Church Street classes are broken down into three levels by experience required to participate.
All Levels – No experience necessary. Class is equal parts basic instruction (punches, combinations, footwork, ducking and slipping) and intense conditioning. This is where beginners learn the fundamentals and more experienced members get back to basics. Everyone gets a non-stop plyometric workout that burns about 800 calories.
Intermediate – Some experience recommended. Greater individual attention and emphasis on technique. “Live” drills – members pair up and practice what they’ve learned on each other – and light contact. Roughly one-third of the class will be spent on plyometrics and core-conditioning.
Advanced – Members must receive approval from a Church Street coach before they are allowed to participate. Focus on real-time application and implementation includes supervised sparring (safety equipment, available for loan, must be worn) and freestyle drills. These classes are not for fighters only! They are for any member interested in putting everything they’ve learned together in a safe, controlled setting. Cardio typically includes three rounds of warm up exercises, such as shadowboxing or jumping rope.