American Top Team is excited to present the following programs to you. Whether you are new to training, just want to get back in shape, or have more competitive aspirations in mind, we have a program designed especially for you. We have your goals in mind, and will strive to meet and exceed them together in a safe, clean, & fun environment.
ATT has a diversified student base ranging from professional doctors and lawyers to law enforcement, civil servants, and educators all enjoying and sharing in the benefits our academy has to offer. Through are structured programs we look to promote a healthy lifestyle, weight loss, stress reduction, and the mental fortitude to put these plans into action. Stop by today and find out what all the buzz is about!
"In short, the entire American Top Team staff of instructors and support personnel deserves tremendous recognition and praise. It is refreshing to see a school that is not only the best of the best in its representation of its professional fighters, but makes even the absolute beginner feel like a true champion." Testimonial from Dr. Andrew J. Edelman
President, Dr. Andrew J. Edelman & Associates Inc.
Criminal Justice Professor, University of Phoenix South Florida Campus
Reserve Officer, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, South Region
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of American Top Team's core training programs. The roots of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu come from Kodokan Judo in Japan. The premise of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is that a smaller, weaker person can defeat a stronger and larger opponent through leverage and proper technique. ATT has produced a multitude of champions in all types of BJJ competitions. This, all under the tutelage and watchful eye of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion and living legend Ricardo Liborio. Considered by many to be one of the most technical black belts ever to come from the famed Carlson Gracie academy. Master Liborio is a world class teacher and MMA coach, always striving to get the most out of his students. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is primarily a ground-fighting art where all practioner's train in and wear a gi or "kimono". This is similar to what is worn in Judo. ATT's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program also has a structured belt grading system for all classes (kids too)! Most techniques involve the students on the mat, with a heavy emphasis on positional strategy, live rolling, and drills to help with your submissions and techniques. Once in proper position, many different types of submissions can be applied such as: armbars, wristlocks, chokes, and leglocks. Some of the primary positions include, but not limited to are:
Guard: The person applying the guard is on the bottom with his back on the ground; his legs are wrapped around his opponent's hips (who is said to be "in the guard"). · Side control: Chest-on-chest but without the legs being entangled.
Mount: On top of his opponent (who "is mounted"), sitting on his chest, with one leg on either side of his torso.
Back mount: Behind his opponent, with his feet hooked around his opponent's hips and upper thighs. Specific techniques taught are designed either to improve one's position (for example, to "pass the guard", by going from being "in the guard" to getting around the opponent's legs, resulting in side control); or else as a finishing submissions. Most submissions are either chokes or arm locks.
American Top Team provides an excellent beginner program for those just starting out, including one on one attention from our certfied instructors.
Submission grappling is similar to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in that a lot of the same positions, submissions, and techniques are used and developed. The program combines elements from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Folkstyle Wrestling, Freestyle Wrestling, Judo and Sambo. One major difference is there is no kimono or gi used during training. Students will wear rash guards with grappling shorts or board shorts designed not to tear during the training. Submission grappling is sometimes referred to as: submission wrestling, sport grappling or No-Gi jiu-jitsu. American Top Team follows a belt ranking system for this program. This is a great addition to our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program.
Muay Thai is a devastating striking art that blends techniques such as; kicks, knees, elbows, punches, and clinch work. Muay Thai (also known as Thai Boxing) is a fighting art that originated in Thailand (formerly Siam) 2000 years ago. Often called the "Toughest ring sport in the world" it is known for its powerful techniques of punching (boxing), elbows, knees, and kicks. The Muay Thai practitioner must have superior speed and conditioning through hard training.
Our Level 1 Muay Thai Class is perfect for the beginner to martial arts training, and is one of our most popular classes. It will train the student in mental as well as physical conditioning. It also has a concentration on offensive tool development that will prepare the practitioner for all other classes we offer as well as the street. This class will provide beginners with the tools they need for the ring even though they may never do compete and the complete conditioning of a fighter.
Level 2 Muay Thai Class requires additional protective equipment and will include an extension of the Level 1 Curriculum plus defensive strategies and more advanced effective combinations. This class can only be attended by Champion Club Members with instructor permission. See staff for details. Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand. It is arguably the most sought-after kickboxing style in the world. Known for it's effective arsenal of strikes using kicks, knees, punches and elbows, Muay Thai has come to be dubbed "the Art of Eight Limbs". Not to be confused with mainstreamed cardio kickboxing classes, ATT Muay Thai represents authentic fight training for practitioners of all levels.
Classes will involve the use of shadowboxing, footwork skills, padwork, heavy bag training, and various partner coordination drills. Traditionally, fighters all over the world seek Muay Thai to improve their effectiveness, and give themselves the edge in the ring. Here at ATT, this class is known for its awesome fitness and conditioning, as well as martial technique and strategy. ATT Muay Thai is the perfect stand up striking class that provides the student with the tools they need for the ring although you may plan to never fight.
Classes are taught by professional boxer Dyah Davis. Dyah is a top ranked super middleweight fighter and son of 1976 Olympic Gold Medalist, and former top ranked Professional boxer Howard Davis, Jr.
Known as "The Sweet Science", our boxing program will improve both your offensive and defensive punching skills through a series of drills. You will incorporate the heavy bag, speed bag, shadow boxing, and focus mitts to achieve these goals. Our spacious academy boasts plenty of room to work out. The ATT academy has been host to top Professional fighters such as; Shannon Briggs, Zab Judah, WBA Welterweight Champion Ricardo Mayorga, Sultan Ibragimov, Timur Ibragimov, Lou "Honey Boy" Del Valle, and more. Coach Dyah's lineage is straight from the source, his father. Howard Davis Jr., has quite a distinguished career, dating back to his amateur days where he was voted the most Outstanding Boxer in the Olympic Games, through his pro career, and into his retirement in the New Jersery Boxing Hall of Fame. Come learn from a true Champ!
Mixed Martial Arts "MMA"
Mixed martial arts (commonly referred to as "MMA") is a combat sport in which two competitors attempt to defeat each other by utilizing a wide variety of fighting techniques, including striking and grappling. Brought to you by our head MMA instructor and hall of famer Ricardo Liborio, we offer our MMA class for our Ultimate members. This program blends the key elements of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, Muay Thai, Boxing and Conditioning. The instructors for this class are actual professional MMA veterans, who have an abundance of knowledge and experience in the octagon. This is the program you've been looking for to take your combat sports training to a higher level. Don't be fooled by the imitation programs out there! ATT has built a solid reputation for winning the worlds leading MMA shows including UFC, STRIKEFORCE, WEC, K-1, DREAMS, and Bellator among others. This exclusive program is something that no other martial arts school can offer you.