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Team ROC Chapel Hill

Team R.O.C. Chapel Hill in North Carolina offers the best in balanced instruction and controlled intense training for students looking to achieve specific goals for physical fitness, competitive challenges, mixed martial arts (MMA) and self defense.   We offer instruction in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Judo and Sparring.   Visit our training center today and participate in training course that will strengthen your mind, your body and your spirit.  Team R.O.C. Chapel Hill meets at Peak Fitness just off Highway 40 and NC Highway 54 East.

Head Instructor Aitor Canup has been training in the martial arts for over 15 years. Aitor trained in various forms of martial arts growing up until he found two styles that he thought fit into the aspect of what he thought were true self-defense/offense style types of martial arts. But inside those 2 styles they both had holes. One was a stand up martial art called Muay Thai the other was a ground based martial art Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, but as he continued to train he found that the two meshed very well with each other when combined.

He has trained exclusively his whole Mixed Martial Arts career under the tutelage of Greg Thompson, Jason Culbreth, and Royce Gracie with whom he has achieved the rank of Brown Belt. Aitor has fought in various Mixed Martial Arts events throughout the United States as well as trained some of the top fighters out of North Carolina to compete in MMA events.

Through his training, he was fortunate enough to be able to work with several Law Enforcement branches who saw the potential of this type of training and pulled him in to do some of their Defensive Tactics for them.

Aitor has also worked extensively for the past 5 yrs with the US ARMY Special Forces teaching combatives to our soldiers. Aitor is also certified to teach Level I and Level II Modern Army Combatives. Aitor also saw through his training a need for a practical workout that would replicate what really went on in a fight.

Through his research he ran across a system called CROSSFIT and was sold. Aitor has been training in CROSSFIT the past three years and is sold on it as the answer to everyone’s workout needs. So after drinking the water of CROSSFIT he went out and got certified in CROSSFIT. Aitor also offers individual and group instruction. Group instruction can be tailored to the class from one to five days. Aitor is also available to travel if needed.

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