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Martial Arts / Combat Sports

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – Wrestling – Muay Thai – Mixed Martial Arts – Boxing

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Alliance Jiu-Jitsu Program Structure

Our academy strictly adheres to the Alliance method, with 3 main divisions of adult Jiu-Jitsu classes:

Module 1 – New students begin here at white belt. Once the student has completed 30 classes, he/she receives the 1st degree, and upon having completed 60 classes, receives the 2nd degree. After the student has reached the 2nd degree, he/she becomes eligible to attend Module 2 classes, and may continue attending Module 1 classes as he/she desires.

Module 2 – Those students who have reached the 90 class mark receive the 3rd degree on the white belt. 120 classes are required to receive the 4th degree, at which time the student becomes eligible to take the exam for blue belt.

Advanced – Students who have graduated to the rank of blue belt or above are eligible to attend advanced classes.

History

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a revolutionary martial art and self-defense system developed by the Gracie family in Brazil in the 1920s. Gracie / Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was made famous in the U.S. after the success of Royce Gracie in the early days of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), when there were virtually no rules, weight classes, time limits, or points. The system’s effectiveness is based in the technical application of superior positioning, leverage, energy efficiency, and natural body movements. BJJ focuses on grappling, throws, takedowns, chokes, and joint manipulation. Through the last century, BJJ has continued to evolve and grow as it spreads all over the world.

We are very proud to represent the eight-time World Champion team, Alliance Jiu-Jitsu, in the Dallas/ Ft Worth area.

Three primary applications of the system today:
1. Self-defense
2. Sport competition
3. No-Holds-Barred (NHB) or Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

Muay Thai

Sometimes known as Thai kickboxing, Muay Thai is a striking martial art from Thailand that is practiced in many countries all over the world. Muay Thai Kickboxing is great for Self-Defense and offers a great workout to get in amazing shape! Muay Thai has a long history in Thailand and is the country’s national sport. Unlike its ancient predecessor, Muay Boran (Ancient Boxing), Muay Thai uses kick and punches in a ring with gloves similar to those used in Western Boxing. Often referred to as “The Art of the Eight Limbs,” Muay Thai makes use of the hands, shins, elbows, and knees extensively for combat; thus a practitioner of Muay Thai has the ability to execute strikes using eight points of contact.

 

Mixed Martial Arts

A combat sport involving different sportive aspects of Kickboxing, BJJ, Wrestling, Judo, Karate, Muay Thai, and various other Martial Arts. Our classes teach the fundamentals of defense against strikes, submissions, and takedowns. After learning defense, students will move on to learning different methods of attack in order win each round by points, or to gain a dominant position over the opponent on the ground, creating the opportunity to finish the fight by submission hold or by referee stoppage.

Wrestling

Perhaps the oldest combat sport on earth, some consider wrestling to be the most important basis of experience for MMA fighters today. There are many different styles of wrestling: Greco-roman (Olympic), freestyle, folkstyle, catch-wrestling, etc. We focus our classes on Wrestling techniques for MMA, BJJ, and submission wrestling competition. Classes focus on drilling and technique, though conditioning plays an important part as well.

 

 

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