Self Defense, Fitness & Competition

Here at Cortez Full Circle, we pride ourselves on our award-winning training and techniques. Our training provides tools that enable you to learn and apply skills that will help you realize not only what you are capable of but it will also give you a sense of pride knowing what you have accomplished. Fear is also reduced from knowing there are skills to draw upon to defend yourself when attacked. Of course, getting Fit and Active is always a great additional benefit. Check out our Programs and let us help you find the program that is best for you! * Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – Self defense art of grappling and submission. * Muay Thai – Thai boxing, a mixture of boxing along with kicks, elbows, knees and clinch. * Wrestling - Grappling sport/competition involving takedowns and pinning an opponent to the floor. * MMA - Mixed Martial Arts. Blending different martial arts skills together.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu revolves around the concept, taken from traditional Japanese JuJutsu, that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger, heavier opponent by using leverage and weight distribution, taking the fight to the ground and using a number of holds and submissions to defeat them.

It is a system of one-on-one ground fighting, where the objective is to achieve a superior position for joint locks, chokes and strikes. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training can be used for sport grappling and SELF DEFENSE situations. Sparring, commonly referred to as “rolling” within the Jiu-Jitsu community, and live drilling play a major role in training and the practitioner’s development. Jiu-Jitsu can also be used as a method of promoting physical fitness, building character, and as a way of life.

Jiu-jitsu began it’s evolution from the old and limited Japanese art of Ju Jutsu into a far more efficient and complete fighting system. Today, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is being spread worldwide thanks to Carlos Gracie Sr teaching his brothers, sons and grandsons. Professor Jason has blended his art of Kenpo JuJitsu which includes small circle ju jitsu, joint manipulation and pressure points with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. By doing this he has created his own blend and style of teaching which he calls The Full Circle Method otherwise known as Fulcrum, Lever and Base.

The Full Circle Method is what makes our teaching stand apart from from other academies. In addition to Traditional GI Training, we also offer No GI Training every Wednesday Evening for Kids and Adults and on Saturday Mornings for Adults again. Please check out our schedule page to see the times and days available for Kids Classes Ages (5-8), Youth Classes (ages 9-13) and Adult Classes.

Muay Thai

Muay Thai, which translates to “Thai Boxing” is the national sport of Thailand. Thai boxing “the art of eight limbs” is a mixture of strikes utilizing fists, kicks with shins, elbows, knees and clinch which makes 8 points of contact. Muay Thai is a combat sport that incorporates stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques.

Other than variations of punches as seen in western boxing (jabs, crosses, hooks, uppercuts), kicks, elbows and knee strikes are used in Muay Thai. Clinching, sweeps and throws are also used strategically in modern Muay Thai to make it an all-rounded combat art.  Due to the 8-point contact, the sport has proven to be one of the most effective stand-up striking arts and practiced by many mixed martial artists. Muay Thai became widespread internationally in the late 20th to 21st century when Western practitioners from Thailand began competing in kickboxing and events such as the UFC, K1 and Pride.

Our Students. Adults and Children, are taught how to utilize Muay Thai in self defense and competition. Muay Thai instruction is offered to children age 4 & up and to all adults. Please check our schedule to see what times and days are available for Kids (ages 4-6), Kids (ages 7-11), Youth (ages 12-14) and Adults.

Youth Wrestling

We are a USA Wrestling Academy. Wrestling is a sport of physical engagement between two unarmed persons. Each wrestler strives to obtain a position of advantage over their opponent. Wrestling involves different grappling-type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds.

The majority of UFC and professional MMA fighters have a strong wrestling background. At Cortez Full Circle Martial Arts, we feel that the best way to ensure that you are not a victim of violence is by learning self-defense. Wrestling is one of the most important skill-sets required in combat sports today because it has the ability to control where the battle goes. Knowing how to wrestle could very easily help anyone in a situation of self-defense. Along with the physical benefits of wrestling, it has the ability to teach young athletes personal responsibility. What you put in is what you get out of the sport. It also develops respect and leadership skills. We are proud and excited to add the Sport of Wrestling to our other Programs here at Cortez Full Circle Martial Arts. 2023….the Journey in Wrestling begins.

MMA = Mixed Martial Arts

This program instructs our students how to combine the different arts together to utilize them for competition or self defense. This program is only available to students who are taking another program here.