Lots of opportunities for fun at the gym this weekend! Here’s what’s happening:
- The first Friday Night Lights event of 2018 is TONIGHT from 5:30 to 8:00. Everyone is welcomed to take on 18.1 in a super-fun high-energy environment. Go to the FNL Sign Up Sheet to reserve a space in the heat of your choice. The high fives will be plentiful!
- 18.1 is slated for Saturday’s programming, which means you can do it during any of our group classes today or tomorrow. See yesterday’s post for all the details.
- A new round of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu cycles starts Sunday! See below to get involved with this awesome new class…
- The Starting Strength Program Total goes down on Sunday starting at 2:15pm! Lifters will be testing their 1RMs in the Back Squat, Press, and Deadlift. All are welcome to come by, hang out, and do some cheering. Get ready for some massive PRs!
BJJ at CFSBK
Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is a full-contact grappling style that prioritizes strategy over brute force. Literally translating to the “soft” or “pliable” (jiu) “style” (jitsu), it is often thought of as the chess of martial arts. BJJ is, at its core, a self-defense system that employs positional advantages, joint locks, and chokes to defend against an opponent or attacker in an assertive and elegant manner. You needn’t be stronger than your opponent to subdue them, which makes BJJ one of the most practical and effective martial arts for all ages and sizes. There is no striking in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. This is a submission grappling art based on efficiency of movement, leverage, and timing.
The Level 1 Cycle is your jiu-jitsu starter pack. The course is geared towards anyone intrigued by BJJ but unsure where to begin, anyone who wants to become better acquainted with dynamic movement on the ground, and anyone who could use a review to jump back into it.
In Level 2, we will build on concepts and vocabulary of movement from the various positions with a larger portion of class-time dedicated to progressive resistance drilling, positional sparring, and straight sparring. If you have grappling experience from the past, you are welcome to jump into the Level 2 course!
Days & Times
Level 1 (February 25th – April 22nd): Sundays, 1:30pm – 3pm
Level 2 (February 25th – March 18th): Sundays, 3:00pm – 4:30pm or 4:30 – 6:30pm
Open Mat (ongoing): Tuesdays, 4pm – 6pm
Level 1 (8 weeks): $200 ($100 will be charged when you register and at the 4-week mark of the cycle)
Level 2 (4 weeks): $100
Open Mat add-on (for Level 2 members only): $40
About the Coach
Callie Brennan is a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Team Fabio Clemente. Callie has been training and competing for the past 7 years. She began teaching beginner and intermediate students under the guidance of Pan American champion Babs Olusanmokun and multiple time World and Pan American champion Dominyka Obelenyte. Callie has competed locally and internationally winning gold at American Nationals as a white belt, the Montreal IBJJF Open at blue belt, and New York IBJJF Open at purple belt in her weight. She also medaled in the Abu Dhabi Pro Trials at blue belt.
Callie recently founded Rag Doll Camps with her training partner and coach, Dominyka Obelenyte, with a mission to close the gender gap in the sport. She also teaches privately. Callie initially began CrossFit to supplement her jiu-jitsu practice, and she is looking forward to sharing it with the CFSBK community!
Feel free to contact Callie directly with any questions!
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