Revolution BJJ Boxing and Fitness grand-opening this Sunday
By Steven Hoffman
Kara Patti likes to joke that her family spends so much time at the Revolution BJJ Boxing and Fitness facility that sometimes it feels like they live there.
Her husband, Tom, is a blue belt in Jiu Jitsu. He was the first member of the family to train in martial arts. Then he suggested that Kara give kickboxing a try.
“I said, ‘I do yoga. I don’t do kickboxing,’” Kara recalled. “But I tried it and I fell in love with it.”
That led to their daughters, Jules and Josi, taking up martial arts training, too.
“I wanted to help build their confidence,” Kara explained. “We started going as a family.”
Brandon Sheffield, one of the owners and trainers of the facility, created a safe and fun environment in which to train with his detailed instruction and structured curriculum.
Today, Jules and Josi are both yellow belts.
“They love Jiu Jitsu, and their confidence is through the roof,” Kara explained.
Revolution BJJ Boxing and Fitness is in the process of adding new programs and classes. One addition is a small yoga studio for several classes each week. Kara explained that the classes quickly filled up. As much as she loves kickboxing, Kara still loves yoga and the availability of classes only increases the time that she spends at BJJ Boxing and Fitness. She is also working toward earning her certification to teach yoga. She plans to attain the certification in 2017, and she will be able to start teaching yoga.
A grand-opening celebration to welcome the new partners in the business and to showcase the new programs and classes at Revolution BJJ Boxing and Fitness is set to take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2.
According to Bethany Atkinson, who also trains at Revolution BJJ Boxing and Fitness, the day will include a barbecue pit, food trucks, and beverages from the Bog Turtle Brewery and the Harvest Ridge Winery. There will be a professional DJ, a bouncy house for children, and much more. There will also be martial arts demonstrations that showcase the various classes that the facility offers.
“It’s a fun event to get everyone out there to see all the different things that we have going on,” Kara explained.
Revolution BJJ Boxing and Fitness is located at 476 West Christine Road in Nottingham.
More information about the upcoming grand-opening celebration and the classes that are available at the Revolution BJJ Boxing and Fitness page on Facebook as well as its website at www.revbjj.com.