There are many reasons to enroll in martial arts classes: physical fitness, self-defense training, social interaction and building self-confidence are just a few of the benefits. At New Mexico Jiu-Jitsu Academy, we provide martial arts classes for children and adults looking to improve their lives through the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle. We also teach Muay Thai and Wing Chun to interested students wanting to learn more about these martial arts.
Available Martial Arts Classes
We teach three styles of martial arts at our academy:
- Gracie Jiu-Jitsu: Our primary focus and greatest passion. We teach Gracie Jiu-Jitsu for self-defense, not sport, and are one of the few Jiu-Jitsu academies to do so. We offer lessons for both adults and children.
- Wing Chun: A type of close-range martial art made popular by Yip Man and Bruce Lee, among other practitioners. Wing Chun is a form of Kung Fu and relies heavily on self-awareness of the body in order to correctly perform techniques.
- Muay Thai: A form of kickboxing developed in Thailand. Modern kickboxing classes are often focused more on fitness than martial arts techniques. The Muay Thai lessons we teach are an excellent workout, but also teach real martial arts skills.
Our instructor, Justin Hall, has studied martial arts for over 25 years. He holds an instructor’s black belt in Muay Thai, a 4th degree black belt in Wing Chun and a black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Across all disciplines, his greatest focus is self-defense and empowering students against more powerful attackers.
Practical Martial Arts for Self Defense
What makes martial arts classes so valuable when compared to other forms of physical activity or sports? Martial arts provide a real life skill: self-defense. When you are empowered with martial arts training, your confidence will improve and you will walk through life with the knowledge that you can protect yourself against an attacker if necessary.
If you’re interested in learning more about our martial arts classes or would like to try our program in a no-obligation free 10-day trial, contact us today!