We track your progress every step of the way. Knowing how many classes you have attended and when you are ready for a promotion.
We've got a team of highly professional instructors with 40+ years experience. The quality and skill of our instructors sets us apart from all other martial arts schools.
Martial arts can help with mental illness symptoms by redirecting aggression, teaching confidence, and helping an individual set boundaries.
Increases flexibility and overall strength
Helps with overall stability and balance
Great source of cardiovascular exercise
Defend yourself in case an emergency happens
Gain knowledge, learn hundreds of techniques
Learn a potentially life saving skill
Learn how to overcome challenges
Gain a deeper connection to your own body
Improve problem solving and critical thinking
Increased self confidence, discipline and focus
Jiu-Jitsu is a form of ground fighting unlike any other martial art. It encompasses grappling, judo, wrestling and submission techniques. Students use position, leverage and technique to dominate control and execute submissions.
You DON’T need to be in shape to do Kickboxing or Jiu-Jitsu. Just start going and you will get in better shape. You will be starting your new, healthy lifestyle and in the long run you will be glad that you started earlier rather than later.
The best thing to wear to a first class is a tight shirt and shorts. A mouthpiece is also recommended and although it’s not required, it is recommended that guys wear an athletic support. Make sure to bring a water bottle. Staying hydrated is very important.
The gi forces people to rely less on their physical attributes or sweat and more on their technique. It is also believed that the gi simulates most of the self-defense situations a student is likely to encounter, because most people wear clothes.
Our family has been taking classes at Defendu for 2 years and we love it. My wife and I do Kickboxing and our son (now 10) does Jiu-Jitsu. It's a very welcoming environment with a really skilled team of coaches.
I visited here and couldn't have been happier with the people and the level of training. I am excited that Taos now has a great place to train BJJ.