters boxed on raw, dry dirt and could only lose by knockout or to the plague. Kick and punch for king and country with today’s Groupon to Crispim BJJ Barra Brothers in Pleasanton. Gloves and wraps are required for all classes; the studio will have plenty on hand to borrow, with others available for purchase. Choose between the following options:
- For $29, you get 5 cardio-kickboxing classes (a $100 value).
- For $39, you get 10 cardio-kickboxing classes (a $200 value).<p>
Alternating combinations of fists and feet assail heavy bags in Crispim BJJ Barra Brothers’ MMA fitness classes, where combat-savvy instructors beat bodies into shape without risking the bruises of full-contact fighting. The gym’s expansive matted area plays host to Fight Shape classes that enlist standup fighting styles such as boxing, muay thai, kickboxing, and Sancho in a potent mélange designed to enhance waist-down weaponry and kick calories to the curb. Much to the chagrin of the gym’s weary bags and mitts, the forecast calls for a hurricane of kicks and punches in MMA Ground & Pound classes that lead small groups of no more than 25 through high-intensity cardio movements.
Crispim BJJ Barra Brothers welcomes fighters of all skill levels aged 14 and older to enter the fray in cardio-kickboxing classes highlighted in orange on the gym’s weekly schedule. Instructors foster a family-friendly environment that encourages children and parents to hone their martial talents together, ensuring that neither side wields a trump card in the power struggle over household chores.
Crispim BJJ Barra Brothers
Alexander Crispim, the muscular, prolific leader of Crispim BJJ Barra Brothers, presides over his blue-floored kingdom, watching as patrons battle one another with traditional brazilian jujitsu grappling techniques. Rows of heavy, black punching bags dangle between padded walls, all centered around the gym's main draw—the MMA cage, which is free of man-eating tigers. In addition to jujitsu, the gym offers a variety of combat-based programs including muay thai, boxing, and wrestling. Those looking for a high-intensity workout without the sparring can opt for MMA fitness classes, which turn traditional boxing and muay thai moves into aerobic routines to burn fat and build strength.