No! We have students of all ages, each with different goals in mind. Whether you are 16 or 56, our classes and programs are designed to provide results at any age and are enjoyed by both younger and older students.
No. Competition is encouraged for those who wish to do so but it is NOT a requirement. All members that would like to compete are required to pass our Fight Team Test.
No. You do not need to have practiced in any form of martial art to train at our academy.
On any given day you can expect to see people of various skill levels training together in class. We have a few beginners starting every month. As we all train together, our more advanced students are happy to share their knowledge and experience with those that are just starting. Regardless of your level, in each class we stress the basics necessary to build a solid foundation and grow in a healthy and productive manner.
Absolutely! All of our classes offer a fantastic workout that you cannot achieve through your typical gym routines. These classes involve your entire body and will develop and challenge your physical abilities. We have had many students who have combined healthy eating with our classes to lose great amounts of weight.
Submission Wrestling is often considered Brazilian Jiu-jitsu without the use of a Gi (a traditional martial arts uniform). Kaminari Dojo Mixed Martial Arts Academy teaches Submission Wrestling as a unique blend of Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Judo, and Shoot Wrestling.
So that everyone can get the most out of class, we ask that you show up about 15 minutes early to stretch. Each class begins with a warm-up and conditioning routine designed to prepare your body for the actual class and help reduce injuries. After the warming up, technical instruction begins.
How much technique is shown varies according to the instructor's goals for that particular class and to allow for more live light contact sparring or rolling. The live light contact sparring and rolling is the most essential part of every class. It allows students to practice the techniques they have learned against a resisting partner, break a sweat, and reap the rewards of a high intensity workout.
Pricing will depend on each individual's needs. For a full list of our membership options, please click here. The cost of each membership will be displayed once clicking on the "Join Now!" button.
To get started with your training, either give us a call or click here set up a free trial lesson. If you have already taken a trial lesson or have already done your research and have decided which membership suits you best, please refer to our Membership page here to join.
12. I don't live close to Grand Rapids, MI, but I want to come train occasionally. Is that possible?
We have several students that drive more than an hour one way to train with us. We ask that students commit to attending class at least once a week. If your schedule will not allow you to make it in once a week, our Online Academy is a great alternative. Members of our Online Academy that live out of the state of Michigan are welcome to train Kaminari Dojo when they are in town. Click here for more information.
Yes! You are invited to join our Online Academy. Click here for more information.