Imperatori Family Martial Arts of Atlanta

GJJ Curriculum Week of March 9, 2015

Gracie Combat Fundamentals:

Class 23

Double Underhook Guard Pass 36

Double Leg Takedown-Conservative 17

Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Master Cycle):

Gracie Slide

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

Half Guard-Top

Self Defense:

Surprise Defenses

Gun/Knife defenses

GJJ Curriculum Week of March 2, 2015

Gracie Combat Fundamentals:

Class 22

Twisting arm control from the Mount 35

Rear Takedown 29

Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Master Cycle):

No Gi Takedown Transitions (combinations)

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

Guard Review

Self Defense:

Surprise Defenses

Gun defenses

GJJ Curriculum Week of February 23, 2015

Gracie Combat Fundamentals:

Class 21

Elbow Escape from the Side Mount 33

Pull Guard 21

Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Master Cycle):

No Gi Takedown Transitions (combinations)

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

Guard Review

Self Defense:

Surprise Defenses

Gun defenses

GJJ Curriculum Week of February 16, 2015

Gracie Combat Fundamentals:

Class 20

Take the back from the guard 31

Standing Headlock Defense 26

Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Master Cycle):

No Gi Takedown Transitions (combinations)

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

Guard Review

Self Defense:

Surprise Defenses

Gun defenses

GJJ Curriculum Week of February 9, 2015

Gracie Combat Fundamentals:

Hook Sweep from the Guard 28

Guillotine Defense 32

Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Master Cycle):

Takedown Transitions (combinations)

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

Guard Sweeps

Self Defense:

Surprise Defenses

Knife/Club defenses

GJJ Curriculum Week of February 2, 2015

Gracie Combat Fundamentals:

Punch Block series from the Guard 20

Haymaker Punch Defense 30

Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Master Cycle):

Takedown Transitions (combinations)

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

Guard Sweeps

Self Defense:

Surprise Defenses

Knife/Club defenses

Steve Brown’s GJJ Black Belt Ceremony Video – Check out the action!

Royce Gracie flew in from Brazil to test and award GJJ Black Belts at this amazing ceremony for Tiger Academy’s newest black belts.  On this day, our own Steve Brown plus Jeremiah Claybrooks, Rick Farrington, Paul Fragakis and Kenny Kim all blew the crowd away for what Royce declared, “this is the best ceremony I have every been a part of”.  Watch this short video and see why!

GJJ Curriculum Week of January 26, 2015

Gracie Combat Fundamentals:

Komura from the Guard 25

Leg Hook Takedown 6

Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Master Cycle):

Takedown Transitions (combinations)

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

Guard Sweeps

Self Defense:

Surprise Defenses

Knife/Club defenses

GJJ Curriculum Week of January 19, 2015

We are open MLK day!

Gracie Combat Fundamentals:

Shrimp Escape from Side Mount 24

Body Fold Takedown 14

Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Master Cycle):

Takedown Transitions (combinations)

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

Guard Sweeps

Self Defense:

Surprise Defenses

Knife/Club defenses

GJJ Curriculum Week of January 12, 2015

Gracie Combat Fundamentals:

Headlock Escape #2 from Side Body 22

Clinch Conservative 15

Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Master Cycle):

Takedown Transitions (combinations)

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

Guard Submissions

Self Defense:

Surprise Defenses

Knife/Club defenses

GJJ Curriculum Week of January 5, 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  Welcome all to 2015!

Gracie Combat Fundamentals:

Double Ankle Sweep from the Guard 20

Standing and Guard Pull Guillotine 23

Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Master Cycle):

Takedown Transitions (combinations)

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

Guard Submissions

Self Defense:

Surprise Defenses

Knife/Club defenses

 

Reminder – Holiday Schedule…

Imperatori Martial Arts will be closed for group classes this Wednesday – Saturday (12/24 – 12/27).

Imperatori Martial Arts will be closed for group classes on New Years Eve and New Years Day (12/31 and 1/1). Camps and private lessons will continue on these days as currently scheduled. Click below for camp schedule or call 404-252-8200 for private lesson availability.

GJJ Curriculum Week of December 22, 2014

Gracie Combat Fundamentals:

Straight Arm Bar from the Guard 19

Clinch Aggressive 7

Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Master Cycle):

Defending kicks and takedowns

Gracie Ground and Master Cycle:

Guard Submissions

Self Defense:

Surprise Defenses

Knife/Club defenses

NOTE: NO CLASSES Thurs-Saturday (Dec 24-28), IMA closed

Classes Resume Mon Dec 29

GJJ at IMA 2014 Holiday Schedule

Hi all, here is the GJJ holiday schedule at IMA (Kids and Adults)…

Mon, Dec 22 Regular Class Times

Tues, Dec 23 Regular Class Times

Closed Dec 24-28

Mon, Dec 29 Regular Class Times

Tues Dec 30 Regular Class Times

Closed Dec 31-Jan 1

Fri, Jan 2 Regular Class Times

Sat, Jan 3 Regular Class Times

 

Happy Holidays to all!

GJJ Curriculum Week of December 15, 2014

Gracie Combat Fundamentals:

Headlock Escape 1 from the Side Mount 18

Standing Arm Bar 34

Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Master Cycle):

Defending kicks and takedowns

Gracie Ground and Master Cycle:

Guard Passes – Standing

Self Defense:

Surprise Defenses

Knife/Club defenses

Available Private Lessons with Joey and Isaiah – 2 week view…

Sign Up for Private Lessons with the Instructors at Imperatori Karate!

Available private lessons for the week of 12/8/14

Monday, 12/8 – 3:30, 4:00 and 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 12/9 – 3:15, 4:15 and 4:45 p.m.
Wednesday, 12/10 – 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, 12/11 – 3:30 and 6:00 p.m.
Friday, 12/12 – 5:00 and 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, 12/13 – 9:00 and 9:30 a.m.

Available private lessons for the week of 12/15/14

Monday, 12/15 – 3:30, 4:00, and 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 12/16 – 3:15, 4:45 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
Wednesday, 12/17 – 3:30, 5:00 and 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, 12/18 – 3:30 p.m.
Friday, 12/19 – 5:00 and 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, 12/20 – 9:00 and 9:30 a.m.
For children and teens, private lessons offer:
· A great way to fine-tune before testing for a stripe or belt.

· The perfect “re-entry” after time away from your Karate instruction.

· The best way to improve your sparring and forms.

· One-on-one with our top instructors.

Adult benefits of private lessons:
· Build stamina; increase your cardiovascular and physical strength.

· Work on your individual areas for improved skills.

· Gain self-confidence and ability to defend yourself.

· Increase your mental clarity and agility while reducing stress.

· Reach your goals — one-on-one instruction is highly motivating and personal to your needs.

Please call Terry-Lynn at 404-252-8200 or send an email to familykarate@mindspring.com to schedule a lesson.

· 30 minutes for children at $40/each

· 45 minutes for adults at $60/each

· 10-lesson packages are available for $350 (children) and $500 (adults).

· Many students schedule a standing class each or every other week.

GJJ Curriculum Week of December 8, 2014

Gracie Combat Fundamentals:

Headlock Counters from the Mount 16

Standing Headlock Defense 26

Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Master Cycle):

Aggressive attackers punching and kicking

Gracie Ground and Master Cycle:

Guard Passes – Standing

Self Defense:

Surprise Defenses

Knife defenses

Expanded After – School Transportation to Imperatori Martial Arts…

Another 15 passenger van for Imperatori Karate! New schools added to our carpool pick-up list…

After-School Transportation, Homework Help and Karate Class

Every Weekday, 3:00 – 6:00

We have purchased a second van and now offer 5 – day carpool pick-up from Sarah Smith (both campuses), High Point, Galloway, Heards Ferry, Warren T. Jackson (both campuses), Holy Innocents’ and Schenck.

– You may also drop your child off at the studio to participate.
– Kindergarten through 5th Grade children may participate.
– Location is on-site at our studio in a dedicated After-School classroom.
– Drop-off begins at 3:00 and pick-up is at 6:00.
– Our professional staff will help students complete homework.
– Each participant will attend their regularly scheduled karate class.
– We design fun and creative craft projects that keep the children engaged.
– The price is $25 per day, or $95 per week.
– Space is limited – respond to this post or call to make a reservation.

Phone Terry Lynn at 404-252-8200 or
Email familykarate@mindspring.com

Join us on this rainy Saturday for Family Class – 1:00

Family Class Today (moderate workout – not a repeat of the pre-Thanksgiving sufferfest!) …

Children ages 5 – 12 are invited to bring their parents to train alongside them each Saturday afternoon at 1:00…
Joey Imperatori and Steve Brown lead a “Family Class” each Saturday afternoon at 1:00. All children, ages 5 – 12, may bring a parent (or two) for this 45 minute class. Parents may wear workout clothes (we keep uniforms in stock for parents who would prefer the more traditional look). There will never be a fee for our parents to attend this class – this is my treat in the spirit of enjoying a positive family activity.

Everyone will receive a class credit on their attendance card.

I hope to see you today!

Joey Imperatori

Joey’s available Private Lessons – 2 week view…

Sign Up for Private Lessons with the Instructors at Imperatori Karate!

Available private lessons for the week of 12/1/14

Monday, 12/1 – 3:30, 4:00 and 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 12/2 – 3:15 and 4:45 p.m.
Wednesday, 12/3 – 3:30, 5:00, and 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, 12/4 – 3:30 and 6:00 p.m.
Friday, 12/5 – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 12/6 – 9:00 and 9:30 a.m.

Available private lessons for the week of 12/8/14

Monday, 12/8 – 3:30, 4:00, and 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 12/9 – 3:15, 4:15 and 4:45 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
Wednesday, 12/10 – 3:30, 5:00 and 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, 12/11 – 3:30 and 4:00 p.m.
Friday, 12/12 – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 12/13 – 9:00 and 9:30 a.m.
For children and teens, private lessons offer:
· A great way to fine-tune before testing for a stripe or belt.

· The perfect “re-entry” after time away from your Karate instruction.

· The best way to improve your sparring and forms.

· One-on-one with our top instructors.

Adult benefits of private lessons:
· Build stamina; increase your cardiovascular and physical strength.

· Work on your individual areas for improved skills.

· Gain self-confidence and ability to defend yourself.

· Increase your mental clarity and agility while reducing stress.

· Reach your goals — one-on-one instruction is highly motivating and personal to your needs.

Please call Terry-Lynn at 404-252-8200 or send an email to familykarate@mindspring.com to schedule a lesson.

· 30 minutes for children at $40/each

· 45 minutes for adults at $60/each

· 10-lesson packages are available for $350 (children) and $500 (adults).

· Many students schedule a standing class each or every other week.

GJJ Curriculum Week of December 1, 2014

Gracie Combat Fundamentals:

Positional Control from the Side 13

Double Leg Takedown (Aggressive) 17

Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Master Cycle):

Aggressive attackers punching and kicking

Gracie Ground and Master Cycle:

Guard Passes

Self Defense:

Surprise Defenses

Knife defenses

 

GJJ Curriculum Week of November 24, 2014

Gracie Combat Fundamentals:

Elbow Escape from the Mount 12

Pull Guard 21

Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Master Cycle):

Circling, changing directions, single leg takedowns

Gracie Ground and Master Cycle:

Guard Passes

Self Defense:

Surprise Defenses

Knife defenses

THANKSGIVING CLOSING: The Imperatori Martial Arts Studio will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday November 27th through Saturday November 30. Normal schedules will resume on Monday, December 1st. Have a safe and fun holiday weekend.

Imperatori 2014 Thanksgiving Schedule

The Imperatori Martial Arts Studio will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday November 27th through Saturday November 30.  Normal schedules will resume on Monday, December 1st.  Have a safe and fun holiday weekend.

GJJ Curriculum Week of November 17, 2014

Gracie Combat Fundamentals:

Elevator Sweep from the Guard 11

Rear Takedown 29

Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Master Cycle):

Circling, changing directions, single leg takedown

Gracie Ground and Master Cycle:

Guard Passes

Self Defense:

Surprise Defenses

Knife defenses

Joey and Isaiah Private Lessons 2 week view…

Available private lessons for the week of 11/10/14

Monday, 11/10 – 3:30, 4:00 and 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, 11/11 – 3:15 and 4:45 p.m.

Wednesday, 11/12 – 3:00 and 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, 11/13 – 3:00, 3:30 and 4:00 p.m.

Friday, 11/14 – 3:00 and 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, 11/15 – 9:00 and 9:30 a.m.

 

Available private lessons for the week of 11/17/14

Monday, 11/17 – 3:30, 4:00 and 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, 11/18 – 3:15, 4:45 and 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 11/19 – 3:00, 3:30, 5:00 and 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, 11/20 – 3:00 and 3:30 p.m.

Friday, 11/21 – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, 11/22 – 9:00 and 9:30 a.m.

For children and teens, private lessons offer:

  • A great way to fine-tune before testing for a stripe or belt.

    · The perfect “re-entry” after time away from your Karate instruction.

    · The best way to improve your sparring and forms.

    · One-on-one with our top instructors.

Adult benefits of private lessons:

  • Build stamina; increase your cardiovascular and physical strength.

    · Work on your individual areas for improved skills.

    · Gain self-confidence and ability to defend yourself.

    · Increase your mental clarity and agility while reducing stress.

    · Reach your goals — one-on-one instruction is highly motivating and personal to your needs.

 

Please call Terry-Lynn at 404-252-8200 or send an email tofamilykarate@mindspring.com to schedule a lesson.

 

  • 30 minutes for children at $40/each

    · 45 minutes for adults at $60/each

    · 10-lesson packages are available for $350 (children) and $500 (adults).

    · Many students schedule a standing class each or every other week.

 

GJJ Curriculum Week of November 11, 2014

Gracie Combat Fundamentals:

Triangle from the Guard 10

Haymaker Punch Defense 30

Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Master Cycle):

Circling, changing directions, defending wrestler taking back low

Gracie Ground and Master Cycle:

Guard Passes

Self Defense:

Surprise Defenses

Club/Stick defenses