When you visit John’s Gym, you will have the opportunity of getting a high-intensity work-out in the #1 MMA gym in Austin. Our facility is home to stellar gym equipment and professional trainers who will monitor your progress and put you on the path to reaching your physical peak.
For more than eight years, John’s Gym has specialized in offering exceptional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing, and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) programs.
Whether you’re a seasoned martial arts aficionado or if you’re new to the world of fitness and martial arts, our team will ensure that you are properly taken care of when you enter our doors.
That’s because, at John’s Gym, we tailor our programs to accommodate people from all walks of life.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the most effective form of self-defense that teaches you how to fight in a close range and control your opponent. The objective of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is to subdue your opponent through a variety of submission holds and joint locks without hurting your opponent. It’s the only style that has been tested and proven where the smaller person can immobilize a bigger person through technique. It’s so effective Jiu-Jitsu is one of the Core Martial Arts that Mixed Martial Arts fighters, including those that compete in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), must learn before stepping into the cage. We aren’t talking about theory or having you do forms like you may have seen or experienced in other Martial Arts, this is what professional fighters rely on, and now you can learn the secrets of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a fun friendly class environment.
Simply put Muay Thai is the most devastating and effective for of stand-up Martial Art because it incorporates the whole body: Knees, Kicks, Fists, and Elbows as well as clinching your opponent. Every fight starts standing and Muay Thai gives you the tools and strategies to strike however possible. Practiced for over 1000 years, it’s Thailand’s unofficial national sport.Muay Thai was developed as a form of martial art for Siamese soldiers if they lost their weapons in battle. Once Thailand was at peace, Muay Thai became a form of physical exercise, self-defense, and personal advancement. Unlike other Martial Arts gyms that teach traditional Martial Arts like Karate, Taekwondo, or other Korean Martial Arts that focus on forms and base their grading on board breaking or how well you can do a “form”, we focus on real practical self defense skills and techniques. Everyone starts at Level 1 learning the foundation of the Muay Thai stance and fundamental striking techniques.
At John’s Gym, you can take solace in the fact that we’re not an ordinary gym. We’re not into offering “cardio kickboxing” classes without teaching actual Muay Thai techniques. We also don’t have a free-for-all atmosphere where our instructors just teach what they want.When you sign up, we will provide you with a systematic curriculum that will help you grow and gradually produce the results you’re looking for. What’s more is that none of our classes are boring or useless.We’re always on top of making our curriculum engaging and enjoyable for our members. This is why many of our students have gone on to participate in real competitions, and some don’t even want to go home when our classes are over.
Kids Martial Arts
Welcome to the #1 Rated Kids Martial Arts Program for Self Defense in NW Austin / Cedar Park. We empower your child with confidence, discipline, and practical self-defense. Our instructors are Certified Professionals with a combined 15yrs of teaching experience ensuring your child receives top-notch instruction while having fun and learning to defend themselves. We have a great group of quality kids in our Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes and we look forward to welcoming your child, too.
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
Want to learn the most effective fighting style of them all? Whether your a total newbie or looking for a fight team to join, our MMA classes will get you in shape and ready for whatever your goals are. You’ll find that unlike other intimidating fight gyms, we have a great group of members that come together to help everyone out. If you’re a total beginner, no problem, we’ll have fundamental techniques for you to start with so that you don’t feel overwhelmed. For those more experienced looking for a fight team, come and try us out so we can see if we’ll be a good fit.We’ve helped newbies who wanted to get into the cage go from zero-to-champion in 3 months. If you’re interested in competing in MMA / Mixed Martial Arts then come on in.
Welcome to NW Austin / Cedar Park’s ONLY Boxing Gym that offers Professional Boxing Technique, Private Boxing Lessons, as well as Sparring, in a full size boxing ring. Whether you simply want to learn the sweat science of boxing for a fun workout our you’d like to compete, we can help you at John’s Gym. We are a family friendly boxing gym with a strict no meat head policy. Our boxing classes and sparring nights are fun and safe, and allow you to grow at your own pace.
Women’s Only Self Defense Classes
We are proud to offer one of Austin’s first complete women’s self-defense classes in a small group setting – minimum 5 women. Most women’s self-defense classes focus on defending an attacker while standing, leaving the ground portion completely out of the equation. When attempting to subdue an attacker it is very important to know how to defend standing up, but just as important, if not more importantly, what do to when on the ground. Each of us is aware of a woman that has been put into a compromising situation where they felt their safety was at risk. Perhaps we even know of someone that has been attacked by a stranger or even a “loved one”. Perhaps that person is you. John’s Gym has put together a women’s only self-defense class to help women of all ages be able to PROPERLY defend themselves. John’s Gym is a family fitness and martial arts gym where we offer a wide variety of fitness and martial arts programs, and now we’re putting it all together for practical self-defense use.