We offer classes for every level and all ages. Our complete schedule of classes is accessible on this site.
Private one on one classes are also available upon request.
Our Cross Training program work-outs are comprised of constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity.
Our training begins with and it is fully based on the principles and core truths of Applied Functional Science . Applied Functional Science is a holistic foundation of thought rooted in physical, biological and behavioral sciences that enable us to best evaluate human body movement and how to maximize our capabilities.
We believe in training our bodies to move as they are designed to move. We train in three dimensions to make sure your key muscle groups and joints move easily in all three planes of motion (front to back, side to side and rotationally).
We take these principles and create strategies that feed the techniques you will experience daily in our program.
Every training day is different from the previous.
Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art form that has earned international notoriety for its beauty and the skills required from its practitioners. Because Capoeira is a combination of dance, acrobatics and fighting skills, those who practice learn how to exceed in physical strength, endurance, flexibility, coordination and intuition to name a few of the benefits. The music played and sung by the capoeiristas provide the rhythm for the games while the two competitors create a dialogue of movements. The appeal of the game and its philosophy is so wide spread that it is now practiced around the globe.
Capoeira was practiced in secret for many years and because of that its true definitive origins remain elusive. Most researches however, agree that capoeira emerged among the African slaves in Brazil in the 16th and 17th centuries as a means of fight training. Unlike the slave masters in the northern hemisphere, the slave masters in Brazil permitted the slaves to sign and dance. But eventually Brazilian masters felt threatened by the games and the fight aspects of capoeira that was camouflaged by the music and dance.
The resistance and resilience of capoeira and its practitioners that passed the art form from generation to generation allowed capoeira to survive during and after the slavery. After the abolition in 1888, capoeira became outlawed until the 1930's because it had became a lethal martial art. Once these laws were repealed, the Brazilian government finally recognized Capoeira as Brazil's only true national sport.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Adult)
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling; specially ground fighting. Its main goal is to gain a dominant position over an opponent and use joint-locks and choke holds to force the opponent to submit. Due to the fact that control is generally easier on the ground than in the standing position, much of the technique of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is centered around the skill of taking the opponent to the ground and wrestling for dominant control positions from where the opponent can be rendered harmless. To control and overcome greater size, strength and aggression with lesser size and strength is the key note of the sport.
The art was based on the early 20th century Kodokan Judo which was itself then a recently developed system (founded in 1882) based on multiple schools (of Ryu) of Japanese Jujutsu. One of the most important aspects of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is that it promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person with the proper technique can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be trained for self defense, sport grappling (gi and no-gi submission wrestling) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competitions.
The Capoeira KIDZ program is unique in that it combines games, music and acrobatics to achieve our ultimate goal which is capoeira. Students learn the martial arts techniques through games and drills that help them improve coordination, agility, flexibility and strength.
In our program, we believe that discipline and respect are taught by leadership and example, not by fear or force, giving our school a positive output and a great environment for our students to learn.
Our school's teaching methods are conducted in a friendly and non-stressful manner which enable students to enjoy physical and mental exercises while improving at their own pace. This is accomplished with the guidance, encouragement and motivation of our instructors.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Kids)
Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Kids program is the stepping stone foundation for our new generation of little warriors. It's designed for the young practitioner to excel at the gentle art. Our goal is to not only give the students the skills required to be proficient in the art, but to establish a mindset where excellence is expected. We create an environment which fosters the love for the art but also allows students to challenge their limits.
Our program have a strong emphasis on bringing the student's competitive readiness which serves the dual purpose of being able to function against highly skilled opponents and allows for a reasonable expectation of success in a self defense context.
The classes are friendly to the beginners, while providing stimulation for more experienced practitioners. We bring emphasis on the students' ability for the defend themselves if needed by safely controlling the situation and bringing it to an end. We also promote increase in fitness to optimize healthy living.
AcroYoga elevates the connection between you and others through movement, connection, and play. Acro in Greekmeans high, or elevated. Yoga in Sanskrit commonly translates to notions of union, or joining. The experience of taking flight with AcroYoga instantly dissolves fears and invites practitioners to tap into new and infinite possibilities of communication, trust, and union. By combining acrobatics, yoga, and healing arts, the practice of AcroYoga has built a community of active teachers and practitioners all over the world.
AcroYoga International was founded by Jason Nemer and Jenny Sauer-Klein in 2003. They were the first to codify the AcroYoga practice in 2006. Their work culminated into not only manuals, but also cultivated formalized educational paths that have promoted the highest levels of safety, expression, and straight up fun.
It blends three main elements:
- Solar Acrobatic Practices cultivate trust, empowerment and joy
- Lunar Therapeutic Practices that cultivate listening, compassion and letting go
- Yogic Practices that cultivate breath awareness, life balance and connection