Imperatori Family Martial Arts of Atlanta

Gracie Jiu-jitsu Summer Camps 2017

Gracie Jiu-jitsu Summer Camps

 

 

FINALLY!! We are now offering Gracie Jiu-jitsu at the Imperatori Summer Camps ages 5-12. These is the same incredibly fun, long standing camp, but with the addition of a dedicated instructor(s) on staff to teach two daily GJJ classes while the other kids take a karate class. We will cover the anti-bullying principles and techniques we are known for, complimented with a whole lot of fun. Here are the GJJ camp dates:

  • Summer Session 2: June 5 – June 9
  • Summer Session 5: June 26 – June 30
  • Summer Session 6: July 10 – July 14
  • Summer Session 7: July 17 – July 21

If you want to enroll in a jiu-jitsu camp but are already enrolled in a karate camp, no problem, just contact TL   If you have not yet enrolled, see TL or go to Imperatori Summer Camps web page and enroll and then call TL and let her know you are attending the Jiu-jitsu camp. Please know, when you look at the web page, you will see “karate” only, but we will be offering both activities during the camps, just contact TL to let us know.

Black Belt Success


These three new Black Belts gave all they had to give and more on their recent test for Black Belt – Ashley Buero, Jacob Starks and Dov Wallack. I am very impressed and very proud of these students and instructors. Congratulations! Great day!!

Photos credit: Tami Chappell

Christmas – NY Weeks 2016 – Karate – GJJ Schedule

 

Jiu-jitsu

GJJ – Christmas – NY Weeks (Kids and Adults):
Monday – Dec 19th CLOSED
Tues Dec 20 OPEN
Thurs Dec 22 OPEN Kids 4:45 Class is ALL Belt Levels
Saturday Dec 24th CLOSED
Monday Dec 26th CLOSED
Tues Dec 27 OPEN
Thurs Dec 29 OPEN Kids 4:45 Class is ALL Belt Levels
Sat Dec 31 NYE OPEN 
Mon Jan 2nd OPEN
Plenty of opportunities to get some fun, calorie burning training in during the holidays!

Imperatori Closed Labor Day Weekend 2016

Imperatori Martial Arts will be closed Saturday and Monday of Labor Day Weekend…

Please note that we will be closed Saturday, 9/3 and Monday, 9/5.


Our regular class schedule resumes Tuesday, 9/6.


Have a fun and safe Labor Day Weekend!

Imperatori Closed 4th of July Week

Imperatori Martial Arts will be closed the week of July 4th (July 4th  – July 10th).  We will reopen Monday, July 11th.  We are open Saturday, July 2nd, so come in and get some last minute training in!  Rest up and have a safe and fun holiday week!

Personal Safety and Self Defense Seminar –FREE!!

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AMA & Gracie Jiu-jitsu at Imperatori presents…

FREE Self Defense & Personal Safety Tools
… and perhaps the most important seminar of your life
Already Been? Updated Material, stay current!

• 1 in 6 people will be the victim of a violent attack in their lifetime
• 1 in 6 women will be the victim of a sexual attack in their lifetime
• 1 in 10 college students will be the victim of a violent attack during college
• 95% of all violent struggles end up with one or both people on the ground
• 355 mass shootings in a 314 day period of 2015

With bullying and violence dominating the headlines, this experience will be focused on practical, workable tools for you to make part of your day-to-day routine. Learn the basics for increasing the odds of surviving an active shooter situation. The bottom line is prevention and survival — by defending and escaping, fighting only as a last resort.

Though there are no guarantees, Peggy and Steve believe in making prevention a priority and part of day-to-day routines, so as to be better equipped when faced with threatening situations. They have been teaching self-defense seminars since the early 90’s to community organizations and businesses, including Atlanta Children’s Hospital Group, Camp Sunshine, Coca Cola, Alston & Bird, Cox Enterprises, Peak Campus Management, AT&T, etc.

In this seminar Steve, Peggy and their team will lay out proven preventive safety strategies and statistics along with a demonstration and hands-on practice of simple, effective defenses and escapes against the most common attacks. The techniques are based on Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a form of martial arts that uses leverage techniques to neutralize a bigger person – exactly the kind of tools a smaller person needs. BTW, this Jiu-Jitsu-inspired approach has been embraced by multiple government agencies including the U.S. Air Force (for women), the U.S. Army, the Marines and municipal police departments.  Our goal though is to help you to recognize and steer clear of trouble before it starts.

Learn the basics of Empowerment and Survival including:
• The most likely attacks, defenses and escapes, including active shooters
• The most likely locations for attacks, based on current crime trends
• Personal preventative strategies and safety tips
• Leverage techniques to neutralize attackers of larger size, age difference or greater athletic ability
Space is limited-Please reserve your spot now!
• Wear comfortable athletic clothes. No experience required
• Age minimum is 12 years old

Date: Saturday, January 9th
Time: 2 pm-3:30
Where: Imperatori Martial Arts
FEE: NONE!…Invite a friend, family, co-worker

Contact: For info or reservations, ask for TL at Imperatori Martial Arts at 404-252-8200 or email at familykarate@mindspring.com

Seminar provided by American Martial Arts LLC, your Self Defense Professionals since 1989

 

2015 Imperatori Studio/Class Holiday Schedule

It’s that time of year, with fun, family and time off hopefully are part of your plans.  We hope you will make training at Imperatori part of your schedule by closing out 2015 and starting off 2016 with the training you love.  Here is our 2015 holiday schedule:

December 21 (Mon) – 23 (Wed) OPEN

December 24 (Thurs) – 26 (Sun) CLOSED

December 27 (Mon) – 29 (Wed) OPEN

December 30 (Thurs) – January 1 (Fri) CLOSED

January 2 (Sat) OPEN

On the days we are open, the normally scheduled karate and jiu-jitsu classes will be available.

Happy Holidays from all of us at Imperatori Martial Arts!

 

 

GJJ at Imperatori has a new Blue Belt!

On Saturday, November 21st 2015, our own Mary Starks earned her Blue Belt, presented at Tiger Academy in Roswell.  Pictured is part of the Team Tiger Sandy Springs (GJJ at Imperatori) contingent that attended to cheer Mary on.  Thanks to Eddie Camden and his staff from Tiger who helped make this a great day!

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GJJ Curriculum Week of November 9th, 2015

Gracie Combat Fundamentals (Adults and Kids):

Class 11

Headlock Counters from the Mount 16

Standing Headlock Defense 26

Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Adult Master Cycle):

Defending against attacks from the front/rear including takedowns; drills

Gracie Ground and Master Cycle (Gi and No Gi):

Butterfly

Self Defense (Adult):

Surprise Defenses

Gun/Knife/Stick defenses

GJJ Curriculum Week of October 19th, 2015

Gracie Combat Fundamentals (Adults and Kids):

Class 8

Elevator Sweep from the Guard 11

Rear Takedown 29

Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Adult Master Cycle):

Defending against attacks from the front/rear including takedowns; drills

Gracie Ground and Master Cycle (Gi and No Gi):

Side body Transition Attacks

Self Defense (Adult):

Surprise Defenses

Gun/Knife/Stick defenses

GJJ Curriculum Week of October 5th, 2015

Gracie Combat Fundamentals (Adults and Kids):

Class 6

Straight Arm Bar from the Mount 9

Guillotine Defense 32

Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Adult Master Cycle):

Defending against attacks from the front/rear including takedowns; drills

Gracie Ground and Master Cycle (Gi and No Gi):

Transition Attacks

Self Defense (Adult):

Surprise Defenses

Gun/Knife/Stick defenses

GJJ Curriculum Week of September 28, 2015

Gracie Combat Fundamentals (Adults and Kids):

Class 5

Punch Block from the Guard (Ranges 1-4) 8

Standing Guillotine 23

Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Adult Master Cycle):

Defending against attacks from the front/rear including takedowns; drills

Gracie Ground and Master Cycle (Gi and No Gi):

Side Body Atacks

Self Defense (Adult):

Surprise Defenses

Gun/Knife/Stick defenses

New Kids Schedule Starts October 1st

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Changes to Kids Schedule; Effective Thursday, October 1st

Thursdays:

5-8 years 4:15-4:45, now same as Tuesdays, (changed from 4-4:30 pm) NEW TIME

9-13 years (Yellow belt and above) 4:45-5:15, (was 4:30-5 pm) NEW TIME

 Question:  If my child has a 4:30 Mites karate sparring class at 4:30, will that be a conflict?

Answer: NO.  A lot of kids do both programs and in this case, the child will be fully warmed up, and will not join the sparring class at exactly 4:30. Instead, they will leave the JJ class a little early, then join the karate class a little past 4:30 and will already be warmed up.  Keep in mind the first 15 minutes of the Mites sparring class is stretching. They shouldn’t miss a minute of sparing!

Saturdays:

5-8 years 10-10:30 am (was 9:30-10:00 am) NEW TIME

FULL JJ Kids Schedule starting October 1st

Monday 4:30 to 5:15; 9-13 yrs. (All Levels) NO CHANGES

Tuesday 4:15 to 4:45; 5-8 yrs NO CHANGES

Tuesday 4:45 to 5:30; 9-13yrs (All Levels) NO CHANGES

Thursday 4:15 to 4:45; 5-8 yrs NEW TIME

Thursday 4:45-5:15; 9 to 13 yrs (Yellow belt and above) NEW TIME

Saturday 10 to 10:30 am; 5-8 yrs NEW TIME

Saturday 10:30 to 11 am; 9-13 yrs (Black Belt Invitation only) NO CHANGES

Saturday 11 to 11:45 am; 9-13 yrs (All Levels) NO CHANGES

 

Our apologies for any inconvenience the schedule may have caused and we are confident these minor changes will help. The changes are now on the SCHEDULES page.

GJJ Curriculum Week of September 21, 2015

Gracie Combat Fundamentals (Adults and Kids):

Class 4

Take the Back from the Mount 4

Clinch Conservative 15

Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Adult Master Cycle):

Defending against attacks from the front/rear including takedowns; drills

Gracie Ground and Master Cycle (Gi and No Gi):

Fight Simulation guard

Self Defense (Adult):

Surprise Defenses

Gun/Knife/Stick defenses

GJJ Curriculum Week of September 14, 2015

Happy Rosh Hashanah! (Sept 14-15)

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Gracie Combat Fundamentals (Adults and Kids):

Class 3

Positional Control from the Mount 3

Body Fold Takedown 14

Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Adult Master Cycle):

Defending against attacks from the front/rear including takedowns; drills

Gracie Ground and Master Cycle (Gi and No Gi):

Fight Simulation guard

Self Defense (Adult):

Surprise Defenses

Gun/Knife/Stick defenses

GJJ Curriculum Week of August 31, 2015

Gracie Combat Fundamentals:

Class 2

Americana from the Mount 2

Clinch Aggressive 7

Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Master Cycle):

Defending against attacks from the rear including takedowns; drills

Gracie Ground and Master Cycle (Gi and No Gi):

Fight Simulation guard

Self Defense:

Surprise Defenses

Gun/Knife/Stick defenses

GJJ Curriculum Week of August 24, 2015

Gracie Combat Fundamentals:

Class 1

Trap and Roll from the Mount 1

Leg Hook Takedown 6

Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Master Cycle):

Defending against attacks from the rear; drills

Gracie Ground and Master Cycle (Gi and No Gi):

Fight Simulation guard, knee in belly attacks

Self Defense:

Surprise Defenses

Gun/Knife/Stick defenses

GJJ Curriculum Week of August 17, 2015

Gracie Combat Fundamentals:

Class 23

Double Underhook Guard Pass 36

Double Leg Takedown (Conservative) 17

Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Master Cycle):

Defending against attacks from the front including kicks and takedowns; drills

Gracie Ground and Master Cycle (Gi and No Gi):

Fight Simulation guard

Self Defense:

Surprise Defenses

Gun/Knife/Stick defenses

GJJ Curriculum Week of August 10, 2015

Gracie Combat Fundamentals:

Class 22

Twisting Arm Control from the Mount 35

Rear Takedown 29

Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Master Cycle):

Defending against attacks from the front including kicks and takedowns; drills

Gracie Ground and Master Cycle (Gi and No Gi):

Fight Simulation guard

Self Defense:

Surprise Defenses

Gun/Knife/Stick defenses

GJJ Curriculum Week of August 3, 2015

Gracie Combat Fundamentals:

Class 21

Elbow Escape from the Side Mount 33

Pull Guard 21

Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Master Cycle):

Defending against attacks from the front including kicks and takedowns; drills

Gracie Ground and Master Cycle (Gi and No Gi):

Fight Simulation guard

Self Defense:

Surprise Defenses

Gun/Knife/Stick defenses

GJJ Curriculum Week of July 27, 2015

Gracie Combat Fundamentals:

Class 20

Take the Back from the Guard 31

Standing Headlock Defense 26

Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Master Cycle):

Defending against kicks and takedowns; drills

Gracie Ground and Master Cycle (Gi and No Gi):

Fight Simulation guard and half guard

Self Defense:

Surprise Defenses

Gun/Knife/Stick defenses

GJJ Curriculum Week of July 13, 2015

Gracie Combat Fundamentals:

Class 18

Punch Block from the Guard (Range 5) 27

Haymaker Punch Defense 30

Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Master Cycle):

Defending against kicks and drills

Gracie Ground and Master Cycle (Gi and No Gi):

Foot/Heel Locks/Submission Counters Review

Self Defense:

Surprise Defenses

Gun/Knife defenses