What is a Private Lesson?
A typical Private lesson includes a 15 minute warm up/stretching routine, 30 minutes of instruction, and 15 minutes of sparring. This schedule is just for demonstration purposes, all private lessons are tailored to the student's needs and desires. Private lessons with Michael are available at the rate of 75$ an hour for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo, in or out of the Gi.
One (1 hour) lesson costs $75
If you buy two (1 hour) lessons then they will cost $65 each (Save $20)
If you buy three (1 hour) lessons they will cost $55 each (Save $55!)
How do I schedule a Private Lesson?
Send Michael an email at email@example.com; remember to include the date, Time, desired length, and what you would like him to cover. For example, if you want to learn how to take your opponent down, submit them from a specific position, improve your conditioning for class, or go over something you saw in class.
What about Payment?
Private lessons are 75$ an hour, payable by cash (and other methods soon!).
What if I can't make my Private Lesson?
To cancel your private lesson call Michael ASAP at (650) 516-7479 and let him know at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled lesson for a full refund. If you do not cancel, or cancel after the 24 hour grace period then you will forfeit your refund.
How do I schedule a Clinic?
To schedule a clinic at your Dojo or Gym, or at our location (Promax Martial Arts Academy), contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a phone number in the message. Also include the date, time, duration, and anyspecial requests saught for the clinic.
No-Gi BJJ Women's Self Defense
No-Gi Judo Judo/Jiu-Jitsu Conditioning
Triangle Choke Crash Course
Using the Half Guard
Women's Self Defense
What makes our program different?
We believe that the theory of "Hit and split, stun and run" is the best preventative self defense style, if you can run, do it! However there are times when this is not possible to run. Our women's self defense programs focus on the worst case scenario, how to avoid as much damage to yourself and cause as much damage to your attacker when they already have a hold of you. We do not teach fancy moves designed to bring down your opponent with a finger nail, no matter how impressive that sounds. We focus on building fundamental skills that can be practiced and absorbed into muscle memory so that when the pressure is on, and adrenaline is coursing through your veins, you won't have to think, your body will just do.
What skills are taught?
- How to use basic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/ Mixed martial arts defense to minimize damage.
- How to weave through punches from the guard.
- How to avoid being punched, elbowed, or choked while fully mounted.
- How to control your opponent and apply basic submission techniques to the joints, throat, and "Other" sensitive areas.
- How to escape common assault positions and run in the most efficient manner.
"I assure you that I take the concept of Women's Self Defense very seriously. While working as a domestic violence and rape prevention educator with Project S.U.R.V.I.V.E at City College of San Francisco, I have heard many stories, known many women, and seen firsthand the effects of physical violence. I don't want to alarm my students with statistics and horror stories. My goal is not to teach women to be afraid, it is to teach them the skills and strategies necessary to protect themselves, while using drills designed to build the instinct to use them. Through real time application, my students will develop a deep sense of knowing they can protect themselves, and people with that confidence are less likely to be attacked."
Triangle Choke Crash Course
"The triangle choke is without a doubt the most common, most versatile, and highest percentage technique in my game. It is great both as a primary offense and a secondary transition. The technique can be applied from virtually any position including some positions that may surprise you (Half Guard, Back Mount, Dog Fight, etc...) The drills and techniques in this course will have you not only finishing triangles more often, but applying them from positions you may have never thought to look."
What will be taught?
- Advanced triangle choke finishing concepts.
- Triangle defense and the counters to those defenses.
- Transitions from the triangle into various submissions (Armbars, Teepee's, shoulder locks, etc...)
- Triangle chokes from the following positions: Full Guard, Half Guard, Butterfly Guard, Inverted Guard, Side Mount, Full Mount, Knee On the Belly, Back Mount, Rubber Guard, and more!