Sports classes and schools in Mar Vista (Los Angeles)

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Muay Thai at Uprise MMA Uprise MMA 1 Video
12015 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
424-835-4230
  • Culver City (2.8 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (3.6 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (4.5 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.03.15
Kung Fu at Double Dragons Kung Fu San Soo Double Dragons Kung Fu San Soo 2 Photo

Programs:

  • Adults — An adult two hour training session typically involves individuals in attendance that range in rank from White Belt to Master. Each class opens with a series of required Pre-warm-up exercises. Pre-warm-ups include a number of fundamental fighting exercises which includes a variety of windmills for striking, deflection or re-direction, punching drill with footwork, front kicks, sidekicks, knee strikes, and the twelve-step basic foot-work Form of Kung Fu San Soo. The twelve-step basic foot-work movements form the fundamental footwork, balancing, and positioning for fighting techniques that a student will use thru-out their training in San Soo. This footwork exercise which concentrates on fundamental footwork and not striking, is done first to the right side then to the left side to create a 24 step footwork form. The Pre-warm up exercises are then followed by stretching exercises that concentrate on core muscle groups of the body. Sometimes students are run through a series of bag kicking and/or punching drills, usually in combinations that include footwork and timing;
  • Forms — All classes, Adult and Junior end with a set pattern of movements called forms. Class forms are just as important as class lessons in developing timing, balance, movements, strikes, kicks, blocks, breathing, and energy flow. Class Forms are designed to allow students to practice within a class structure or once learned alone. Forms are divided into hand forms and weapons forms. Each rank from Yellow belt thru Black Belt is required to create a form(s) as part of their requirement for belt advancement. Students are also encouraged to develop their own personal form;
  • Junior Dragons — Their classes consist of One hour with the same exercises and drills and Two and Two Workouts as in the Adult class with the exception of a few changes. When dealing with someone of their own size or peers at school, they are given specific areas of the body to target and to stay away from certain parts of the anatomy until they fully understand the consequences of their actions. Junior students are taught to be aware and know the difference between techniques for use in a school environment and techniques that can be used outside of school which are more aggressive in nature because of the potential for greater danger.
11732 Washington Place
Los Angeles, CA
310-748-4415
  • Culver City (2.5 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (3.2 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (4.1 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.05.16
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Uprise MMA Uprise MMA 1 Video

Instructors:

  • Gustavo Gasperin — Professor Gustavo Gasperin is a Head Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA Instructor, Bachelor of Physical Education and Certified Personal Trainer. Gustavo has had the opportunity to train under many different martial art styles, including Muay Thai, Karate, Judo and Capoeira. By 1997 he joined the world-famous Carlson Gracie Team and decided to focus on BJJ as his primary martial art. Gustavo is a native of Curitiba (Brazil), home of the Chute Boxe Academy and moved to the U.S. in 2005. Gustavo is a Black Belt under the tutelage of Fabricio Werdum and Lucas Pires and has competed and placed in multiple world championships from 2008 – 2013.
  • Pete Panos — Pete began on a life long journey into the world of martial arts and to the opening of Way of the Warrior Training in 2008 and eventually UPRISE MMA. Pete has competed overseas and statewide in both Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. American Boxing under Trainer Mick Waran, Long Fist under Sifu Orhun Kirimetci, Hung Gar and Chinese Boxing under Sifu Buck Sam Kong, Muay Thai under Kru Nokweed and Sensei Mark Parra, Jiu Jitsu instruction under Gustavo Gasperin since 2009;
  • Marciano Reconnu — He is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and teaches the No Gi Jiu Jitsu class. Training under Eric “Red” Schafer - Marciano has been practicing Jiu Jitsu since 2008. He has also trained Muay Thai and wrestling, and has placed in numerous grappling tournaments throughout the mid-western United States. He’s been teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since 2010; and likes to maintain a relaxed, fun environment and places an emphasis on the “little details” in technique, with a lot of live rolling;
  • Erin McFarland — Yoga & Womens BJJ instructor. Erin has been teaching, coaching and instructing for over 15 years. Finding balance in her workouts has pushed Erin to explore diverse types of training, such as yoga, jiu jitsu, breath work, and functional movement. Some of the specific certifications Erin holds are in fitness training, bodywork/massage therapy, yoga, yoga for kids, as well as having extensive coursework in various other areas.

12015 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
424-835-4230
  • Culver City (2.8 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (3.6 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (4.5 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.03.15
MMA and Arnis at Uprise MMA Uprise MMA 1 Video

Instructors:

  • Pete Panos — Pete began on a life long journey into the world of martial arts and to the opening of Way of the Warrior Training in 2008 and eventually UPRISE MMA. Pete has competed overseas and statewide in both Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. American Boxing under Trainer Mick Waran, Long Fist under Sifu Orhun Kirimetci, Hung Gar and Chinese Boxing under Sifu Buck Sam Kong, Muay Thai under Kru Nokweed and Sensei Mark Parra, Jiu Jitsu instruction under Gustavo Gasperin since 2009;
  • Marciano Reconnu — He is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and teaches the No Gi Jiu Jitsu class. Training under Eric “Red” Schafer - Marciano has been practicing Jiu Jitsu since 2008. He has also trained Muay Thai and wrestling, and has placed in numerous grappling tournaments throughout the mid-western United States. He’s been teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since 2010; and likes to maintain a relaxed, fun environment and places an emphasis on the “little details” in technique, with a lot of live rolling.
12015 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
424-835-4230
  • Culver City (2.8 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (3.6 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (4.5 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.03.15
Strength & Conditioning at Uprise MMA Uprise MMA 1 Video
12015 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
424-835-4230
  • Culver City (2.8 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (3.6 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (4.5 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.03.15
Yoga at Uprise MMA Uprise MMA 1 Video

Erin McFarland — Yoga & Womens BJJ instructor. Erin has been teaching, coaching and instructing for over 15 years. Finding balance in her workouts has pushed Erin to explore diverse types of training, such as yoga, jiu jitsu, breath work, and functional movement. Some of the specific certifications Erin holds are in fitness training, bodywork/massage therapy, yoga, yoga for kids, as well as having extensive coursework in various other areas.

12015 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
424-835-4230
  • Culver City (2.8 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (3.6 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (4.5 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.03.15
Boxing at The Thai Boxing Institute The Thai Boxing Institute 5 Photo 1 Video
3513 Centinela Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
310-596-5034
  • Culver City (3.1 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (4 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (4.9 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.03.16
Kenpo Karate at Byan Hawkins Kenpo Karate (West Los Angeles) Byan Hawkins Kenpo Karate (West Los Angeles) 2 Photo

United Kenpo Systems™, our organization is based upon respect for the scientific, written work of Senior Grandmaster Ed Parker. The Art of Kenpo Karate is a Living Art. It lives through its schools, instructors and students. The principles inherent in the techniques, forms and sets are prescribed in a specific manner for both physical and mental progress.

Bryan Hawkins has developed a unique and highly successful method of training children. This involves the Kenpo Karate curriculum for children, the Kenpo Cubs program, two summer camp programs, youth tournaments and an annual “board breaking day”. He has built a general youth curriculum designed to challenge, stimulate and engage young people as they progress in their study of Kenpo Karate. With five children of his own Mr. Hawkins is very sensitive to the wide variety of education and motivational tools needed to teach martial arts to children.

Age divisions:

  • Cubs: Ages 4-5;
  • Tigers: Ages 6 - 8;
  • Juniors: Ages 9 - 12;
  • Adults: Ages 13 and up.
12243 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
310-313-3883
  • Culver City (2.9 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (3.7 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (4.6 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.02.12
Muay Thai at The Thai Boxing Institute The Thai Boxing Institute 5 Photo 1 Video

Coach Victor began his martial arts career 8 years ago at the age of 18 at the world renowned Muay Thai Academy of North Hollywood, California. Participant in combined total of over 20 amateur Muay Thai bouts resulting in a successful sanctioned record of 6 wins, 3 losses and 1 draw, and a combined sanctioned/unsanctioned record of 19 wins 6 loses and 2 draws (19-6-2).

Titles held:

  • 2 regional titles;
  • 2 state titles (CAMTA featherweight champion 125 lbs. and IAMTF Jr. Featheweight champion 135 lbs);
  • 1 national title (current MTAA featherweight champion 125 lbs);
  • 1 tournament title (2011 IKF Westcoast Classic Full Rules bantamweight 120 lbs).

Other martial arts trained by Coach Victor include a year of judo, years of MMA, three years of boxing and five years of jiujitsu currently holding the rank of blue belt awarded to him by world renowned jiujitsu innovator eddie bravo. Coach Victor is still a active competitor on the no-gi/gi and grappling circuit.

Coach Victor’s method of teaching is sensible and realistic in a way that is based on practical and tried method, rather than theoretical considerations. Where as other instructors only show just the basics, Coach Victor use of a monthly curriculum which allows for a variety of techniques which keep the classes fun and exciting. With the full use of curriculum, classes are unique to insure that the workouts are always changing, keeping you engaged and interested. Every technique is presented in a simplistic manner with proper care so that no one is left behind and no one is excluded, regardless of experience.

3513 Centinela Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
310-596-5034
  • Culver City (3.1 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (4 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (4.9 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.03.16