Are you interested in beginners Boxing class but have no experience? Do you feel worried that you’re going to get in the way because you’re not in the best shape or have never learned the proper form?
This is by far one the biggest worry most people have when they come into our gym. They have been interested in Boxing but are afraid of their lack of experience being a problem. One person in particular came into the gym and told me that they were nervous because they thought they were just going to get beat up.
So I wanted to take you through a basic idea of what to expect with our Beginners Boxing classes.
Our Amateur Boxing Team
Beginners Boxing Class Walkthrough
As soon as you walk in the doors for the 1st time. You’ll be greeted by one of our amazing staff members ready to get you started.
After being greeted you’ll be taken for a short walk through in the gym to show you around and make you familiar with the layout.
After your walk through. You’ll be introduced to your Boxing coach and given a pair of gloves to wear for your class if you don’t have a set.
From there our coach will walk you through some of the basics to get you started, and you’ll be hitting the bag with the new techniques in no time!
Afterwards, enjoy the feeling of learning something new, being surrounded by awesome people and getting a fantastic workout.
Our gym has a very cool mixture of people. We have everything from Boxers who get into the ring a compete and we have people who just want to get the fitness benefits of Boxing. But whatever the goals, we have the coaches and classes to make that happen.
So if you’re interested in Boxing but have no prior experience. Don’t worry! Try out one of our Beginners Boxing Classes at Derby City MMA. We’ll build you from the ground up!
To sign up for a Free Beginners Boxing Class and try it with no obligation.
Our Louisville Brazilian Jiujitsu Competition Team scored several victories and solid performances back in 2016. During the event 3 of our BJJ competitors took to Charlotte to test their abilities. Our head BJJ coach Chewy, Eugene (Purple Belt at the time) and Chris (Blue Belt at the time).
The matches were filled with some great displays of what our Louisville Brazilian Jiujitsu gym has to offer. Takedowns, submissions, sweeps, etc.
Head Coach Nick “Chewy” Albin Competing
Eugene Scores two BJJ Submissions
Chris Securing Gets The W
Louisville Brazilian Jiujitsu Gym Offers More Than Competition
If you would like to do Brazilian Jiujitsu in Louisville, KY. Then check us out at Derby City MMA.
We have an amazing group of people. Everyone from young and old, to competitors and hobbyists.
And while we do have some of the best Brazilian Jiu-jitsu training available. Lead by our world class coaches Nick “Chewy” Albin and Chad Hardy. Our main focus of our BJJ program is to give people a community and connectedness in addition to the training that’s involved.
In the matches above you see the excitement of a BJJ competition and the hard nose execution of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. But there is so much more. Our Louisville Brazilian Jiujitsu gym is based around connecting a tribe of people. We train together, hang out together, compete together, etc.
So even if you’re not that interested in Bjj competitions. No problem. Tournaments make up a small percentage of what we do here at the gym. Our biggest focus is to train people in the martial art so they can become physically and mentally stronger while meeting new people.
So if you’re interested in training, don’t wait! Call us at 502-937-8797
This weekend our Louisville Brazilian Jiujitsu team had some fantastic performances at the UGI grappling competition.
Last weekend 5 of our Brazilian Jiu-jitsu competitors stepped up to compete in a super match style Bjj competition. Our Louisville Brazilian Jiujitsu program here at Derby City MMA put 3 Blue Belts, 1 Brown Belt and 1 Black Belt on the mats that day.
The rules for the tournament were simple. The competitors had 6-8 minutes to submit their opponent. If neither was able to submit the other then the match was declared a draw.
During the day we had 2 submissions and 3 draws. But even the draws showed some very close attempts that nearly finished the match. Like during Patricks match where he nearly had a knee bar finish.
Here are the Brazilian Jiujitsu matches from this weekend!
Patrick Bliss UGI Match
Seth Ritchie UGI Match
Madison Haycraft UGI Match
Matt Harrison UGI Match
Chad Hardy UGI Match
Premier Louisville Brazilian Jiujitsu Team
One thing that can be said about Derby City MMA is that we have the most active and most decorated team for Brazilian Jiujitsu in Louisville. No team has won more medals, produced more BJJ champions and is as active as ours. This is a direct reflection of the team atmosphere our Louisville Brazilian Jiujitsu gym has. We train hard and push one another to better, but it’s done always with the understanding that we are a team and we are working together to build everyone up.
If you’re interested in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu or even being a part of a big team and community. Than our BJJ program is for you. We have excellent coaches ready to build you up the right way and your teammates are some of the most awesome people you’ll ever meet.
At Derby City MMA in Louisville, Ky. We not only train together. But we also have a great community atmosphere. This is probably one of the reasons that so many people in the Louisville area looking for a gym come to us to do Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Boxing, Crossfit and the strength training programs we offer.
When people come to our Louisville MMA gym. Often the idea of an MMA gym is intimidating. But really, MMA just means Mixed Martial Arts and that’s because we mix up several martial arts styles.
And so when people come into our gym and feel very welcomed and invited. It changes everything. Because going to a gym and training can enjoyable for sure. But training with amazing people that you enjoy being around is even better. Being connected to a group is something that we all want as humans and the connected atmosphere of our gym definitely delivers in that area.
Louisville MMA Gym 4th Party
This past weekend our MMA gym as well as our CrossFit affiliate had a 4th of July party for all of our members and it was a blast.
We did everything from eat burgers and play cornhole, to enjoying one of our member’s homemade craft beer. Oh and we almost blew each other up with fireworks. Just kidding. . . well sorta.
Anyways, we hope you had a good (and safe) 4th of July. And if you’re ever interested in training Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Crossfit, Strength Training, or if you ever want to be in a place where you feel connected to a group that is pushing each other to get better. Then come by and try out a free class with us.
Are you interested in trying a beginners class but keep putting it off because you’re a little out of shape?
This is one of the more common hang ups for most people when it comes to starting at our gym in Louisville, Ky.
So many people are interested in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Boxing, Crossfit, etc. But they put it off because they are out of shape. In some cases, they put it off to get in shape first. . . before they begin.
Our head BJJ coach did a video recently on his Youtube channel talking about this very subject. In the video he talks about training even though you’re out of shape.
Watch it below to see his thoughts on starting training out of shape.
To help people get acclimated to the whole training process more smoothly. We offer several different beginner classes. Where we focus on the basics and introduce you to our training.
These beginner classes are great for people who have never trained BJJ, Boxing or Crossfit before.
Reviews from People Who Tried A Beginner Class
I’ve also included a few reviews we recently received on Facebook which were from people who were nervous about starting. But then, as they said it, took the plunge. And loved it.
So if you’re out of shape. Don’t worry about it. If you’re interested in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Boxing, Crossfit, etc. Don’t wait! Take the first step. You can sign up on our website and we’ll contact you about doing your first beginner class.
Chad Hardy Being Promoted To Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Black Belt
This is a video of our head instructor Nick “Chewy” Albin promoting Chad Hardy to Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.
If you would like to fast forward to the speech and Black Belt promotion. It starts at 3:20.
This video came from our recent promotions and was by far one of the most powerful and meaningful moments I’ve ever had as a coach.
Promoting not only a crop of tough people to Purple and Brown Belt. But also promoting my “little brother” Chad Hardy to Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Black Belt.
Brazilian Jiu-jitsu from 11-21
I’ve known Chad since he was 11 years old. I’ve had the pleasure of removing his original White Belt and have had the pleasure of tying on the belts he’s received after. I’ve also had the pleasure of getting to know him incredibly well over the last 10+ years. We even lived together for a while.
As a coach there is no more satisfying a feeling then to see the fruits of your labor realized in front of you. I’ve watched Chad grow as a person. From a young kid to a surprisingly mature young man.
He’s battled and won more competition than I can count. As a competitor he’s always been amazing to watch and an inspiration to the people inside the gym.
And as an instructor and a fixture in our gym he’s turned into someone that is all about building up those around him. Something equally impressive and admirable.
This will certainly not be one of my more popular videos but it is a glimpse into our gym ( Derby City MMA ) and what we are all about.
We all love competition. But at the end of the day we are in this because we feel apart of a team and want to grow with each other.
And for those of you who follow me. I know I ramble on in my videos a lot. As I do in person. But you can at least be sure that anything I say in the videos is what I believe. Regardless if you disagree with my philosophy in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. I assure you it’s 100% genuine.
You Don’t Have To Fight To Train Brazilian Jiu-jitsu In Louisville
Eugene is your average guy in his 30s. A growing family, a career and 2 dogs that leave accidents on his floor.
Watch the video and see how training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in Louisville relives his stress, gives him an outlet for his physical energy and allows him to be a part of a vibrant community. You’ll also learn how Eugene went from never competing in a 1 on 1 sport to getting his hand raised during his first competition.
In this short interview, what I hope to share with you is that you don’t have to be a fighter or competitor to train Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. While we definitely train people who decide to compete. But it’s not required. Our goal as coaches is to build up our members regardless of their aspirations.
This is a worry that many people have when they begin training. They are so nervous and worried about starting because they believe they need to be fighters in order to train. But this couldn’t be any further from the truth. You don’t have to be a fighter or competitor to train Martial Arts.
After watching the video above, I hope you understand that you can begin your training without having any experience or having to be a fighter.
If you’re interested in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in Louisville, KY. Check out our gym Derby City MMA in Louisville, KY.
If you click the link and fill out the form. We will send you a Free Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Ebook to prepare you for your first class as well as schedule you to try a beginners only class for Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in Louisville.
If you have any questions about the martial arts training at Derby City. You can also call us at 502-937-8797.
One of the most commonly asked questions we get at Derby City MMA is whether or not we offer beginner classes or if someone needs experience before they start.
The short answer to this question is that, Yes we do offer beginner class in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts, Crossfit and more. And no, you do not need any experience whatsoever before you begin training at Derby City.
As I share with people our coaches are in the business of building people up. Not tearing them down. So when people come in from all around Louisville to train martial arts. That’s exactly what we do. We build them up.
We do our best to help them reach goals and do things they never thought they could.
If you decide to try out one of our beginner classes. Here’s what you can expect. . .
Being introduced to the techniques and movements on the most basic level and slowly being nudged forward to advanced.
Being able to adjust and scale the training to your needs and level of experience or fitness.
A welcoming environment of professional coaches and helpful members.
Other beginners at the same level as you training. (Yep you won’t be the only one)
So if you live in the Louisville, KY area and you’re interested in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts, Crossfit or Children’s Martial Arts.
I invite you to come out to Derby City MMA and try a free class.You can experience the gym for yourself. See if you like it, and then go from there. It’s risk free with absolutely no obligation.
You can click on one of the boxes around our website to schedule a Free class or just give us a call at 502-937-8797.
Here is a short highlight of some of the Louisville Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training at Derby City MMA.
This is just a normal day during one of our advanced classes of BJJ training. This was a moderate level training class.
During the BJJ training class I urged the students to push themselves. We were only rolling for 18 minutes total (3 rounds of 6 minutes with 30 seconds rest). So really is not that much rolling. Most people who’ve trained Brazilian Jiu-jitsu for any length of time can do that.
But what I wanted them to get from it was the idea of sprinting. Instead of conserving energy and constantly preparing for the next round. Open up and go full speed to the best of your abilities for 6 minutes. Then do it again and again.
I wanted the students to push themselves. To get to the point where their body was tired and they were huffing and puffing.
Largest Louisville Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Program
This drive to push ourselves and make ourselves better is what has made us the largest Louisville Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program in the area.
A lot of times in our training. We might feel like we are hitting our max capacity. Often though, we are only using a fraction of what we are capable of.
By fighting through this discomfort a person is able to realize what they are really capable of. This challenging but uplifting atmosphere is one of the reason so many people continue to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Derby City MMA.
If you live in Louisville, KY or ever find yourself in Louisville and want to train Brazilian Jiu jitsu. Our doors are always welcome to newcomers and visitors.
If you have any question about getting started. Just give us a call 502-937-8797
Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Builds Self-Confidence And Bullyproof Smaller Child
Robert Schultz brought his son Zach into Derby City MMA in Louisville, Ky back in 2013 to build self-confidence essentially bullyproof him.
Like many parent’s he was looking to get his child into something to develop self-confidence, build physical abilities and prevent bullying. Because as Rob shares, being bullying can be a terrible experience. When filming this video it felt powerful to hear Rob share that because you can tell, it’s something that bothered him at some point in his own life. I share the experience of being bullied when I was younger and it’s one of the reasons I’m so passionate about teaching kids martial arts.
Zach has definitely built self-confidence during his training. But what Rob didn’t realize was that it would change Zach’s life. These are the words he used to share regarding the impact Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and the training offered at Derby City MMA has had on Zach. I think anyone who has ever dedicated themselves to something will talk about the powerful effect that confidence can have.
Not only has the training made his son physically and mentally stronger, but it’s also opened doors that he never thought would be opened.
Watch the video and hear Rob and Zach’s full story. Of how Brazilian Jiu-jitsu built self-confidence and was able to bullyproof a young child
Perhaps, you’re a parent looking for an effective martial art to enroll your child into. You owe it to yourself and to your child to check out Derby City MMA. We have different martial arts programs for your child. But our mission is always the same. To develop your child mentally and physically.
If you’re interested in helping your child become mentally and physically stronger and more confident. Then put your information in one of the boxes on the website or call 502-937-8797 and we will be happy to assist you.