Joining a gym shouldn't be intimidating. We will help you feel comfortable getting started.
Sonia Sillan started Combat Arts Academy to help people, kids in particular, live better lives. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu changed her life, and she wants to help others do the same through a supportive and inclusive environment.
It is our goal to challenge every person to become a better version of themselves.
Schedule your free trial with us by filling out the contact form with all of your details, and we will contact you to schedule your free trial.
Achieving a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or mastery in Muay Thai requires a significant amount of dedication, discipline, and training. The time it takes to achieve this level varies from person to person and depends on many factors such as frequency of training, natural ability, and commitment to the art. As long as you are consistent in training, you’ll start to see progress quickly.
Yes. We like to organize our classes in small groups. Small group settings allow you to make new friends that might share the same interest(s) as you!
For Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you’ll borrow a gi (the BJJ uniform) - plan on wearing fitted athletic clothing such as compression shorts and shirt that will be comfortable under the gi. For Muay Thai, we recommend wearing comfortable workout clothes such as shorts and a t-shirt, you will borrow gloves and shin guards for the first class. Absolutely no zippers or buttons allowed on the mats.
One where you have fun, learn something new every class and feel a real sense of progression. Most people get hung up on the actual Martial Art, even if they know nothing about it before they start. You can learn one or more arts with us, knowing you'll always have fun in a friendly environment.
No one is born fit – we've all started somewhere. Our introductory classes provide an excellent opportunity to discover if you are right for martial arts and martial arts is right for you. You will be in a class with other new starters just like yourself, so it’s a great way to make friends whilst you travel the road to fitness!
Like anything in life, the more you do it, the better you will become at it. We recommend starting twice a week where possible.
Yes, both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai are contact sports that involve physical contact. However, our instructors prioritize safety and proper technique, and will always work with you to ensure that you are comfortable and safe during your training. If you have any hesitations or limitations, please reach out to our coaches. Our top priority is to ensure the safety of our members.