American Eagle MMA & Kettlebells is proud to announce new classes for the 2013 year. Starting NOW – We have added new Children’s MMA Classes on Tuesday and Thursday at 4:30 and 5:00pm. These new 30 minute classes are geared toward the beginner through the advanced student. Once the Basics are completed, the students are split into pods to work on aspects for their level.
Bootless Bootcamp: Also on Tuesdays and Thursdays, we now have a 7:10am S.W.A.T. Kettlebell Class. Get the heart rate going and the your muscles pumped first thing in your day! Bodyweight, Kettlebells, Cardio and Flexibility training are utilized in this unique fitness approach. Join the Revolution!
New MMA Class: On March 4th, we will be adding another Adult and Teen Mixed Martial Arts class. Students will be able to train at 7:00pm and then participate in Coach Joe Rubino’s Boxing Class at 8:00. We look forward to seeing you there!
Brand New Body Box Class: Challenge your self with this 45 minute total body fitness class. The incredible combination Bodyweight and Kickboxing will have you pouring sweat and get you ripped! Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:15am. 3 months for ONLY $299 – Includes Boxing Gloves. Or you may purchase 10 session blocks for ONLY $199. Classes begin on Tuesday, March 5th.
My Best Friend: Are you a fitness enthusiast that takes their running shoes on trips, only to feel uncomfortable road running in unfamiliar areas? Are you tired of endlessly waiting for cardio equipment to free up at your gym, only to feel like a hamster running on a wheel? Do you love to run outdoors, yet shy away from putting on five layers of under-armor and sweats on in order to brave the sub arctic temperatures?
Well, let me introduce you to my “Best Friend”, the jump rope. You can take it anywhere, you do not need much space, it does not matter what the weather is like outside, you do not need expensive equipment ($2.00 to $20.00 for a rope, my favorite costs $8.00) and you can vary the routines and movements to keep it interesting. My Grandfather was a boxing trainer in Paterson, NJ back in the 30’s, 40’s and into the 50’s. He instructed me on how to jump rope as a teenager as a means to improve my foot speed and endurance for wrestling and football. I then began to realize the incredible benefits of jumping rope.
If you jump rope at a good pace for 5 minutes, it’s equivalent to running a mile! The coordination of your hands and feet moving in rhythm with each other is essential for a fighter. All of my martial arts classes begin with 3 to 5 minutes of jumping rope. In addition to the coordination development, jumping rope is an incredible means to warm up the body.
Even if you are a beginner and you miss on your jump, keep moving your feet. To learn how to jump, here are a couple of tips:
1) Play some music that you like with a good beat. You should put together a playlist for at least the same amount of time that you want to jump for. Use your favorite, upbeat songs & make a mix. Or, for those with obsessive, manic personalities, repeat the same song as an extended version. This also helps you jump rope longer. You basically fool your self into NOT thinking that you are jumping that long.
2) To initially get your timing, watch as the rope hits the ground. That’s when you time your jump. It may take a few weeks to get your timing, but keep working, it will eventually happen.
3) If you are still having issues, try putting the rope in one hand and jump up and down while rotating your wrist. This will help you to find your timing.
4) Remember the less movement of your arms, the better. Your wrists are the primary focus of the rotation. Try also to keep them in the same spot, approximately at the level between the bottom of your chest and the top of your hips. This does not hold true when you are doing more advanced movements, like crossing the rope or double jumps.
5) You do not have to jump very high. You only need to jump high enough to allow the thin rope to pass under your feet. Get your rhythm and all else will fall into place.
If you’d like to workout the rest of your body, try performing push-ups and abdominal exercises in a rotation with jumping rope. You can start with 100 jumps, 20 push – ups and 30 abdominals. Start with 3 rotations and then increase to 5. You may also execute additional push – ups or abdominals. What a great way to start the day!
Victory Favors the Prepared!
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to reach me at HYPERLINK “http://www.philross.com” www.philross.com.
August 25th & 26th, Atlanta, GA: American Eagle MMA Chief Instructor, Master Phil Ross completed his Phase 1 Instructor Training with Team Alliance BJJ. AEMMA is now a Certified Alliance BJJ School. There were 12 Instructors from many states present at the training certification. Some of the instructors present were Professor Carlos Rollyson of Miami, BJJ Black Belt David Hurley from Orlando, BJJ Black Belt Noel Danforth from Gaithersburg, MD and Danny Nolasco of El Paso, Texas Jiu Jitsu.
The Instructors were trained in the full Phase 1 Curriculum of The Team Alliance requirements. Techniques, Strategies, flow drills and class structure were all addressed.
For more information about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, call 201-612-1429 or visit our FaceBook page at American Eagle MMA & Kettlebells.
See you on the mat!
Master Phil Ross’ Street Combat Mixed Martial Arts Series, consisting of four DVD’s and one Audio CD have received top reviews. The # 1 Rated Series was reviewed by Amazon customers and received an incredible 5 Star Rating with 99% of the over 800 reviews being positive!
The School will be closed from July 1st – July 6th & Re-open on Monday, July 8th. Summer Schedule Commences on June 17th. Our next Promotional Exam will be held on Saturday, June 29th.
The next Promotional Exam will be held on Saturday, June 29th, 2013.
Children at 10:15am and Adults at 1:00 pm.
|Fri., June 21st – Sun., June 23rd||RKC Certification Workshop @ American Eagle MMA|
|Sat., June 29th, 10:30 & 1:00pm||Promotional Exam. Children at 10:30am & Adults @ 1:00pm|
|Sat., June 29th||Children’s Belt Promotion directly after the testing.|
|Sat., June 29th, BJJ @ 2:15pm||BJJ Class switched to a later time.|
|Mon-Wed., July 1, 2 & 3. 9:00am- 2:00pm||Miss Cathy’s Karate Kamp|
|Mon., July 1st – Sat., July 6th||School Closed for July 4th week.|
|Sat., July 13th||IBJJF Brazilian JiuJitsu Open, NY, NY http://www.ibjjf.org/nysummer2013home.htm|
|Saturday, July 27th 3:00pm||Black Belt Testing. Steve Levitan (possibly more)|
|Sat., August 3rd||NAGA Battle at the Beach, Wildwood, NJ. http://nagafighter.com/index.php?module=eventinformationpage/309|
|Mon. Sept. 2nd||School Closed for Labor Day|
|Tues. Sept 3rd,||Fall Schedule Commences|
Phil Ross/ American Eagle MAA
500 Barnett Place
Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey 07423 United States
Mailing Address :
P.O. Box 220
Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey 07423 United States
Phone : (201) 612-1429
Contact : Philip Ross