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Welcome to West Coast Martial Arts - Gardnerville.

West Coast Martial Arts /Machado Jiu Jitsu

Welcome to West Coast World Martial Arts! Congratulations on your decision to take the challenge towards personal excellence! The purpose of this information is to help you make your decision about training with our school easier and to better prepare you for your training.
School owner Master Instructor George Fujii welcomes you to come in and visit our school for a free tour and trial class. Master Fujii has trained for over 39 years in many different Martial Arts and holds several belts including a 7th degree Black Belt in Mixed Martial Arts under Black Belt Hall of Fame Instructor Master Ernie Reyes and Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Professor Carlos Machado and the Machado brothers.

OUR FACILITY

We offer a clean, well equipped, state of the art facility for you and your family. 7000+ sq. ft. of heated/ Air conditioned comfort, Olympic mats wall to wall, showers and lockers, 3 rooms, a Kardio and Fitness area, Weightlifting area, a Pro shop and Nutrition Store, a hospitality room for parents and kids with Wi-Fi, an MMA room and huge main floor that is spotlessly cleaned and sanitized daily for your protection and safety. We are an Official Registered Douglas County "Safe Place" for kids too.
Our Hospitality room has windows all around so you can see your kids and they can see you while you train or observe. It is complete with Wi-Fi for parents who want to relax and surf the internet and enjoy a FREE cup of coffee while they wait and for those of us who need access to get their work done while waiting for their child's class to end. Kids can watch their favorite shows and cartoons on our TV and comfortable couches. There are usually other kids to play with while you parents train as well. There are snacks, drinks and juices for sale as well as FREE Coffee for parents.
We have a 40 Ft Air Tumble Trac Trampoline and another Trampoline in the floor which we use in our daily "Flipz n Trix" classes and Martial Arts classes. We have Fairtex and XXL heavy bags, MMA ground bags, Rings and Ropes, Backflip Harnesses, and Padded walls for MMA. Our full weight room has racks of weights to 75lb, a Pec Dec, Cable crossover machine, Pull-up bars, Bench press and Squat rack, Leg machines, Roman chair, commercial Treadmills, Stairmasters, Ellipticals, and more!
We have an onsite MMA Store and Pro shop, "Fu Dog Fight Gear TM" and we have the best selection of MMA Fight gear and Martial Arts supplies in the entire area. This is the Headquarters of Fu Dog Fight Gear which is an MMA clothing company made right here in Minden, Nevada. We have unique gifts as well as the latest in MMA fight gear, uniforms, Gi's, T-shirts, home gym mats, kick bags, clothing, Sweats, gloves, bags and backpacks, sparring gear, swords, and equipment for your training. We always have gift cards available in any amount for a Birthday or Christmas gift. We also always have available FREE VIP passes for you to give a friend so they can come try a FREE class with you or at a time of their chosing.
Our Nutrishop store also inside the facility offers the latest science in organic vitamins, sports nutrition and weight loss supplements for you to help maximize your results and training! We carry everything from proteins, organic vitamins to pre-workout drinks, recovery drinks, weight loss supplements and systems, energy boosters, testosterone enhancers, womens health supplements, basic vitamins, and much more for fitness buffs, serious athletes and everyday soccer moms.

West Coast World Martial Arts

Ernie Reyes' West Coast World Martial Arts Association is rated in the top Martial Arts Organizations in the entire USA. Our professional staff and Black Belt Instructors are here to provide the best service for you and your family. Our mixed Martial Arts system is a unique, progressive blending of traditional and contemporary martial arts styles from all over the world.
Our purpose is to empower students to become well rounded, versatile martial artists in the quickest and most efficient way possible through the accomplishment of demanding but realistic and attainable goals. Our school has been open since 1990 and we have built a reputation of professional, high quality Martial Arts Training. Our students and Black Belts dominate Jiu Jitsu competitions, MMA Fights, Tournaments and Black Belt events wherever we go. Our approach is realistic and no nonsense training and you will become excellent as you work through your color belts and up to Black Belt 1st, 2nd 3rd 4th Degree and beyond if you so desire.
Our program guides you toward improved self-discipline, physical fitness, muscle tone, endurance, flexibility, self-confidence, respect, mental & emotional discipline, posture, poise, grace, balance, coordination, stress relief, positive self-image, positive attitude, awareness, courtesy, attention span, spirituality, perseverance, integrity, determination, weight loss & nutrition, speed and agility, self-esteem, harmony of mind and body, and mental toughness. Again we create an environment in which the student gains confidence through the accomplishment of demanding but realistic and attainable goals.
Our system is a progressive blending of traditional and contemporary or "Mixed Martial Arts". The curriculum is designed to help the student become well rounded in many areas of training. Traditional martial arts usually include such traditions as bowing, addressing the instructors with, "Yes Sir" or "Yes Ma'am", and wearing full uniform and belt in class. Character development, focus, self-discipline, and other tenants of Martial Arts are emphasized. Life skills and respect for parents and teachers is paramount as well as good grades in school. These classes are focused on specific curriculum geared toward helping the student advance in belt rank with the long term goal of achieving a high level of proficiency and a Black Belt. You will be introduced to training in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, No Gi Submission Wrestling, Boxing, Kickboxing, Tae Kwon Do, Eskrima, Goju Shorei Cane and weapons systems, Krav Maga self defense, Acrobatics and Gymnastics, greater physical fitness and conditioning and a means for personal and life skills development.
Contemporary Martial Arts refers to more casual atmosphere where wearing T-shirts and shorts, without uniforms or belt ranking and training in a less structured manner but with similar goal of improving ones condition, proficiency and skill but with more emphasis on the training and less on the Life skills of Martial Arts. Respect for your teammates and partners, self-control and positive attitude is required for all students and classes at all times. We sometimes use music to create a high energy environment. MMA or Mixed Martial Arts refers to training with emphasis on more rigorous workouts, sparring and grappling and competition based workouts and methodology. Some people want to compete eventually and some just want to learn the skills and drills and get in great shape and have fun. In the MMA classes you will be introduced to training in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, No Gi Submission Wrestling, Boxing, Kickboxing and vigorous exercise. All the Instructors have many years of experience so they will help and guide each person depending on their level of experience, condition and ability.
If a Martial Arts student only trains in a system that teaches kicking and some punching he will be easily defeated by a person who is a boxer or a wrestler and vice versa. If a person has never trained leg kicks of Muay Thai for example and trained in a traditional karate system where they don't allow leg kicks he will be seriously in trouble when facing a person who attacks with the devastating leg kicks of Muay Thai. To train in many styles allows the practitioner to eventually chose their own personal style and more easily recognize if they are facing a wrestler, karate guy, boxer, etc. and to adjust their attack or defense accordingly.
No one Martial Arts style is the best and many agree that having a well-rounded fighting game consisting of good standup, striking, kicking, wrestling, knowledge of ground work and submissions like in Jiu Jitsu and having an attitude of respect are what make up the best champions in the world as well as better preparing one to face any adversary on the street or even the hostility and negative peer pressure and bullying in the schools today.
Our program director will create a training schedule especially for you and your family based on your interests and goals. We have Traditional Martial Arts classes, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes, Fitness classes 12 times a week, "Flipz and Trix" Acrobatics classes, "Lil Dragons" classes ages 3 to 6 and Lil Ninjas classes from 5 to 8 years and Regular Kids classes for those a little older from 7 to 12 years old. Teens and Adults train in the same classes 3 days a week.
We offer something for every member of the family. We offer discounted family memberships and classes up to six days a week. All classes are taught by certified Black Belt Instructors with years of experience and their assistants. All classes are conducted with the safety of students as a #1 priority. It's a fun way to get in shape and stay in shape and it is Fun, Safe and Exciting! Be confident. Be prepared. Get in shape and start your journey to Black Belt today! When you enroll in a Regular Program your Parent or Family member may enroll with a discount. We recommend they start with a FREE trial lesson to provide them with a more comfortable transition to the regular program.


MACHADO JUI-JITSU
The Mat is my ocean, I am a Shark
and you don't even know how to swim

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (referred to as BJJ) is considered to be one of the most popular, effective and fastest growing martial arts today. Machado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Gracie Jiu Jitsu are the premiere Brazilian Jiu Jitsu styles in the world. The Machado family and the Gracie family are related and have the same lineage which many people do not know.
Our goal is to help the student improve their ability to defend and protect themselves and ultimately be able to defend, control and defeat a much stronger and larger opponent. The beauty of BJJ is that it focuses on overcoming a larger, stronger opponent thru the knowledge of control, escapes, transitions, submissions, chokes, takedowns, joint locks, joint manipulations, pressure points and by developing technical skills, balance, and leverage combined with conditioning and positioning to use their strengths against them.
Jiu Jitsu training will get you in the best shape in your life and our classes are suited for beginner level up to the advance grappler and competition level. Men, women and teens are all welcome to participate. We teach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in all of our martial arts classes including "Kid Jitsu" specially designed for kids. The Machado BJJ classes are specifically designed to focus on the ongoing progression toward your eventual achievement of belt ranking in BJJ.
BJJ belt ranking has historically been one of the hardest martial arts to earn any belt rank in so it may take the student years of training just to get their first belt. BJJ is one of the main martial arts one needs to truly have the ability to survive a real street fight in today's world. Jiu Jitsu is used today by many top Mixed Martial Arts competitors. Many of our students are not interested in competing but want the skill and knowledge they can learn training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Our classes are conducive to fast learning with lasting results for individuals of any experience level, beginner to advanced and any fitness level from inactive to athletic. Classes are taught in a safe, positive, friendly and professional environment. If you want to learn what BJJ is all about or if you are a serious competitor wanting to hone your skills, or an up and coming MMA fighter, come see our facility and discover the excitement of training like the pros without the dangers of being in the octagon! Most of our MMA and BJJ competitors have been very successful. We have even received letters from the Nevada State Senate congratulating our team on outstanding achievement and competition excellence! Come train at the home of the champions with skilled instructors and teammates with a great attitudes, and a big, beautiful, clean gym!
The Machado brothers training started in Brazil under Master Carlos Gracie and Master Helio Gracie over 40 years ago as children. The Machado's and Gracie's are relatives and the families have all grown up together and trained together. They emigrated from Brazil with the encouragement of people like Chuck Norris and the family has demonstrated their effectiveness in many no hold barred events. Machado brothers advanced their spirit of a top quality fighting style tempered with humility and friendship and have kept away from violent type of exhibitions and training. They have demonstrated their superiority on the mat winning numerous Brazilian championships, National and World titles in BJJ, Russian Sambo and western wrestling.
The system is rooted in one on one ground fighting achieving superior position for joint locks, chokes, and strikes. Chuck Norris has called Machado BJJ the style of the future and Mr. Norris and Guru Dan Inosanto are Machado students. Since basing themselves in USA the brothers have continued to develop their grappling style branching out to all styles of grappling in search of new concepts, and techniques. The brothers all remain virtually unbeaten in BJJ in many years of competing. The numerous victories of the Machado brothers are amplified by the success of their American students.
The logo name RCJ carries all of the brother's initials. The Machado team has won more medals than any other American based team and boasts many American born and trained Black Belt's and many top international competitors. Machado philosophy is not to prove something or impose their system onto other styles of martial arts. Their motto is to, "Leave your ego at the door" and to share with a mind open for new ideas. This attitude has helped the Machado's to establish themselves in the martial arts community and given them many friends and followers. Their attitude of balance is reflected not only in the way they fight but also in the healthy lifestyle they have adopted since childhood. The nationwide Machado competition teams are proud and have taken the instruction they have received in class to the next level and experienced firsthand the effectiveness of the Machado style.


WEST COAST "Lil Ninjas" and "Tiny Dragons" Dynamic Martial Arts and Acrobatics

"Lil Ninjas" is an exciting and dynamic program for your child. Depending on their age, aptitude, experience, attention span or ability to pay attention, etc they will start as a "Lil Dragon" ages around 3 - 5 or a "Lil Ninja" ages around 5 - 8. Children learn in a disciplined but fun environment. This is not a play around class so their skills, focus and athleticism are greatly enhanced. We really focus on them learning technique and increasing comprehension and coordination. We combine martial arts and performing arts with gymnastics and self defense, boxing, kickboxing, grappling arts, fun and exciting games and drills and physical fitness.
We have a padded trampoline in the floor of our school and a 40ft Air Tumble Trac Trampoline. Fun, safety and excitement is our professional staff`s #1 goal. Motivation, goal setting and life skills also help kids prepare for the challenges of today. Kids improve school grades and learn to focus energy more constructively. We teach kids how to deal with Bullies and negative peer pressure. Bully proof your child and enhance their ability to reach a Black Belt level of excellence in all areas of their life!
"Tiny Dragons" is the sister program to "Lil Ninjas" with the exception that it is for younger participants age 3 to 6. Any child who can at least focus and pay attention for one half hour may participate. Our Instructors are highly trained and have been doing this for many years. If you have any questions or comments do not hesitate to ask any Instructor about the program or teaching methods so that we can help you to understand the goals and direction of your student.
Our long term goal is to prepare them for our regular kids Martial Arts program where they will continue to grow and excel with new drills and techniques along with being part of a more advanced group with older kids. Here we can take their training even to another level of fun, excitement and learning. There are also the "XPT" Xtreme Performance Team and the "Flipz n Trix" classes that takes their training to another level again! For more info ask your Instructor or see the "XPT" or "Flipz n Trix" page of our website! With the addition of more flips, tricks, weapons, demonstration and competition prep they can continue to climb our ladder of success!

MMA FITNESS

Train with Carson Valley Personal Trainer of the Year 2009 and 2011, George Fujii and his team of Instructors and coaches! MMA FIT is the most progressive and toughest workout in the entire area. If you want results then you need to come see us. No other program or studio has the equipment, floor area, Nutritional Supplements and Instructors and mentors with so many years of training and personal successes and awards under their belts. We also have a "Nutrishop" on the premises which is a high level nutrition store with the latest technologies in Sports Nutrition, Weight Loss and Organic Vitamins available to help you maximize your results.
Look and feel better while learning to sculpt your body lean and strong! We emphasize working problem areas thru MMA drills, Kickboxing, Ab work, Power toning, Weight lifting, Strength training, Cardio, and Nutrition modification. Build lean muscle, improve your abs and increase your stamina. Feel the exhilaration of training at the highest level but in a safe and controlled environment with highly knowledgeable coaches. Punch and kick your way to a fighter's condition. You will look and feel better while learning to maintain better health.
Our approach will help you lose weight, build lean muscle, improve your abs and increase your stamina. We do FREE meal planning for our students and anyone else that visits our school and requests one in our Nutrishop. We will work with you from the bottom up and coach you to improved understanding of your eating and workout habits and how to improve them. Our skilled Instructors will help each individual based on their needs and personal ability level.
MMA Fit is a mix of many of the tried and true old school training methods along with the latest technologies and science of today's plethora of workout and training regimens. MMA Fit is a constantly changing and personally challenging program. Each MMA FIT instructor is also a BLACK BELT!
Face the challenges of today with more confidence, energy and a more positive attitude. Take the first step to changing your body and life. Classes are self-paced so beginners will feel comfortable, but experienced athletes will be very challenged. Dress comfortable and have fun getting in shape. No experience necessary. Call 775-782-8343 for your FREE evaluation TODAY!

MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) TRAINING

This Class is about UFC style MMA or Mixed Martial Arts training. Recently MMA has been made more popular thru TV series such as Ultimate Fighter, UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships) and King of the Cage, etc have really opened the public's eyes to a new type of reality fighting. No one Martial Arts style is the best and many agree that having a well-rounded fighting game consisting of good standup, striking, kicking, wrestling, knowledge of ground work and submissions like in Jiu Jitsu and having an attitude of respect are what make up the best champions in the world as well as better preparing one to face any adversary on the street or even hostility and negative peer pressure and bullying in the schools today.
If a student only trains in Boxing he will encounter trouble from a wrestler and vice versa. If a person has never trained leg kicks of Muay Thai for example and trained in a traditional karate system where they don't allow leg kicks he will be seriously in trouble when facing a person who attacks with the devastating leg kicks of Muay Thai. To train in many styles allows the practitioner to eventually chose their own personal style and more easily recognize if they are facing a wrestler, karate guy, boxer, etc and to adjust their attack or defense accordingly.
In the MMA classes we wear T-shirts and shorts, no uniforms or belts. We train in a less structured manner but with similar goal of improving ones condition, proficiency and skill but with more emphasis on the training, more rigorous workouts, sparring and grappling and competition based workouts and methodology. Respect for your teammates and partners, self-control and positive attitude is required for all students and classes at all times. We sometimes use music to create a high energy environment.
Many people want to learn the Mixed Martial Arts but are afraid to take the first step because they think they will just get beat up every day. They are sometimes intimidated by the fear of the unknown and fear the possibility of getting hurt or think they must have previous experience. However, even beginning students need not worry about starting training at West Coast because our skilled Instructors will be sure to bring you up to speed at your own pace. Our experienced Instructors have trained all over the world and continue to do so to bring you the best training and latest trends in Martial Arts training today. Our style is true Mixed Martial Arts training that will take you from an out of shape beginner with no experience or skills thru learning drills, techniques and basics. We can take you from Boxing thru Kickboxing and Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, No Gi Submission Wrestling and a vigorous exercise regime and straight thru to intermediate and advanced training all the way to competition level. All the Instructors have many years of experience so they will help and guide each person depending on their level of experience, condition and ability.
Many Martial Arts Schools have jumped on the bandwagon of MMA recently and many times the Instructors are young and inexperienced with little real experience coaching or competing and have only a little training in boxing, wrestling or karate. They think that beating each other up means they have a good MMA program. Our Head Instructor, George Fujii has almost 40 years' experience and has trained in many styles, Boxing, Kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling and coached wrestling for many years. He has coached over 1000 matches over the years and his guys are very successful. He has been voted personal trainer of the year several times and is a Brown Belt in BJJ and a 7th degree Black Belt in Mixed Martial Arts under Black Belt Hall of Famer, Master Ernie Reyes. He trains himself daily and travels all over to train with the best trainers and coaches in the USA.
Whatever you are interested in we can help you get there. Some students want to compete and some just want to learn fun, exciting techniques and get in shape in a safe, controlled environment. We all have jobs, responsibilities, families, etc and want to train as realistic as possible, progress and learn in a positive atmosphere without the dangers of getting hurt or being around negative attitudes or macho, egotistical instructors or training partners. This way students can become proficient in the intense but realistic and demanding training with a much less chance of injury when training with top notch professional Instructors.
If you want to fight someday Our MMA TEAM is for those who desire to be up and coming fighters, train at a high level of intensity, and prepare for an amateur fight!! Our fighters have the best team support and fan base in the area. We will help you to become the best you can be in the quickest and most efficient way we can for each individual. Come tryout today!

FLIPZ n TRIX

"Flipz n Trix" is an exciting and fun program for your child. We will teach each child depending on their age, aptitude, experience, attention span, etc. Children learn in a disciplined but fun environment. This is not a play around class so their skills, focus and athleticism are greatly enhanced. We really focus on them learning technique and increasing comprehension and coordination. That is our professional staff`s #1 goal. It's a great way to get in shape and stay in shape and it is Fun, Safe and Exciting!
Our long term goal is to help them develop sound basics and have fun doing it. They start at Level 1 and depending on each students ability and effort they can achieve Level 2 and beyond. They will continue to grow and excel with new drills and techniques along with being part of a more advanced group with older kids eventually. Here we can take their training even to another level of fun, excitement and learning.
We offer a clean, well equipped, state of the art facility for you and your family. 7000+ sq. ft. of heated/ Air conditioned comfort, Olympic mats wall to wall, showers and lockers, a hospitality room for parents and kids with Wi-Fi, and huge main floor that is spotlessly cleaned and sanitized daily for your protection and safety. We are an Official Registered Douglas County "Safe Place" for kids too.
Our Hospitality room has windows all around so you can see your kids and they can see you while you observe. It is complete with Wi-Fi for parents who want to relax and surf the internet and enjoy a FREE cup of coffee while they wait and for those of us who need access to get their work done while waiting for their child's class to end. Kids can watch their favorite shows and cartoons on our TV and comfortable couches. There are usually other kids to play with while you parents train as well. There are snacks, drinks and juices for sale as well as the FREE Coffee for parents.
We have a 40 Ft Air Tumble Trac Trampoline and another Trampoline in the floor which we use in our daily "Flipz n Trix" classes. We have many other pads and props, Rings and Ropes, Backflip Harnesses, and Padded walls, etc. We combine Acrobatics, Gymnastics and performing arts taught with an emphasis on proper technical form and strength development.
Our Instructors have years of experience and will conduct classes with the safety of students as a #1 priority along with their assistants. Motivation, goal setting and life skills also help kids prepare for the challenges of today. Kids improve school grades and learn to focus energy more constructively. Any child who can at least focus and pay attention for 45 minutes may participate.
If you have any questions or comments do not hesitate to ask any Instructor about the program or teaching methods so that we can help you to understand the goals and direction of your student. Respect must always be shown for Instructors and fellow students.
 
SCHOOL HOURS
Mon 10:00am - 9:00pm
Tue 10:00am - 9:00pm
Wed 10:00am - 9:00pm
Thu 10:00am - 9:00pm
Fri 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sat 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sun closed
Note: Please call for morning classes.
INSTRUCTORS
Kwan Ja Nim George Fujii
CGN Shelbie Jo Memro
SBN Luke Freeman
SBN Tim Bowers
SBN Travis Dohrn
CGN Brianna Memro
CGN Kylie Memro
CGN Chuck Hone
BSBN Chris Kallas
BSBN John Kallas
BSBN Steven Stearns
BKJN Brandon Brady
BSBN Stephen Kichler
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