Gracie Jiu-jitsu

Gracie Jiu-jitsu is a self-defense based martial art, which focuses on utilizing positional control and leverage to allow practitioners to effectively defend themselves in a variety of situations, even against a larger, stronger, more athletic opponent.  Known as the “gentle art”, Jiu-jitsu doesn’t rely on physical force. Rather, it is an art of “yielding” and utilizing your opponent’s force against them. Because it doesn’t require any extraordinary strength, flexibility, or athleticism, almost anyone can learn and benefit from the techniques of Jiu-jitsu. While Jiu-jitsu is primarily a grappling based martial art, at Fight to Win Lake Norman, we take a holistic approach to training, focusing on every aspect of the art.


Muay Thai Kickboxing

 The “Art of Eight Limbs”, Muay Thai, is a striking based martial art that teaches students to best utilize their hands, feet, knees, and elbows, to deliver devastating blow to incapacitate an attacker.  In addition to the highly effective striking techniques, students also learn clinching techniques and takedowns to increase their self defense effectiveness. Muay Thai students condition their bodies and minds and refine their techniques through a variety of training methods, including heavy bag work, pad work, technical drills, and live sparring.   If you’re looking for a challenging, total-body workout that offers incredible physical conditioning and the best striking skills around, our Muay Thai program offers everyday people across the Lake Norman area an opportunity to learn effective self-defense skills, while also pushing their bodies like never before. While Muay Thai is effective as a stand alone martial art system, it is also a great supplement to our Jiu-jitsu program as well!


Youth Martial Arts (ages 6-13)

At Fight To Win Lake Norman, we take pride in developing the students of our community into well-rounded young adults who are confident and physically active. Give your child the best chance to thrive with our Youth Martial Arts programs. We offer kids across Denver and the entire Lake Norman area the most complete Youth Jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai training around! We’re dedicated to keeping your kids active with exciting martial arts classes that can build their confidence and develop personal character while keeping them safe in the face of danger.  At Fight To Win Lake Norman, we offer two distinctly different disciplines in our Youth Martial Arts programs, giving students the opportunity to train in both programs, or find the one that is best suited to them.


Young Warriors (Ages 4-5)

Our Young Warriors program at Fight to Win Lake Norman is designed to begin introducing fundamental martial arts movements and self-defense concepts to our youngest students, (ages 4-5 years old).  This class is specifically designed for the specialized needs of these young students, teaching them fundamental skills in an exciting and engaging manner,through the use of “games” and fun activities, without burdening them with overly technical instruction.  Students in our Young Warriors program have so much fun, they don’t even realize that they are learning real martial arts skills! Our younger students who complete this program will be well prepared for participation in our ongoing youth martial arts classes. While these classes focus on having fun in a positive, energetic setting, students also learn essential life skills that will help them to be successful in every aspect of life! Our Young Warriors program not only teaches physical skills, but also teaches gets students accustomed to participating in a structured class environment, and teaches them how to take instruction, whether in a martial arts class, at school, or at home.


Women’s Self Defense

Today’s world can be a dangerous place, particularly for women!  Victims of violent encounters are often caught off guard, thinking that it can never happen to them.  Despite the idea that they will “rise to the occasion”, unfortunately, most victims find out too late the reality that the ability to effectively fight off a larger, stronger, aggressive attacker without adequate training is simply fantasy.  Under the stress of a real life encounter, you will always revert to your level of training.  The best way to ensure your safety is to take steps to prepare ahead of time through on-going, realistic, hands-on training.


Private Training

If you’re looking for a more individualized approach, or just looking to supplement your group class training, you can take advantage of our Private Training program where you can learn one-on-one from a dedicated professional, and master every aspect of Jiu-jitsu or Muay Thai. Our staff of expert instructors will develop a customized training program specifically tailored to meet your individual needs, and help you achieve your goals.  Our Private Training is open to all experience levels. We’re proud to work with men, women, and children of all backgrounds across the Denver and Lake Norman area.


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