July 27th – 31st • Ages 7-15
• BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU
• MAGIC SHOW
MARTiAL YOU is at it again! This year we are proudly working together with Team Irish MMA and Gracie Barra Bangor to create an exciting martial arts camp that includes aspects of Taekwondo, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Yoga, all in one camp! And prepare to be dazzled by magic on day three when a special guest stops by to perform the art of illusion! Only 30 spots available, reserve yours today!
Download the Camp Registration Packet, read it carefully, fill out the forms, and bring them to 34 Abbot Street in Brewer.
Martial Arts Camp 2015 is a unique opportunity offered through Team Irish MMA in collaboration with Gracie Barra Bangor, and MARTiAL YOU, three local organizations passionate about the health and well-being of today’s youth. It combines the efforts of top notch instructors trained in Taekwondo, Boxing, Jiu-Jitsu, and Yoga in order to introduce youth, ages 7 – 15, to different aspects of martial arts and to provide a challenging yet fun and educational experience.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Each day from 8:30am to 12:30pm participants will be immersed into a world of martial arts, including the kicking style of Olympic TAEKWONDO, the punching style of modern BOXING, and the ground defense of Brazilian JIU-JITSU in order to provide a well-rounded experience. Training will wind down with YOGA at the end of the day just before departing.
Taekwondo – From Korea: Meaning "The way of the hand and foot", is a modern martial art that is characterized by its fast, high and spinning kicks. It combines combat techniques, self-defense, sport, exercise, and in some cases meditation and philosophy. In 1989, Taekwondo was the world's most popular martial art in terms of number of practitioners. Gyeorugi, a type of sparring, has been an Olympic event since 2000. On your left you can see a picture showing a competitor in blue scoring points with an axe kick technique. Participants will be introduced to many of the basic elements of this art such as etiquette, traditional blocks, strikes, movements, breaking and Olympic style sparring.
Boxing – Often called "the manly art of self-defense," is a sport in which two competitors try to hit each other with their glove-encased fists while trying to avoid each other's blows. Today, the skills derived from boxing are essential self-defense tools for everyone to have. Participants will be introduced to the basic movements, punches and defenses associated with boxing. The picture to the right from the U.S Navy Imagery collection shows that boxing is not just a manly art of self-defense anymore.en called "the manly art of self-defense," is a sport in which two competitors try to hit each other with their glove-encased fists while trying to avoid each other's blows. Today, the skills derived from boxing are essential self-defense tools for everyone to have. Participants will be introduced to the basic movements, punches and defenses associated with boxing. The picture to the right from the U.S Navy Imagery collection shows that boxing is not just a manly art of self-defense anymore.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and a self-defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. The art was derived from the Japanese martial art of Kodokan judo (which itself is derived from Japanese Jujutsu) in the early 20th century. It teaches that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique. Shown to the left is a picture of Royce Gracie, one of the pioneers of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, demonstrating technique.
Yoga - Which originated in ancient India, has become a popular system of physical exercise across the Western world. The physical postures of yoga are used to alleviate health problems, reduce stress and increase flexibility. Yoga will conclude the daily activities in order to promote flexibility and to help participants wind down before the leadership workshop.
WHAT TO BRING
Home of Professional MMA Fighter and UFC veteran Marcus "The Irish Hand Grenade" as well as several MMA champions, rising stars, and people who just want to get in shape while learning self defense.
We welcome students of all abilities who wish to train in mixed martial arts. If you want to be a competitive fighter, learn effective self defense techniques, or achieve your personal fitness goals, we have a program for you. Come in and check us out or contact us for more information. Our first class is always free!
Eduardo Benjamin is the head instructor of Gracie Barra Bangor Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The benefits of Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are far reaching and will touch every aspect of your life. GB BJJ is for anyone who wants to learn how to defend him or herself in combat.
What most people don’t know is that GB BJJ will also allow you to apply those same principles to fighting the daily battles of life, like weight loss, stress, relationship issues, and self-confidence. You will learn how to think through problems more constructively than before, on and off the mats.