Jiu Jitsu is primarily a ground-based martial art style that utilizes leverage, angles, pressure and timing, as well as knowledge of the human anatomy, in order to achieve a non-violent submission of one’s opponent. Unlike other martial arts that focus on strikes and/or kicks, jiu jitsu focuses on close-contact “grappling” holds and techniques, and the application of chokes and joint-manipulations.
We have student from all walks of life and all levels of skill. From the brand new never trained to the senior Black Belt, but they all have a common denominator. A drive to better themselves. Regardless of where you fit in the above population you’ll find a home with us at MWC. We are a family friendly welcoming gym focused on victory and a community effort to better ourselves. The benefits of Jiu Jitsu training are numerous and once you start you’ll be hooked.
Come try us out for free and see for yourself. We’re so much more than a Martial Arts School, We’re a Community dedicated to personal and team growth!
Adult NoGi Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals: This class is perfect for both beginners and experienced practitioners of jiu jitsu. It is designed to focus on refining the fundamental skills needed in Jiu Jitsu. Whether you are just starting out or looking to strengthen your foundation, this class will provide you with the necessary techniques and knowledge to excel in Jiu Jitsu.
Adult NoGi Advanced: This class is specifically tailored for individuals who already have a well-established base in Jiu Jitsu and are ready to take their skills to the next level. In this class, you will learn higher-level techniques and strategies that will challenge and push you beyond your current abilities. It is ideal for those seeking to further develop their expertise in Jiu Jitsu.
Competition Class: Are you a dedicated practitioner looking to enhance your performance in Jiu Jitsu competitions? This class is designed to provide specialized instruction that will help you become a better competitor. You will learn advanced techniques, strategies, and mental preparation to excel in tournaments and other Jiu Jitsu competitions. Join this class to take your competitive edge to new heights.
While we don’t label this a program it is still another great training opportunity included in your membership! Open Mat: Our Open Mat time block is a dedicated period where practitioners can come together to enhance their skills and explore their own training goals. During this time, you have the freedom to roll (grapple) with partners, allowing you to put your techniques into practice in a live setting. Additionally, you can also choose to work together with fellow practitioners to refine any specific techniques or areas of focus that you’d like to improve upon. Open Mat provides a supportive and collaborative environment for you to further develop your abilities and engage in meaningful training sessions. Join us during Open Mat and take your training to the next level.
NOTE ON SCHEDULE:
We have an ambassador program that allows selected individuals to schedule OPEN Mat Events during Non Class hours. This is at no additional cost and all members are allowed to attend. These are not reflected in our course schedule as they are student run by request.
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Having full range or better yet full mobility in our joints helps decrease the risk of injury. Improving your mobility teaches your joints how to bear load at vulnerable or extreme positions. Our Combat Sports and Jiu Jitsu programs can help you drastically in this area. The conditioning and training through our classes work your joints through a wide range of motions that many adults lack in our modern desk-bound society.
Flexibility is an important part of physical fitness and offers numerous positive effect on the body. It improves mobility, posture, muscle coordination, reduces the threat of injuries and muscle pain. It even results in a better general "shape". In fact it actually is a measure of fitness in the sports industry. Combat Sports greatly improves flexibility over time as many of the training aspects essentially equate to dynamic active stretching in a sense.
Strength training may boost your lifestyle and enhance your capability to do daily activities. Strength training can also secure your joints from injury. Structure muscle also can contribute to better balance and may minimize your risk of falls. One of the often overlooked areas of strength is the importance of stabilizer muscles. Combat Sport training incorporates muscle activation of many of those supportive muscles that you don't often utilize in everyday life. The benefits from this are huge and quickly realized.
Three very important factors in fitness and health are Mobility, Flexibility, and Strength. All of which tend to decline as you age (though many young are also lacking in the areas). Combat Sport Training hits on these three areas significantly in unique ways you don’t often find in many other hobbies or activities.
Below are some of the more common questions about Jiu Jitsu
Not at all. If you have already trained in a different martial art that’s great but you do not need any previous martial arts experience. Regardless of whether you’re just starting out on your BJJ journey, or a seasoned warrior you'll find your place at MWC.
We Do! Rylee Taylor (female) runs women's only Jiu Jitsu class for those looking for that environment. It serves a number of great areas. It's perfect for those that just feel comfortable in an all women setting in this type of training. It fosters friendships with other local women. And it is tailored for women in the training goals and agenda.
In Short NO! You're never too old to start Jiu Jitsu as well as many other things in life. Rather than regretting you never 'did', get out and start now. Our training is meant to push you, but everyone trains within their own respective limitation. An argument could be made that the older you are the more you need Jiu Jitsu training from a mobility, flexibility, and self defense perspective.
Every child is different. However we recommend starting them as young as 4 years old. There will be some that is still a bit young, but even at that age they begin to form the fundamental understanding and will adapt quicker as they grow and mature. Our programs are designed to tailor the training respective to the age of the child so as to provide great training benefits, but also ensure the child has fun learning the art.
In Short We Support it. We know there are gyms out there strongly against cross training in other gyms. For some it's because they fear conflicting training. For many others it's an ego and fear thing. Our position is that the more you know the more you grow. We offer excellent training and a great environment, but that doesn't mean you can't further expand your skills and knowledge other places as well. We'd love to be your primary training facility, but we're happy to have you regardless.
The beautiful thing about Jiu Jitsu is the fundamental principle that a weaker and smaller person can defeat a stronger and heavier opponent using leverage and technique. Remember Royce Gracie dominating the early UFC competitions? Anybody with an open mind and a willingness to learn can train Jiu Jitsu.
Injuries and aging aren't fun, but they are part of life. Depending on the type of injury there is a chance you can train around it. Come by and talk to one of our instructors about your situation and we'll share the options available for you. As for once you're an active member, even if you have to sit out a few classes we still strongly encourage coming along to watch and learn from the training event that day as knowledge is still a large part of combat sports and Jiu Jitsu alike.
Not here. At MWC we practice 'NoGi' Jiu Jitsu. If you're familiar with Jiu Jitsu you understand that. For those not, let us explain. We have a primary focus on self-defense and as such don't want to limit our training style to that of a traditional martial arts uniform. The training we work can be used regardless of your outfit for the day.
Really nothing, But some do like to train with a mouthguard. Also you can bring along a water bottle. Some other nice things to have are a rashguard and spats (leggings). We can outfit you with those if you like, but they are not a requirement.
The primary focus of Modern Warrior Combatives Jiu-Jitsu is Self Defense. We will teach you the fundamentals of self defense, as well as the modern evolution of the combat sport and application. You will practice a range of techniques from a wide variety of different positions. You’ll also learn how to control resisting opponents on the ground, as well as how to apply submissions effectively. While self defense is the primary goal we are a gym that loves competition and the sport and often attend as a team to various competitions.
We believe that we are part of a like-minded community and welcome relationships with other gyms both local and afar. We see it as we have alot in common..there is no reason we can't share and grow from each other.
You don’t want to miss the chance to make a drastic change to your life for the better. Don’t put off to tomorrow what you can start today. Taking that first step and jumping in is all you have to do. Before you know it you’ll see the results and life changes that you desire!
The origin of Jiu-Jitsu can be traced thousands of years back. Although there are many theories about its origin, numerous concur that it originated around 4,000 years in the past.
It is also commonly thought that it was the Buddhist monks in India who first popularized the martial art. They practiced Jiu-Jitsu so that they were able to protect themselves during their travels without causing serious damage on their opponents.
Subsequently, Jiu-Jitsu migrated to feudal Japan. And there it became an art type and a competitive activity. And gradually, it transitioned into effective hand-to-hand battle for warfare.
Nevertheless, some arguments support its much older origins than in India, going back to the earliest types of "grappling," which are commemorated on the walls of ancient Greek and Egyptian ruins.
Regardless of its origins it continuously evolves and is more and more becoming part of the modern day combat sports landscape.