Gi Jiu-Jitsu & No-Gi Grappling

At ECS, our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program is 
developed by our coaching staff who are active 
belt-holding competitors and dedicated 
lifetime students of the sport. BJJ is and has 
been the most dominant submission grappling 
art known to man.  The program incorporates 
wrestling and self-defense applications to 
round out the grappling disciplines with all of 
our coach's military, competitive and real 
world experiences.


With Mixed Martial Arts evolving, so many 
striking disciplines are proving their dominance 
within the sport. The coaching staff at ECS has 
trained with strikers from multiple varying 
forms. Over the years, we have found through 
experience, that our preferred style is a 
mixture of striking styles heavily influenced by 
Dutch style, western boxing/kickboxing with a 
Muay Thai influence from the clinch. Coaches 
work side by side with students, creating a 
motivating environment. 

Fitness Kickboxing

Fitness kickboxing was created to help meet 
your fitness goals while learning how to defend 
yourself in a pressure-free and contact-free 
environment. Combative sports might not be 
for everyone and ECS understands that 
physical contact is not in everyone's comfort 
zone. You will be corrected on technique and 
stance in order to fully understand your body's 
reaction to stress and how to defend yourself. 
Student insight on goal areas are taken into 
consideration every class when exercise 
movements are being chosen.


Mixed Martial Arts has become just as popular 
as most other professional sports. At ECS, our 
MMA program goes great with our Kickboxing 
and Jiu-Jitsu programs. Our coaching staff have 
worked hard to develop a program that 
bridges the gap between our striking and 
grappling curriculum. MMA focuses more on 
wall work, sprawl and brawl, ground and 
pound. This class ties our striking, footwork 
and clinching from kickboxing in with the level 
changes, ties, takedowns and throws from 
western PA wrestling, coupled with the 
positioning, control and submission of BJJ. If 
you are interested in competition, we have a 
fight manager to help bridge the gap between 
promoters and the athletic commission so you 
as the competitor can focus on your fight 

Ladies Jiu-Jitsu

Our BJJ Ladies Club is designed to empower women of all fitness levels through the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. This class focuses on teaching practical self-defense techniques, improving physical fitness, and building confidence in a supportive and welcoming environment. Whether you are new to martial arts or have prior experience, our instructors will guide you through the fundamentals of Jiu-Jitsu, ensuring you feel comfortable and confident. Learn a variety of techniques including takedowns, submissions, escapes, and defensive maneuvers. Each session will cover different aspects of Jiu-Jitsu, providing a well-rounded understanding of the art. Train alongside other women in a positive and encouraging atmosphere. Build lasting friendships and find a community that supports your personal growth and goals.


Tiny Tots (Ages 4 & 5)

ECS coaches believe firmly in shaping the young
minds of our future. Focusing on camaraderie, 
physical well-being, much-needed social skills, 
ethics, bullying and numerous other positive 
skills needed for young minds to grow into a 
well-rounded respectful individual. We teach 
stretching techniques and key movements that 
will help them be successful in a combative 
sports environment as well as perform 
numerous low-impact workout movements to 
keep your little one active. Bring them in to get 
some of their pent-up energy released while 
having a blast on the ECS mats!

Youth Jiu-Jitsu (Ages 6 - 12)

Our Youth Jiu-Jitsu program runs on a similar 
class syllabus as our adult program. It focuses on 
movement repetition which ultimately develops 
muscle memory and a greater understanding of 
key details, tailored toward a younger learner. 
Students of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will learn both 
physical control with their opponents and self-
control while under pressure, as well as basic 
striking for self-defense. They will gain better 
flexibility, limb and hip awareness, strength, and 
self-confidence. Multiple forms of bullying are 
also discussed and integrated into the course 
material, forming a sense of responsibility of 
their learned skill set.

Youth Kickboxing (Ages 10 - 15)

The focus of our Youth Kickboxing program is to provide your child with kickboxing/self-defense skills and improved fitness, discipline, responsibility, respect, and integrity.  We want them to achieve personal growth, success and the understanding that hard work does have its rewards.  The class striking styles are heavily influenced by Dutch style, western boxing/kickboxing with a Muay Thai influence from the clinch. Coaches work side by side with students, creating a motivating environment.