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Martial Arts Classes in Durango


Durango Martial Arts offers several classes for beginners, experts, kids, teens, and adults. We offer multiple classes throughout the week that vary in expertise level and skill. For some of our classes, we do require equipment. Most of our equipment is available for purchase in our MindBodyOnline store or at our store. We want you to get to know the full experience at Durango Martial Arts, so your first class is free.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (or BJJ) is an art from perfected and developed by the famous Gracie family over the past 100 years. Participants use chokeholds, joint locks, leverage, and positioning to subdue and control stronger opponents. This form of martial arts has gained popularity in recent years as one of the most used and preferred styles by Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC). BJJ is very technical, challenging, and fun. We have classes for any skill level from novice to experience. Whether you want to learn as a hobby, for self-defense, or as a way to get in shape, this can be a rewarding activity to add into your routine. Our experienced teachers can train you for competing in tournaments, as well.

The first level is BJJ Fundamentals designed for the beginner – this will teach you the basic skills you need to know before moving on to an advanced class.

All level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
is open to all skill levels, with a focus on high-level techniques and live grappling.

No-Gi Grappling is practiced without the traditional kimono and is an essential building block for MMA fighters. There is less focus on technique and more practice on fighting among class members. Students need to be comfortable with grappling before taking this class.

Judo is a standing up version of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The focus is getting your opponent to the ground. Finally, we have a drilling class that uses partner and solo drills to improve submissions, guard passing, sweeps, and takedowns.

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Muay Thai Kickboxing

If you’re looking for high intensity, these classes are for you. Muay Thai is known as the art of eight limbs, incorporating punches, kicks, knees, elbows, and clinch throws. This is the national sport of Thailand and is used effectively as a sport, for self-defense, and during warfare, along with the primary striking art for UFC fighters. This martial art has an emphasis in conditioning, providing an excellent way to lose weight while gaining strength, endurance, flexibility, and better balance.

We offer kickboxing and a women’s only kickboxing class, which is a great place to start if you’ve never done martial arts before. It’s challenging, use several drills to teach the basics and working in pairs. We also have sparring and advanced kickboxing or those who have a goal of fighting in a ring or cage.

Safety equipment is required and they need all the protective gear before engaging in sparring—mouth piece, groin protection, shin guards, hand wraps, gloves, and head gear.

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Women’s Classes

Durango Martial Arts Academy has women’s classes to get you into shape, learn self-defense, and train for competition. We offer Women’s Muay Thai Kickboxing and Women’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Our women’s program allows you to ease into martial arts while delivering a challenging workout that will push you to your limits. You can work at your own pace in the Muay Thai Kickboxing classes—whether you’re in shape or out of shape, you can start with this class to build strength, increase flexibility, and improve coordination. The women’s BJJ class provides effective self-defense and an intense workout, focusing on self-defense strategies.

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Teen Classes

Our teen program teaches students how to defend themselves on the street or against bullies at school while emphasizing hard work, self-control, discipline, and respect. We combine martial arts technique, physical conditioning, and mentorship. Each class teaches students when it’s appropriate to use their training, how to avoid fights, and how to deal with bullying – including defusing a situation or standing up for themselves. If a student uses their training inappropriately, they will be dismissed from DMAA training.

The teen Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class is faced paced, consisting of calisthenics, grappling drills, practicing new techniques, grappling, and sparring. BJJ is very affective for defending oneself, as it doesn’t require striking the opponent in order to win. This class uses the gi and no-gi style.

Teen Muay Thai teaches students to throw punches, kicks, knees, and elbows, along with offense, defense, and footwork. Hitting bags, body weight exercise, and punching pads are used, along with sparring.

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Kids Classes

Our kids classes take children young as 4 years old, you can introduce your child to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. These classes give them a chance to meet new friends and build confidence. We will help kids find their inner strength and learn focus, discipline, and the value of hard work.

Our children’s BJJ has two age groups: Junior (ages 4-6) and Kids (ages 7-11). Our Kids Classes are supervised closely and they learn to practice grappling safely.

Our Junior Classes are taught the very basic skills to prepare for the next class level, playing games and tumbling. We also have a class especially designed to help your child deal with bullies without causing harm to the other person.

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