We had an awesome launch with our kickboxing class! Come check out this new program with Jarrett McBride. Kickboxing is essential for those looking to enter the Roch NY MMA arena. It’s also a fun way to get in super amazing shape.
We've had a number of promotions happen in our adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program this summer! Brennan Strimple was promoted to purple belt, Chris Smith was promoted to 4th stripe Blue Belt, and Leigh Strimple was promoted to Blue Belt. Many of our newer students also earned their first or second stripes on their white belts.
We are happy to finally be able to offer Yoga!
Vic Williams has been working on getting his certification through Midtown and completed his teacher training course in April. We feel that Yoga goes hand in hand with the martial arts. Many of the core principals are incredibly similar, such as using whole body strength and dexterity, maintaining focus, and working balance. Martial artists can truly benefit from working Yoga into their training.
However, you don't need to be a martial artist to benefit from Yoga. Life is hectic! Work, bills, family, and other obligations can take their toll. Yoga gives you a much needed break from all that. One of the biggest differences I've personally noticed with Yoga compared to other workouts is the way I feel afterwards. After a tough martial arts workout or a long run I tend to feel worn out. Mentally and physically I feel ready to crash! Yet after a Yoga workout I feel refreshed and energized. I know I'm still working, my muscles still feel like they worked pretty hard, but I feel invigorated and ready for more action anyways.
We have both morning and evening classes! I encourage both martial artists and people just looking for an alternative workout to check out a class.
The Dojo will be closed December 24th - 26th, but will reopen Saturday the 27th.
We will also be closed December 31st - January 2nd, classes will resume on Saturday, January 3rd.
Some instructors might be holding small classes while the dojo is closed, if you want extra training ask your specific instructors.
Have a happy Holiday!!!!
We feel that fitness and the martial arts go very well together. So we are very excited to launch the Rochester Phoenix Martial Arts fitness program, starting in December! We are going to be offering three fitness programs.
Zumba is a fun and energetic workout! We are offering a free class this Saturday, December 6th at 9:00 AM for anyone to come try. This class is running at the same time as our kids karate class, so parents feel free to bring your kids as well!
Check out the Zumba page for more information, or call / text us if you have any questions!
This is a fitness class designed for grapplers, however, anyone will benefit from the workout. Work the core muscle groups needed to have a solid ground game. This will also help improve your endurance, so you can end your rolling strong.
Grappling Bootcamp will be on Tuesdays 8:00 - 8:30 PM - Right after BJJ!!
Anyone who has ever gone more than a few rounds doing stand up sparring knows how tiring it can be. Striking Bootcamp works on developing the cardio and muscles needed for sparring. While this is designed for martial artists, again, it will benefit anyone.
Striking Bootcamp will be on Saturdays 12:30 - 1:00.
Members are encouraged to attend these classes at no extra cost. If you are only looking for Zumba, we will have a separate membership for it.
Call and / or text us for information: 585-354-8946
For the past few months Brennan and I have been playing the role of construction workers more than martial arts students. We are thrilled to finally put our hardhats away and tie our belts back on! It has been a long journey to get here, and we have overcome burst water pipes, exploding toilets, stacks upon stacks of carpeting, and the exciting world of Certificate of Occupancy inspections. We've also learned a lot. I now know how to tile floors, build walls, and the difference between an impact driver and a drill! :) :D
I want to thank everyone for their support through this process! We could never have done it without the help and encouragement from our fellow training partners, friends, and family.
Classes have finally started! All our active martial arts programs are accepting new students. Karate, Aikido, Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu are steadily growing. We are also working with some truly awesome kids in our Karate, Aikido, BJJ, and Sword Kids Programs.
Here are some pictures of our progress. The dojo still isn't exactly where we want it to be, but each day we get a little closer to our final vision for Rochester Phoenix Martial Arts.
When Sensei Leigh and Sensei Brennan aren't training, we're keeping you updated on the happenings here at Rochester Phoenix Martial Arts!