Programs - Monsters Training Center offers multiple programs geared towards any and all interests from Self Defense to Body Building and everything in between. If you dont see it below it doesnt mean we dont offer it. Give us a call or stop by and see what sets the standards in Training and Combat Sports.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - Beginning with the first Ultimate Fighting Championships in 1993, martial artists of all different styles, backgrounds, and weight classes were able to pit their skills against each other in the ring. It was a rude awakening for many. A horde of martial artists who considered themselves invincible were soon tapping out. These events finally answered the question being asked by martial artists for decades – Which martial arts work the best? Answer: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Since then, the martial arts have evolved more in the last 10 years than they have in over 250 years prior to 1993. Jiu-Jitsu was originally developed in India, but wasn't popular until it was brought to Japan in the late 17th century. It was an art of self-defense that included joint locks, throws, chokes, and other grappling manipulations used to force their opponent to submit. The greatest aspect of Jiu-Jitsu is that it relies on technique and leverage rather than strength.
In the early 1900's, many Japanese migrated to Rio De Jineiro. One of them taught his art to a Brazilian and his sons (the Gracie Family). The Brazilians were eager to learn to help them win their "No Holds Barred" matches which were popular in Rio. The Brazilian fighters found that Jiu-Jitsu gave them the technical abilities to win these matches. That, and the fact that the Gracie family was smaller in stature. As the years went on, the Brazilians began modifying the art and ridding it of any impractical techniques. The unbeatable art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was born.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, also known as BJJ, is especially efficient and works well for everyone, regardless of power or strength, making Jiu-Jitsu the ideal self-defense for smaller, older or less physical people.
It is a fact that 90% of all fights go to a "clinch" where two people are grabbing each other and that 80% end up on the ground either by accident or by design! Obviously, Jiu-Jitsu needs to be learned in order to defend yourself properly.
Every BJJ class includes dynamic and fun exercises that will boost your metabolism, help you build strength and endurance, gain flexibility and shoot your cardio through the roof! Because the core controls many of the movements in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, core exercises are a big part of every class. Yoga poses are also incorporated into every martial arts class we teach at our school to increase flexibility, improve breathing, decrease stress and prevent injuries !
Little Monsters - The martial arts provide a great athletic outlet and will help your child use his or her excess energy constructively, making him or her more calm while at home or in school. The class teaches your child basic brazilian jiu-jitsu, and various offensive and defensive maneuvers. skill oriented games keep the class fun and exciting for kids. Interwoven into the training is the development of self discipline and self confidence that leads children to success. By enrolling your child in this program, you'll be helping your child prepare for the challenges they'll face for the rest of their lives.
The children will be taught our student creed which enforces that: I intend to develop myself in a positive manner and avoid anything that would impair my mental growth or physical health. I intend to develop self discipline in order to bring out the best in myself and others. I intend to use the skills I learn in class constructively and defensively, to help myself and my fellow man, and never to be abusive or offensive.
Muay Thai - Muay Thai is known as "the art of eight limbs." This is because the art utilizes one's hands, elbows, knees and feet in devastating fashion. The national sport of Thailand, it's popularity has spread throughout the world after proving itself in the ring time and time again. Muay Thai is commonly seen in events such as The K-1 Fighting championships. But for centuries the art of Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) has been the most effective stand-up combat art in the world and its fighters unrivaled in the ring. Hundreds of thousands of fans can attest to the power and fury a Thai Boxer can unleash on his or her opponent.
Monsters Training Center goes beyond the mental and physical conditioning of training and deliver a look at Thai culture. The importance of understanding the heritage and philosophy is equally as important as developing well rounded fighting skills. It is fascinating. During your training, your seasoned instructor will not only explain the technical aspects of Muay Thai movements, but also the theories behind the application and fight strategy.
In this class, you will also learn the best of boxing including footwork, lightning fast punch combinations, slipping or evading punches and special tactics. Western style boxing is truly a martial art. That is why it will forever be known as "the sweet science".
As a beginner, you will punch and kick pads and bags like there is no tomorrow. It is an awesome workout! Muay Thai is perfect for men and women looking for reliable and practical self-defense with superior cardio conditioning.
Muay Thai takes the best aspects of workouts used by some of the world's most finely conditioned athletes, fighters. It combines them into a fitness program that is safe for the mainstream exercise devotee. In other words, with Muay Thai Boxing, you train like a fighter in everything but full contact sparring (unless competition is your goal as well).
Muay Thai Boxing is definitely challenging. It works most of the human body's physiological systems. The musculoskeletal system becomes stronger through specialized resistance exercises and specific equipment drills. The cardio respiratory and vascular systems become more efficient through workouts that are more than 60% anaerobic. The central nervous system is trained to respond faster and more efficiently to punching combination drills.
Intensity is the trademark of a Muay Thai Boxing workout. As indicated above, it is more than 60% anaerobic. Many of the drills are made up of two or three minute rounds, with one minute recovery periods. You push through your current lactate threshold and improve it during the round, or anaerobic interval, by working at 85-90% of your maximum heart rate. During the one minute rest period, you learn to more efficiently recover your oxygen debt while simultaneously stretching and reviewing proper technique.
Strength gain is a natural byproduct of the Muay Thai Boxing workout. Fighters work with weights, specialized boxing equipment and plyometric devices in a manner that maximizes calorie burn to increase lean muscle mass. The fighter focuses on improving speed, strength, explosiveness and lactate threshold management while simultaneously keeping body fat at minimal levels.
Remaining injury free while improving total body fitness is one of the major benefits of a fighters program. As a cross training alternative, it provides a break in routine and adds variety to your overall training program. It distributes the load of training across various body parts. Mental toughness comes from learning to cope with the demands of a challenging workout. The more you work through a series of rounds that push you into your anaerobic zone, the better you will deal with intense endurance training or other demanding exercise routines.
Yoga poses are also incorporated into every martial arts class we teach at our facility to increase flexibility, improve breathing, decrease stress and prevent injuries.
Everyone involved in Mixed Martial Arts knows how important it is to be skilled in Muay Thai to get an edge on their opponent. There has been a constant evolution in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts and it is a fact that you will not be successful without the simplistic, yet effective techniques of Muay Thai. Here at the Monsters Training Center, we teach modified Muay Thai for MMA competitors as well.
In the ring and on the street, Muay Thai is notorious for it's crippling leg kicks, razor sharp elbows, and explosive knee strikes. Sounds pretty scary, but the fact that it can all be practice safely is the best part about the art of Muay Thai!
Mixed Martial Arts - Our Mixed Martial Arts Program allows you to come to all Muay Thai Kickboxing classes, all Jiu-Jitsu classes, all Submission Grappling classes and MMA classes.
Our MMA curriculum consists of a hybrid form of martial arts, which utilizes Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Submission Grappling, Russian Sambo, Freestyle and Greco Roman Wrestling, Muay Thai Kickboxing and Boxing, the proper way to strike from the ground as well as the most effective techniques from other styles of fighting. For "No rules" scenarios, we have to be adept at everything. There are 4 major ranges of fighting, Punching, Kicking, Clinching and Ground work. Our MMA program covers every range and every possible scenario from each.
The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Wrestling and Muay Thai Kickboxing all compliment each other perfectly to create this well rounded art and program. The program is best for "no rules" competition because of the no-nonsense style employed and because it is effective and proven to work! Monsters Training Center's Fighters are a testament to strength of the curriculum through their wins inside the cage and in the ring. Monsters Training Center has produced champions at the highest levels of the sport.
MMA is the evolution and revolution of the modern martial arts. MMA employs a wide range of striking and grappling tactics. Eighty percent of all altercations end up in "the clinch" or on the ground. This is where our Jiu-Jitsu technique is necessary. Or, if we decide to impose our will and stay on our feet, we can end the fight in seconds by delivering thunderous Muay Thai knees, razor sharp elbow strikes, crippling kicks and knock out power punches.
Because the foundation of MMA is a combination of striking and grappling, students who enroll in our MMA program are also encouraged to take all Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes, which are important as they form the foundation for MMA. Yoga poses are also incorporated into every martial arts class we teach at our schools to increase flexibility, improve breathing, decrease stress and prevent injuries.
Boot Camp - Bring it Bootcamp is the class to join if you want to have fun, join an amazing fitness family and burn fat all at the same. Owner and founder Bryan Ballart designed Bring it Bootcamp with the intention to make it into a a safe house from all the boring gym routines and bland aerobics classes. Since his workout needs are different, being a triathlete, he designed a system that will not only work your cardiac system but all the muscle groups as well. His training style includes fast pace moving, plyometrics and body weight exercises. There are no fitness goals that Bring It Bootcamp will not help you achieve! All the results achieved by the Bring it Bootcamp family are absolutely phenomenal. Whether you are seeking weight loss, stress reduction, muscular development or just overall health, Bring it Bootcamp is the program for you
Shoot Fighing - Shoot fighting's use as a synonym for mixed martial arts had its genesis in the 1970s, when Karl Gotch taught a group of Japanese professional wrestlers catch wrestling techniques, called "hooking" or "shooting". In 1976, one of these pro-wrestlers, Antonio Inoki, hosted a series of mixed martial arts matches. This led to an increased interest in real and effective technique, and eventually led to the creation of shoot wrestling, with some shoot-style professional wrestling organizations hosting legitimate mixed martial arts bouts, called "shoots". In the 1990s the interest grew, and certain shoot-style organizations like Pancrase evolved into pure "shoot" organizations. The term "shoot fighting" was frequently used to describe these events and styles.
The word "shoot fighting" was however coined by Bart Vale, an American with a background in wrestling. He was the JapaneseProfessional Wrestling Fujiwara Gumi (PWFG, a Japanese shoot-style professional wrestling organization) champion for close to threeyears. Upon moving back to America, Bart Vale used the term "shootfighting" to describe his own hybrid fighting system, which was a combination of the shoot wrestling techniques he had learned in Japan, and his experience in American karate and kickboxing. He also founded the International Shootfighting Association to promote shootfighting as a combat sport. Now Suleiman "HARDCORE" Yousef has taken his 15+ years of experience in combat sports and combined his training inShoot Fighting under Master Bart Vale and Noel Castillo and incorporated Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo to maximize the benefit of training under the Shoot Fighting regiment giving you the ultimate advantage over your opponents.
H.I.T Squad - The fundamental principles of High Intensity Training (HIT) are that exercise should be brief, infrequent, and intense. Exercises are performed with a high level of effort, or intensity, where it is thought that it will stimulate the body to produce an increase in muscular strength and size. Advocates of HIT believe that this method is superior for strength and size building than most other methods which, for example, may stress lower weights with larger volume (sets x reps).
As strength increases, HIT techniques will have the weight/resistance increased progressively where it is thought that it will provide the muscles with adequate overload to stimulate further improvements. There is an inverse relationship between how intensely and how long one can exercise. As a result, high intensity workouts are generally kept brief. After a High Intensity workout, as with any workout, the body requires time to recover and produce the responses stimulated during the workout, so there is more emphasis on rest and recovery in the HIT philosophy than in most other weight training methods. In any workout, not just HIT, training schedules should allow adequate time between workouts for recovery (and adaptation).
While many typical HIT programs comprise a single-set per exercise, tri-weekly, full-body workout, many variations exist in specific recommendations of set and exercise number, workout routines, volume and frequency of training. The common thread is an emphasis on a high level of effort, relatively brief and infrequent (i.e. not daily) training, and the cadence of a lift, which will be very slow compared to a non-HIT weight training routine.
Most HIT advocates stress the use of controlled lifting speeds and strict form, with special attention paid to avoiding any bouncing, jerking, or yanking of the weight or machine movement arm during exercise. Variations of HIT will vary in advice from lifting the weights smoothly but at a natural pace, others will time the lift, peak hold and descent. In extreme cases, it may take up to 30 seconds to complete a single repetition. While high intensity training is strongly associated with multiple exercise equipment, advocates vary in their equipment recommendations.
Also emphasized when near exhaustion, doing static holds for periods of time, and negative reps (lowering the weight) are all methods to further exhaust the muscle or muscles exercised. This will stimulate further growth and strength because muscles are weakest in positive/contracting movements (sometimes referred to as first stage failure of a muscle). Although you may not be able to lift a weight for another rep you will almost certainly be able to hold it statically for a further period (second stage of failure) and finally lower a weight at a slow controlled speed (third stage of failure). Until all three (lifting, holding and lowering) parts of an exercise can no longer be completed in a controlled manner a muscle cannot be considered thoroughly exhausted/exercised.
Aerobic exercise In addition to weight training, an overall exercise program may include elements of aerobic (cardio) and anaerobic training. Aerobic training is what you will recognize as treadmill jogging or walking, cycling or swimming at a low to moderate pace up to a point at which you can still carry on a conversation, even if you are breathing a little heavy. You should be able to keep this up for 30 minutes or more. Low to moderate intensity aerobic exercise is at a heart rate of approximately 50 to 70% of your maximum heart rate. At this intensity, and with reasonable fitness, you should be able to supply the exercising muscles with sufficient oxygen to keep them contracting and performing for some time. Aerobic means "with oxygen."
Anaerobic exercise In contrast, anaerobic exercise is at an intensity at which your muscles' requirements for oxygen exceed the amount you can supply by breathing and via your blood supply. At this exercise intensity, you will stop sooner rather than later because the muscles will fail to function. At this level of intensity, your heart rate may be at 90 to 100% of your maximum heart rate. This is clearly high-intensity exercise. Weight training for strength with heavy loads is usually anaerobic exercise for short bursts of effort.
D-Fined Fitness - is a variety of workouts that stem from bodyweight to actual weight, from strength and conditioning, to stamina and endurance, from explosion to plyometrics, and more. D-Fined Fitness promotes a healthy and active lifestyle. Its fit for all, who are looking to be fit. Owner and instructor Dee Caceres challenges his students in an unorthodox way. For his daily routines may consist of various sports. Daily exercises can be those used in MMA, Basketball, Football, Boxing, etc. Dee understands that an athlete is well rounded and Fit for all situations. So come find the Fitness person in you, at D-fined Fitness. What do you have to lose but sweat, stress, and weight? Located at Monsters Training Center, home of D- Fined Fitness, where Monsters are Bred and D-Fined to their Best.
Parkour - (abbreviated PK) is a physical discipline which focuses on efficient movement around obstacles. Developed initially in France in the 1920's by their military, the main purpose of the discipline is to teach practitioners how to move through their environment by vaulting, rolling, running, climbing, and jumping.
Free running is a variation of parkour. It incorporates parkour as a baseline but focuses more on self expression, innovation and creativity through more acrobatic movements, opposed to the speed and efficiency.
In our Parkour and Freerunning program we'll teach our students the Fundamental basics of Parkour and Freerunning so that they can train and progress through their skills training safely. This will include break falls, landing properly, rolling, precisions, vaults, cat leaps, underbars, and various other movements. Once the fundamental basics have been mastered we will progress our students through more advanced movements.