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Let's create a Self Defense, MMA, & Fitness class!

Hello Professionals' Social,

Some of you may know that I take mixed martial arts (MMA) for fitness and fun. The story behind this is a few years ago I had taken a self defense course at the Real Self Defense Center and liked the learning atmosphere so much that I had a few friends do an intro MMA course with me. Since I know the owner, we specially created this class for my friends and I. During our time there, we not only learned self defense techniques, but we also learned and practiced Brazilian Jujitsu, kick-boxing, clinching and grappling, not to mention the numerous ab workouts (from laughing so hard). Calen is the instructor and owner of this studio for almost 20 years now and he is an awesome instructor. Unlike most MMA gyms, Calen strives to continuously tailor his teachings to a wide range of learners of different fitness and skill  levels, various ages (he teaches little kids, too), and he is highly entertaining when he teaches. 

I find that when I'm doing MMA, I get a huge energy boost and I am less prone to feeling sluggish even through long days at work. Therefore, I can't wait to get back into it, so I thought I should share this with those who want to work out but are not sure what to do.

Recently, I spoke to Calen about creating a new class for our Professionals' Social group where we could learn more about MMA and self defense, while having as much fun as I did before. Here's what we came up with:

What: A sampler class geared towards fitness, MMA, and self defense (practical street self defense)

When: Starting August 5th., 2014 for 6 weeks (twice per weeks; Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Where: Wise Warrior Gym 

Why: For fitness, knowledge and fun.

Price: $120 (so about $10/class)

*Since it is MMA, safety gear is required. Calen doesn't mind if you bring your own, as long as it is appropriate for what we are learning. I bought mine from Calen because it was only $60 for hand wraps, boxing gloves, shin pads and a mouth guard.

**Calen is very welcoming to people who want to observe his classes, so just give him a call to see when you can go watch what goes on in an MMA class.

For more info please visit http://wisewarriorgym.com/

I’m not sure how many people will be interested, but to keep our class as interactive as possible with more one-on-one time with our instructor, I would like to cap the class size at probably 10 people.

Let me know what you think,

Jenny


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  • Jenny

    Hello MMA team! Calen just called me to say sorry for the late notice but two of his coaches could not make it tonight. He apologized and asked for us to come in for a make-up class on Tuesday night instead. Hope all is well and have yourself a great evening. I will try my best to join you next Tuesday. =)

    September 11, 2014

    • Trish

      I can't make it Tuesday....have fun!

      September 11, 2014

  • Jenny

    Hi everybody,
    Sorry, I cannot make it to tonight's class, but will try for Tuesday's class next week. It's been a little chaotic the past few days.

    September 4, 2014

  • Jenny

    Hi everybody, Sorry, I cannot make it to class tonight. I am overloaded with work. Calen already knows. See you on Thursday, hopefully...

    Have a fun class! =)

    September 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    HI Jenny,

    Have a business meeting tonight. Cant make it tonight. see you next Tuesday.

    August 21, 2014

    • Jenny

      Got it, Wei! See you Tuesday.

      August 21, 2014

  • Jenny

    Friendly reminder: Class begins at 6 today. See you this evening.

    August 12, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Look forward it.

      August 12, 2014

  • Jenny

    Ladies and gentlemen,

    Just a reminder that tomorrow's class will begin at 7:30 rather than 6. However, all of the following classes will begin at 6, the regular time.

    See you tomorrow,

    Jenny

    August 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good work out, great fun See you guys tomorrow

    1 · August 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excited for the next class tomorrow!

    1 · August 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry for the late notice. I thought I could make it work with work but it doesn't look like that is going to happen. Have fun.

    August 5, 2014

    • Jenny

      Perhaps next time.

      August 6, 2014

  • Monica

    Hello Jenny!
    Sorry I can no longer go...just not around enough in Aug to commit to every week. Looking forward to the next event though!

    August 5, 2014

    • Jenny

      No problem. See you at our next Meetup.

      August 5, 2014

  • Rahul Y.

    Some urgent work has come up, won't be able to make it.

    August 5, 2014

    • Jenny

      Ok, thanks for letting me know.

      August 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward for tonight's class! Thanks for the warm welcome.

    1 · August 5, 2014

  • Jenny

    Hello Professionals' Social,

    Info for the first MMA class tomorrow:

    -The Wise Warrior Gym is located in an industrial area and there is parking directly in front of the gym (if you are early) or plenty of street parking.

    -For tomorrow's class, here are some suggestions for what to bring/wear: a cold bottle of water, hair tie (no hard plastic or metal, those can be dangerous) gym clothes (I would recommend wearing long, loose-fitting yoga pants/sweats, to protect your knees from burns when doing Brazilian Jujitsu, and a crew neck T-shirt, especially for the ladies).

    -The aforementioned MMA gear is not necessary on the first class and Calen will let you know when you will need it a head of time.

    Please don't hesitate to ask any questions, in regards to MMA, this is a very open and friendly environment.

    Let's go have some fun tomorrow,

    Jenny

    August 4, 2014

  • Rahul Y.

    So I have a question, is the first class - sample class or do we need to pay full amount ? I will like to try it first, if I like it I will join it.

    July 29, 2014

    • Jenny

      Hi Rahul, that is not a problem. Let me check when a good time to go check it out and I'll get back to you.

      July 30, 2014

    • Jenny

      Rahul, I spoke to Calen and he simply suggest that Tuesday be the trial day for everybody and if you like it you can join after the session. If it`s not for you, no big deal. =)

      July 31, 2014

  • Julie Z.

    Sorry, I cannot make it. I usually have badminton training on Tues.

    July 31, 2014

    • Jenny

      Perhaps in the Fall... =)

      July 31, 2014

  • Pooja

    Sorry - I have another commitment that runs almost every Tuesday from 5:30-9:00.

    July 25, 2014

    • Jenny

      Oh, that is too bad, because I know you'd enjoy this class.

      July 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    ... dang, that's the same date that I'll be giving Chuck Norris his "Tune-Up" lesson... ;)

    July 25, 2014

    • Jenny

      Oh, that's nice of you to show him how to maintain his vehicle. ;)

      July 27, 2014

  • Lloyd

    I'll see if I can squeeze this in, I work by the airport, its a long way to go after work...

    July 26, 2014

    • Jenny

      Yes, please let me know when.

      July 27, 2014

  • Eri

    I will be out of town until August 9...

    July 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hate to say it, but I will not return from Vancouver until August 9. However I am sure it will be another fun event! RSVP while you can people!

    1 · July 25, 2014

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