What type of training does The Academy offer?
Our training center offers training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Freestyle Grappling and Muay Thai Kickboxing. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Freestyle Grappling students spend a majority of their time in close quarters on the ground. Muay Thai is a standup striking system incorporating punching, kicking and knees.
What is different about our school from the others?
There are a number of items that differentiate our school from others. The first thing you will notice when you enter is the substantial size and training tools in The Academy. While most schools are jammed into strip malls with minimum capacity and tools for students, we have 10,800 sq ft of training area with state of the art equipment required for training. We are by far one of the largest training facilities and best staffed in the South Florida area.
Another thing that you will notice is that our school has a feeling of community and belonging to a club. Everyone is extremely friendly and supportive. People are here to help each other, not to “play the rank game”, as is the case you will find with most other schools. We will discuss more of this later.
Our instructors also dramatically set us apart. Some are world-renowned professional competitors in their respective areas of teaching, including UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) professionals and international champions in grappling and Jiu Jitsu. Other instructors are local law enforcement in the surrounding community who are also the instructors for their SWAT teams and defensive tactics programs. All of our instructors each have more than 20 years experience in the martial arts training world.
What training is best for me?
It depends what you are looking for. We will discuss your goals throughout your training and fitness levels. Some people want to focus on standup self-defense; others want to focus on grappling and ground self-defense. Some want to study and take part in the entire spectrum of our training offerings. There are a number of our students who train for competitions. One thing is for sure, you will get in phenomenal shape in whichever program you select. Let us spend some time with you and help you in your decision as to which program may be best for you.
How many classes per week can I attend?
You can attend as many classes per week as you would like. In all, The Academy offers more than 30 classes per week. We also offer an “Open Facility” time during the day where a number of our students take advantage of the fitness facility or just schedule free mat time to train with other members.