Explore and Exercise

Whether you are looking to have fun, get in shape, compete in combat sports, or learn self-defense; Band of Brothers Martial Arts and Fitness has something unique for you! With a dynamic variety of programs including Belly Dance, Muay Thai Kick Boxing, Filipino Martial Arts, Silat, Hapkido, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do; there is a wide variety of ways to make exercise and working out a fun and unique learning experience.

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Kali is a weapon based system, putting emphasis on using anything as a weapon, and translating weapon motions into empty hand. Learn more about Filipino Martial Arts and Kali.

JKD is an art and a philosophy developed by Sijo Bruce Lee. JKD is tailor-made to each individual practitioner.

Muay Thai is a kickboxing art from Thailand. It is often called “the King of the Ring” for its very effective striking techniques.

Panantukan, also called ‘Dirty Boxing,’ comes to us from the Philippines.  Movement and techniques in this style of boxing is infamous for changing Western boxing – making it what we know, today!

Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class offers advanced instruction in combat grappling involving striking and clinch. Learn to take control and gain advantage over your opponent for survival, whether your goals are for physical fitness, self defense, competition or camaraderie this class will fit your needs.

Belly Dance – Belly dance is primarily a torso-driven dance, with an emphasis on articulations of the hips. Unlike many Western dance forms, the focus of the dance is on relaxed, natural isolation of the torso muscles. This is a great exercise with low-impact but great movement for your spine and joints!  Come visit a Beginner class on Thursday evenings at the BoBMA Gym, with instructors Inaya Noire and Moirne!

Hapkido

Hapkido is a Korean martial art that is characterized by joint locks, throws, and dynamic kicking techniques.  It is a way of coordinated power with unique emphasis on deflecting an opponent’s attacks instead of forceful blocking.

Spring 2017 

Hapkido Classes with Instructor Scott Williams are at the Bloomington (BoBMA gym) location on Mondays from 6:30 – 7:30 pm CST.  New students are always welcome!

All of our instructors here at Band of Brothers Martial Arts & Fitness offer private lessons to help you refine, explore, expand, and boost your growth in your art or fitness class.  Connect with us today to schedule your appointment!

Band of Brothers Martial Arts and Fitness Offer Several Unique Classes

Band of Brothers Martial Arts and Fitness offers a truly unique opportunity to train in a fun, friendly and safe environment. We pride ourselves on providing the best instruction in an ego free setting that promotes hard work, self discovery and enjoyment for everyone involved.

Benefit of working with us

You can expect expert instruction from caring and motivated staff that will share their knowledge and experience and help you reach your goals as you learn new skills and enjoy the benefits of exercise at the same time!

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Relieve Stress!

Martial Arts and Fitness classes are great stress relievers. Exercise is proven to reduce stress, lower your resting heart rate and improve mood. See how moving, punching, kicking – even belly dancing! – and playing in a safe and encouraging environment can make exercise like play!

Get More Energy!

Get more Energy by exercising and having fun!

Learn while Exercising!

Has the idea of pumping weights or running on a tread mill lost its appeal? Get to know your body and how it relates to your environment by solo, partner and equipment training in our dynamic martial arts and fitness classes.

Proud members of the Thai Boxing Association of the USA, the Inosanto Martial Arts International Instructors Association and Minnesota Kali Group.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu certification through Master Luiz Palhares and Professor Josh Johnson.

4th Dan Certification in Hapkido.

Group Fitness Certification and Zoe Jakes dance certified instructors.

Frequently Asked Questions

What art is best for me?

Everyone has personal tastes, and they often change over time. We suggest all our members try out our classes and see what they like best. As you get more fit and experienced you may find yourself wanting to try more of our programs, but the journey starts with you!

What equipment do I need?

If you’re just starting out with Band of Brothers Martial Arts group, Hapkido or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, we’ve got you covered!  New students can use the onsite equipment so classes are stress-free and quick to jump into.  Our instructors will take care of you, and guide you through the process of placing your first training gear orders when you are ready.

Belly Dance fitness classes offer fun and colorful hip scarves – with plenty of bling and jingle – so you can practice new techniques and listen to those shimmies in action!  Inaya Noire will work with you on any costuming and belly dance accessories needs.

See our FAQ page or Contact Us if you have more questions!

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