Martial Arts

Adult Jiu-Jitsu

The Adult Japanese Jiu-Jitsu consists of strikes, kicks, throws/takedowns, joint locks, and grappling techniques designed to build strong self-defense skills.

Jiu-Jitsu strives to develop united mind, body, and spirit.

Questions about which class to take:

  • Please contact instructor Jeff Ramsey, 570-716-9669
  • Shihanramsey1@yahoo.com

To Assistance to Register for classes:

  • Call - 570 524-4774 (BVRA Office)
  • Email - officecoordinator@bvrec.org

Children's Jiu-Jitsu

The Jiu-Jitsu children's programs consist of kicks, punch kicks, throws/takedown, joint locks, and grappling techniques presented in a sport atmosphere. This class strives to develop self confidence, discipline, and respect.

Questions for which class to take:

  • Please contact instructor Jeff Ramsey, 570-716-9669
  • Shihanramsey1@yahoo.com

To Assistance to Register for classes:

  • Call - 570 523-1775 (Gymnastics office) or 570 524-4774 (BVRA Office)
  • Email - gymrec@bvrec.org or officecoordinator@bvrec.org

Filipino Martial Arts of Arnis

Eskrima, Arnis, and Kali are umbrella terms for the traditional martial arts of the Philippines ("Filipino Martial Arts," or FMA) that emphasize weapon-based fighting with sticks, knives and other bladed weapons, and various improvised weapons.

It also includes hand-to-hand combat, joint locks, grappling, and weapon disarming techniques.

Karate

Brien Reynolds born on Staten Island, New York, walked into his first dojo at the age of 10.   He has since studied the martial arts for over 37 years and achieved the title Renshi (Master Instructor) and rank Yondan (4th degree black belt) in Go Ju Ryu Karate Do.  Brien also holds a Shodan (First Degree black Belt) in Japanese Jujitsu under Shihan Jeff Ramsey, Lankan Rank (Black Belt provisionary) in Modern Arnis.  Brien is a Guro Lakan (black belt instructor) in Dagooc Arnis System and a one stripe white belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.    Brien travels to the Philippines yearly to train under Grandmaster Rodel Dagooc.   Brien trained at Gleason’s gym in Brooklyn, studying American boxing and strength training.

Brien has taught martial arts classes throughout the five boroughs of New York City, owning schools in Staten Island and Brooklyn and a Karate club in Manhattan.  He later developed a karate program for the New York City Parks Department and New York City Housing Authority which consisted of after school and evening classes and weekend retreats. 

He has conducted Martial Arts seminars focusing on Women’s Self Defense at St John’s University, Pace University, Wagner College and College of Staten Island CUNY.

Brien’s classes through BVREC will consist of a children’s (Little Strikers) Go Ju Ryu Karate Class and an Adult Go Ju Ryu Karate Class.

Valley Sparring Karate Club

Little Strikers:

Go Ju Ryu Karate 

Kata (forms), kicking, punching, self-defense, sparring and movement drills (calisthenics)Focusing on self-discipline, respect and honor

Ages 5 -12

Adult Karate:

Go Ju Ryu Karate 

This class blends aspects of Goju Ryu Karate, American Boxing, Filipino Boxing and Jujitsu

Focusing on sparring, movement drills, pad work and self-defense utilizing situational conflict drills

Kata (forms), kicking, punching, sparring and movement drills (calisthenics)

Focusing on self-discipline, respect and honor

Sport Jiu-jitsu

The Adult Japanese Jiu-Jitsu consists of strikes, kicks, throws/takedowns, joint locks, and grappling techniques designed to build strong self-defense skills.

Jiu-Jitsu strives to develop united mind, body, and spirit. 

Self-Defense

This course offered by instructor Jeff Ramsey is a self-defense program that will cover awareness and self protection techniques for all common attacks. The course will run from 5:30 pm-7:00 pm every Sunday from April 25 through May 30, 2021.

$75 for a 5 week course

$50 per student if you bring a friend

 

Martial Arts students: Please enter Door 21.

 

Jiu-jitsu- Adult (Sunday)

July

13-99 Sun 7/4/2021 - 7/25/2021
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
BVRA Gymnastics Center
$50.00

 

Jiu-jitsu- Adult  (Wednesday)

July

13-99 W 7/7/2021 - 7/28/2021
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
BVRA Gymnastics Center
$50.00

 

Children's Jiu-jitsu (Sunday)

July

6-12 Su 74/2021 - 7/25/2021
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
BVRA Gymnastics Center
$50.00
Children's Jiu-jitsu (Wednesday)

July

6-12 W 7/7/2021 - 7/28/2021
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM
BVRA Gymnastics Center
$50.00

 

Filipino Martial Arts of Arnis (Monday)

July

13-99 M 7/5/2021 - 7/26/2021
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
BVRA Gymnastics Center
$50.00

 

Children's Karate (Monday)

July

5-12 M 7/5/2021 - 7/26/2021
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
BVRA Gymnastics Center
$50.00

 

Adult Karate (Tuesday)

July

13-99 T 7/6/2021 - 7/27/2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
BVRA Gymnastics Center
$50.00

 

Sport Jujitsu (Saturday)

July

13-99 Sa 7/3/2021-7/31/2021

11:00 AM- 12:30 PM

BVRA Gymnastics Center

$50
Jiu-jitsu- Adult (Sunday)August 13-99 Sun 8/1/2021 - 8/29/2021
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
BVRA Gymnastics Center
$60.00

*5 classes

 

Jiu-jitsu- Adult  (Wednesday)August 13-99 W 8/4/2021 - 8/25/2021
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
BVRA Gymnastics Center
$50.00
Children's Jiu-jitsu (Sunday)August 6-12 Su 8/1/2021 - 8/29/2021
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
BVRA Gymnastics Center
$60.00

*5 classes

Children's Jiu-jitsu (Wednesday)August 6-12 W 8/4/2021 - 8/25/2021
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM
BVRA Gymnastics Center
$50.00
Beginner Children's Jiu-jitsu (Wednesday)August 6-12 W 8/4/2021 - 8/25/2021
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
BVRA Gymnastics Center
$50.00
Filipino Martial Arts of Arnis (Monday)August 13-99 M 8/2/2021 - 8/30/2021
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
BVRA Gymnastics Center
$60.00

*5 classes