What is Sochu Geiko?

Jiu-Jitsu is hard
Modern living is very comfortable. For most of us fortunate who are fortunate enough we live lives of relative physical comfort. As we have become more and more accustomed to this living we tend to not seek out challenges and uncomfortability as often. Uncomfortability and struggle breed mental toughness. This is the idea from which Kan and Sochu Geiko come from. Kangeiko meaning “winter training” and Sochu geiko meaning “summer training.”  History: The first Kangeiko that we kno...
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Controlling your Training

Controlling your Training - Gentle Art Dojo Academy
In training for anything there is a certain amount of the outcome that is left up to fate or luck. You can train as hard as you possibly can and then make a small mistake in the moment, leading to a loss. However, ask any competitor and they will all say the same thing, “The harder you work, the luckier you get.” Recognizing what you can control is pivotal to training successfully and evolving your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu game. The most important aspects of training that you can control are your ph...
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NO GI

BRAZILIAN-JIU-JITSU
This class removes the Gi from Jiu-Jitsu and puts you in a real life grappling environment. The class focuses on modifying our normal Jiu-Jitsu techniques by reducing emphasis on the ability to grab clothing material. What you have left is a real life experience that is similar to the type of grappling done in the Octagon. THE BEST NO-GI PROGRAM, DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR ADULT ALL LEVELS! LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE!
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BJJ INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED

KIDS BJJ 9-13
Our Intermediate and Advanced Jiu-Jitsu class assumes that you understand a good portion of the basics taught in the Fundamentals. We emphasize on these basics while starting to introduce more complex techniques. Then after the techniques, the students will spar to build endurance, and apply the techniques to real-life situations. Students are required to have 60 classes at the discretion of the instructor to be able to join the Intermediate and Advanced Jiu-Jitsu class. This is to prom...
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PRIVATE LESSONS

PRIVATE LESSONS
PRIVATE LESSONS ARE AVAILABLE TO ALL ACADEMY MEMBERS & VISITORS AND ARE A GREAT WAY FOR MORE CONCENTRATED INSTRUCTION. STUDENTS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR A MORE IN-DEPTH EXPLORATION OF TECHNIQUES AND POSITIONAL STUDY IN THIS MORE EXCLUSIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT. ALL PRIVATE LESSONS MUST BE SCHEDULED BEFOREHAND BY CONTACTING THE ACADEMY. PROGRAM GOALS: EXCLUSIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTIN-DEPTH EXPLORATION OF TECHNIQUES & SITUATIONSPERSONALIZED INSTRUCTION TAILO...
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WOMEN’S ONLY PROGRAM

WOMEN’S ONLY PROGRAM
IN ADDITION TO THE ADULT CLASSES, OUR SCHOOL OFFERS A SET OF CLASSES DESIGNED TO INTRODUCE WOMEN TO THE ART OF BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU. BJJ IS A PERFECT FIT FOR WOMEN WHO ARE INTERESTED IN LEARNING HOW TO PROTECT THEMSELVES BECAUSE IT COMBINES A COMPREHENSIVE SELF-DEFENSE CURRICULUM WITH EMPHASIS ON DRILLS THAT SIMULATE REALISTIC ATTACK-AND-ESCAPE SITUATIONS. THE TECHNIQUES TAUGHT ARE COMPLEMENTED BY A STRONG FITNESS COMPONENT THAT IS SECOND TO NONE IN COMPARISON TO OTHER CLASSES OFFERED I...
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MUAY THAI

ADULT MUAY THAI
UFC Fighter ROB FONT is now teaching MUAY THAI classes at Gentle Art Dojo! Rob is #11 in the UFC’s Bantam Weight Division. He holds a winning record of 16-4-0 (W-L-D) Class Schedule: MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS @7:00PM Muay Thai or Thai Boxing also known as the “The Art Of the Eight Limbs” is the national sport and cultural martial art of Thailand. It was developed several hundreds of years ago as a form of close-combat that utilizes the entire body as a weapon. Come lear...
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BJJ ALL LEVELS

ADULT BJJ ALL LEVELS
THE ADVANCED PROGRAM GIVES STUDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET A MORE IN-DEPTH EXPLORATION OF ADVANCED JIU JITSU TECHNIQUES. STUDENTS WILL ALSO GET AN EXTENSIVE LOOK AT MODERN JIU JITSU AND LESS COMMON SITUATIONS THAT COULD ARISE. ENTRY INTO THIS PROGRAM IS FOR BLUE BELTS AND ABOVE. PROGRAM GOALS: IMPROVE STUDENTS OVERALL JIU JITSU KNOWLEDGEIN-DEPTH STUDY OF ADVANCED JIU JITSUHELP STUDENTS BUILD A MORE COMPLETE GAME CURRICULUM INCLUDES: ATTACKS, DEFENSES AND&nb...
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BJJ FUNDAMENTALS

KIDS BJJ 9-13
THE FUNDAMENTALS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED AND BASED AROUND CORE TECHNIQUES THAT EVERY JIU JITSU PRACTITIONER SHOULD KNOW. WITH THIS PROGRAM, STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO IMPROVE THEIR OVERALL JIU JITSU KNOWLEDGE, INCREASE MOVEMENT AND RECEIVE AN INTRODUCTION INTO MORE ADVANCED JIU JITSU TECHNIQUES. STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ASK QUESTIONS TO IMPROVE THEIR OVERALL UNDERSTANDING OF THE TECHNIQUES AND POSITIONS. ALL STUDENTS FROM WHITE BELT TO BLACK BELT ARE ALLOWED IN THIS PROGRAM. PROG...
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KIDS BJJ 9 AND UP

KIDS BJJ 9-13
OUR KIDS BJJ 9 AND UP PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO HELP STUDENTS BUILD A STRONG FOUNDATION AND IMPROVE THEIR OVERALL UNDERSTANDING OF JIU JITSU. THE CURRICULUM FOR THIS PROGRAM INCLUDES BOTH BEGINNER AND FUNDAMENTAL TECHNIQUES, COORDINATION DRILLS, INTERACTIVE GAMES AS WELL AS EXPLORING CORE CONCEPTS AND IDEAS. PROGRAM GOALS: INCREASE GENERAL JIU JITSU UNDERSTANDINGLEARN SELF-DISCIPLINE & BUILD CONFIDENCERESPECT FOR INSTRUCTORS AND PEERSIMPROVE COORDINATION AND AGILITY ...
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