Stronghold was started in 2015 and we have been serving our area with the highest quality jiu jitsu possible. we train kids as your as 5 and a half years old and adults of all ages. its always the right time to start, if you have goals to lose weight and get into shape lets get on the mats and get started. NO prior experience necessary.
The physical benefits of jiu jitsu are immense and well-documented. Because jiu jitsu presents a combination of dynamic and explosive movements with pressure-based isometric pushing, pulling, and holding, it helps to develop increased strength and cardio, as well as promotes weight loss and improved muscle tone. Because you’re constantly responding to another person’s movements, jiu jitsu also heightens your body awareness and improves your balance and reactive ability.
For many, it also provides an outlet for the stresses of daily life. When you step on the mat, everything else is put to the side for a moment, while both your mind and body are engaged in learning jiu jitsu.
Most importantly, unlike many other sports and physical activities, jiu jitsu is unique in that it can be done by anyone. Jiu Jitsu was designed and developed so that a smaller, weaker person can defend his or herself against, or even defeat, a larger and stronger opponent. So regardless of age, size, gender or physical limitation, any person can utilize the techniques and principals of jiu jitsu, and reap the benefits of its practice.
Martial Arts Instructors
At strong hold we strive to give our students the very best in order to achieve their goals. Whether your goal is to get in shape or compete, the team has you back. At S.H.A you join a family not a franchise. Meet the team below!
Make everyone feel welcome
Treat each student with respect
Empower our members
Help members reach their goals
Coach Wade is the best! He really pours his experience, expertise, compassion and love for jujitsu into every single student. I am so incredibly grateful that my daughter gets to learn under his leadership. He offers an incredible, amazing, outstanding, impeccable training school. It is a parents dream to watch their children grow in skill, confidence, and leadership qualities. I value and appreciate his integrity, leadership, attention to detail and most of all care and compassion for his students. This is an amazing school and we will be here forever! DeForest is blessed and privileged to have such a high-quality school in our community servicing our community members. Thank you for all you do Coach Wade keep up the outstanding work. My family values and appreciate you more than words can ever express!!
Great coach, team, and environment. There’s a variety of people to train with; men, women, and children. Coach Wade is very supportive of all goals, whether it’s competing, getting fit, learning a new hobby, etc.
Coach Wade runs a great program! We visited from out of state and we felt right at home. His students create a culture of positivity and are great training partners! My wife and I can’t wait to visit again!
Stronghold has an amazing coach that really makes you feel like your not just a member of a school but a member of a family. The kids classes are fun to watch and the instruction is spot on for kids.
10/10 definite recommend. I came in as a beginner and I felt taken care of and welcomed with open arms; I have nothing but high praise for the atmosphere (friendly, supportive of all levels, relaxed but serious at the same time), the structure of classes, and the absolutely amazing people both teaching me and learning with me. I could only stay short term at this gym because I moved away, but Wade was accommodating with this restriction of mine as well without even a second thought, which I greatly appreciate. Stronghold is the place to be. Don’t hesitate, join up.