Martial arts training has been growing in popularity for many years. Windy Sport and Fitness is a unique, new gym that recently opened in College Station, Texas. It offers physical fitness and weight loss through self-defense training. It is the only fitness gym with a certified Krav Maga instructor in the city.
Windy Sports and Fitness has four martial arts instructors who each have years of training experience.
Jermaine Anugwom started his martial arts training in Capoeira when he was twelve years-old. He worked his way to rank of Professor when he was twenty-two. In 2008, he started his own Groupo Capoeira Unido that teaches multiple styles of Capoeira. In 2003, he continued to study martial arts and became a certified Krav Mage instructor in 2006. He is currently an amateur cage fighter who competes in the southern U.S. and
Kathryn Mikita is a certified fitness instructor. Mike Jackson trained under Anugwom and also competes in the southern U.S. Matt Budjenska has years of wrestling and mixed martial arts experience.
Adult programs being offered include Krav Maga, Muay Thai, Capoeira, Missouri City Boxing and Submission Wrestling.
Krav Maga translates as “close combat.” It is regarded as one of the most lethal hand-to-hand combat styles because of its simple and effective techniques. Krav Maga was created by Imi Lichtenfeld who combined sports competition and street fighting skills. He first taught it to the Israeli Defense Forces. Krav Maga is now taught throughout the world.
Muay Thai or Thai Boxing is the national sport of Thailand and is highly regarded in the kickboxing community.
Capoeira is a Afro-Brazilian style martial art that incorporates music, singing and dance.
Many of the programs require the purchase of 12, 14 or 16 ounce gloves, groin protectors and mouth pieces. Capoeira requires the purchase of a special kind of pants called abadas.
Children’s classes in Muay Thai and Cardio are offered for children ages six to twelve.
The 3200 square foot facility offers a 20X20 boxing ring, a 22X20 martial arts cage, matted flooring for practice sessions, thirty hanging Thai boxing bags and equipment for strength training and cardio workouts. The gym is open from 9 a.m to 9 p.m Monday through Friday and 12noon to 4 p.m on Saturday. No contracts are required and the monthly membership allows you to take any of the classes that are offered.
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