At Ground Control Columbia, we offer a wide variety of mixed martial arts classes. Come check out a Brazilian jiu-jitsu class to learn some self-defense tactics. Get a great cardio workout in with one of our boxing classes. For more intensity try a Muay Thai / Kickboxing class. We even have classes for kids and professional mixed martial arts competitors.
Developed by the Gracie family, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, is a martial art that uses leverage, technique, and strategy to defend against a bigger and stronger opponent. BJJ is one of the most effective martial arts for a multitude of reasons.
Muay Thai, sometimes referred to as “Thai boxing,” and known as the art of eight limbs, has been practiced in Thailand for hundreds of years. Muay Thai is a form of kickboxing that executes stand-up strikes using eight “points of contact” in combination with tactical clinches to gain leverage and advantage.
Boxing combines movements such as footwork, head movement and feigns to deliver powerful strikes. Proper footwork allows the boxer to keep their balance at all times and never be caught unexpectedly. By maintaining balance, boxers can deftly block and avoid incoming strikes, setting their opponent up for counter-strikes that the opponent never sees coming until it is too late.
Our striking and jiu-jitsu classes are geared towards a variety of fitness and experience levels that will fit everybody.