When someone asks me which gym I go to train BJJ, they never expect to hear Battle Control.
This gym is located off Piercy Road in the backside of Silver Creek Valley Road in a small business park next to Stryker. It's a little hard to find this gem at first, but once you find it, there's tons of parking.
When I first stepped into Battle Control, I was expecting to hear a gym full of people snapping kicks and throwing punches at bags and the timer chiming in the corner. But I was very wrong. This gym is more like the living room of your home during a family party. There's people of all ages in here doing a variety of things but geared towards martial arts. You got the kids' class going on in one corner, a group of young men and women dissecting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques in another, and Dina Lara taking care of clients by the front desk. The vibe here is not like your typical gym where people go in and out and get their time in on the mats. It's more like a home full of family and friends.
I go to Battle Control 2-3 times out of the week to train BJJ, and it's been the best decision I've made. I'm now 8 months into this art and I wouldn't give it up depsite moving away for college. Shoutout to Sir (which is Greg Lara) for being a coo instructor. If you have the opportunity, challenge yourself to roll with him. Or challenge him to a dance battle. Either way it will be a rewarding experience.
Battle Control is many more things to offer other than BJJ classes and a great workout. The reason why I always come here is because Battle Control is a place where I can practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, meet and hangout with awesome friends and training partners, and be apart of a supportive family.
We often mention at the end of each class that we all help and support each other as iron sharpens iron. This vibe from Battle Control is what I love, and I hope you find it here, too. Come by and check it out. We got your back..... arms, legs, neck, etc.