Adult classes are taught in a group setting and usually begin with a series of warm ups followed by drills and instruction. Repeating techniques and positions will allow you to commit the techniques to muscle memory, where they will always be ready for you to use. A few of the benefits of BJJ classes, Stress relief, weight loss, muscle toning, confidence, & of course self defense. NO matter your physical condition or athletic background you will benefit from these classes. The range of personal reasons to train varies greatly, from "just for fun", to anti-bullying, rape safe, competition, stay in shape, there are many reasons to train. Because of this, we know that each individual has their own goals and reasons for training and we make sure to work with each personal as an individual to reach and go beyond their goals. All aspects of a fight/self defense or competition are covered, striking, clinchwork, closing the distance and all the various ground positions.
Muay Thai, also known as Thai Boxing, is a fighting art that originated in Thailand 2,000 years ago. It is the national sport of Thailand, and is the most sought-after kickboxing style in the world. It is known for its powerful techniques of punching (boxing), elbows, knees, kicks, and angles, and has come to be dubbed "the Art of Eight Limbs."(referring to striking with 2 fists, 2 elbows, 2 knees, 2 feet).
NOT to be confused with mainstream cardio kickboxing classes or karate, Muay Thai represents authentic fight training for practitioners of all levels. The Muay Thai practitioner will develop superior speed and conditioning through hard training. Classes will involve the use of shadowboxing, footwork skills, padwork, heavy bag training, and various partner drills.
The kid’s class covers many of the same techniques as the adult class, in a more fun and kid friendly environment with the focus on defense and position. Your children will learn how to work together as a team and with partners, while developing themselves as individuals. They will build on their self-confidence and self-discipline while learning to respect themselves and others.
Scott Clawson is a blackbelt under Professor Ruben Rodrigues (Rubao Carioca). Professor Clawson has won various competitions & is well known for being one of the first blackbelts in BJJ in the state of North Carolina.
Scott emphasizes teamwork & respect as a huge part of the teams program. Regarded as a very technical instructor, Professor Clawson has & continues to constantly seek out the very best instruction for himself & his students & is an advocate of the "white belt" mentality of always learning. Aside from training with several BJJ world champions from Brazil, Scott has also trained with some of the best Muay Thai fighters in Thailand. This diversity of high level, world class training is unmatched in the Salisbury Area. His students excel in BJJ & submission grappling tournaments as well as having won Title belts in Large MMA organizations such as the AFL. However, competition is not the main focus of the gym. Each individual has their own goals & Professor Clawsons specialty is helping each student reach their own goals, be it weight loss or self defense, or an MMA competition.