• MIXED MARTIAL ARTS

    We'll get you ready for the cage, or just get you in the shape of your life!
    MIXED MARTIAL ARTSMixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground. A combination of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing, Kickboxing, Wrestling and Judo integrated for the ultimate conditioning and fight experience. This class is sure to leave you feeling ready to conquer any fitness challenge or opponent. Mixed Class for Men & Women from Beginner to Advanced levels.
    • SHAWN BURTON

      SHAWN BURTON

      Personal Trainer | Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

      Our Head Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor, “Professor” Shawn Burton is a Team Rubao Carioca Black Belt and also a Personal Trainer. In 1996 Shawns grappling career started with an interest and participation in Karate as a child. A year following, he began to put a strong focus on striking arts under the direction of Brian Heffner. In 2000 Shawn made his first MMA fight a reality after competing in several Jiu Jitsu tournaments. In 2006 he then began his focus on a coaching career. Shawn has remained active as a competitor and coach since that time. His success includes coaching several fighters into championship bouts and victories. He continues to work on his own Jiu Jitsu skills and earned his black belt in 2012 under 5th Degree Black Belt Rubao Carioca.

      SKILLS

      • BJJ Black Belt
      • Head BJJ and MMA Instructor
      • Coaching Special Needs Children

      ACHIEVEMENTS

      • BJJ Black Belt
      • Active Black Belt BJJ/MMA Competitor
    • MICHAEL “KID” POWELL

      MICHAEL “KID” POWELL

      Kickboxing, MMA, BJJ & Kids Instructor

      Kid's interest in fitness and martial arts started in high school with wrestling then progressed to training MMA & BJJ at 18 years old.  His dedication to the sport has lead him to several titles and he plans to move up to Pro status in the near future.  In addition to teaching classes, he also trains daily.

      SKILLS

      • Training MMA/BJJ since 2008
      • Strength & Conditioning Training
      • Wrestler with unique mix of MMA, BJJ and Wrestling technique
      • Personal Training

      ACHIEVEMENTS

      • Amateur MMA Fighter with 5-1-1 Record - 4 Wins by Submission - 1 by Knock Out
      • November 2014 NAGA (North American Grappling Association) Title Belt for Expert No-Gi
      • Title Wins at 145 with Fight Lab & 155 with Scrap Live
  • KICKBOXING

    Mixed Class for Men & Women from Beginner to Advanced levels.
    KICKBOXING45 minutes of our unique combination of Cardio, Boxing, Kickboxing and MMA techniques for the ULTIMATE work out experience! 18 Stations consisting of Heavy Bags, Speed Bags, Reflex Bags, Wrecking Ball, Uppercut Target, Grappling Dummy, Kick and Focus Pads!! A great stress relief activity as well as a super challenging, action packed work out. Mixed Class for Men & Women from Beginner to Advanced levels.
    • SHAWN BURTON

      SHAWN BURTON

      Personal Trainer | Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

      Our Head Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor, “Professor” Shawn Burton is a Team Rubao Carioca Black Belt and also a Personal Trainer. In 1996 Shawns grappling career started with an interest and participation in Karate as a child. A year following, he began to put a strong focus on striking arts under the direction of Brian Heffner. In 2000 Shawn made his first MMA fight a reality after competing in several Jiu Jitsu tournaments. In 2006 he then began his focus on a coaching career. Shawn has remained active as a competitor and coach since that time. His success includes coaching several fighters into championship bouts and victories. He continues to work on his own Jiu Jitsu skills and earned his black belt in 2012 under 5th Degree Black Belt Rubao Carioca.

      SKILLS

      • BJJ Black Belt
      • Head BJJ and MMA Instructor
      • Coaching Special Needs Children

      ACHIEVEMENTS

      • BJJ Black Belt
      • Active Black Belt BJJ/MMA Competitor
    • MICHAEL “KID” POWELL

      MICHAEL “KID” POWELL

      Kickboxing, MMA, BJJ & Kids Instructor

      Kid's interest in fitness and martial arts started in high school with wrestling then progressed to training MMA & BJJ at 18 years old.  His dedication to the sport has lead him to several titles and he plans to move up to Pro status in the near future.  In addition to teaching classes, he also trains daily.

      SKILLS

      • Training MMA/BJJ since 2008
      • Strength & Conditioning Training
      • Wrestler with unique mix of MMA, BJJ and Wrestling technique
      • Personal Training

      ACHIEVEMENTS

      • Amateur MMA Fighter with 5-1-1 Record - 4 Wins by Submission - 1 by Knock Out
      • November 2014 NAGA (North American Grappling Association) Title Belt for Expert No-Gi
      • Title Wins at 145 with Fight Lab & 155 with Scrap Live
  • SUBMISSION GRAPPLING

    Focuses on clinch and ground fighting with the aim of obtaining a submission using submission holds.
    SUBMISSION GRAPPLINGSubmission Grappling focuses on clinch and ground fighting with the aim of obtaining a submission using submission holds. It refers only to the form of competition and training that does not use a "gi," as in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Submission Grappling brings together techniques from Wrestling, Judo, Greco-Roman Wrestling, Freestyle Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Ju-Jitsu and Sambo.
    • SHAWN BURTON

      SHAWN BURTON

      Personal Trainer | Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

      Our Head Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor, “Professor” Shawn Burton is a Team Rubao Carioca Black Belt and also a Personal Trainer. In 1996 Shawns grappling career started with an interest and participation in Karate as a child. A year following, he began to put a strong focus on striking arts under the direction of Brian Heffner. In 2000 Shawn made his first MMA fight a reality after competing in several Jiu Jitsu tournaments. In 2006 he then began his focus on a coaching career. Shawn has remained active as a competitor and coach since that time. His success includes coaching several fighters into championship bouts and victories. He continues to work on his own Jiu Jitsu skills and earned his black belt in 2012 under 5th Degree Black Belt Rubao Carioca.

      SKILLS

      • BJJ Black Belt
      • Head BJJ and MMA Instructor
      • Coaching Special Needs Children

      ACHIEVEMENTS

      • BJJ Black Belt
      • Active Black Belt BJJ/MMA Competitor
  • BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU

    BJJ is one of the best overall workouts one can do. In addition, training improves balance, coordination, cardio vascular capacity, and muscular endurance.
    BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSUBrazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. It promotes the principle that a person using leverage and proper technique can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant using joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat an opponent. BJJ can be trained for self defense, sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition. BJJ is a highly effective, comprehensive system of standing and ground defense techniques utilizing rules of leverage. Thousands of civilians, martial artists and law enforcement officers consistently use BJJ because of its simple, effective responses. During each BJJ class you will also learn proven self defense techniques which will give you greater self confidence.
    • SHAWN BURTON

      SHAWN BURTON

      Personal Trainer | Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

      Our Head Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor, “Professor” Shawn Burton is a Team Rubao Carioca Black Belt and also a Personal Trainer. In 1996 Shawns grappling career started with an interest and participation in Karate as a child. A year following, he began to put a strong focus on striking arts under the direction of Brian Heffner. In 2000 Shawn made his first MMA fight a reality after competing in several Jiu Jitsu tournaments. In 2006 he then began his focus on a coaching career. Shawn has remained active as a competitor and coach since that time. His success includes coaching several fighters into championship bouts and victories. He continues to work on his own Jiu Jitsu skills and earned his black belt in 2012 under 5th Degree Black Belt Rubao Carioca.

      SKILLS

      • BJJ Black Belt
      • Head BJJ and MMA Instructor
      • Coaching Special Needs Children

      ACHIEVEMENTS

      • BJJ Black Belt
      • Active Black Belt BJJ/MMA Competitor
  • KIDS/BEGINNER BJJ

    Classes available from ages 7 and up.
    KIDS/BEGINNER BJJWe believe that children face challenges every day. Winning is made to be important by society, when truly the most important lessons are learned from both wins and losses. We teach confidence thru respect, self-discipline, team building and fitness in a positive approach aspect that leaves children feeling empowered and confident facing life situations. Classes available from ages 5 and up.
    • SHAWN BURTON

      SHAWN BURTON

      Personal Trainer | Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

      Our Head Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor, “Professor” Shawn Burton is a Team Rubao Carioca Black Belt and also a Personal Trainer. In 1996 Shawns grappling career started with an interest and participation in Karate as a child. A year following, he began to put a strong focus on striking arts under the direction of Brian Heffner. In 2000 Shawn made his first MMA fight a reality after competing in several Jiu Jitsu tournaments. In 2006 he then began his focus on a coaching career. Shawn has remained active as a competitor and coach since that time. His success includes coaching several fighters into championship bouts and victories. He continues to work on his own Jiu Jitsu skills and earned his black belt in 2012 under 5th Degree Black Belt Rubao Carioca.

      SKILLS

      • BJJ Black Belt
      • Head BJJ and MMA Instructor
      • Coaching Special Needs Children

      ACHIEVEMENTS

      • BJJ Black Belt
      • Active Black Belt BJJ/MMA Competitor
    • MICHAEL “KID” POWELL

      MICHAEL “KID” POWELL

      Kickboxing, MMA, BJJ & Kids Instructor

      Kid's interest in fitness and martial arts started in high school with wrestling then progressed to training MMA & BJJ at 18 years old.  His dedication to the sport has lead him to several titles and he plans to move up to Pro status in the near future.  In addition to teaching classes, he also trains daily.

      SKILLS

      • Training MMA/BJJ since 2008
      • Strength & Conditioning Training
      • Wrestler with unique mix of MMA, BJJ and Wrestling technique
      • Personal Training

      ACHIEVEMENTS

      • Amateur MMA Fighter with 5-1-1 Record - 4 Wins by Submission - 1 by Knock Out
      • November 2014 NAGA (North American Grappling Association) Title Belt for Expert No-Gi
      • Title Wins at 145 with Fight Lab & 155 with Scrap Live
  • PERSONAL TRAINING

    We are here to help you meet your fitness goals, and will be with you every step of the way!
    PERSONAL TRAININGPersonal Training is offered for all classes for individuals who want to take their training to the next level.  Whether you are looking for a workout to target weight loss, improved cardio conditioning, increased strength, to enhance your technique, specialized training for tournament competition or just to get in the best shape of your life - personal training will help you meet and exceed your goals!   All of our certified trainers work with you one-on-one to fully understand your training needs and develop a program tailored to your specific goals.   Sessions are available by appointment and can be purchased individually or in packages.
    • SHAWN BURTON

      SHAWN BURTON

      Personal Trainer | Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

      Our Head Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor, “Professor” Shawn Burton is a Team Rubao Carioca Black Belt and also a Personal Trainer. In 1996 Shawns grappling career started with an interest and participation in Karate as a child. A year following, he began to put a strong focus on striking arts under the direction of Brian Heffner. In 2000 Shawn made his first MMA fight a reality after competing in several Jiu Jitsu tournaments. In 2006 he then began his focus on a coaching career. Shawn has remained active as a competitor and coach since that time. His success includes coaching several fighters into championship bouts and victories. He continues to work on his own Jiu Jitsu skills and earned his black belt in 2012 under 5th Degree Black Belt Rubao Carioca.

      SKILLS

      • BJJ Black Belt
      • Head BJJ and MMA Instructor
      • Coaching Special Needs Children

      ACHIEVEMENTS

      • BJJ Black Belt
      • Active Black Belt BJJ/MMA Competitor
  • SELF DEFENSE

    This class is recommended for men and women, beginner – advanced.
    SELF DEFENSEWe offer this class once every 4-6 weeks as a group, or private groups of up to 10 by appointment.  Pre-registration is available for the group class on our website. Every day people are at risk of attack.  Parking lots, job situations, personal situations - the list is endless unfortunately. The purpose of this program is to help women learn prevention strategies & techniques to effectively defend themselves against a sudden and possibly violent assault. Based upon the principles of Jiu-jitsu, course participants will receive instruction in simple, leverage based techniques that will give them the best opportunity to survive an attack against a much larger and stronger assailant. Students will learn how to defend themselves against a variety of the most common types of situations that they may encounter during an attack including standing & ground techniques. Our next group training is Saturday – August 6th at 11AMPreregister now - space is limited! Cost is $25 per person.  Book a group of 5 or more and get a 20% discount. Can’t make the group training?  Course instruction is available for private groups of up to 10 participants.  Basic to Advanced training available. Don’t be a victim!  This simple course could save your life or the life – or the lives of others.
    • SHAWN BURTON

      SHAWN BURTON

      Personal Trainer | Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

      Our Head Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor, “Professor” Shawn Burton is a Team Rubao Carioca Black Belt and also a Personal Trainer. In 1996 Shawns grappling career started with an interest and participation in Karate as a child. A year following, he began to put a strong focus on striking arts under the direction of Brian Heffner. In 2000 Shawn made his first MMA fight a reality after competing in several Jiu Jitsu tournaments. In 2006 he then began his focus on a coaching career. Shawn has remained active as a competitor and coach since that time. His success includes coaching several fighters into championship bouts and victories. He continues to work on his own Jiu Jitsu skills and earned his black belt in 2012 under 5th Degree Black Belt Rubao Carioca.

      SKILLS

      • BJJ Black Belt
      • Head BJJ and MMA Instructor
      • Coaching Special Needs Children

      ACHIEVEMENTS

      • BJJ Black Belt
      • Active Black Belt BJJ/MMA Competitor
  • FIRST CLASS FREE!

    Includes full gym access to all classes.

    Sign up before your trial expires and receive FREE gear! Adults and children included.
    In addition, receive the following with a 12 month commitment:
    Kickboxing: FREE set of classic boxing gloves and wraps
    BJJ, MMA or Kids BJJ: FREE Evolution T-Shirt or Dry Fit Shirt

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