Martial Arts

Adult Programs

Our Adult Programs are designed to help you meet your goals for self defense and personal growth. Each program is led by qualified professionals who love to teach and share their knowledge.

Aiki Jujutsu

Aiki-Jujutsu is the parent art of aikido, as well as judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and as such there are many similarities. Comprehensive martial arts with roots to feudal Japan and Samurai warriors. Jujutsu was utilized for close quarter combat and includes striking, throws, joint locking, and grappling. Aiki-Jujutsu is also designed for close quarter combat but focuses more on the utilization of an aggressor’s strength against themselves by redirecting the attack. Both arts were used on the battlefield of Feudal Japan for over 1000 years and have been used for Law Enforcement for well over a hundred years. They are the father arts of Judo, Aikido and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Our BJJ classes are open to men, women and children age 6 and over, of all fitness levels and martial arts experience. A self-defense martial art and combat sport based on grappling and submission holds. It focuses on the skill of taking an opponent to the ground, controlling one’s opponent, gaining a dominant position and using a number of techniques to force them into submission via joint locks or chokeholds. 

Judo

The name Judo was chosen because it means the “gentle or yielding way”. A modern Japanese martial art and combat sport. It that originated in Japan in the late nineteenth century. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the object is to either throw one’s opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue one’s opponent with a grappling maneuver, or force an opponent to submit by joint locking the elbow or by applying a choke.

Fitness

Our Fitness Class will help get you into shape from head to toe. The class focuses on a lot of whole body exercises that are designed to get you feeling stronger and improve your cardiovascular health. No matter where you are in your fitness journey, we want to help you reach your goals and give you that confidence you need.

Self-defense

GAMASD’s Six Week Pathways course offers the participant an overview of basics covering defending the probable, not the endless “possible” attack.

Sundays from 2:00 to 3:30pm

April 18th through May 30th

Shinkendo

A form of Japanese martial arts, created in 1990 by Obata Toshishiro. Shinkendo is based on more than a thousand years of Samurai history, and was researched and developed by Obata Toshishiro in order to create a comprehensive style of swordsmanship that could be introduced to the world.

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