We offer the following program of martial arts study:
• Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu , meaning "the gentle art," is the kinetic chess of the martial arts world. We are also influenced by Muay Tai, Aiki-Jitsu, Shotokan Karate, American Wrestling, and Boxing. Most of our MMA classes integrate Muay Tai pad work with wrestling and Judo takedowns which then leads to grappling on the ground. Proper fundamentals and techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are our major focus.
About Our Instructor:
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 2nd Degree Black Belt and Aiki-Jitsu Black Belt Instructor Craig W. Willey teaches all intermediate and advanced classes. Craig has over 20 years of experience training in the martial arts and has competed throughout the northeast in BJJ Gi and No-gi matches. Craig trains amateur MMA fighters and has trained with professional MMA fighters. Craig was honored with the BJJ Faixa Preta (black belt) under the instruction of Professor Julio "Foca" Fernandez and the Aiki-Jitsu Shodan (black belt) under instructor Richard Maraello. Craig has attended seminars and classes with Rickson Gracie, Marcello Garcia, Royce Gracie, Relson Gracie, Kenny Florian, Pat Miletich, Murillo Bustamante, Rodrigo Medeiros, Gabriel Gonzaga, Renzo Gracie, Roberto Abreu "Cyborg", and of course Carlson Gracie Sr.. Craig has not only attended seminars, but has also worked out with several UFC fighters throughout his training. Craig earned his Blue Belt under Royce Gracie, then Julio Fernandez, and has had the honor to compete and instruct as a Black Belt and member of Team BJJ Revolution. Craig has over 20 years of experience as a licensed school teacher with a Masters Degree in Secondary Education and a Bachelors Degree in History. Craig has also served as an "Adjunct Professor" for SNHU. Working in the school system, Craig has coached at the youth, middle school and high school level in various sports such as basketball, soccer, wrestling, lacrosse, and x-country running. Craig has gained over three years experience as a law enforcement officer and has attended many defensive tactics courses and trainings in that time. This continues to be an area of interest for training as Craig enjoys working with military and law enforcement. He has trained recruits and active members of the military, Vermont State Police, New Hampshire State Police, federal and state prison guards, and municipal law enforcement agencies.
Craig has also competed in several triathlons, 10k runs, a marathon, the Tough Mudder, and a 50 miler. Craig has logged in several competitive mountain runs as well. Craig constantly studies the art of jiu-jitsu, other martial arts, the art of teaching, and strength and conditioning in order to teach the most effective classes he can.
"As you think so shall you become." -Bruce Lee