Carlson Gracie Winter Haven Offers Classes Seven Days A Week For All Age Levels
By Allison Williams
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Carlson Gracie is a local Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu center located right in Winter Haven. They also have several local centers in nearby cities as well. Andrew Kinchen is Owner/Head Instructor of Carlson Gracie Winter Haven and Instructor at Carlson Gracie Lakeland. “We teach very traditional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, teaching students the skill of taking an opponent to the ground, controlling one’s opponent, gaining a dominant position, and using a number of techniques to force them into submission via joint locks or chokeholds,” Kinchen said. He added, “We are not a competition only school, we teach the hobbyist up through the world champion level competitor. BJJ helps students become more confident in their own bodies’ abilities. We also teach Striking (Kickboxing) as well as MMA (a combination of striking and grappling). The many varied instructors and students allow students of all abilities and experience to jump right in the first class to start learning useful techniques immediately. We offer a free week trial to anybody considering training to make sure they enjoy the classes and instruction before having to commit to a membership.
Carlson Gracie classes target all ages so if you are interested in trying it out, call today to set up your free week trial. Call (863) 210-8728 or to learn more, visit http://www.cgwinterhaven.com.
“Literally everyone can try it,” Kinchen said. “We have students from 4 to 60+. Our programs allow you to be as active as you are willing and able to be. With classes being offered seven days a week there’s always a class available to get in and burn some calories while learning an amazing martial art that will allow you to defend yourself.”
With the new year just beginning, now is the perfect time to get started, and the staff at Carlson Gracie can help you achieve your goals. It may seem intimidating if you don’t know where to begin, but Carlson Gracie can help alleviate these intimidations and help you find the right class. You do not need to get into ‘good’ shape before starting. Carlson Gracie can help you begin your fitness journey.
“A common push back to getting started is, ‘I want to get into better shape before I start,’ Kinchen said. “That couldn’t be further from the truth. We structure our classes so the warmup helps teach the basic movements that will allow you to quickly jump into class and learn all of the techniques that will help build confidence and strength. A typical session being measured through a fitness band or watch has shown users burning upwards of 1100 calories in a session.”
If one of your goals for the new year is to better your health and yourself, Carlson Gracie might be a great fit for you.
“Most New Year goals are about bettering yourself and sticking to commitment,” Kinchen said. “The easy part is everything that happens once you walk in the door. We have cultivated a motivated group of caring students who not only push themselves but push their teammates to accomplish any and all of their goals. Having the constant push from people who care about your growth makes it easy to come back class after class. A lot of people say that the schedule is the hardest part for their commitment. We offer classes seven days a week, ranging from 6:00 am to 6:30 pm.”
With Carlson Gracie offering classes every day of the week, there are plenty of options to choose from. “We also offer Striking, MMA, women’s only classes, as well as Homeschool specialized training. We are also one of four local academies that are in the area. We offer classes in Winter Haven, North Lakeland, South Lakeland and Plant City,” Kinchen said.
So what are you waiting for? Let NOW be the time to get started! Call (863) 210-8728 today!