Here at the Clinch Academy we believe that every martial art at its core should teach you how to realistically defend yourself. All though martial arts offer WAY more than self-defense, it is hard to understand training in martial arts and not knowing how to effectively defend yourself. Sadly, many martial arts do NOT teach you how to defend yourself in today's world. This is NOT the case with the Clinch Academy. EVERYONE who comes to the Clinch Academy is going to know how to defend themselves. The purpose of our FOUNDATIONS or beginner programs for both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts is to teach you how these arts are used in self-defense!
Did you know that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the cornerstone of Mixed Martial Arts and is also now one of the main sources for equipping the Police Academies, Military and Special Forces in hand to hand combat?
Back in 1992 when the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) first began and had No Rules, No Time Limits and No weight classes, Royce Gracie shocked the world when he took on guys almost twice his size and was able to submit them time and time again practically without getting a scratch on him! Why was Royce able to do this? The answer is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teaches you how to overcome opponents much bigger than you using technique and leverage and not size and strength. Don't get me wrong, size and strength helps when it comes to competition where everyone knows Brazilian jiu-jitsu but when it comes down to Martial Art vs. Martial Art or self-defense, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has proven itself for over 20 years in the US and over 90 years in Brazil to be the most efficient and dominant Martial Art out there. That is why the Police Academies, Military and Special Forces all train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!
Our Foundations Class is known as Practical Fight Combatives. This class is made up of 45 lessons that teach you everything you need to know in order to build a solid self-defense foundation. Not only will you learn from our amazing Instructors at the Clinch but we also have all 45 lesson on video so that your learning experience doesn't have to stop here!