AEGIS FROM YOUR ARMCHAIR
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Monday, July 22
[ EE-jis ]
A form of protection or support.
The bronze shield of Athena used by Perseus to slay Medusa.
Mindful jiu jitsu embodied.
Confidence • Sportsmanship • Self-Awareness • Self-Respect
WHY JIU JITSU?
The mechanics of jiu jitsu range widely in complexity; there are moves (and speeds) for every level participant.
Excelling in this "human chess" demands high-level strategy and problem solving.
A social but individually-driven sport
Jiu jitsu is not a team sport; you are the driving force behind your own advancement.
But you can't roll alone...and you'll meet other talented, like-minded people at our classes.
A workout with real-world applications
It's said that most fights end up on the ground; that's exactly the position our sport is structured around.
Jiu jitsu helps level the playing field between opponents of different sizes, so it's especially relevant for women and kids.
THE AEGIS DIFFERENCE
Aegis was designed to fill the void for a west-end, family-oriented self defense school that offers customized instruction within a work-friendly schedule and at an exceptional value. Our commitment to accommodating all student types and the welcoming atmosphere of our modern facility combine to form the cornerstone of our positive culture.
THE AEGIS TEAM
Manages Aegis operations, memberships, finance, and marketing
Thankful her two cats don't know jiu jitsu
Student of jiu jitsu since 2017
Proof that you're never too old to start training
Proud father of four jiu jitsu-capable kids
Keeps Dave and Christine in check
Black belt in jiu jitsu
Student of jiu jitsu since 2007
Teaching since 2015
Leads No-Gi and Self-Defense
Manages Aegis social media
Can hold conversation using only Arrested Development references
First-degree black belt in taekwondo
Second-degree black belt in American-style karate
Teaching since 2003
Leads our Athena Program
East Coast Kickboxing Champion (2005)
Blue belt in jiu jitsu
Assists with Kids Class
20+ years as a firefighter/EMT
Proudest jiu jitsu moment is his daughter’s first stripe
Can recite lyrics from George Strait and Dr. Dre