54th Street Gym
The 54th Street Gym offers several unique martial arts systems that each focus on various aspects of self defense hand to hand combat. We offer classes in Gracie Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Jeet Kune Do, Mokuraiken Kempo, Filipino Kali & Kickboxing for men, women and kids!
Regardless of the martial arts system you participate in at the 54th Street Gym or whether you are a man, woman or child our focus for training is to develop and maintain solid fundamental self defense skills that can be applied in a real life self defense situation.
Chief Instructor Dan Berry has been coaching and has continued training in the martial arts for 46 years and has coached and trained with some of the greatest martial arts masters in the world today including Master Pedro Sauer, Master Rickson Gracie, Grandmaster Hou Shu Ying, Dan Inosanto (Bruce Lee), Grandmaster Dionisio (Juny) Canete , Grandmaster Mike Moore, Grandmaster Mia Roshi, Grandmaster Paul Jahalamine, Bill “Superfoot” Wallace, Joe Lewis and many others.
Dan has worked extensively with military groups in Utah, including the Army Special Forces and various groups from the Navy SEAL teams. He has also trained DEA, U.S Marshals, FBI and CIA agents in Utah. Dan has trained the police in Provo, Orem, the Sheriffs department in Salt Lake City, POST (Police Officer’s Standard Training) in SLC, and also the Salt Lake City, Murray City, Sandy City, Draper and West Valley police Departments over the years in various capacities.
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Martial Art Styles
The following Martial Arts Styles are offered at 54th Street Gym:
- Jeet Kune do
- Jiu-Jitsu (Jujutsu/Jujitsu)
- Kick Boxing
- Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
Programs & Class Schedule
Gracie Combatives: is our beginner program for adults who are looking to do jiu-Jitsu. In this program, you will learn the 36 core techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in a fun, safe, and cooperative environment. Each one-hour lesson addresses one standing and one ground self-defense technique. You can start the program at any time and participate in any class without previous experience and, since safety is our number one concern, there is no competitive sparring in this program. For Men, Women and Children 6-90. Classes are Mon/Wed 7-9 pm and Sundays 11-Noon and Wed/ Friday Mornings from 6:30-8 am
Jeet Kune Do: In this style, we focus on Bruce Lee’s concepts, his techniques, methods for fighting and approach to training. The advantage to using this style as opposed to other systems of martial arts is its totally adaptable to different student types and different situations. These training methods are used to help students prepare for any situation and since violent attacks do not always happen in desirable conditions, such as outside, parties, parking lots, etc., it is a very effective and practical art for everyone. Tues/Thursday 6-7:30 pm and Saturday from 10-11:30 am
Kali, Escrima & Arnis: Kali is an extremely practical martial art that originated in the Philippines . It utilizes weapons of all different lengths and sizes, which include bladed and blunt weapons and includes empty hands training that use feet, hands, knees, elbows, throws, grappling, joint locking, pressure points, and in many other weapons.
Kali is one of the few martial arts that actually starts training with weapons first and then makes the transition to empty hands training. It is highly effective, versatile, and practical. Tuesday/Thursday from 7-8:30 pm and Saturday from 10-11:30 am
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