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When I contacted Dr. Ali few months ago, I had been recovering from chronic back pain (Herniated Disc) with a goal to get fit, get strong, get more confident and reinvigorate but like any novice I had a fear of getting hurt from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I made him aware of it and he made sure that he clearly explained different aspects of BJJ’s basic moves and positions and never made me feel out of place. I have seen myself make progress with each session. Dr. Ali has made it very fulfilling from a personal and physical standpoint through repetition & positive reinforcement Give it a shot, like myself, you won't regret it. I highly recommend him for all your Martial Arts/Self-Defense/Fitness needs
Any sort of BJJ or martial art school can be a little intimidating at first. This academy is very friendly and has no egos. Chris is a great instructor with a very welcoming personality. He loves what he does and it shows with every class. He is a great instructor but a better person.
Dave is a great instructor. I have learned tons from him. He is able to teach all levels of martial arts. I have had instruction form all over this great country and he is one of the best. He breaks every move down nice and slow to make sure no student gets hurt and so they understand the moves. Under his instruction I have never seen the gladiator style that I have seen in many other gyms. Again he makes sure his students learn in a safe friendly environment.
This review is coming from someone with previous martial arts experience. Coming from a an experience of family MMA style dojo, Coryson's Dojo was a breath of fresh air. At Coryson's you get a more personal training with small classes so there is opportunity to learn the things you are interested in. There are many different paths of Ninpo and Corysan has the knowledge and skill to teach you the traditional way and let you work on your own strengths. He also has a flexible schefule and is almost always ready to train. The dojo has a variety of ninja tools and weapons and he is always adding new things. The best part about Coryson's Dojo is the knowledge you take away from it. There are very few places in the US where ypu can learn real Ninpo and this is one of them. I can personally say that learning and practicing ninpo has improved my life in all assets.
I have been going to Rocky Mountain Self Defense and Fitness since 2009. John is an excellent teacher. He always makes class fun and challenging at the same time. His knowledge of Krav Maga is very extensive. Its very difficult to find a Krav Maga instructor who is a 2nd Degree black belt. I have studied several methods of Martial Arts and even have a black belt in one of them but have not felt confident about defending myself until I joined Rocky Mountain Self Defense and Fitness and learned Krav Maga. I highly recommend it especially for women.
I have practice and studied Martial Arts for 20 years as of May this year. C-KS is the best martial art I have ever trained. I will carry the lessons from The instructor and C-KS for all of my days. YOU WILL NOT FIND A BETTER COMBAT AND MARTIAL ARTS SYSTEM .!.
Great trainer and fitness genious! It worked for me! Very personable and helpful. His heart is in the right place, and that is to get you what You want, to be fit and happy.
Vanessa is an excellent self defense teacher. She is personable and most knowledgeable. We are most grateful for her training!
Great place to learn martial arts. I was in karate before and there is no comparison. This school offers a safe atmosphere and they actually teach effective martial arts. I am very happy with the instruction.
She has an exceptional ability to teach you in way that has you push yourself to do better than before. I love my class' with her.
Luis is a great Trainer. He makes you feel motivated and pushes you to do your best. He is a good Trainer and definitely knows what he is doing.
Sorry that this is a little long... I have been at FusBoxe for almost three years. There is no other gym that offers what Sully offers. I am not saying that other gyms are inferior, only that FusBoxe is truly unique. Many gyms focus on one or two martial arts to the exclusion of others. That is not the case here. I can't imagine many other places where after an hour of combat sambo striking and an hour of Brazilian jiu-jitsu drilling, you can stick around and practice your swordplay with replica long swords (coated in protective rubber, of course). Or after an olympic lifting workout, transition into an mma fight camp. More than a gym, FusBoxe should truly be considered a learning facility. There is a staggering amount of martial arts knowledge contained within these walls. If you come in with an open mind, you can really learn a great deal very quickly. Because we are not limited in our exposure to different martial arts, each person really develops their own unique style. Everybody's style incorporates the techniques and ideas best suited for themselves from an extensive and diverse martial arts conceptual library at FusBoxe. The fighting philosophy you will learn at FusBoxe is second to none. This is not a place where you will be made to employ certain techniques if you do not find them personally useful. If you don't like Muay Thai kicks and instead want to use TaeKwonDo kicks... Go ahead, but you will most certainly understand Muay Thai before all is said and done. This really gets to the core of the fighting philosophy at FusBoxe (at least as far as I understand it). To paraphrase: - Do what is most comfortable, most efficient and most natural for your mind and your body, but understand as much of everything else as you possibly can. If you come in with an excellent wrestling background, Sully will not restrict you to only BJJ because that's the "best" grappling technique. He will incorporate your wrestling strengths into an overall grappling framework where wrestling is the primary tool you will use. That way, if you run into a high level pure grappler (be they judo, jiu-jitsu, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, or sambo players) you will understand their art enough to grapple on your terms rather than blindly rush into something you do not understand. The same thing could be said about somebody who comes in with an excellent boxing background, or an excellent judo background. Those are the foundations upon which you build your own style. I have heard people say, "Well my boxing is good, so I just want to learn bjj here." That kind of style compartmentalization has always struck me as seriously lacking any kind of thoughtful analysis. If I've learned anything, it's that the martial arts are a nearly infinite continuum where everything relates back to everything, rather than a checklist of styles. If you ever think you've reached the end of martial arts, well, you're simply a fool. What is so liberating about this approach is that while you have excellent guidance from a great coach, you are free to develop your own style within the martial arts continuum. This is not to say that somebody in their first week of training is competent enough to start developing their style. But over time and through experience (often trial and error), we are each able to make thoughtful and informed decisions regarding our style. How do we accent our inherent strengths and how do we mask our weaknesses as strength? Sully will never tell you that you can't use a particular technique, he will only ask some variation of the following question: "Will it work for you?" If the answer to that question is yes, use it. If the answer is no, discard it or work on it until you can answer yes. Something you will rarely see here is the fight team practicing separately from beginner and intermediate students. In fact, they do quite the opposite during scheduled classes. Fight team members often take on leadership roles during class to ensure that newer martial artists' understand the techniques and concepts being taught. You can literally see the organic information transfer from advanced to beginning students in almost every class. We think of the gym as our second family. As such, you will make great new friends. Everybody is approachable and certainly willing to talk about whatever is on your mind, be it related to martial arts or otherwise. Personally, I made friends at FusBoxe who have become an essential part of my life. I am excited to see everybody at the gym every time I go to class. It is an awesome feeling. The only thing I will caution prospective students about is to not come to FusBoxe with a narrow focus. This is not the place nor the coach that will put you in the cage immediately, even if you have prior experience (maybe you've even had a few amateur fights). Sully puts people in the ring who are both physically and mentally ready by his standards. Likewise, you will not receive your belt promotions on a schedule. My first belt promotion came more than two years after I started. But, I love that belt. Every time I put it on I am filled with the pride of accomplishment and pure joy. That belt represents blood, sweat and swollen lips. Black eyes and habitually battered thighs. It represents countless failures and, by comparison, few successes. It reminds me that on my first day, I sparred with a 93 pound girl who made me look like a drunk walking through a spider web (I am a 190 pound man). It is a constant reminder that no matter how good I get, no matter how high I may climb or how far I've come, there will always be a new mountain in front of me. At the end of the day, anybody can buy a black belt. The belt itself is meaningless; just a thin, long, colored piece of cloth. What truly matters, what truly defines the belt, is the journey taken to achieve it. Sully takes pride in our FusBoxe lineage. I know that he is personally invested in every on of his students. He feels the pain of our failures and rejoices with us in our successes. While I know on an intellectual level that FusBoxe is a business, I have never felt like a number or just another membership fee. If you show loyalty and a willingness to learn no matter what level you are, your loyalty will be repaid in full. The journey won't be easy and it won't happen by a date on your calendar, but it will absolutely be worth it. FusBoxe will change your life if you let it. I love this gym, Chris F.
I've trained at Competitive Edge for over eight years. Scott's strengths are motivation and teaching. Classes are well thought out and if the students put in the effort they see measurable results. Scott has the unique ability to make the training relevant to other parts of life in general and gives students confidence that goes beyond the physical training.
StriveFIT Kickbox and Strength Training will get you in the best shape of your life. This cutting-edge fitness system combines legitimate power striking workouts with a variety of functional resistance training using TRX suspension trainers, kettlebells, dumbells, medicine balls and more. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t worked out in years or if you’re a highly conditioned athlete — to get through this workout everyone has to STRIVE.
I have over 40 years experience in classical and modern martial arts. The teaching methods I use transmit useful and functional techniques that are easy to learn and remember.
The Martial Arts of Tiger Kim's Academy At Tiger Kim's Academy, since 1976, we have been incorporating the three major Korean martial arts of taekwondo, tang soo do and hapkido. Founded by Grandmaster Tiger Kim, the school reflects his many years of diverse martial arts training. Literally, taekwondo means "the way of the foot and the hand." The history and traditions of taekwondo can be traced back into ancient times in Korea. Many of the long-standing traditions are still upheld at Tiger Kim's Academy. At this academy, students learn various forms (poomsae) from the arts of taekwondo and tang soo do (korean Karate). They also learn self-defense and sparring techniques which are practiced with a partner. During a taekwondo class, each student wears a white uniform (do bok) with the belt of their rank. Beyond the physical techniques, students also learn the traditions of respect and discipline. Physical fitness and knowledge of self-defense are only part of the rewards of becoming a black belt. One also learns confidence, discipline and self-control. A well-trained martial artist does not use his skill carelessly or out of fear but instead uses it only when he or she has no other choice. Resolving a situation without conflict is the highest of ideals and achievements. Taekwondo is an official Olympic sport, with competitors in 200 countries. Taekwondo is recognized by the United States Taekwondo, United States Olympic Committee, and International Olympic Committee. Tang soo do is another part of Tiger Kim's Academy. Many of the techniques and philosophies of Tang soo do are the same as those of taekwondo. Tang soo do training also involves the practice of various weapons for increased concentration, exercise and use in competitions and demonstrations. For this reason, black belts trained by Grandmaster Tiger Kim and Master Tiger Kim are qualified as black belts by the Tiger Kim's Academy, World Taekwondo Federation, Kukkiwon in Seoul, South Korea and by the World Taekwondo Moo Duk Gwon Association. Hapkido is also taught as part of Tiger Kim's Academy curriculum. Hapkido is taught as a self-defense when you cannot kick or are being grabbed. Hapkido incorporates techniques as well as taekwondo blocks, strikes and kicks. The hapkido arsenal includes grabbing, throwing, falling, jumping and joint-locking techniques.
We are a local martial arts studio and an open gym during the day to focus on classes, group workouts, personal one-on-one training, nutrition help and program design.
KEVIN ‘IRON DRAGON’ JAMES is of the world’s foremost authorities in the field military close quarters combat (CQC) training and hand-to-hand combat. Involved in the martial arts since 1968, Kevin is a certified master level black belt in four different budo arts and holds U.S National and International championship titles in Judo and full-contact bare knuckle Karate. The martial arts is his life work. Master James is the President of Combat Judo International (CJI), which is the largest non-sport judo association in the world. He is a Technical Adviser to the All Military Combatives Program headquartered at Fort Bragg Combatives School, North Carolina. TOURNAMENT HIGHLIGHTS Gold Medalist/1st Place – 1985 U.S. Armed Forces Judo Championships 3X US Nationals Judo – Elite competitor and medal contender 5X State Judo Champion (California, Texas, Missouri, Kansas, Illinois) 1997 ISKF Silver Medalist, Great Lakes Mid-western Karate Regionals 1996 ISKF Light Heavyweight Karate Champion – 19th Annual International Sport Karate Federation & U.S. National Pan American Karate Championships 1995 IKKA Light Heavyweight Karate Champion – International Kenpo Karate Association championships held in Pasadena, California. USKA Silver Medalist – 1995 USKA ‘Goodwill Games‘ Karate tournament held in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Over 200 elite competitors) 1995 AFKA Grand Nationals – 3rd Place, 24th Annual AFKA Grand Nationals Karate Championships held in Chicago, Ill. 3rd Place, 1984 International Sport Karate Federation (ISKF) Chicago Invitational 1st Place, 1983, 5th Annual ISKF American Karate Regional Open in Evanston Illinois. RANK Kevin 'Iron Dragon' James is a black belt master teacher in several systems. KODOKAN JUDO & TAIHO JUTSU Master James is is 5th degree black belt (master teacher) in Japanese Judo and Taiho Jutsu as certified by Dai Nippon Butoku Kai (DNBK) of Kyoto, Japan. The DNBK is the oldest and most prestigious budo (warrior arts) credentialing body in the world. DNBK was established in the year 1895 and is fully accredited by the Japan Ministry of Education and sanctioned by his royal highness the Menji Emperor. Master James' judo rank is recognized by leading organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Pan America, South America and Africa. Master James is also a certified black belt in Nihon Jujitsu and U.S. Combat Jujitsu under Grand Master Benjamin DeLeon (9th degree black belt and former Head Coach of the US Jujjitsu Team). Kevin D. James is a registered black belt with the United States Martial Arts Federation (USMAF), North American Grappling Association (NAGA), the United States Jujitsu Organization (USJJO) and the United States Jujitsu Federation (USJJF) which is the oldest and largest Jujitsu organization in North America. He is a 4th degree a black belt in Tang Soo (korean) karate as certified by Grand Master Suk Sung Son (9th degree black belt and founder of the World Taekwondo Association). In addition to traditional martial arts, Master James brings over 35 years' experience of training and study in Bruce Lee's art of Jeet Kune Do with certificates earned from Dan Inosanto, Richard Bustillo and members of the Jeet Kune Do Nucleus.
If you want to change your body, simply go workout. If you want to change your life, come learn Brazilian jiu-jitsu and judo with us. We have classes six days a week for both kids and adults in a safe, fun and clean environment. We do not use membership contracts.
Aikido of Denver "Doushin Juku" is a martial arts training center located in Denver. Our dojo's base philosophy is rooted in the traditional principles of Japanese martial arts budo, a way of achieving self-improvement through sincere martial arts practice. Our school's name, Doushin Juku, means the school of path to the heart. The name Doushin was given to our chief instructor Albright Sensei by Masando Sasaki Sensei (1929-2013), one of the direct disciples of the founder of aikido Morihei Ueshiba.
My method of training is the reason clients see results very quickly. Within weeks a strong basic understanding of movement is attained from learning "circuit motion" with a partner. In this case that will be me. A martial arts version of "patty cake", where two people synchronize hand positions with each other through continuous repititious clapping of each others hands (or sticks)