Jiu-Jitsu │ Wrestling │ Strength & Conditioning
Our environment is everything!
WHO WE ARE
Atlas Grappling is owned and run by Damien and Beth Nitkin. Damien is a 1st degree black belt that has practiced Jiu-Jitsu since 2009 with over a decade of youth and adult teaching experience. We are happy to open our Atlas Grappling family so that more people can experience the benefits that our coach Ranson Shepard and Jiu-Jitsu have brought into our lives.
BENEFITS OF TRAINING WITH ATLAS GRAPPLING
Atlas Grappling offers a total of 30 grappling classes each week (plus 1 extra Strength & Conditioning class). This includes Little Kid's classes 3 days a week, big kids 5 days a week, and Adult classes multiple times a day, 6 days a week. We have Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, and Judo available, making us a one-stop gym for your grappling martial arts.
Jiu-Jitsu is a great workout, but it is also a great mental exercise. BJJ is a complex martial art that involves many “if this, then that” circumstances. Every roll will bring a new challenge, creating mentally stimulating situations every practice.
Unlike a regular fitness gym, you spend a substantial amount of time talking to and getting to know your teammates. We regularly host team events, and it’s not uncommon for the team to hang out in the gym before and after class or outside of Atlas Grappling. Whether you are trying class with a friend or solo, you WILL meet some new friends!
We are happy to provide an open weight area available to all members age 14 and up. Our weight area is open for use 9 hours a day, which is perfect for getting a workout in on days when you can't attend regular classes.
The Atlas Grappling Team enters multiple tournaments throughout the year locally and across the USA. Our coaches will help you prepare for however many tournaments you want to do (competing is optional). Come see our Champion’s Wall at the gym where our members share their medals they’ve earned in some of the bigger tournaments!
Our gym IS our family, so we make an extra effort to make Atlas Grappling a family-friendly environment. With our kid’s room visible from the main mat area, our kids can entertain themselves in a safe and enclosed area with WiFi, toys, furniture, Disney, and Netflix (we do not provide childcare). Parents can sit with younger siblings during the kid’s classes and adult members can bring their children during the adult classes.