Tuesday: 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm [Youth class]
Tuesday: 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm [intro class / Laboratory (The Lab)]
Tuesday: 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm [fundamentals]
Tuesday: 8:20 pm - 9:15 pm [advanced, drills, sparring]
Thursday: 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm [Youth class]
Thursday: 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm [Laboratory (The Lab)]
Thursday: 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm [fundamentals]
Thursday: 8:20 pm - 9:15 pm [advanced, drills, sparring]
Friday: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm [Grappling & Striking]
Saturday open mat: 8:45 am - 10:30 am
Sunday: 9:30 am - 11:00 am [all levels]
Youth classes: Currently we offer a Youth Jiu-Jitsu program headed up by Katie Boiteau, an accomplished professional educator as well as a black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. The youth program is designed to make it a fun experience to learn. These classes help students to learn respect, self confidence, control, and responsibility as well as fundamental sef-defense skills. The emphasis is on avoidance, or bringing an adult into a situation and controling an opponent or bully as a last resort, not fighting. Many youth programs are taught by lower ranked martial artists, but we believe that children should learn from the most experienced instructors. As an educator, Katie has some great insights and an excellent rapport with children. It is important to also make it challenging as well as fun.
Regular classes: Tue, Thu, Sun include self defense, drilling technique, live drills & sparring. (Fundamentals usually is self defense, drilling technique, & sometimes live drills. Advanced we do some advanced technique, live drills, and sparring)
Intro class: is for newer people. Covers key concepts and fundamental techniques to get you a head start on regular classes. We've all been at the beginning. Trying to keep up with things you aren't familiar with can be frustrating. We designed this class to help alleviate some of that frustration.
The Lab: is for the more experienced student, typically on the mat for 6 months or more. Normally we start with an extensive review of the self defense curriculum, followed by some more advanced concepts, and generally its a good time to ask some of those burning questions. I like to think of it as a sort of study group.
Striking & Grappling: 12-16 oz boxing gloves & mouth piece are required. After a brief warmup we work on fundamental striking. Then we put it to use to close the distance for the clinch. We also work takedowns, striking on the ground, and grappling. This class adds some realism and puts it all together. (Note: this is a fast pace class, a decent knowledge of the basics on the ground are required. Recommended experience level: at least 3-4 months of regular classes)