Striking (Kickboxing) Class

This is a very upbeat and active one-hour class which is open to adults and mature teens. The style of this system encompasses techniques from Karate, Tae Kwon Do, and Muay Thai. While some open-handed techniques are taught, most of the hand-work is based on American Boxing. Students are taught both traditional and modern techniques to encompass a well-rounded system--including "clinch" techniques with striking from elbows and knees. Students wear MMA gloves and boxing-style handwraps for striking pads and mitts. One-touch sparring is introduced early on, and once students are ready (and willing), light sparring is incorporated with protective gear (boxing gloves, head gear, shin guards) under close supervision.

Combined with the Submission Grappling class, this class provides a complete fighting and defense system, along the lines of professional mixed-martial arts (MMA).

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 7:30-8:30 PM


Submission Grappling Class

This is a very upbeat and active one-hour class which is open to adults and mature teens. The style of this system encompasses techniques from wrestling, judo, and jiu-jitsu. Instead of just "ground work", emphasis and instruction are also spent on standing throws and takedowns. Students are taught both traditional and modern techniques to form a well-rounded defense system. Instruction includes taking down an opponent, preventing being taken down, posturing for position and control (both standing and on the ground), and initiating and defending against "submission" (choke holds, joint manipulations, etc.) attempts. The techniques in this class allow students to defend themselves against much larger opponents, and it makes an excellent choice for self-defense.

Students are also coached to compete in local grappling/jiu-jitsu competitions if they are interested in testing their skills at the competition level.

Combined with the Striking class, this class provides a complete fighting and defense system, along the lines of professional mixed-martial arts (MMA).

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:30-9:30 PM

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Pittsburgh

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