Flexibility is important. Whether you are using our yoga class as your intro in fitness or you are using yoga as the last piece of the puzzle to make you a well-rounded athlete, our class has something for you!
We are still trying to find the perfect home for yoga on our schedule, so be sure to check the facebook group for updates. For the month of September you can join the class on Wednesdays at 5:30pm and Thursdays at 6pm. If you have a yoga mat please bring it, if not, we have a mat you can borrow for your first class.
This class is appropriate for adults of all skill and fitness levels. It’s all about working to the best of your own personal ability and making a stronger, healthier you. The flexibility will come with time, no need to start with it!
We are in the process of creating a handbook for members of the academy. We would like to feature the art from some of our students. We are are looking for all levels of art. Kids and adults, get out those pencils, crayons, brushes or charcoals and let’s see what you can come up with! We will give a t-shirt to everyone that gets put into the book and credit you by name. Likely selections will include lions, people in a gi, people doing martial arts, the zenith logo or the words Clarion MMA. If you happen to be a great illustrator let Leo know, there is also a larger project you may be able to help with.
Back to School
It’s that time of year already! Time to get new backpacks, the best new calculators and laptops, and a fresh new wardrobe for that first day of school. With our new partnership with Hayabusa, you can get yourself or your child looking slick going down the hall with a cool shirt like the Hayabusa Glory Title T-Shirt! All you need to do is click here and scroll to the bottom, selecting the “find your gym” option. If you register under Clarion MMA your order will be 15% off and include free shipping to the academy!
For some members our rates will increase slightly starting this month. If you are currently set up for autopay or are paying for privates, none of this affects you; I appreciate your consistency and want to reward it by grandfathering you in at your current discount.
If you are paying at the academy every month now but want to keep your current rate all you need to do is enroll in autopay this month and you will be locked in at our current rates: $25 per month for once a week, $35 for twice a week, or $45 for unlimited classes. All you need to do is provide a card that will be automatically charged each month. Please note, if you pause your autopay, you will be subject to the current rates when you reactivate.
Otherwise, here are the rates starting in September (still crazy low, just a little higher than before!):
One group class per week – $30 per month
Two group classes per week – $40 per month
Unlimited group classes – $50 per month
Private class, one hour, Junior Instructor – $15 each or 5 for $60
Private class, one hour, with Leo – $25 each or 5 for $100
Competitor Package – 12 private classes per month, unlimited group classes and a custom training schedule – $200 per month. (Only available with autopay, $100 due on the 1st and the 15th of each month.)
October 21st Jiu-Jitsu Tournament
October 21st is the date for our next Jiu-Jitsu tournament as a team. This event will be the 11th annual Western Pennsylvania State Grappling Championships at the Baldwin High School in Pittsburgh. This event will have both gi and no-gi divisions.
You can pre-register to compete in both divisions for $75. If you wish to only compete in one of the divisions then the cost is $55. At the door fees for adult divisions are cash only, and are $85 for both divisions, and $65 separately. Kids must register by Tuesday, October 17th in order to compete. You may bring friends or family to cheer you on during the tournament and they can purchase a spectators ticket for $10 at the door, with cash only.
More information on this event can be found here.
Have you ever wondered what the other classes that are offered at Clarion MMA are? We’ve probably got a lot more going on here than you first thought! Many students here study only one martial art during their training every week. There are some though, who come to different classes during the week so they can maximize their training and become a more well-rounded martial artist. Listed below is a breakdown of all of the classes that are offered here and how they tie in to each other. Hopefully this information will spark your curiosity and get you excited to explore what else Clarion MMA can offer to you!
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: A martial art with real and dependable techniques based on grappling and submissions. This art has real life applications and is extremely practical with proven results in actual self defense and in the sport of MMA. Offered to youth and adults.
Judo: A martial art based on technique and leverage by utilizing your opponents momentum against them and taking them to the ground by the use of throws and trips. Judo is also extremely practical and has proven success in self defense and MMA. It is a perfect compliment to Jiu-Jitsu in that it gives you many avenues to take your opponent down and control them, so that you may use your Jiu-Jitsu to then set up a submission finish. Offered to youth and adults.
MMA 101: This is a class geared for those who are interested in competing in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. This class combines all aspects of martial arts through striking, grappling, takedowns, and submissions. This class is a perfect transitioning point for those who have been training in Kickboxing, Karate, Jiu-Jitsu, and/or Judo to get a chance to put it all together and learn how compete in the octagon! So whether you want to become a fighter, or just learn how to train like one, then this class is for you!
Karate: This is a traditional martial art utilizing strikes to incapacitate the opponent and safely get out of harm’s way. This art focuses on punches and kicks and specializes in self-discipline and respect through the use of katas and fundamental movements. Great for those interested in jumping into the world of the striking arts! Offered to adults and youth.
Kickboxing: This is a class with a focus on the sport competition side of striking, utilizing punches, kicks, elbows, and knees. This class can be practiced at any level of skill, whether you’re prepping for your next cage fight or looking for a great cardio workout, we have something for you to work on!
Yoga: This class is a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline that focuses on breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures. This art is widely practiced for health and relaxation. Your martial arts skills can be greatly enhanced through the practice of Yoga, as it will increase flexibility, self-control, and mobility of your body. Heavily recommended for all of our students!
Jiu-Jitsu Open Mat: This is by far one of our most popular classes of the week. Open Mat is a time where students can come in and freely work on whatever they want with other students on the mat for a full hour. Whether you want to get in a couple rounds of rolling, hit the bag, do some sparring, or lift some weights, there’s guaranteed to be someone here for you to work with!
Friday, October 13th we will be hosting a pot luck, game night, and movie night here at the academy! Any member of the academy is more than welcome to attend and bring along friends and family! It’s encouraged that you bring something good to eat that can be shared with everyone, whether it’s your favorite recipe that you would like to cook, or something as simple as a bag of chips, or a pizza from Dominos. Though, it is not required for you to bring something, just come out and see everyone for a fun evening of games and movies! Events like these are part of what makes everyone at Clarion MMA such a close-knit community. It’s a great time for us to step away from training for a moment and socialize with each other. Hope to see everyone there!