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Primal Gym is a proud representative of Carlos Catania Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

What is Carlos Catania Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Simply put, Carlos Catania BJJ is NOT your typical sport based technique system. We focus heavily on forcing reactions and causing entanglements, by means of pain and pressure, and extensive technique drilling that seems to have lost its place in many Martial Arts academies’ priority lists. After all, “Drillers make Killers!”

This program is perfect for Self Defense and Fitness, but how devastating is it for Mixed Martial Arts?

It is as ideal as it gets! Why? Because unlike modern day sport Jiu-Jitsu, which typically favors just the ground aspect, this program covers all areas of Submission Grappling. We have infused a high dose of clinch work/tie ups, grip fighting, takedowns and throws from our Judo and Wrestling backgrounds, on top of exemplary ground control, and endless Submission attacks and Submission defense.

Nothing is based on an opponents or adversary’s incorrect reaction to a technique, but instead based solely upon the correct technical reactions to each transition or attack. We must ask ourselves, how would the very best practitioner in the world respond? What does this do?

It forces the student/athlete to memorize techniques 2 and 3 moves ahead, which accelerates the learning curve. The body can only respond so many ways to a takedown, submission attack, position or transition.

Therefore, if these correct reactions are taught in a chain pattern and memorized as such, the student is already reacting one or two moves ahead, and if a technical mistake does occur then things are far simpler than if you only drilled with hopes of an opponent or adversary’s a technical mistake.

We do NOT rely on Position before Submission, but instead Submission from any Position and Submissions throughout Transitions.

Carlos Catania BJJ is as Old School as it gets when it comes to reality fighting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We are a very takedown & throw heavy program, and do not rely at all on any guard pulling techniques whatsoever. It could perhaps be the closest thing to date that resembles what Mitsuyo Maeda originally passed on to Carlos Gracie Sr. in the beginning. Which was based upon Maeda’s ever-evolving fighting style, developed from over 2000 matches with utilizing techniques from Kano Jujitsu (Not named Judo until 1925 in Brazil) and Catch-as-Catch-Can Wrestling.

Finally, all submissions are taught to all skill levels under proper professor/coach/student discretion and stressing a quality student to coach ratio. A Submission is a Submission and Carlos Catania BJJ does not withhold specific techniques to students due to their current rank. There are NO illegal Submissions in this system. As our motto states: “The Gentle Art is Not Always So Gentle!”

For more Intel:

www.PrimalGymNJ.com

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Primal Gym is proud to announce that our plan for total world domination is beginning to take hold.

Due to our remarkable growth and to meet the needs of our ever-expanding customer base.

We are now moving to a new location

10,000 sq. ft.

That’s no typo

10,000 Fucking sq. ft.

Located right down the road from our existing location at

3 Nami Lane, Hamilton NJ 08619

NEW:

Expanded Schedule / New Classes and times
2,000 sq ft. mat space
Cage
Boxing Ring
Weight Room
Turf
Lounge
2 Locker Room

The New Primal Gym will be fully operational December 1st.

www.PrimalGymNJ.com

 

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PRIMAL RADIO RETURNS?

The rumor on the street is that Primal Radio will be back on the air soon after a lengthy hiatus. Primal Radio was a huge hit that aired internationally weekly with listeners in 171 different countries. Primal Radio featured interviews with Top Athletes, Coaches, Celebrities, and Entertainers along with irreverent and opinionated talk of the world we live in.

20170826_142242PRIMAL Gym Fight Night a Great Success.

Sunday afternoon Primal Fight Night IV August 27th was a huge success. Boxers from throughout NJ and PA showed up to test their skills. The athletes ages ranged from 11 years old to 30 years old. It was an incredibly entertaining and competitive show.

Primal Gym would like to thank all the coaches and boxers who participated in the event and especially Jackie Atkins the President of NJ USA Boxing and the officials for being true professionals.

Look out for our next event in November.

Also, if you are looking to train in boxing in an Official USA Boxing Gym with Official USA Boxing coaches then Primal Gym is for you.

Available Training:

COMBAT SPORTS INCLUDE:

  • USA Boxing
  • Mixed Martial Arts
  • Brazilian Jujitsu
  • Shingitai Jujitsu
  • Kickboxing
  • Catch Wrestling
  • Submission Fighting

MODERN MARTIAL ARTS INCLUDE:

  • Military Close Quarter Combatives (CQC)
  • Jeet Kune Do (JKD}
  • Self Defense

TRADITIONAL MARTIAL ARTS:

  • Kajukenbo
  • Bujutsu Kempo
  • Arnis, Kali
  • JuJitsu

STRENGTH & FITNESS INCLUDES:

  • Warrior Fit
  • Boot Camps
  • TRX Suspension Training
  • Kettlebell Training
  • Speed
  • Agility
  • Strength & Quickness Training

PERSONALIZED & SMALL GROUP TRAINING INCLUDES:

  • One on One
  • Partner Plus
  • Personal Team
  • Youth & Adult

Primal Gym is located at 2103 Whitehorse Mercerville Rd Hamilton NJ.

For more Intel:

Gym # 609-584-8500

E-Mail: info@primalgymnj.com

LITTLE LEAGUE CHAMPS 2017

Primal Gym is incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to train these fine athletes. Two years straight these kids have won the NJ District 12 Little League Championship. How? By their hard work and dedication. In the off season the team would meet at Primal Gym for hours of Boxing, MMA training combined with a unique blend of Speed and Agility Training. The training covers everything from the toes to the nose increasing the athletes hand eye coordination, muscular endurance, mental toughness the list goes on and on.


Why Boxing Workouts May Benefit Hitters

HAMILTON >> Knowledge of proper self-defense not only saves lives, but also builds confidence and can improve other areas in life as well.

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That’s the lesson Trenton Police Youth Explorers are learning over the course of six months as they participate in self-defense training courtesy of Primal Gym in Hamilton, the training grounds for a few local amateur boxers.

Since January, the Explorers have trained twice a month at the gym, where they learn mixed martial arts, boxing, kickboxing, hand-to-hand combat and other self-defense skills.

“I’ve always wanted the kids to learn some type of self-defense skills,” Detective Phil Peroni said. “We can teach them what we know as police officers, but this is a more structured setting.”

The TPD Youth Explorers Program, which was reinstated in 2014 after a three-year hiatus, is just one of the initiatives local police are using to connect with the city’s young population. The program’s goal is to help young people develop into positive community influences regardless of what career field they choose later in life.

Although self-defense training will be necessary if the kids decide to join the police force, the skills are also useful in everyday life, especially in an urban city where neighborhood cliques often distance themselves from teens who seem mentally and physically weaker than others.

“This type of training can change lives,” Primal Gym owner Jim McCann said. “It gives them direction and a sense of purpose. I’ve seen introverted people all of a sudden become extroverts on some level because they found something they were good at.”

Peroni and now-retired Officer Elsie Vega-Medina started searching for a way to incorporate extensive self-defense training into the Youth Explorers program about two years ago. They eventually connected with McCann who agreed to train the kids for free because TPD doesn’t have the funds in its budget. The Explorers will train every other Sunday through June, and McCann has agreed to continue training some of the kids throughout the summer.

“It’s a way for me to give back to the community,” McCann, who has been training in martial arts and self-defense for the past 43 years, said. “I’ve already seen growth in some of these kids and hopefully they will take that back into the world.”

Just as the goal of the Explorers program is not to convince kids to become police officers, the goal of self-defense training is not to convince teens to become champion fighters.

“Boxing is not only about fighting,” 17-year-old Shinard Bunch, a member of the U.S. Junior Olympic Boxing team, said while taking a break from training the Explorers. “It teaches discipline and respect.”

“Boxing is a great sport that gives kids something to focus on to help them stay out of trouble,” 20-year-old Junior Abel, who won the Diamond Glove tournament as a sub-novice last year, said.

Police Director Ernest Parrey Jr. and Mayor Eric Jackson stopped by the gym Sunday to witness the positive growth of the Youth Explorers as well.

“It makes me feel great to have local kids in the ring inspiring these younger Explorers,” Jackson said. “We don’t talk enough about the good things that are happening around here. Our youth are doing great things not only to inspire themselves, but to inspire younger kids as well. They’re not only using their body, they’re using their minds too. It’s wonderful to see kids working in a positive environment, staying out of trouble and doing things to create a career path. They inspire me as a mayor.”

About the author.

 

Penny Ray is an award-winning journalist with more than 16 years experience in print, digital and broadcast media. Prior to working in New Jersey, he served as editor of Homicide Watch D.C. Reach the author at pennyray@trentonian.com or follow Penny on Twitter: @Penny_Ray.

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