Class Descriptions

  • Kids' BJJ 5:00-6:00pm, Mon & Weds (Teen), Tues & Thurs (5-10), Fri (all ages): The Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Class is a fun, safe environment where kids can learn how to defend themselves, gain balance and coordination, and learn new skills while getting out a lot of energy.  These skills are hands on, making it easier for them to learn and hold their attention.

  • Integrated Striking, 5:00-6:00pm, Mon & Weds: Tyrone Angolia presents his unique and diverse training, including elements of Capoeira, Kung-fu, and Stick Fighting within a Boxing/Kickboxing style class, drawing upon his extensive experience, including having fought professionally in MMA and being a lineage-holding Kung-Fu instructor. Most classes involve Muay Thai/Kickboxing gear such as boxing gloves, shin guards, mouthguard, and thai pads. The school provides pads and mitts but be sure to bring your own personal equipment. The class goes at a moderate athletic pace with emphasis on balance and technique and includes warm ups and workouts on the heavy bag.

  • Integrated Martial Arts, 12-1pm, M&W: A dynamic class featuring striking and grappling exercises in an integrated class structure. Along with learning a variety of practical striking and grappling techniques, students will typically participate in additional body-weight strength-training dynamic movement training.Roll time is available for experienced students. 
  • Advanced BJJ, 6:00-7:30pm, Tu & Th: Recommended for above two stripes white belt. Professor Tyrone Angolia explores the dynamics of sweeping, passing, and finishing in sport Gi Jiu Jitsu in this well-paced drill-oriented class. Each position is explored in-depth over a number of weeks, addressing the variations, particulars of Gi grips and hook play, and doing positional sparring to ensure that students gain enough repetition and familiarity to become proficient before moving on to the next subject.  Tyrone creates a friendly, upbeat environment and does his best to accommodate less experienced students.

  • MMM Open Mat, 7:00-8:30pm: An open mat training session for MMA students. This is a great opportunity for students to get extra time working the heavy bags, bob-weave line, drilling with a partner, etc. Especially consider coming if you are interested in holding mitts or pads for the competitors to help support their training. Students should focus on coming to the Tues/Thurs classes first, and add on Monday or Wednesday as additional training. 

  • BJJ (all levels), 12:00-1:00pm, Tues & Thurs: Coach Justin teaches his innovative structured technical curriculum in a traditional Gi training environment, teaching a self-defense conscious game that will work for you in competition or a fight, Gi or No-Gi. Class goes from 12 to 1 including 45 minutes of drilling and technical instruction and 15 minutes of rolling, although the mat will be open until 1:30 for additional rolls as students are available.

  • Fundamentals Review, 5:30-6:00pm, Tues & Thurs: This is the go-to open mat time for new students joining the Tues/Thurs team practice to work on early fundamentals as well as regular students who are studying for stripe exams to ask questions on details and to get extra repetitions on the basics. Coach Justin will be available 5:30-6:00 pm in an open Q&A format. This can also be treated as a yoga/bodywork open mat to warm up for the 6pm practice.

  • Fundamentals BJJ, 6:00-7:30pm, Mon & Wed: BJJ Fundamentals is a basic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class where the complete beginner fits right in. In this class, you will learn how to move, foundation techniques, and the vocabulary needed for future BJJ classes.

  • MMA, 6:00-7:30pm, Tues & Thurs: This is an all levels class typically broken up into two or three skill groups (depending on the night’s class size). A strong fundamentals structure is taught following the Jiu Jitsu stripe system in a way that is very oriented toward self-defense and staying true to the martial origins of Gracie Jiu Jitsu. Striking and grappling follow a structured curriculum progression with 30 min ground technique instruction, 30 min striking instruction, 30 min rolling (free grappling) per session. The striking system is heavily focused on Muay Thai and Boxing with some traditional martial arts elements. Striking is taught with special attention to clinch and takedown defense for real world application, spatial awareness of walls and takedown considerations. After rolling at 7:30 advanced team members break into striking sparring while beginner and intermediate students break into focus games, drills and conditioning. Team members will complete up to 2 hrs of training.

  • Advanced MMA/Muay Thai, 7:30-8:30pm, Tues & Thurs: Students who trained through the 6-7:30 MMA class are already warmed up and will be directed to go straight into live skill training (reaction games), pad work/mitts, or sparring. Students that join at 7:30 will be expected to warm up 15 min of self-directed warm up rounds of jump rope, heavy bag, stretching, shadowboxing, and pushups/situps, then from 7:45-8:00 they can do several rounds at the tail end of the early group so late comers can get a chance to connect with the team. Then Coach Justin will teach the techniques again to that group at 8pm.

  • Advanced No Gi, 12:00-1:00pm, Fri: Bring a mental list of moves to drill and a partner to drill with in this class! We start the timer and alternate turns, you drill a move of your choice for one round and your partner drills their move the next round. A great opportunity for training partners to help each other debug and troubleshoot techniques, and review the moves you learned in technique class. 

  • Striking Fundamentals, 5:30-6:30pm, Fri: Coach Justin will be taking students through the basics of mittwork, thai padwork, training on the heavy bag, shadow boxing, head movement with the bob-weave line, and footwork exercises. Coach Justin encourages advanced team members to utilize this class to review their own fundamentals, helping students new to striking, or utilize the time as a mitts/padwork open mat with training partners.

  • No Gi BJJ (all levels), 6:30-8:00pm, Fri: 45 minutes of drills and technical instruction sometimes featuring physical fitness warmup and functional movement concepts, followed by 45 minute roll session (positionals and free grappling). This class is all levels and will be split into two or three sub-groups for basics, intermediate, and advanced techniques as needed to accommodate varying student experience levels. This class is intended to be the third weekly training session for MMA/No-Gi team members who train Tues and Thurs evening and will follow the same technical themes, though students who train in the Gi Monday and Wednesday will find the Friday class a fitting complement to their studies.

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