Frequently Asked Questions

Our goal is to provide a safe and professional training environment for all of our students, with an emphasis on teaching the most effective techniques for self-defense, in a family-friendly atmosphere. While there are opportunities for students to participate in sport competitions, our main focus in training is to give our students the technical ability and confidence to be able to defend themselves.

We offer training for students of all skill and experience levels!  Even if you’ve never stepped foot in a martial arts class before, through our structured program format, our instructors will guide you step by step to help you get started with your training.  We offer classes specifically geared towards beginners, and we have new students joining our program all the time.  Everyone trains at their own pace and ability level, so you never have to worry about trying to keep up with anyone else!

Yes! Private and semi-private (up to 4 people) Jiu-Jitsu classes are available. You can book an individual 30 or 60 minute class, or we also offer discounted multiple private class packages. Private classes are setup on an individual basis, based upon instructor availability and your individual schedule. Schedule your first private class today.

What value would you place on having the confidence to know that you can effectively defend yourself of your family, get in great shape, and develop greater self-confidence? We offer a variety of membership plans suited to meet your individual needs and budget. Family discounts are also available.

You can view our membership options and pricing here.

Jiu-jitsu students will need a white Royce Gracie Jiu-jitsu gi, with the navy blue Fight to Win team t-shirt or rashguard underneath.  For no-gi classes, black shorts (preferably the FTW Team logo shorts) or gi pants and the team t-shirt or rashguard are required. For striking classes, students will need boxing gloves, & shinguards (headgear & mouthpiece are recommended). All required uniforms & equipment is available for purchase in the academy. A limited amount of rental uniforms & equipment is available for the convenience of our students.

As with any physical activity, it is impossible to totally eliminate the potential for injury. We are a martial arts program that places an emphasis on realistic, hands on training, including live sparring drills. However, safety is always one of our top priorities. We make every effort to reduce the potential risks of injuries for our students and provide careful supervision, particularly for our younger students. There is no way to completely eliminate the possibility of injury, however serious injuries are a very, very rare occurrence.

Everyone trains at their own pace and to their own capacity. While it is always recommended to consult your physician before beginning any physical training regimen, training in our programs does not require any extraordinary amount of athleticism, flexibility, or endurance. The fact is, whatever your level of fitness when you start, you will increase your capacity and get in better shape through training. Many of our students see significant weight loss and improvements in their overall fitness levels after just a few weeks of consistent training.

We do not believe in using the belt system as a marketing or retention tool.  Everyone progresses at their own pace, based upon the amount of time that they dedicate to training.  Our youth & adult Jiu-jitsu  programs have their own separate ranking structure. Jiu-Jitsu does not have “youth black belts”, as there is a certain level of maturity and demonstrated skill required to hold this prestigious rank. Once youth students reach age 16, they are graduated into the adult belt system.  While we generally promote our youth students at a more accelerated rate than our adult students, we believe that training for self-improvement is its own reward, and promotions are just a side effect of hard work.  We have minimum time and attendance requirements, however, every student is promoted on an individual basis,  based upon actual demonstrated ability, as well as consistent attendance, personal character, and dedication to the program.  Promotions are earned, not given.  A black belt is just a white belt that didn’t quit!

While competition is not the primary focus of what we do, there are definitely opportunities for students to compete at all levels for those who are interested. Our team has many active competitors and we fully support those who choose to compete, however it is certainly never required.

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