We have practices for both Youth and High School wrestling. Our Youth program has a beginner, mixed and advanced practice weekly and we also travel and compete in tournaments together. Our High School program has 3 practices a week and we also compete together in the offseason. We have some of the top coaches and also regularly bring in NCAA Division 1 Athletes and Coaches as well as Olympians for clinics.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
BJJ is founded on the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger, heavier opponent by using technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent.
We are a Matt Secor Affiliate school and work off of the same curriculum Matt employs at his school in Glens falls.
Mixed Martial Arts classes are offered on Saturday Mornings at the Lions Den. We blend our Wrestling , Muay Thai , Boxing , Brazilian Jiu Jitsu into one program. This class goes at YOUR own pace. We begin with a warm up followed by the practice of different techniques. If your goal is to learn it for self defense or to get in shape, we finish up there. If you are in training to compete , added sparring will be included to prepare you to meet your goals. This is a fun class no matter what the end goal and we have trained members for recreation as well as getting them to the highest levels in the sport.
is a combat sport of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This discipline is known as the "art of eight limbs" as it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, and shins. We have a Youth Class as well as Adult Classes in Muay Thai.
The sport was created in 1882 as a physical, mental, and moral pedagogy in Japan. With its origins coming from jujutsu, judo's most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or take down an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke. Our Judo program is run by Olympic silver medalist Jason Morris who has also coached Olympic teams as well as competed on them. He regularly also brings in the current top Judo competitors and olympic hopefuls to help out in classes and work with our students.
Personal Training / Private Training
Schedule a private session in any of our Disciplines as well as Personal Training. Whether your goal is to get better at Wrestling , Jiu Jitsu, Boxing , Muay Thai, MMA , Judo OR to reach a personal fitness goal, we have you covered . We offer sessions in fitness training as well in the form of Cardio Boxing and Cardio kickboxing workouts which are ideal for losing weight and getting in shape.
Boxing or the Sweet Science needs no introduction. Our classes are taught by Coach Jones who has been one of the top coaches in the U.S for many of years now. Coach Jones runs a great fundamentals class teaching the basics and fundamentals in a fashion in which anyone will learn them and enjoy doing it. Coach also runs an advanced class for aspiring fighters. Coach Jones has trained numerous world champions through the years and recently has some top talent on the Pro level and can be seen coaching on Showtime Boxing events as well as on ESPN.