BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU
100 years ago Maeda introduced Japanese style Jiu-Jitsu to the Gracie family in Brazil. Since then the practice of Jiu-Jitsu, a self-defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting, has evolved into a unique martial art that can lend itself to many styles of fight including MMA. Jiu Jitsu promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person.
MUAY THAI KICKBOXING
Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand and is known in English as Thai Boxing. Muay Thai originated over 1000 years ago and utilizes kicks, punches, elbows, knee strikes, and clinch work. The art of Muay Thai has its origins in the ancient Thai military, and has progressed and evolved into one of the world’s foremost striking arts.
Tiny Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
The Mini Monsters Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program at Gooch Training Academy, for ages 4-5 years old, puts the focus on discipline, hard work, and respect, while keeping the classes engaging and fun! Our coaches make certain that the students learn the fundamentals of self-defense while developing their physical fitness levels. All the classes incorporate drills, games, exercises, and live training in a controlled environment. The work ethic, discipline, and confidence learned in the academy will benefit your child both academically and socially.