Join us for a one-time introduction, exclusively for new clients, with no previous experience required. This class will give you a brief history of our Krav-based system with integrated wrestling, BJJ, Thai Boxing and weapons training. Then you’ll go over basic movements and techniques, and address any questions you may have. Immediately following your 30-minute introductory lesson, you will attend a full-length self-defense class, running between 45-55 minutes. We cover practical techniques and philosophies for surprising and realistic violence civilians would most likely encounter. This introductory course is only $20 and you can bring a friend FOR FREE!
Based on simple principles and instinctive movements, this reality-based system is designed to teach real self defense in the shortest possible time. Learn to defend against common chokes, grabs, and bearhugs, as well as weapons such as guns, knives, and sticks. Just as important, we teach people to function during the stress and shock of a sudden, violent encounter. Tested on the battlefield and in the streets, Krav Maga’s practical approach to self defense will make you safer and more secure.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling with the goal of gaining a dominant position, using joint-locks and choke holds to force an opponent to submit. The main emphasis in BJJ is to dominate the opponent through application of technique and force them to quit (submit). It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person using leverage and proper technique can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be trained for self-defense, sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition. Sparring, commonly referred to as ‘rolling’, and live drilling play a major role in training. By using the techniques of BJJ, a smaller practitioner, male or female, can control much larger and stronger opponents and actually force the larger opponent to submit.
Jiu Jitsu literally translates to, “the gentle art.” The philosophy is that you not only can, but actually should, learn to avoid the use of strength. The individual should be able to obtain a position of dominance without using your strength, rather than necessarily immediately attempting to make the opponent submit.
Class Duration: 60 minutes
Intro classes offered three times a week at the following times:
Monday 6 p.m. | Thursday noon | Saturday 9 a.m.
What to expect in your first class
The class structure is as follows:
- A short warm up to get ready for the techniques being taught for the day.
- A breakdown of 2 to 3 techniques with time to practice them.
- After the technique session, the class will do some controlled sparring or “rolling” as it is called in BJJ. New students aren’t expected to roll, but are encouraged to try. They will only be placed with experienced students to help ease them into it.
What you will get out of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is first and foremost a martial art, and you will learn to defend yourself on the ground and standing grappling situations.
- You will get in better shape due to the physical nature of BJJ. Muscular endurance, correct breathing, and explosiveness will all be developed.
- You will learn to fall correctly to avoid injury, you will learn to take opponents down with wrestling or judo techniques, and you will learn how to submit opponents with attacks such as chokes and arm locks while maintaining superior control.
- You will develop a sense of camaraderie and family with your training partners. This connection is by far one of the best parts about joining our team.
- Competition is available for those that wish to partake. The team is always supportive, and will cheer you on when you hit the mats!
All ability levels are welcome to train, though we recommend ages 16+ for this course do to the level of physical activity.
Sample courses include:
Combat Focus Shooting
HitFit is a fight-style conditioning class without contact from an opponent. For 30 minutes you will engage in full-body striking, hitting heavy bags, as well as explosive fight-oriented exercises. There are 5, five-minute rounds, each focusing on a different area of the body, with 1-minute rest between rounds. You control your own intensity and the sky’s the limit in how hard you can push yourself. We pack 60 minutes of work into 30 minutes of intense, fun training. If you are looking for a more entertaining and engaging way to do metabolic conditioning (anciently known as “Cardio”) and/or loathe treadmills, look no further.
Boxing, MMA or Bag Gloves are required (not provided).
*HitFit is also available within our Fitness Track.
Interested in CrossFit but have no prior experience? Join us in our six-week Fitness Challenge! The six-week Challenge is designed to cover all of the basic movements and scaling methods needed to prepare you for our group CrossFit classes. We encourage you to make all classes consecutively as each week will get progressively more difficult by building on the previous class material.
The program runs once every three months and consists of 18 classes that run every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for 6 weeks. Metrics (Body Fat %, VIsceral Body Fat, Skeletal Muscle Mass, etc) are taken at the beginning and end of the Challenge to track your success. During the last week of the Challenge, you will be allowed to make up classes you may have missed. If you make all 18 classes, you may attend any CrossFit class we offer during your final two weeks in the program, with no restrictions! This six-week challenge costs JUST $125 and gives you access to all of our other programs at the end of your start-up journey. (Introductory class may be required).
If you cannot wait for the next Challenge, or if the times do not work for you, a 3-class private Start-Up option is available. We may require an assessment of your movements and ability prior to taking one of our group classes.
Yoga at Endeavor Defense and Crossfit is first and foremost, a practice. The practice is designed to invite students to breathe, stretch, strengthen neglected muscles, and sweat as they are guided from one pose to another in a playful environment. All levels are welcome as instruction focuses on foundation, core strength, expression, and laughter as students discover they CAN do yoga! Inhale strength. Exhale fear. Yoga is a worthy endeavor.
*Yoga is also available in our Fight Track.