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  • Our History

    There’s some history behind PKG Training Center and some reasons why we take martial arts so seriously. We look forward to meeting each and every one of you who has an interest in getting the very best martial arts training. Until we get a chance to meet in person however, here’s a quick overview about us:

    PKG Training Center was founded in 2007 by Tahi Burns a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
    We offer group classes and private instruction in Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai Kick Boxing and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts)
    Our original location on Ellis Avenue - just outside of Culver City, California started out as a smaller Private training area but the need for more space and for much ....

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  • Our Mission

    At PKG, we want to share the benefits that we have gained from training in the Martial Arts. What this means is life changing for those who commit to it, and you get out of it what you invest into it. You’ll learn to push past current boundaries by getting out of your comfort zone…
    This is where the magic happens... and this isn’t done alone.
    Each and every student training here at PKG is part of a team that works hard to help and motivate each other to be the best they can be. Through this united goal we continually strive to develop PKG further by loving our teammates who train here and our facility… the place where we make this happen. Together we can all work to achieve our goals ....

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  • Who Are the Best Candidates for Taking Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes?

    To watch a Jiu Jitsu match or demonstration is intimidating. The athleticism, focus, and intensity experienced practitioners display is both awe-inspiring and overwhelming. Perhaps you have thought about taking Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes before, but you’ve always manage to talk yourself out of it. “Nah, I could never do that.” Sound familiar? What if we told you that you could be a perfect candidate for taking Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes? You could qualify if you want to…
    Improve your overall health as a result of training
    Still be doing something positive for your health, no matter how many times you are knocked down
    Improve your mobility through training
    Learn how to master ....

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  • How Do the Physical Benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Compare to Those of Other Martial Arts?

    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is more than a martial art or sport. It quickly becomes a way of life for participants who choose to take their training seriously. Debating which form of martial art is the best is likely a futile effort, but there’s no one who will argue with you when you say that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu provides participants with an intense workout, superior physical fitness, and increased self-discipline. Those who practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu enjoy losing weight, increasing their flexibility, and achieving an improved overall sense of wellness. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu teaches you how to use your body as one unit. A heavy emphasis is placed on body awareness in this training, which ....

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  • Will Taking a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Class Improve My Self Defense Skills?

    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu combines combat maneuvers and scientific principles such as leverage and gravity, resulting in a leveling of the playing field for smaller martial arts participants. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an intense activity, and for this reason, it is great for those looking to get in or stay in shape. In addition to this type of training resulting in increased physical fitness, with an emphasis in grappling and ground fighting, those who are small in stature can learn various ways to defend themselves against adversaries of a much larger size. As with all forms of martial arts training, participants become equipped with the knowledge and skills to defend themselves in the event of ....

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  • Do I Need to Be in Great Shape to Take a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Class?

    Sometimes people experience anxiety at the thought of trying something new. Along with feeling anxious, people frequently engage in negative self-talk, which can result in people talking themselves out of an opportunity. Whether it is taking up an instrument, signing up for a cooking class, or taking a martial arts class, it is important to take the leap and give it your best shot. It is a shame that some people have an interest in trying Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, but they disqualify themselves before they even start. Others who have jumped in feet first, however, have quickly learned that you are not expected to be an expert, or even have any prior knowledge at all in order to be successful ....

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  • The Physical and Mental Benefits of Practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is more than just a martial art or even a sport. It’s a perfect combination of both. Some consider Jiu Jitsu a lifestyle because it teaches you to be mentally and physically strong not only in class, but also in other areas of your life. While many people look to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to learn the skills needed for self-defense, others favor it for the intense workout it provides. However, you don't need a specific reason for learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to experience its many physical and mental benefits. After you begin practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, you will notice increased levels of endurance and flexibility. It doesn’t matter where you start off because over time, ....

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  • 4 Reasons to Practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at PKG Training Center

    There are many reasons that people take up martial arts, particularly reasons why people take up practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. If you want regular exercise, but are looking for much more than mere physical exercise, read on about the many benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu! Here are just some of the benefits offered by PKG Training Center's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes in Beverly Hills, CA. Training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu will teach you discipline.
    You have to have discipline to master the moves, techniques, and mindset required to advance in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Your instructors will help you to attain higher levels of self discipline that will transcend into other areas of your life. You ....

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  • 3 Skills Women Can Learn Through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    In the past, women shied away from participating in martial arts classes, but thankfully, women are now discovering the benefits and joys of martial arts training, especially Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is more than just exercise, and much more than a form of self-defense. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu teaches a lot of skills that women in today's fast paced world can benefit from. PKG Training Center has been at the forefront of the Los Angeles martial arts scene since 2007, offering women both private classes or group instruction. If you have been looking for a physical activity that offers more than mere exercise, then Brazilian Jiu Jitsu may be just what you are looking for. Here ....

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  • How Can Mixed Martial Arts Classes Help Women?

    According to the Bureau of Justice, Crime and Victim Statistics, over 22 million women have been raped in their lifetime. Roughly 18% of women have survived a completed or attempted rape. Every 90 seconds, someone in America is sexually assaulted. Most of these assaults are against women. One way for women to reduce the likelihood of being sexually assaulted is to master a self-defense technique. Women who take mixed martial arts classes can learn various ways to protect themselves in the event of an attack. In addition to learning self-defense strategies, women can increase physical fitness, self-discipline, confidence, and socialization opportunities through taking mixed martial ....

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