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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian jiu-jitsu was formed from Kodokan Judo ground fighting (Ne-Waza) fundamentals that were taught to Carlos Gracie by master Mitsuyo Maeda. Brazilian jiu-jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experimentations, practices, and adaptation from the Judo knowledge of Carlos and Hélio Gracie, who then passed their knowledge on to their family.

Kids BJJ

We know it can be hard to find activities for kids which are not only fun, but provide a well structured environment in which children can grow. At Gorilla BJJ we have developed a program specifically for kids. Come and see how our program will not only help your kids learn self-defense and get the much needed exercise, but, perhaps, more importantly will improve their self-confidence, concentration and self-esteem. We start them off at 4 years old.

Muay Thai

Muay Thai is the cultural martial art of Thailand. Muay Thai dates back several hundred years and was developed as a form of close-combat that used the entire body as a weapon.
Muay Thai, considered by many as the most exciting ring sport around, incorporates the use of all 8 “weapons” of the human body; the fists, knees, elbows and feet.
Muay Thai is a ring sport with proud tradition and heritage. It is a long lasting culture with people practicing the sport for fitness, health, and self confidence. Muay Thai is a way of life.

Women's Only Jiu Jitsu

Women's only Jiu Jitsu is just what it sounds like. Women ONLY, sorry guys! Taught by Coach Katelyn. The class is run just like any other BJJ class but it is strictly for the ladies.

Submission Grappling

No-gi BJJ is characterized by a looser and faster style of “rolling” or live sparring. In addition, the no-gi style of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu corresponds more directly with mixed martial arts. While there does exist slight modifications in the techniques one applies to gi or no-gi, the conceptual ideas in BJJ remain constant.

Kids Boxing

Our Kids Boxing class teaches basic boxing skills and techniques. Class includes shadow boxing and basic self-defense. Participants will work with gloves and learn stance, guard, movement, the jab, cross, hook combination and more!