6 Reasons We’re Glad Greg Jackson Programs Martial Arts Classes at Tapout Fitness

April 20, 2017

What makes Tapout Fitness unique is our approach in bringing a disciplined martial arts focus to group interval training. What makes Tapout Fitness the fastest way to fit is that we partnered with martial arts legend Greg Jackson to do it.

Greg Jackson programs the martial arts classes we run at Tapout Fitness NYC 106 and even trains Tapout Fitness owners and staff in person.

Don’t know Greg Jackson? Allow us to introduce you.

His in-depth experience working with champion martial arts fighters as well as training athletes of all levels at his namesake martial arts academy translates into a skillful mental and physical focus on martial arts techniques that will help you develop your abilities, no matter your age, gender, level, or goals. You don’t have to be a fighter to reap the benefits of classes like Tapout Martial Arts. This is about finding your inner athlete and unlocking your physical and mental strength.

Let’s look at 6 reasons members of Tapout Fitness can and should be glad that Greg Jackson is the mastermind behind our Modern Martial Arts class programming.

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    Greg Jackson has trained extraordinary fighters.

Here is a small sample of the fighters Jackson has worked with:

  • Georges St-Pierre, former UFC Welterweight Champion, 10 title defenses
  • Jon Jones, former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion
  • Rashad Evans, former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion
  • Gina Carano, former Face of Women’s MMA
  • Carlos Condit, former WEC Welterweight Champion and former UFC Interim Welterweight Champion
  • Holly Holm, UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion
  • Nate Marquardt, former King of Pancrase and former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion
  • Shane Carwin, former Interim UFC Heavyweight Champion
  • Andrei Arlovski, former 2-time UFC Heavyweight Champion
  • Clay Guida, former Strikeforce Lightweight Champion and World MMA Fight of the Year Award Winner
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    Greg Jackson has won 3 World MMA Awards:

  • “Best Coach” – 2009
  • “Best Gym” – 2009
  • “Coach of the Year” – 2010
  1. Greg Jackson has written books about martial arts technique.

These books include Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts – The Stand Up Game and Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts – The Ground Game.

These writings not only delve into martial arts methods and strategies but also talk about Greg Jackson’s personal upbringing and background with martial arts as well as his experience training notable MMA fighters.

  1. Greg Jackson has starred on martial arts TV programming.

His lengthy list of TV appearances includes reality TV series Fight Master: Bellator MMA. Airing on Spike TV in 2013, this show featured 32 fighters competing for a spot in Bellator’s welterweight tournament.

Jackson coached the red team, comprised of Tim Welch, Eric Bradley, Bryan Travers, and Joe Riggs. In the final bracket of the tournament, Joe Riggs won by unanimous decision.

  1. Greg Jackson founded his own martial art—Gaidojutsu.

Gaidojutsu combined fundamental wrestling and kickboxing techniques. Jackson further developed this by incorporating wrestling, grappling, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu methods.

  1. Greg Jackson co-created the #1 MMA Camp in the world.

Along with Mike Winklejohn, Jackson established and maintains the Jackson Wink MMA Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Jackson’s passion for training and teaching could hardly be clearer.

Closer to home, here in NYC 106, New York, you can reap the physical and mental benefits of Greg Jackson’s martial arts techniques and training by signing up for Tapout Martial Arts at Tapout Fitness.

New members, try a free class.