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. Jiu-Jitsu at Atlas Grappling is so much more than a sport to Damien and Beth- it is a way to continually push for self-improvement, an outlet for life's stress, an exercise routine, social time, and a way to be part of a family and community. We are happy to expand 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 ATLAS GRAPPLING
The gym is a great place to meet new people and get some much-needed social time. Unlike a 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!
Exercise enhances mood, boosts energy, promotes better sleep, combats many health conditions, controls weight, and can improve memory and focus. Jiu-Jitsu is a great workout, but it is also a great mental exercise. Jiu-Jitsu 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.
Jiu-Jitsu and Wrestling are great workouts, but we also have 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.
As a team Atlas Grappling 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.
Jiu-Jitsu │ Wrestling │ Strength & Conditioning
This 90-minute class is offered twice a day and begins a warm-up, group instruction, drilling technique, and finishes with live training. Whether a beginner or a seasoned practitioner, these classes are suited for anyone wanting to learn new techniques, get a phenomenal workout and be surrounded by other motivated individuals.
Ages 5 & Up
We have 3 different class options for kids. Little's Jiu-Jitsu is for children aged 5 to 8 have a 45-minute Jiu-Jitsu class twice a week, paired with Wrestling once a week. At this age, we introduce the students to some basic techniques while providing a fun environment for them to increase their coordination, listening skills, and get some exercise.
Our All-level Kid's Jiu-Jitsu class is for ages 8 & Up and practices 5 times a week. This fun, structured, and challenging 60-minute class is great for children of all skill levels. The class will challenge and develop kid's skills and knowledge in Jiu-Jitsu for both competition and self-defense. Kids will break a sweat with exercise, burn some energy, play with friends, and learn new techniques.
Advanced Kid's Jiu-Jitsu is held twice a week. After some time in the all-levels program, some children may come to this invitation-only class to work on more complex technique at a higher pace. Children in this program are expected to meet the coach's standards as student-athletes and maintain a certain level of work ethic, respect, and achievement on the mats and in the classroom at school.
Adult and Kid's No-Gi
Our 90-minute adult, and 60-minute kid's class focuses on No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu (a slightly different style that doesn't need a gi) and grappling/wrestling. It begins with instruction and finishes with live training. No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu is a great way to take your Jiu-Jitsu and stand-up game to the next level. This is the perfect way for wrestlers to use their previous skill set and learn submission
Teen and Adult Basics
Offered three times a week (two gi and one no-gi classes), this 60-minute class is great for someone new to martial arts. Fundamentals class includes small-group technique instruction and plenty of time for practicing new techniques. There is no sparring or rolling in this class, the main goals are to learn and practice fundamental body movement used in Jiu-Jitsu and to drill the technique taught in class that day.
WEIGHTS &FITNESS AREA
One stop shop
Enjoy all the perks at Atlas Grappling with our free weight area for ages 14 & Up (minors must be supervised). We are stocked with Rogue equipment including dumbbells from 5 to 90 pounds, kettlebells from 10 to 88 pounds, bumper plates, barbells, a power rack, squat rack, concept2 rower, assault bike, and more. The weight area is open to members any time the gym is open. Take advantage of the small business perks of an uncrowded personal gym! Fitness-only memberships (no grappling) are also available!
3 Age / Skill Levels available
Level 1 Wrestling Program
In this program children ages 4-7 work on coordination, wrestling fundamentals, and listening skills. For our young children, we focus on building fundamental wrestling techniques and a love of athletics. At Atlas Grappling, we believe it is important to foster a love for sports, teach intrapersonal skills (teamwork), build basic body coordination, and help children become comfortable with uncomfortable things.
Level 2 Wrestling Program
Children 8 & up in the Level 2 Wrestling program are introduced to beginner and intermediate wrestling techniques. Your child will learn technique from instructional breaks with coaches, followed by supervised and assisted time to drill the moves. This class will incorporate live wrestling and positional drills.
Level 3 Wrestling Program
Atlas Grappling’s Level 3 Wrestling program allows people 14-years-old to adult to practice together. Coach Canada will teach beginner to advanced techniques to our Level 3 athletes. Practice involves high repetition of wrestling moves at moderate to high intensity. There will be live wrestling involved in this class, and position training.
Learn from other martial arts
This Takedown class is taught by Judo brown belt, Lukas. Lukas teaches techniques and principals from Judo to the Jiu-Jitsu team to help improve our stand-up and takedown game in the gi. This 60-minute class is a great addition to our program and will help you learn proper takedowns and defenses. Combining Wrestling with Coach Canada and Judo with Coach Lukas will help you get a very well-rounded game!
Girls Only! Small Group Class
Women's class is FREE and teaches Jiu-Jitsu fundamentals in a small, female-only, no-stress environment. This is a great way to get some work in with similar-sized teammates, hang out with the ladies, introduce yourself to the sport, and learn self-defense techniques.
9272 Tamarus St Suite 115, Las Vegas, NV 89123, USA