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The foundation of our karate program is self-defense. Although the core of what we teach is the traditional martial art of Tang Soo Do, we incorporate techniques from all styles in an effort to provide the most complete form of self-defense. 

We consider ourselves an extended family working together to build strong moral character, physical fitness, and self-defense with respect and caring for others. We offer adult only classes, family, and children’s. The adult classes are designed for students age thirteen (13) and above. Family classes for students of all ages training together in one class.  Children’s class between the ages of five (5) and twelve (12) with a strong emphasis on respect, discipline, confidence, focus and a belief in themselves. The core techniques needed to progress through the belt ranking system differ slightly depending on the age of the student with each class being taught age appropriate techniques. All students start out in private classes in an effort to teach the students the basic techniques and etiquette needed to join the group classes.

Our introductory program consists of four one- half hour private lessons and a free uniform for $20.

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling-based martial art descended from traditional styles of Japanese jiu-jitsu. Developed and honed by the Gracie family since the 1920’s, it is based on the fact that most real fights “go to the ground,” and is specially designed so that a smaller person can use principles of leverage and inherent body weaknesses to defeat a larger opponent.

As a sub-affiliate school of Team Pedro Sauer Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Sonny Achille/Steel City Martial Arts (SCMA), Pittsburgh Martial Arts is aligned with the very best! The curriculum taught in this class mirrors what is taught daily at SCMA. We will have a SCMA/Pedro Sauer Black belt on site and teaching one evening per week.  This class is designed for students over the age thirteen (13) and above.

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Self-Defense (Gracie) Jiu-Jitsu

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Our self-defense (Gracie) Jiu-Jitsu program is based on the Combatives program that was designed by and taught at the Gracie academy. This program is designed to take the student from zero experience to self-defense ready against a non-trained street attacker in the shortest amount of time using principles of leverage and weaknesses to defeat a larger opponent. It is designed for students age thirteen (13) and above with little or no experience. It is also a great introduction to the full Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program.

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NOTE: Although we are not a Gracie academy certified training center at this time, our instructor is listed as a blue belt under the Gracie academy and tested with scores high enough to enter the instructor certified program.

Women's Self-Defense

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In our Women's Self-Defense classes, you will learn real life ways to protect yourself and your family in a wide variety of self-defense situations.  You will build your confidence, have a great time and burn calories. 

Our women's self-defense program does not require physical fitness, flexibility or strength. You will use leverage based techniques to neutralize the larger, stronger attacker.  This program is open to teens 13 and up as well as adults.

We have a core group of passionate and hard-working women who are committed to helping other women learn these life-saving skills in a caring and supportive environment.

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Kid's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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STARTS week of 9/11/17. More info to come!