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Welcome to our Martial Arts Academy!
At NAK² Academy, the programs are very different but the principles we believe in are the same.:
- Our training environment is safe. Beginners and Advanced students alike are encouraged to train for life and better health.
- Hard work and technique are everything. Our professional coaching will get you the results you are looking for.
- We are building a community. Be part of a group with goals and a positive outlook on life.
Safety means having a place you can start as a beginner and not be intimidated or concerned about getting hurt. We have beginner only classes in every program to insure that you start out not only with the technical basics, but also a comfortable environment with people at your level. Safety also means careful thought goes into the design of all our exercises. Not everyone can safely throw a 200 pound bar over their head, but there are hundreds of exercises that can be modified from couch potato to elite athlete. We will show you how.
At NAK² Academy our training programs all focus on precise technique and hard work, that is how you get results. If you want to kinda know how to do something you can get the dummies book or check out the video on youtube. If you really want to know how to do something you get a professional coach. That is not just our job, but our commitment to you. You should also expect to work hard. There is no substitute for reps and sweat, and we do that a lot, but it’s equally important to be mentally focused in what you do. This is hard work also and it shows both on and off the mat.
Finally, we are here to build a community. Jen and I have three kids, a St Bernard, a ferret, four cats (three that hitched a ride home with us from Thailand, don’t get me started on that story), and this business. If you are like us, life is super busy. You want to be in shape, you want something to relieve stress, you want to socialize, you want to learn and improve yourself. If you have to break that up in a bunch of pieces, the commute alone will kill you. At NAK² Academy we strive to put all of those things under one roof. Martial arts and physical training are something we are passionate about and we would like to share that with you.
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At NAK² we are a traditional Muay Thai program. You will get in great shape, but this is not cardio-kickboxing. We do not blend arts and a patchwork of experience to create a Muay Thai class because it is popular in MMA.
Our program starts by building a solid foundation of basic techniques and conditioning. You will quickly learn why fighters are so ripped. Every strike challenges the whole body. Power comes from the ground and up through your legs and core.
Once you have basic technique you can begin to hit stuff. You will learn and get stronger on both sides of the pads. Hitting something will add resistance to already challenging movements and you will begin to discover the basics of timing and range. Repetition and conditioning are huge in this phase.
Advanced students will begin to learn high level concepts of range and timing combined with tricks and combinations. That is what makes the difference between being able to perform the technique and being able to land the technique in a fight. At this point the life-long journey of refinement begins.
As you progress down this path you will get stronger both physically and mentally. You will find limits and push past them. A Muay Thai fighter is humble and courageous but also powerful and aggressive. You may never aspire to step into the ring, but you will find all of these attributes within yourself at NAK² Muay Thai.
We are a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Certified Training Center under Ryron and Rener Gracie from the Gracie Academy in Torrance CA. Our focus is on self-defense Jiu-Jitsu as perfected by Grand Master Helio Gracie. We provide a safe and cooperative training environment that is inclusive of all students. Benefits you can expect.
- Clearly defined curriculum and class structure
- Non-competitive/combative leaning environment
- Free on-line video learning support
- Techniques focused on street applicability
- Welcoming to all body types and athletic ability
- NO experience necessary
We also offer programs for children. Little Champs ages 5-7 and Jr. Grapplers age 8-12. Our classes are super fun so you child will be bugging you to go back to class. As a parent you can expect your child to learn more that just Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. We offer
- A life skill program you kids will love to participate in
- Clear guild lines for verbal and physical conflict resolution in a non-violent manner
- Free on-line training support so you can work with you kids at home
All programs have a free 10 day trial available. You truly have nothing to risk. Contact us to schedule your first class!
Adult Program: Gracie Combatives
Children’s program: Gracie Bullyproof
If you are interested in martial arts, kickboxing, Muay Thai, self-defense, Thai Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, kids martial arts, anti-bullying, or just general fitness and you live in the Issaquah, Samammish, Bellevue, Factoria, Mercer Island, North Bend, or general East Side area please email or give us a call at 425-295-7077. All programs have a free trial option! See you on the mats.