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Do you want to lose weight and tone your muscles?
Do you want to feel prepared to defend yourself if you need to?
Are you ready to feel new levels of self-confidence and pride?
Getting in shape is important for people of all ages and sizes
Studying martial arts provides you with a physical challenge combined with a mental one – and teaches you to defend yourself, too.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a unique form of martial arts that teaches students to leverage their body weight to use in the ring or against an attacker. A descendant of Judo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is both a sport and a martial art – and it’s fun to learn.
Results and growth with every class!
Studying Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can help you get in the best shape of your life. It’s a great way to lose weight, tone your muscles, and learn the key things you need to know to be able to defend yourself – even against an opponent who’s larger than you are.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Builds Muscle and Maximizes Physical Fitness
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu provides an intense, full-body workout that’s the perfect way to lose weight, increase your muscle mass, and get into great shape.
By combining cardiovascular training with toning and training, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu students push their bodies hard and learn what they are capable of.
It’s a great way to burn calories in a fun and supportive setting that encourages all students to do their best.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Teaches Practical Self-Defense Techniques
The thought of having to defend yourself against a bigger, stronger assailant might be scary, but Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is designed to help you overcome your fears.
By teaching students to take the fight to the ground where they can use chokeholds and other effective techniques to defend themselves, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu helps leverage even a small body into a huge problem for an attacker.
Best of all, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu builds strength and agility, both of which help in self-defense situations.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Students Walk with Confidence and Pride
There’s no feeling quite like the feeling of knowing that your body is strong, agile, and able to do whatever you want it to do.
Studying Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gives students the knowledge that they can leverage their body’s strength to accomplish things they never thought possible.
Over time, it increases self-confidence and pride – and that carries over to work, home, and every area of your personal life.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Competitions Provide a Unique Challenge
Students who have a natural competitive drive love Brazilian Jiu Jitsu because it’s a sport as well as a self-defense method.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu requires students to spar and fight in class. They can also choose to compete to prove their ability or to advance to new levels of achievement.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitions help students set goals and work toward them – and to relish the experience of victory.
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This school is amazing. Mike Ashwood is phenomenal and successfully instructs all types of kids. I have personally seen him instruct children that have challenges that no one else might take on but Mike did - and they loved him! All of Mike's kids are black belts themselves and this is definitely a family business to be proud of. My son earned his black belt under his instruction and we are fans for life! The standards that this school sets are high and you would never regret attending here.
Mike Ashwood is fantastic with the kids, creating an environment that balances hard work with fun. My daughter recently became a black belt and I am so proud of the journey she has taken and know that it was such a great journey in part because of Mr. Ashwood and the environment he creates for the kids.
Mr. Ashwood was made for this job. My daughter loves working with each of the Ashwood family. Her self-esteem & confidence have grown to new heights.
I love this place. Mr. Ashwood is a great instructor. My dad and I started going here back when I was 14 and 9 years later, I'm getting back into it (after a 5 year hiatus) to work toward my 2nd degree black belt. If you live in Forney or the surrounding areas and are looking for a good place to learn martial arts, I highly recommend International Karate and Self Defense.
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No, you don’t. There are beginner classes available and many of the people who study Brazilian Jiu Jitsu have no prior martial arts training.
Students typically wear a Gi (two-piece garment worn by martial artists.) It is also typical for some students may want to wear a mouth guard. It’s a good idea to have a supply of athletic tape, as well.
No. Beginner classes focus on teaching basic techniques and safety, and you can then work your way up to controlled sparring in class.
Absolutely. It’s one of the world’s most effective self-defense techniques and is often preferred because it teaches students to leverage their body weight to defeat larger opponents.
It can, particularly if you combine Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes with a healthy diet and lifestyle. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu provides a great, full-body workout that burns calories, builds muscles, and boosts the metabolism.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training relieves stress and anxiety and increases mental well-being.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu helps build strength, flexibility, and endurance.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu improves cardiovascular fitness and overall health.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu strengthens the mind-body connection, improves concentration, and encourages discipline and goal-setting.
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