Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was made popular in the U.S. by the Gracie family. It is now the fastest growing martial art in the world. The art is comprised of four components: self-defense, vale tudo (anything goes), sport jiu-jitsu, and takedowns. The techniques of Jiu-Jitsu help a smaller and weaker person defend against a larger, stronger opponent of greater physical attributes. Students will get a great strength and conditioning workout while learning one of the world’s most effective martial arts.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will take you deep into the world of grappling and you will begin to understand the intricisies of ground grappling. Each move and technique must be done with precision and proper timing. The emphasis of base and leverage is to enable the smaller, weaker, person to take a bigger, stronger, more aggressive opponent out of his element and submit him. Jiu-Jitsu was created so that the small guy can survive and even win against the size and strength of any opponent. It invloves using every element of the body and mind to win. Leverage, technique, timing, endurance, strategy, sense of touch, element of suprise, sight, sensitivity of weight, balance and feeling the intentions of your opponent.
Mixed Martial Arts
Mixed Martial Arts is one of the fastest growing sports in America. Better known as MMA, the term made popular by the UFC, it combines several different types of martial arts. During one fight, fighters can be seen utilizing wrestling, Judo, Muay Thai kickboxing, boxing, and Brazilian Jui-Jitsu. A complete fighter is someone who can fight in the 4 primary ranges of combat: kicking, punching, clinching, and ground fighting.
Due to the constant changing of ranges, the key to this type of training is physical conditioning. At Sugarland MMA we offer some of the most qualified and experienced instructors anywhere. Our lead instructor has over 30+ years of experience in boxing, Karate, MMA, Judo, JKD, and Jiu-Jitsu. Come see why this is the fastest growing sport in America.
Jeet Kune Do (JKD)
The late Bruce Lee developed Jeet Kune Do (JKD) after a life of studying 26 different styles of martial arts. What Lee did was take bits and pieces from each art that he found useful in the appropriate range and make them his own. This could mean using the thai kick from Muay Thai in kicking range, a jab from boxing in punching range or a rear naked choke borrowed from Jiu-Jitsu on the ground. The idea is simple, not to be limited or bound by any means and to find what works best for you. “Absorbing what is useful” JKD is being able to flow in and out of combat ranges, from standing to the ground and back up again, fighting with a weapon, defending against a weapon, fighting 2 on 1, fighting 3 on 1, surviving 4 on 1! Being able to think clearly under extreme pressure. Fights mutate, they can change at an instant. Being able to adapt to the ever changing times and situations, that is JKD.
The notion of cross-training in Jeet Kune Do is similar to the practice of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in modern times — Bruce Lee has been considered by UFC president Dana White as the “father of mixed martial arts”. Many consider Jeet Kune Do to be the precursor of MMA because of its synteric nature. This is particularly the case with respect to the JKD “Combat Ranges“. A JKD student is expected to learn various combat systems within each combat range, and thus to be effective in all of them, just as in MMA.
Professional personal fitness training for people of all ages. Whether you want to lose a few pounds, tone up for summer, or even the modern day warrior wanting to get fit to fight. Specific Fitness training is available to meet your individual needs. Some of my clients include world champion bullriders, professional golfers, tennis players, swimmers and other sport professionals looking to strengthen their bodies to gain that extra edge over the competitors. When seconds count having to use that increased endurance, stamina, and strength it could be the difference between first or second place, being too stiff or being flexible enough to make that perfect golf swing, tiring out or finishing the race, winning or losing.
The extra work will go a long way. For those not competing and just wanting to get in shape, lose some weight, look and feel great this is for you too. Personal fitness training can and will do that for you. Your individual goals can be discussed and we will go from there. We will build functional strength and conditioning for fighting and fighter physiques for the average citizen, it offers extreme benifits for both fighters and non fighters. You can expect to gain flexibility, increased stamina, better endurance, weight loss, have more energy during the day and sleep better at night. You will simply feel strong and confident! If you show up you WILL see results very soon!