Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling-based martial art whose central theme is the skill of controlling a resisting opponent in ways that force him to submit. It’s a fact that control is usually easier on the ground vs in the standing position. The techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are centered around the skill of taking an opponent from the feet to the ground and wrestling for dominant control positions, and rendering them harmless.
Ivey League Classes and Training Programs
Muay Thai Kickboxing
Muay Thai is a martial art that originated in Thailand, and is the National Sport over there. Muay Thai is referred to as the “Art of Eight Limbs” because fighters make use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight “points of contact”, as opposed to “two points” AKA punches with two fists like in Western boxing.
These classes are friendly, and taught in a motivating environment in order to help develop students mentally and physically. Safety is always on our minds at Ivey League and proper control is emphasized during training.
There’s no sparring or getting hit in any beginner level classes, only pad work, partner drills, and using the punching bags. Muay Thai Kickboxing offers a truly unique workout that tones the body up and burns fat like crazy. People love it and it’s easy to see why.
Enrolling a child into martial arts is one of the greatest gifts you can give to them. Why? Because what children gain through Martial Arts goes far beyond punching and kicking. Children are taught respect, discipline, how to set goals, focus, and most valuable of all to a kid, the power of self-belief.
All those benefits plus self-defense training and it’s no wonder more and more parents are skipping soccer and football and enrolling their son or daughter into Martial Arts. It’s a game changer for so many kids.
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
Mixed martial arts or MMA is the combination of different types of martial arts, made famous by the Ultimate Fighting Championship, or UFC. There are really two worlds in MMA, grappling and striking, and both are essential to become a complete fighter and a complete martial artist.
If you study MMA fighters, most study Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai Kickboxing, since these arts have the broadest rule sets and more techniques are allowed in practice. Other, more specialized arts like Wrestling and Boxing are also essential.
Kid's Summer Camp
Our Summer Camp program is an action-packed, super-productive social and learning environment where kids have a blast, participate in tons of fun activities and go on exciting field trips all around town.
It’s an all day program, with drop off as early as 7:00 am, structured activities from 9 am to 4 pm and pickup as late as 6:30 pm. Our day begins with martial arts classes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and Wrestling.
Activities at the school include everything from dodgeball tournaments and water balloon wars to outdoor games of cornhole, Ninja Warrior style courses and playing basketball. NO electronic devices or video games are allowed Monday-Thursday, only Friday. We promote a social, interactive and fun camp designed to help teach kids how to interact with other kids.
In addition, kids go on two field trips per week to local destinations including Sandy Point Beach, Bowling, The Zoo, Broadneck Park, Laser Tag and so many more.