American Top Team Connecticut 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 why we say: “American Top Team Connecticut is more than a team, it’s a family affair!”
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of American Top Team’s core training programs. We have produced a multitude of champions in all types of competitions. This, all under the tutelage and watchful eye of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion and five times Panamerican Champion Luigi Mondelli. Master Mondelli is a 3rd degree black belt under Master Ricardo Liborio and Master Marcos “Parrumpa” DaMatta, both head coaches at ATT Head Quarters in Coconut Creek, FL.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is primarily a ground-fighting art. Most techniques involve both fighters on the mat. There is a heavy emphasis on positional strategy, which is about which fighter is on top, and where each person’s legs are. Positions are stable situations, from which a large variety of techniques are available to both fighters. The primary positions include:
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 (cutting off the blood supply to the brain) or arm locks (hyperextending the elbow, or twisting the shoulder).
Our Muay Thai program will improve both your offensive and defensive punching and kicking skills through a series of drills. You will incorporate the heavy bag, shadow boxing, and focus mitts to achieve these goals. Our spacious academy boasts cage walls, with plenty of room to work out.
There is no experience necessary to join our Muay Thai program and best of all, our classes are “go at your own pace.” That means that whether you’re a beginner or a fitness fanatic, you’ll get exactly the workout you need to achieve your goals.
What makes our program so successful is our team of friendly, professional instructors and our clean, state of the art facility.
Mixed martial arts (commonly referred to as MMA) is a combat sport in which two competitors attempt to defeat each other by potentially utilizing a wide variety of fighting techniques, including striking and grappling.
Our program fits in everybody’s goal wether you want to practice as a hobby or become a professional MMA fighter.
This program blends the key elements of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, Muay Thai, Boxing and Conditioning. Don’t be fooled by the imitation programs out there, ATT has built a solid reputation for winning in the the worlds leading MMA shows including UFC, PRIDE, K-1, WEC, and EliteXC among others. This exclusive program is something that no other martial arts school can offer you.
Many experts recommend martial arts for children because a good program will teach both physical and mental skills.
Our goal at American Top Team Connecticut is to teach your child how to appropriately defend themselves, get them into great physical shape, and teach them special life lessons. In addition to the physical kicking and punching skills required to learn self-defense, your child will learn how to use discipline, respect, self-control, teamwork, and more to excel in academic school as well as at home with you. They can take these lessons with them and use them for a lifetime!
Our Children’s Martial Arts Program:
Will get your child in great shape and improve his/her coordination
Teaches how to resolve conflict peacefully
Provides an outlet for extra energy
Reinforces ideals of courtesy and respect
Teaches a “yes I can” attitude
Uses positive reinforcement to make classes fun!
Find out why parents and teachers love our program, by scheduling a visit today!