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  • (605) 321-6105
  • info@nextedgeacademy.com
  • 909 E 8th St., Sioux Falls, SD

FAQ

  • How much does a membership at your gym cost?
    • Adults:95 a month plus tax
    • Students: 75 a month plus tax
  • What if I have more than one person?
    • It is $20 off the 2nd membership
    • $40 off the 3rd membership
    • $60 off the 4th membership
    • $80 off the 5th membership
  • Is there military or civil discounts?
    • Yes 10%
  • How long is the contract?
    • We are month to month with a 30–day notice for before canceling.
  • When is the billing?
    • On the 15th of each month
  • How can I pay
    • You can pay via credit card, debit card or auto draft from a checking account
  • Is this a fighters only gym?
    • Not at all, we encourage everybody to give it a try.
  • What makes your classes different?
    • We use a flipped classroom style where lessons plans involving videos are to be watched prior to classes.
  • When are class times?
    • Adult BJJ
      • Monday and Wednesday at 11:30 am
      • Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 pm
      • Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 pm
      • Friday at 5:30 pm (Sparring Only)
      • Saturday at Noon
    • Adult Boxing
      • Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 pm
      • Saturday at 11 am
    • Adult Muay Thai
      • Monday and Wednesday at 6:30 pm
    • Kids BJJ
      • Monday and Wednesday at 4:45 pm
  • I just want to do MMA when are those classes?
    • MMA classes are offered, but we highly suggest training in all classes for at least 6 months.
  • When can I start?
    • You can join at any time you feel ready.
  • Do I need to be strong, flexible and in good shape?
    • No, BJJ is for everyone.  Grappling and striking the best ways to train the body to become strong, flexible, and in good shape.
  • What do I wear to practice/train?
    • For BJJ – T-Shirt, and Shorts.
      • Additional Gear not required: Gi ($50), Mouthguard ($10)
    • For Boxing – ($35) Boxing Gloves, ($5) Hand Wraps, T-Shirt and Shorts
      • Additional Gear not required: ($40) Headgear, Mouthguard ($10)
    • For Muay Thai – ($35) Boxing Gloves, ($5) Hand Wraps, T-Shirt and Shorts
      • Additional Gear not required: ($40) Headgear, ($10) Shin Guards, Mouthguard ($10)
  • Do I have to compete?
    • No, not at all, roughly 60% of students don’t compete.
  • How do I get started?
    • Fill out the waiver
    • Watch the videos included in the email
    • Come down and try the classes free for a week!
  • Am I too old/young for Class?
    • Our typical age is around 22, however, we have students from 4 to 54.
  • How should I prepare for my first class?
    • Fill out the waiver
    • Watch the videos included in the email
    • Try the classes free for a week
  • What are the belt rankings in BJJ?
    • Kids: White, Grey, Yellow, Orange, Green
    • 16 and older: White, Blue, Purple, Brown, Black
  • How long does it take to get your black belt?
    • Typically about 10 years. Black belts aren’t offered until the student is 18 years old.
  • Are the classes good exercise?
    • For Boxing – Yes. You will be doing pad round of striking for 30 minutes and then holding for someone for 30 minutes. You can make this very easy on yourself or very hard on yourself.
    • For BJJ – The instruction portion is not difficult at all and so it is not as good of exercise until you start rolling and then it is a very intense workout.
  • What is the best place to purchase a gi?
    • You can purchase a Sanabul through Amazon. This is a great gi and only about $50 which is very very cheap for a gi, but it’s a super high-quality gi and most people at the gym have them.
  • Do I need any protective equipment?
    • You can wear a cup if you would like however most people don’t.
  • How often should I train, as a beginner?
    • We always suggest 2x a week for the first 2 months then you can go up from there. This gives the body time to adjust to the new workouts.
  • Will Martial Arts teach my child to resort to violence?
    • We focus on teaching sport jiu-jitsu to kids for competition, but this helps with self-defense outside of the gym. The kids are often reminded that they can only use this in a gym setting unless they need to for self-defense.
  • Does my child run the risk of injury at your facility?
    • There is always a risk for injury but our staff works really hard not to let that happen. As of right now, we have had no major or minor injuries in the kids class.
  • Will my child have fun in your class, or is it more of a strict, structured environment?
    • Our BJJ class for kids is structured, however, they will be learning in a less strict environment compared to traditional martial arts.
  • Is the gym beneficial for women?
    • Of course! It’s great exercise, great self-defense and about 35% of our clients are women.
  • What is a Gi and why do I have to wear one?
    • The gi is a traditional outfit worn by many martial arts. For BJJ it is a thicker material that allows you to grab the material. At our gym, you are not required to wear one but I highly suggest it. It gives you an option to slow the training down and allow someone to learn more while not relying on other attributes like strength and speed.
  • I’m not sure if Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will be right for me. Is there any way I can try a class before signing up?
    • For sure, the initial week is free!
  • What should I expect in my first class?
    • Everyone is very kind and will help you learn your first 8 or so techniques. You can come in early if you want to observe.
  • What’s a typical class like?
    • For BJJ
      • Before the class, you will go online and check out what you are working on for the class.
      • Then you do a short warm up. 40 minutes of drilling. 20 Minutes of Positional sparring depending on your experience then we begin live rolls for up to an hour.
    • For Boxing
      • Before class, you will go online and check out what you will be working on for class.
      • Shadowbox: 5 minutes
      • Hit Pads: 24 Minutes
      • Hold Pads: 24 Minutes