Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Martial Arts Classes Brazilian Jiu JitsuBrazilian Jiu Jitsu emphasizes taking opponents down in order to utilize specialized ground fighting techniques and submissions comprised of joint locks and choke holds. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the most effective form of self-defense. An experienced grappler can offset the advantages of a larger and stronger opponent by using technique, positioning, and mechanical strength. Physical assets such as possessing a superior reach and having powerful strikes are completely negated when grappling on the ground.    

Few in the world can compare to our head instructor’s list of accomplishments. Vagner Rocha has successfully competed in the sport’s most prestigious events, and possesses a unique blend of world-class techniques and experience which sets him apart from other instructors and competitors. 

As a result of Master Rocha’s curriculum, VRMA students have shown vast improvements in short periods of time, evidenced by placing and winning in numerous tournaments throughout the state of Florida. Additionally, some of our students are nationally recognized and compete in large tournaments throughout the United States. Our program is led by head instructor Vagner Rocha, who is an active Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor and professional mixed martial artist. As a VRMA member, every student receives the individual attention needed to constantly improve and reach their goals by moving on to the next phase of training. Unlike other academies, Master Rocha attends EVERY class and is hands on when correcting mistakes and monitoring all students. In terms of progressing through the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ranks, belt ceremonies are held twice a year to reward students for their growth within our program.

Strength & Conditioning

Strength & ConditioningBeyond Mixed Martial arts training, we also offer a Strength & Conditioning program, centered around circuit training with the use of Kettlebells and others exercise equipment. Perhaps you’ve never heard of Kettlebells, but Kettlebell training is an ultra-effective tool for building strength, endurance, flexibility, and core strength. Our Strength & Conditioning classes provide a great total-body power workout.

Strength and conditioning is not just for athletes, as our circuit training classes are designed to deliver a well-rounded exercise program and a change to general exercise routines for students.  Beyond a great workout, these classes will improve your athletic performance in any sport, and are specially designed to complement Brazilian Jiu Jitsu movements. Students who attend these classes in addition to their Jiu Jitsu training have seen large improvements in their performance and ability.

Kickboxing Conditioning

Kickboxing ConditioningWe also offer Kickboxing Conditioning classes, which are available for both men and women (ages 14 and up). Our conditioning classes are designed to be extremely informative, hands on, fun, and upbeat, all while providing a great total body workout. Prospective students should not be intimidated by their current fitness level, as classes are designed to allow each individual to train and excel at their own pace. Our training includes a combination of boxing techniques and kicking moves, which are combined with elements of aerobics to provide overall physical conditioning and toning, while building your balance and coordination. Unlike other types of boxing, cardio kickboxing does not involve physical contact between competitors – it’s a cardiovascular workout that’s done for its benefits to the body.

Our Kickboxing Conditioning classes are typically comprised of a 10 to 15 minute warm-up, which may include stretching, as well as traditional exercises. The warm-up is followed by 40-minutes of shadow boxing without a partner, including the use of techniques on the kickboxing bags. Students will learn many combinations of jabs, uppercuts, other punches and kicks, all demonstrated by the our instructor. Following the shadowboxing and bag training, the final 5 minutes of class is always devoted to muscle conditioning, cooling down, and stretching in order to avoid injury and improve performance.

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