The Wednesday evening wrestling class will be discontinued as of December 1st of this year. This is partly due to our long time student and primary instructor Tony Riello retiring from grappling due to longstanding injuries. Another consideration is that this class was originally implemented to supplement our Jiu-jitsu program with takedown offense and defense back in 2010. But, since our affiliation with Demian Maia in early 2011, and transition to his style of Jiu-jitsu (which incorporates wrestling strategies beautifully) the need for a separate class in this area is somewhat diminished. The Wednesday evening Muay Thai and Jiu-jitsu classes will be adjusted to 5:45 PM and 7:00 PM respectively, matching the Monday night schedule.
Also effective December, we will discontinue our HSD/ Hybrid Self-Defense classes. This is due to a lack of attendance in these classes, and the sense that most people with an interest in self-defense training prefer to do short term clinics rather than continuous training. The self-defense strategies covered in HSD will be incorporated into our Karate and Jiu-jitsu classes more going forward. We will be exploring other options to offer in the time slots opened up by this change but, for now, that time will be available to students as additional open mat training.
Please direct any questions or class suggestions to Senseis Connie and Mark at your convenience.