The Training for Life program will help you live your life more fully and richly with enhanced wellness, increased energy, greater concentration and less stress. Our martial arts classes offered include Kickboxing, American and MMA Jiu Jitsu, and Krav Maga. Training for Life, Inc. is located in two adjacent locations in Minneapolis’ Lowry Hill East neighborhood at Enchanted Forest (2740), and Corner Studio (2748).

Our Kickboxing program is highly cardiovascular, toning the body and increasing flexibility. Students learn how to hit heavy bags and focus pads, and they practice interactive techniques and self-defense drills. Students develop their inner strength, or chi, which translates into their everyday lives.

Our MMA class has an emphasis on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu due to its proven effectiveness in realistic fighting situations. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, made famous by the Gracie family, is one of the most respected and effective grappling arts in the world. BJJ is not based on strength; it uses the opponent’s strength and force against themselves. The key is leverage and balance, and using proper technique to escape, hold and/or submit your opponent. Since most fights end up on the ground, BJJ concentrates on grappling from positions including the “Guard”, the “Mount”, the “Side-Mount” or “Cross-side”, from which a variety of chokes, joint locks, pins and escapes are practiced in the most effective methods possible. Skill in the grappling range is necessary to complete your martial arts training in order to truly defend yourself.

Fight Class provides students with the opportunity to use their combative skills in an interactive class, with a strong emphasis on safety. There will be more contact between students in punching, kicking and grappling, standing and on the ground. There will be interactive drills and sparring. Students must provide their own safety gear.

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