Programs and Philosophy
Whether you are interested in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Sil Jun Do Tactical Self Defense, or Mixed Martial Arts; our Programs and Private Lessons offer an engaging experience for kids, teens, and adults. It's never too early or too late to begin learning the skills essential for "real world" self-defense.
At the core of our programs is the philosophy that an effective martial art is one that is simple, efficient, and practical.
We are not concerned with what was, but with what works. We don’t spend time on ineffective techniques, or martial arts pageantry like board breaking or forms . We are concerned with giving our students the best training available because we know that a false sense of confidence will betray you in a time of need.
Our staff sets the standard for cutting edge practices by regularly attending clinics, seminars, and competitions. Instructors study, train, and spar on a daily basis. If we find a better training method or approach, we adapt it to make it part of our regiment. Our flexible attitude and willingness to change makes us unique among other academies.
Team Joe Moreira
Certified Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt - Professor Chris Leonardo
"Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or BJJ is a martial art based on grappling and ground fighting, focusing on the skill of controlling one’s opponent through techniques that force him or her to submit. It prides itself in being known as the “gentle art”, allowing a smaller, weaker person to use leverage and submissions (chokes, locks) to defend himself against a bigger opponent. With origins in Judo (Newaza) and Japanese Jujutsu, it has since been adapted and modified by Carlos Gracie and his family to become the martial art it is today.
The popularity of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) has been on a steady rise over the years, thanks to the growing audience of MMA. Typical Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu jargon such as “rear naked choke”, “armbar” and “guard” have even become common vocabulary even among non-practitioners." - Evolve Daily
"If you are like many others who have made the decision to train in martial arts, then you have taken the first step to unlocking your true potential. But what martial art should you choose to practice? There are many disciplines to choose from, each with their own unique characteristics.
Among these martial arts is Muay Thai. Muay Thai originated from Thailand and is practiced all over the world. It is often referred to as the ‘Art of Eight Limbs’ because it utilizes fists, elbows, legs, and knees, making any full-contact fighter very efficient. It is also one of the most significant and widely used bases in mixed martial arts."- Evolve Daily
Sil Jun Do®
Tactical Self Defense
Sil Jun Do® is only taught to individuals, small groups and families seeking the highest level of defensive training.
Sil Jun Do®, literally translated, means "The Real Way". It is a trademarked technically-enhanced tactical system of self defense that is practical, streamlined, effective, proven and street-tested. To put it simply, it is “the real way”.
Students learn and practice practical, easy to perform movements, and techniques from far, middle and close range to defend against hostile or aggressive actions in virtually any situation. The training incorporates techniques in a way that utilizes each students natural body type.
The system also offers comprehensive and well thought out knife, gun, and stick disarms as well as justified force techniques.
The training is practical and focuses on getting fit while developing personal and situational awareness. The flexible structure allows students to eventually modify the techniques to suit their own needs and abilities.
Sil Jun Do® is a trade-marked tactical system of self defense. Rush Mixed Martial Arts and The EDGE Ultimate Martial Arts are the ONLY schools or academies where you can learn Sil Jun Do®. Certified instructors, permissions for use, and affiliated academies authorized to teach Sil Jun Do® are granted only by Master Instructor Richard Raciti.
" A False Sense of Confidence Will Always Betray you in a Time of Need."
- Richard Raciti
MMA - Mixed Martial Arts
"Traditional gym workouts tend to get boring over time. You might find yourself performing the same exercises over and over again until you lose all motivation to go work out.
Things are entirely different when you sign up for MMA classes. Boredom is never a factor since no two classes are ever the same. The techniques, warmups, and drills you perform during each class are unique, and you never know what to expect heading into each session. If anything, you’re more likely to find yourself looking forward to your next training session.
A fitness routine is only effective if you can stick to it for a while. MMA training gives you a fun hobby that just happens to give you lots of physical benefits. You might walk into the gym with your fitness goals in mind, but improving as a mixed martial artist will eventually become your new goal.' - Evolve Daily
"A warrior's greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."