About Us / FAQ's

About Us

Our mission is to positively impact the community by sharing martial arts. We aim to provide high quality instructors to teach in a safe and friendly environment. Our programs are guaranteed to instill confidence, discipline, and respect.

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FAQ’s

Do I have to have previous experience to participate?

No, all experience levels are welcome and no previous experience is required.

Do I need to have a certain level of fitness to start?
No, there is no prerequisite fitness level. People say they will come in when they get in better shape, but the good news is that you will get in shape by doing the classes in addition to learning the art. So don’t let your fitness level hold you back.

Are classes Co-Ed?

Yes, we have both males and females in all our classes.

Should I bring a friend?
Sometimes people feel more comfortable trying something new when they have a friend to partner up with. In addition, it’s easier stick to a new hobby when you have a friend to help keep you motivated. However, you are welcome to come by yourself as well.

What is a typical class like?

We like to mix things up to keep it exciting, but a typical class will start off with a brief warm-up. Sometimes the warm up will be calisthenic-type movements. Other times it will be a functional warm up where we incorporate movements that will be used during the technique portion of the class. Then the bulk of the class will be spent performing techniques that the instructor demonstrates. The instructor will monitor and help you drill the moves correctly until you are able to perform them without help.

Where do I park?

You can park in our parking lot attached to the building – it can be busy in the evening so come a little early if you can.

Do you have a youth program?

Yes! Please see our class schedule for more information.

What is Open Mat?

Open Mat is a time where the mat space is available for members to train anything they feel will help them improve. There is no formal instruction, but members often use the time to practice and refine techniques that they haven’t mastered yet. Since there isn’t instruction it will be hard to train, not knowing what to work on. However, after receiving instruction during regular class time, open mat is a great way to get extra practice.  Once you begin attending open mat, maximize your time by coming in with an idea of what you would like to focus on. This is training with a purpose, and will help you get better faster. Also be prepared to give and take. If someone helps you drill something you need to work on, be sure to reciprocate and help them drill something they would like to practice. It’s teamwork!

What is No-Gi and what is the attire?

No-Gi is the common term for Jiu-Jitsu without the uniform. You will utilize many of the same concepts as the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes, but the grips are different since you do not have a uniform to grab. Typical attire is shorts and a t-shirt.