WNY MMA Classes
Whether you're a brand new beginner or a seasoned veteran, we have classes that will be the perfect level for you.
Our coaches are experienced instructors able to break down complex techniques in our Fundamentals, Level 1, and All Levels classes so that if you're new, you'll be able to jump in and pick up the material quickly.
If you're already an experienced fighter, our coaches have all competed at high levels and bring years of experience training and coaching to help you progress.
What do the levels on the schedule mean?
In BJJ, we follow the traditional belt ranking system. You work your way through the belts beginning at white belt, then earning blue, purple, brown, and finally black. Along the way you receive stripes that mark your progression towards the next belt color.
As a white belt, after you attend 30 classes, then you're eligible for a stripe. Once you are eligible, then your coach will determine when to award you the stripe. The higher ranking your belt, the more classes you need to attend to be eligible for your next stripe.
MUAY THAI & KICKBOXING
Anyone can take the Level 1 or All Levels classes without any prior experience. These classes will cover foundational techniques, progressively preparing you for the Level 2 classes. Typically, it takes around 20 classes to be ready for the next level, but that's a general guideline.
Level distribution is always at the discretion of the coaches. This is important for safety reasons, as well as to make sure that each member has the best possible learning experience. You are always welcome to ask your coaches what you should be working on in order to be ready for the next level.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is primarily ground fighting. You learn takedowns, submissions, sweeps, and escapes based in leverage and physics. BJJ is perfect for evening the playing field against bigger, stronger opponents. The uniform, called a Gi (pronounced "gee" with a hard "g" as in "go"), allows you to learn how to attack and defend using clothing grips.
No-Gi Jiu Jitsu allows you to learn how to attack and defend without clothing grips. You wear comfortable gym and learn takedowns, submissions, sweeps, and escapes that don't require holding onto your partner's clothes.
Wrestling classes are a great opportunity to work your standup game and your takedowns. We focus on submission wrestling, allowing you to build skills that dovetail with BJJ and MMA. Wrestling classes are no-gi. You'll want to wear gym clothes without pockets, zippers, velcro, or other things that might injure your partner.
Judo for BJJ is another perfect opportunity to work your standup game. Judo throws and sweeps are great for competition, self-defense, and just some old fashioned fun throwing people around. Learning how to fall safely is another great benefit!
Boxing uses just your fists, so two points of contact. You'll want to wrap your hands with 180" wraps and wear 16oz. boxing gloves. Classes will include bag work and partner pad work.
Kickboxing uses your fists, plus adds kicks, which means four points of contact. This is an American style kickboxing, in comparison with a Thai style of kickboxing.
Muay Thai kickboxing adds in elbows and knees. It also utilizes the "clinch" as a way of controlling your partner. It uses some different style kicks in comparison with American kickboxing, as well as sweeps.
Mixed Martial Arts allows you to combine grappling techniques with striking techniques. In boxing, you can't choke someone. In Jiu-Jitsu, you can't hit someone. Want to choke and hit someone in the same sport? Then MMA is right for you! MMA is great for self-defense because it enables you to handle a huge variety of situations.
MMA Striking focuses on the type of striking used in MMA. Just as Boxing, Kickboxing, and Muay Thai have stylistic and technical differences, so too does striking in MMA.
FIT Camp is the only bootcamp you need! Build cardio, endurance, and muscle tone with circuits, intervals, and good old fashioned sweat!
MMA Conditioning is taught by our fighters. They bring some of their favorite workouts for you to enjoy! You'll see a huge variety of exercises so you'll never get board and be able to knock your goals out of the park.
Kickboxing Conditioning is cardio kickboxing at its best. This means not just breaking a serious sweat, but using good technique that will prevent injury!
TRX is suspension training that utilizes hanging bands for cardio and strength training that doesn't stress your joints. Great for preventing and rehabilitating injuries, TRX is great for everyone.
Ab Blast is all about working your core! A strong core is critical for everything we do. So you won't want to leave this class out of your training regimen.
Yoga is good for mind and body. You work hard all week in and out of the gym. Yoga allows you to use breathing, stretching, and bodyweight movements to bring your body and mind into positive places.
Pilates focuses on core work and breathing. Improve core strength, posture, flexibility, and mental awareness. Pilates is an integral piece of your training program!