Families enjoy activities together. Being able to build life skills in a fun and safe training environment together is a benefit that many find invaluable.
Doug Esposito and his staff are exceptional Mixed Martial Arts instructors. In over two years at the gym, my two kids, 9 and 6, have progressed at an amazing rate. With over ten years as a federal law enforcement agent and defensive tactics instructor, I have been privileged to receive world class self defense instruction. Doug and his coaching staff are among the best I have ever met. They are great with children and my kids can’t wait to go to class each week. My children are receiving superior martial arts instruction, increased confidence, strength, balance, coordination, teamwork, and they are having a blast!”
After an initial trial period at another local gym, I wanted to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at a facility that was in close proximity to my home in Manassas. My decision to join Vanguard Gym was two-fold in nature: personal interest and family bonding opportunity by getting my son involved in, and excited about, sports and minimize the lure of video games and TV.
I am able to control the pace at which I learn, train and compete which adapts to my hectic professional life, and I love the camaraderie that Vanguard Gym provides as 95% of my friends are ones I have made here.
At recent tournaments I have been able to successfully apply the skills learned during training. During one in particular I was able to witness the growth of my son in the sport. He was by my side through every facet of the experience. He coached me by providing solid direction as the matches progressed and taking video for later review at the same time.
I highly recommend Vanguard Gym for Adults, Kids and Families.”
— LCDR Jason Deutsch