A Different Kind Of Gym In Sykesville MD

Ten years ago I was working in the health club business.  I had gotten heavy and out of shape.  In search of a workout different than lifting and aerobics I found the Gaijin Ryu Dojo in Sykesville MD.  I had an agreement with my instructor Master Lee, if I taught his guys to box, he would teach me jiujitsu for free.  A partnership was born. About 6 months later my instructor left the area and asked if I wanted to take over the lease, and  Shaddock MMA Fitness was born.

I started Shaddock MMA Fitness as a strictly MMA gym.  I trained fighters and we fought in PA, Virginia and New Jersey.   The travel was brutal and although I had a blast doing it I found as my girls got older I had more obligations and needed to stop training fighters and keep my business local.

Shaddock MMA Fitness has changed to give me the best of both worlds.  Although I don’t train “fighters”  I do train average people like fighters.  Teaching them the techniques I learned in Golden Gloves boxing, Gaijin Ryu jiujitsu and amateur wrestling.  Although I competed as a body builder in the Vermont NPC championships, I got bored lifting weights.  Lifting never made me feel the same as I did at the end of a boxing workout, jiujitsu class or wrestling practice.  I always have loved training for combat sports and have taken every thing I have learned over the years and designed classes to make others get fit while enjoying it.

My goal is to get Sykesville fit one person at a time.  I hope you or your children will come try my boxing fitness and jiujitsu classes.  I really have a different type of gym and I feel the best clients out there.  I hope to see you in the gym one day.

Keep your hands up,

Coach John “Bones” Shaddock

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Is Your Martial Art, A Partial Art?

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I was watching a blog by John Hackleman, legendary coach of Chuck Liddel.  In his latest blog John poses the question is your art a martial art a partial art?  Now I am paraphrasing but he states that for a martial art to be a complete art it has to have 4 components.    A striking art (boxing or Muay Thai), a wrestling art for take downs and break downs, jiujitsu for submissions, and just as importantly you need to incorporate fitness as part or your art.  There is a quote “fatigue makes cowards of us all.”, and if you are too tired to fight then you cannot defend yourself.  If your training is missing one of the 4 components your style is not complete.

When asked what martial art he recommended, Navy Seal Jacko Willink recommended in this order “Brazilian jiujitsu, followed by western boxing, Muay Thai, and wrestling(the…

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Is Your Martial Art, A Partial Art?

I was watching a blog by John Hackleman, legendary coach of Chuck Liddel.  In his latest blog John poses the question is your art a martial art a partial art?  Now I am paraphrasing but he states that for a martial art to be a complete art it has to have 4 components.    A striking art (boxing or Muay Thai), a wrestling art for take downs and break downs, jiujitsu for submissions, and just as importantly you need to incorporate fitness as part or your art.  There is a quote “fatigue makes cowards of us all.”, and if you are too tired to fight then you cannot defend yourself.  If your training is missing one of the 4 components your style is not complete.

When asked what martial art he recommended, Navy Seal Jacko Willink recommended in this order “Brazilian jiujitsu, followed by western boxing, Muay Thai, and wrestling(the type you see in the Olympics, not the WWE-No disrespect to the WWE).

At Shaddock MMA Fitness we like to do train in all of the elements of martial arts.  Our Fitbox class teaches all aspects of boxing, footwork,  basic punches, defense etc.   For those who want a little more we do sparring.  We have a fighter fighting on ESPN DEPORTES at the end of the month. Our submission wrestling class teaches take downs , breakdowns and elements of wrestling. Our Gaijin Ryu Jiujitsu class teaches Techniques Are Very Similar To Those Found In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Japanese Jujitsu & Judo, Korean Yudo & Hapkido, And American Free-Style Wrestling…. Just To Name A Few. Our Iron Box class is a great cardiovascular and strength training class as well as in all of our martial arts classes we drill conditioning.   Our Kids Gaijin Ryu Jiujitsu class combines basic calestenics, the striking arts with the grappling arts so the children are well rounded.

If you are interested in training for fitness or self defense we have the gym for you.  You can email me at shaddockmma@comcast.net or call or text me at 443-280-0812.

Keep your hands up,

Coach Shaddock

 

Old Former Athletes Wanted!!

If you are a former athlete you miss that hunger every day.  That reason to get up and train, that team comradery .   Now your in you late 30’s, 40’s and 50’s with a beer gut and no motivation.  The solution?  Shaddock MMA Fitness.

Remember the old days with a coach pumping you up, a group of team members with the same goal, only now it is to get back in shape.  You will get that at Shaddock mma fitness.  No this is not jogging and lifting weights, but a variety of skill drills and athletic exercises that will never get you bored.

If you want to compete, coach Shaddock will corner you for one fight or coach you up through a grappling tourney to feel those glory days again.

Whether you want to get in the ring or on the mat, or just look like you can we are the gym for you.  Just Set up a time with Coach Shaddock for a FREE 30 minute training session and get your 2nd Sports career started.  Coach Shaddock Competed in Europe in the 5 on 5 championships at age 46, no reason you can’t compete too.  See you in the gym!!

http://www.shaddockmma.com

Are Your Kids Getting Fit?

Kids today are different from when you and I grew up.  I can remember being outside most of the day, on a bike playing in the woods etc.  We played football and baseball with the other neighborhood kids. Todays generation is much different.  With cell phones, Ipods, and video games it’s no wonder our kids are less active. “The United States landed 47th out of 50 nations when comparing fitness results among the world’s children, with Canada coming in 19th — a far better result than their neighbors to the south — based on data in the study, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. ”

Well at my gym I offer a variety of activities for the kids.  The younger kids do our kids MMA class which offers a variety of martial arts through games and skill drills.  For the for mature teenage kids they can do our boxing fitness classes.  The beauty of our program is in it’s flexibility.   The maximum agreement is ONLY for 3 months.  We also offer affordable memberships for kids that can only come in once or twice a week.  If you are looking to get your kids active fill out the contact form on shaddockmma.com.  I look forward to having your kids come take class.

ARE YOU REACHING YOUR GOALS IN 2018???

According to Tripsavy.com, 3 of the top 10 resolutions this year are fitness related. They are: 1. Find more time for fitness, 2. Lose weight,  and 3. quit smoking. Three reasons you should check out Sykesville/Eldersburg’s Shaddock MMA Fitness.

We have convenient class hours to fit your schedule during the week.  We are open 5 days a week.  If our schedule does not mesh with yours our trainers have very flexible times to meet with you and train.

Our Fitness classes combine both aerobic exercise as well as resistant training which are the two best exercises for weight loss.

As far as smoking goes the best way to get rid of a bad habit is to substitute it with a good habit.  Our classes I’ve been told can be addictive.  Come and train with us a few times a week.

Go to shaddockmma.com and fill out a contact form.  Let’s help you reach your goals.

Will You Reach Your Goals In 2018?

It’s New Years again and like most we want to set goals for ourselves to have a better year. Most want to lose weight, get healthier, and or learn a self defense.  I hope to help a number of people reach their goals this year.

One of the biggest reasons people don’t reach their fitness goals is they get bored.  The same old class, the same old exercises everything is the same. Well imagine a gym where the instructor designs the classes himself.  He changes the workouts so as to challenge the customers each class.

Imagine a gym where the owner has designed memberships so that everyone can afford it.  You no longer have to imagine, Shaddock MMA Fitness is a real gym.  If you are nervous know that you will get a FREE 30 minute session so you can learn the equipment and feel comfortable in the class.

My goal for 2018 is to get Sykesville/Eldersburg fit, one person at a time. I hope you will help me reach my goal, by me helping you, reach your goals. I look forward to seeing you in 2018.

Go to shaddockmma.com and fill out the contact form and you will be on to reaching your goals for 2018.