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Merrillville Schedule Change and New Striking Class for Women!

January 3rd, 2011


Merrillville Womens Boxing and Kickboxing

Merrillville , Indiana (IN) -- The new year brings big schedule changes at our Merrillville location! The schedule has been changed across the board with some class times changing and some larger classes being broken up into sixty minute training sessions. Additionally, an open mat and sparring session has been added on Saturday afternoon!


The biggest announcement though is the addition of a new striking program for women only! Beginning tonight and continuing on Monday and Wednesday's from 5:30 - 6:30pm, the women's striking program will include boxing and kickboxing. This is not the cardio-kickboxing group classes found at the big box gyms that have participants kicking and jabbing at the air for an hour! These workouts use real techniques and pad work taught by the same quality instructors who also coach the competition fight team. Women participating in the striking program will not only get in shape and toned, but they will also learn legitimate techniques that are invaluable to self-defense.


Merrillville instructor Steve Colon commented on the program, 'MMA training gyms can be intimidating environments for women new to training. Although women participate and are successful in all of our classes and training, we thought having a class specifically designed for them would help new members transition comfortably into this type of environment.'


'We have always talked about doing classes specifically for women because the techniques they must use are going to be very different than what a 220lb man would use', added Head Coach Jeff Neal. 'We understand that and coach each of our members with techniques tuned to their abilities. When this pilot program is successful we will look to implement classes specifically for women at each of our schools.'


Carlson Gracie Team MMA is always looking for ways to improve the training experience for its members. You can expect more big developments in 2011 as we continue to grow as the number one place to train MMA in the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana area!

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