Abhaya Class Cancellation Policy
In the event of poor weather classes may be cancelled at Abhaya. If there is any question please follow and refer to our Facebook page where we will post any cancellations.
In addition we are also closed on the following holidays:
New Year\’s Day – January 1
Good Friday – Friday before Easter Sunday
Canada Day – July 1
Thanksgiving – Second Monday in October
Remembrance Day – November 11
Christmas Day – December 25
Boxing Day – December 26
All programs at Abhaya run all year long and you can sign up at any time. For ages 4-13 we offer our Mat Monsters Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/self defense program. For teens and adults we start all new students in our intro programs. Our intro programs consist of intro Muay Thai Kickboxing, boxing and intro Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. You can attend one, 2 or all intro programs and each program includes open mat training sessions and additional classes.
Ages 4-13 Greenwich, 8-13 Windsor, Mat Monsters-Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (grappling/self defense) Greenwich & Windsor:
Abhaya\’s Mat Monsters program teaches more than just self defense. Our students learn discipline and focus while building confidence that will help them to be successful in all aspects of their life.
Our kids classes are broken up into 2 age groups; 4-7 years old and 8-13 years old. Ages 4-7 learn basic self defense techniques and the positions and movements they can realistically use to defend themselves and also be competitive in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition. Students do not begin to learn submissions (attacks) until they are in our 8-13 year old age group where they will begin to learn more advanced techniques, further developing their ability to defend themselves if necessary and also be successful in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition. All classes include a sparring component as well as games.
Each age group has 2 scheduled classes per week with 8-13 also including an advanced class in Greenwich for experienced students.
Whether you are new to martial arts and looking for a way to jump start your skills, or have been training for a while and are looking to tighten up your game we can help! Contact us for more information on personal training sessions.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (grappling/self defense) Greenwich & Windsor:
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the world’s most effective single martial arts style and utilizes technical body positioning and leverage to subdue an opponent. Designed so that a smaller weaker person could overcome a larger and stronger opponent using space and leverage Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a highly effective self defense system. Classes feature a short warm-up followed by movement drills that train your body to perform the techniques. At least half of the class consists of technical instruction in the fundamental holds, escapes, chokes and joint locks that have made BJJ a staple in MMA competitions around the world.
No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (grappling/self defense) Greenwich only:
This is the same as BJJ but without the gi (kimono) and with more emphasis on the ground game for MMA. Training is done in shorts and a t-shirt or rashguard. No sleeveless shirts. No-gi sparring is generally held during open mat sessions as well as there is No-gi class on Wednesdays. Both are available to all members participating in our Jiu-Jitsu programs.
Judo (takedowns/throws) Windsor only:
A martial art that perfectly compliments your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Judo’s most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the object is to either throw or takedown one’s opponent to the ground. Once on the ground Judo implements techniques similar to BJJ to immobilize or otherwise subdue one’s opponent with a grappling maneuver, or force an opponent to submit by joint locking or by executing a strangle hold or choke.
Intro Muay Thai Kickboxing (striking) Greenwich only:
This is a great workout that features detailed instruction in the basics of punching, kicking, blocking and proper footwork. You will learn how to use training equipment like heavy bags and focus mitts and build core strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness. This program is designed for people with no previous training and there is no contact sparring in the classes. Gain skill and confidence while also getting in a great workout!
Advanced Muay Thai (striking) Greenwich only:
This class is a step up from our intro Kickboxing class with more focus on advanced techniques and live sparring. This program is designed for people with some previous kickboxing experience.
Western Boxing (striking, Ages 10+) Greenwich only:
No experience necessary, boxing classes consist of a warmup, skills development drills and exercises, technical instruction and the opportunity to partake in sparring when ready. You will learn how to move properly, use training equipment like heavy bags and focus mitts and build core strength and cardiovascular fitness. This program is designed for a variety of skill levels, people with no previous training and people that are already at a sparring or competition level. There is optional sparring in this class.