Martial Arts training is one of the best forms of physical and mental exercise. It not only gives you serious “skills”, but helps you develop strength, confidence and respect. It can be a truly life-changing endeavor.
We are one of the rare schools in Connecticut and beyond that train MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) as one system. This includes MMA as a sport, but also for self-defense. MMA for self-defense is similar, but also includes for “illegal” strikes that change the outcome of the fight.
Our grappling approach is also “MMA”. We do teach BJJ and JJJ (Japanese Jujitsu) individually, but most students train in our submission grappling classes that combine wrestling, BJJ and JJJ together. This is a very modern approach that fits perfectly for MMA competition and modern sport grappling competitions… and is a necessity for true self-defense.
At the Cage JSA our 3 head instructors (Matt Bryers, Oz Pariser, Ken Controna) have been training together for over 25 years. Each have multiple blackbelts including Japanese Jujitsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kyokushin or Tae-Kwon-Do / Hapkido (not including the many other systems we have all trained in). We have competed in submission grappling, BJJ, MMA, wrestling, Kyokushin, boxing and strongman.
Due to our experience we offer a unique approach to training. Each student is on their own path. Whether it’s learning to defend yourself and family, discovering Jiu-Jitsu, or training to be the next MMA star. Our mission is to guide and coach you on your journey.
The best way to start is sign-up for a free intro or simply give us a call: 860-740-4132.