Pure Performance Martial Arts Center

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Judo Classes: Gentle and Effective Self Defense

Judo Literally Means "The Gentle Way" Originally slated to be more of a sport than a self-defense technique, judo wound up becoming the latter although it is an Olympic sport. Judo's gentility comes from its reliance on timing and building persistence opposed to raw strength. By using your body's natural reactions and timely moves instead [...]

By | 2017-08-17T07:51:50+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Judo|0 Comments

What is Krav Maga?

Krav Maga may sound like the name of a mastermind from the latest superhero blockbuster, but it's the official self-defense training used in the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces.) Meaning "contact combat" in Hebrew, Krav Maga training is based on sports combat like wrestling and boxing with elements of hand-to-hand street fighting. In addition to the [...]

By | 2016-12-09T17:53:20+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Krav Maga|0 Comments

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – Grappling and Ground Fighting for the Underdog

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a modern martial arts practice designed in the first half of the 20th century and modified by the Gracie family over a period of several years. Based on traditional Japanese Jiu-Jitsu – closely related to Judo, a modern martial art created in 1882 – it emphasizes physical and mental training to [...]

By | 2017-08-17T07:51:51+00:00 October 28th, 2016|Jiu-Jitsu|0 Comments

What is Muay Thai? A Complete Overview Of Muay Thai, Or “The Art Of Eight Limbs”

Muay Thai is a full contact combat sport that originated in Thailand in the mid-16th century. The sport carries the nickname, “The Art of Eight Limbs,” due to the targeted use of bodily components as weapons. Fighters expertly utilize their feet, knees, fists and elbows as eight separate points of contact. Fighters also use grappling [...]

By | 2017-08-17T07:51:52+00:00 September 28th, 2016|Muay Thai|0 Comments

Martial Arts: The Workout You’re Looking For

If your physical and mental stamina could use a boost, you may be a prime candidate for martial arts training. This integrative approach to physical fitness enhances strength, flexibility, and endurance for the entire mind and body, and not just a few isolated body parts. At a martial arts center, every day is leg day, [...]

By | 2017-08-17T07:51:52+00:00 July 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Importance of Self-Defense

There are a number of reasons you might want to take a self-defense course. The most obvious, of course, is that you want to be prepared to defend yourself or your family if you're ever in immediate danger. This isn't a paranoid assessment - there are real criminals and real dangers in society. And while [...]

By | 2017-08-17T07:51:52+00:00 June 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments