“Jiu-Jitsu is the gentle art. It’s the art where a small man is going to prove to you, no matter how strong you are, no matter how mad you get, that you’re going to have to accept defeat. Thats what Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is.”
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art that focuses on grappling, specifically ground fighting with the goal of gaining a dominant position and using joint-locks and chokeholds to force an opponent to submit. It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person using leverage and proper technique can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant.
BJJ grew rapidly in popularity for it's effectiveness in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competition, however, it is also regarded for its effectiveness on the street as well, having been adopted into training programs for military and law enforcement. In addition to learning effective self defense techniques, BJJ is great for developing strength, flexibility, losing weight, and getting fit!
Our program is lead by world renowned UFC© veteran and Professional Mixed Martial Artist Tamdan "The Barn Cat" McCrory. As a professional competitor, Coach "Cat" has a wealth of experience utilizing BJJ on both the mats and in the cage. With his open weight tournament wins and multiple submission victories in the UFC© and BellatorMMA, he has proven the effectiveness of his BJJ game and shares a unique perspective with students that no other coach can provide.
You don't have to be a competitor to experience the benefits of BJJ training. We have helped hundreds of complete beginners achieve their fitness and self defense goals. Likewise, if you do want to take your game to the next level competitively, Coach "Cat" has walked the walk while others can only talk! Train with the best in the Southern Tier!