The ability to protect yourself and those around you in a worst-case situation is important to many participants. Even more important, is being able to make good decisions to keep you out of trouble. Adults and more importantly children who train at Vanguard Gym learn when violence is an acceptable last resort and to avoid conflict when ever possible.
I train at Vanguard not only to keep me in shape, but to mentally prepare me for my job. I am investing in a way of life that tests me physically and psychologically. Building that mental toughness and being skilled in various combative arts really helps me feel secure.
I have worked in the world’s most volatile regions around the globe for the past five years. In my job a mistake could cost you your life or the lives of others around you. Training at Vanguard has helped develop the combative skills and mental toughness to serve and protect our great nation. Doug’s attention to detail and knowledge has set him apart from all others in the defense tactics community. You are not just a paying customer there you are part of a family and a brotherhood. He cares about what he teaches and gives you the tools to build a foundation that will last for a lifetime. When training at Vanguard you are surrounded by people with high moral standards who are willing to help you achieve your goals. Iron sharpens iron at Vanguard and the intensity breeds champions from right at home to all corners of the world. If you are willing to walk the path of success the first step is to see for yourself.
I have been in law enforcement for over 14 years & have been involved in many physical encounters during the performance of duties. As a result, I’ve found it imperative to be proficient in some type of martial arts/self defense training, as a matter of survival.
When I moved to the area I was looking to train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) school environment that would challenge my physical and mental stamina, while developing a level of camaraderie with my fellow students. I also wanted to receive excellent BJJ instruction from a highly qualified & experienced BJJ instructor, and if possible, I wanted to find an all in one school. I have found the physical challenge, support, esprit de corps, high level coaching, instruction, and more with Vanguard Gym’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Thai Boxing, and Cross Fit programs.
As a result of my training, my physical & mental stamina has increased. I have also discovered an environment which provides excellent, easy to understand instruction from an experienced BJJ black belt. On many occasions, the instructor takes the time to provide individual coaching and hands on instruction to his students. This level of instruction is a rare quality found in many schools. Of the all the schools I researched, prior to joining Vanguard, rarely did I receive individual attention from the black belts.
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