Men of all ages train at Excel-Lifeforce for many different reasons, but all are looking for professional instruction, development and support. Excel's instruction staff is highly trained not only in the skills that they teach, but also in the art of instruction. Excel's Chief Instructor is Sixth Degree Black Belt Master and has been training and teaching Taekwondo and Jiu Jitsu for over 30 years including 12 years in the Marine Corps as a Defensive Tactics Instructor. Our staff of 12 Certified Instructors assists him. Men and teens of every level of conditioning and fitness train at our academy. All participants have the opportunity to achieve their personal goals. Training in the Martial Arts offers numerous benefits for men including:
Better Overall Fitness
Enhanced Performance in Other Sports and Activities
The Ability to Protect Yourself and Others
Traditional Taekwondo is a great discipline for students of all ages.
In encompasses techniques from both Chinese Kung Fu styles and Japanese Karate as well as the ancient Korean practices.
Classes include strong cardiovascular workout and flexibility training and the program provides a high level of personal challenge.
Taekwondo has also achieved a high status within the UFC and other competition venues as a major defensive stand-up style with many of the sport's leading athletes.
Other the other end of both the self-defense and fighting sport spectrum, Excel-Lifeforce is also a Certified GRACIE JIU JITSU Training Center.
It is the only Level Two Certified Gracie Training Center in Minnesota and training at Excel offers you the opportunity to train in both the most effective stand-up and ground styles.
Songahm Taekwondo training allows you to get in shape and stay in shape at your own pace. The principles of traditional martial arts training are based on the design of your body. For power, we help you develop the larger, powerful muscles of your core. The speed of taekwondo technique comes from the fast, agile muscles of your arms and legs.
When the speed and power developed through taekwondo, or the leverage, joint and pressure tactics of Gracie Jiu Jitsu are used in self-defense against the vulnerable parts of an attacker's body, a woman can be remarkably efficient against a much larger opponent. Just knowing you can defend yourself gives your confidence, and confidence is often enough to deter potential attackers.
Self-confidence doesn't come naturally for many people, but it can be developed over time by setting reasonable goals and attaining them. The self-confidence that results from taekwondo training will carry over into all aspects of your life.
Even Baby Boomers are finding Excel Martial Arts training to be an all-encompassing fitness regiment to decelerate both mental and physical aging.
Excel's kids' classes are individualized by age and training level because our children's programs are specifically designed for each coordinating age group.
They utilize traditional techniques to improve children's motor skills and enhance their ability to pay attention and follow directions. They also offer a strong foundation in essential character qualities such as courtesy, respect, and discipline. All classes are taught using the most safe, fun, and exciting instructional methods available for each particular age group.
Excel's Kidz 'n Power Taekwondo training programs for 5 to 12 year-olds provide a list of underlying benefits and achievements:
Fitness and Coordination
Martial Arts challenges the entire body. It develops coordination, body awareness, balance, agility, and strength, and stamina.
In cooperation with AmberAlert.com, Excel-Lifeforce and the ATA are the authorized training facilities for abduction defense and street safety training.
Developing personal skills is a major part of the program. We stress following directions, paying attention in class, respecting those teaching, and becoming an active participant.
Every child is a winner. We use positive reinforcement to help them achieve their goals during their training.
Excel-Lifeforce is also a Certified Gracie Bullyproof training center as featured on CNN, NBC News, and Oprah.
We teach negotiate report defend as a method for children to feel confident in facing bullies or peer group pressure.
Children can develop exceptional composure, agility, and confidence by modifying their traditional skills
adding gymnastic technique and including background music as part of training in performance martial arts. As a licensed Xtreme Martial Arts academy, Excel has been home to many national performance teams including a World Champion XMA Demo Group.
As the only Certified Level Two Gracie Jiu Jitsu Training Center in Minnesota, Excel-Lifeforce is fully committed to the preservation and perpetuation of pure Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was modified from the traditional Japanese style by Grandmaster Helio Gracie with the objective of developing a system that would enable a person with a small physique to defend himself against much larger opponent. The UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) was created by Helio's oldest son, Rorion Gracie specifically to show that no other discipline is as effective for real street defense.
Although Gracie or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the most effective martial art on planet, it is a relatively young martial art.
It is common practice, at BJJ schools around the world, for techniques to be presented in complete randomness. That kind of an unorganized learning environment can be extremely frustrating and overwhelming.
The Gracie Solution
The Gracie Academy dedicated several years to organizing all of the techniques in the most logical sequence based on their complexity and usefulness in combat.
As a result, Gracie Combatives (for teens, adult and the U.S. Army), Gracie Master Cycle (for advanced students) and the Gracie Bullyproof program (for kids) were developed and became one of the most popular and proficient methods of self-defense in the world.
What also makes the Gracie Training Center programs unique is the way in which the techniques are presented.
Perfected over three generations, the teaching methodology used at all Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Centers allows students to learn at their own pace. Furthermore, unlike many MMA schools, we conduct all group classes with the utmost concern for safety, and demand that all students treat each other with complete respect.
Gracie Training Centers don't teach people how to fight.
They give students complete self-defense confidence so they don't have to fight.
Men of all ages train at Excel-Lifeforce for many different reasons, but all are looking for professional instruction, development and support. Excel’s instruction staff is highly trained not only in the skills that they teach, but also in the art of instruction.