The Friendliest Academy in Town!
Official Roger Gracie Affliated BJJ Academy Open Again and Launches Beginners Course.
It's been a very long wait, and although we've all been keeping safe, it's time our mental and physical wellbeing gets some TLC. What better way to kick things off than by joining us on the mats, whether you're a beginner or intermediate, you are all welcome at RGA Henley.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport system that focusses on grappling, joint locks, chokes and especially ground-fighting. Its is a system of self-defence that was designed for the street, adapted by the Gracie family to focus on dominating your opponent on the ground. Whatever the size or weight of your opponent it will be used against them. BJJ provides amazing physical and mental benefits and is also a cardiovascular, breathing and resistance workout. The ultimate stress relief!
Paxton Gibbons is the Head Coach for both adults and juniors at RGA Henley and a black belt under 10 Time World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion Roger Gracie. Paxton's love of jiu-Jitsu and friendly nature extends throughout the club. He loves teaching and this is evident in how well his student's progress. Although he runs his academy in Henley on Thames, he is available for teaching and private lessons in London as well.
Paxton currently runs BJJ classes for Adult Beginners and Intermediate, as well as classes for Juniors and hopes to start Self-Defence classes tailored towards women soon.
Adult classes are currently being held on Tuesday and Thursday from 7pm -.9.30pm, with the emphasis on beginners in the first hour. On Saturdays we have an Open Mat session from 10 -11am.
The Junior classes for ages 8-12 years old are on Wednesdays 6.15-7pm, 10-13 years old on Tuesdays from 6.15 -7pm and Teen Classes (14-17 years old) on Thursdays 6.15 -7pm.
BJJ is an amazing sport for children to learn as it teaches them discipline as well as giving them confidence as they learn how to defend themselves. Unlike many martial arts, BJJ requires contact from the very beginning getting the children used to controlling their bodies and teaching them to think quickly in tricky situations. Its the ultimate workout for both their bodies and their minds!
See you on the mats!