Smash Gyms Blog
26Feb/160

Cung Le at Smash Gyms! (Video)

Cung Le highlighting some of the awesome programs at Smash Gym!

 Cung Le is a local legend in martial arts and combat sports. Growing up in the Bay Area and training martial arts like Tae Kwon Do, San Shou, Wrestling, Kickboxing, Jiujitsu and MMA has helped him reach all his goals off and on the mat. Always a huge supporter of the local fitness, martial arts and wrestling community he is proud to partner with Smash Gyms! 

14May/140

Smash Gyms Wrestling Camp- All Star Staff

This camp will be amazing! An all star staff of instructors at the brand new Smash San Jose location! Sign up now! Limited Space Available. The first 15 applicants get a FREE 30-day ALL ACCESS membership that can be used at both Smash Gyms Bay Area locations. Save your spot here! Ages 12 and up! Beginners and advanced wrestlers welcomed!

http://smashgyms.com/wrestlingcamps/

Learn From an All Star Staff!

 

Smash Gym San Jose is located on Quimby Road and Capital Expressway across the street from Eastridge Mall. Smash Gym Sunnyvale is located on Tasman Drive and Lawrence expressway near Great America and Levi Stadium. One of the fastest growing gyms in the Bay Area Smash specializes in beginner friendly classes for everyone. Whether your goal is to just have fun or to fight in the UFC we can help you reach your goals!

3Feb/140

Smash Gyms San Jose is Now OPEN!!!!

Smash Gyms San Jose Evergreen & East San Jose will begin classes tomorrow February 4th! After dealing with the permitting process since July we were finally cleared to open. Thanks so much for all the help and support from the local community!

Try our first Jiu-Jitsu class Free on Tuesday evening at 7:30pm! We will add programs and classes in the days and weeks after. Please see the link to the schedule below for updates.

Smash Gyms San Jose Schedule

We are amazed by the generous help and support from the Smash Family, the local Wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu community, and our neighbors in Evergreen and East San Jose. We are looking forward to giving back by bringing as much value as possible to individuals and families within the community. 

Please come in and try a free week of training! All classes are beginner friendly!

In the next couple weeks we will begin our other classes including Kickboxing, Yoga, UJAM & Zumba, Strength & Conditioning, MMA Self-Defense and Fitness, Bootcamps, Kids Wrestling & BJJ, Kids tutoring and more! We will have a GRAND OPENING PARTY some time in March!

 

Smash Gyms Evergreen & East San Jose

 

Here is a list of just some of the people that came to help! Thank you for the support!

Curtis and Daniel Summers of BC Electric for their extremely generous donations!

Coach Vince Rodriguez and Michael Rodriguez

Joe Gonzalez

Sam Spengler

Noel Galano

Reza Milani

Michael Villar

Scott Clymer

Hsiaolin Wang

Jerry Brito

Nikki Langendorf

Debbie Sanchez

Eugene Kang

Stephen Novachkov

Refugio Rios

Greg Crane and Ed Crane

Julie Sanchez

Mrs. Rios

Ben Hyatt 

Juan Romo

Carlos Renteria

Jeff Pena

Leo Shen

Halen and Beasten Tanimoto

Sean Carty

Issac and Alex Rios

Tony Boyle

Ivo and Yane Penev

Amethyst May

Luis Lesende

Casara Sanchez

Javier Martinez

Fernando Alarcon

James Basurto

 

Thanks especially to all the awesome instructors and students and at our Sunnyvale location! Thanks to everyone that helped make Smash Gyms San Jose possible!
20Jan/140

Smash Gyms Coming to Evergreen and East San Jose

Smash Gyms in Evergreen and East San Jose

 

New Smash Gyms Location right across the street from Eastridge Mall in East San Jose and Evergreen! Cross streets will be Quimby Road and Capital Expressway!

Please LIKE Smash Gyms San Jose Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/smashsanjose

or

Sunnyvale Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/smashgyms

Also sure to check San Jose Gyms website for updates: http://www.smashgyms.com/sanjose/

Smash Gyms San Jose 

2268 Quimby Road - Suite C  (Building A)

San Jose, CA 950122

Smash Gyms San Jose will offer the same great fitness and martial arts classes we offer in Sunnyvale and Santa Clara! Every class is taught by experienced professionals for a unique fitness and social experience that will allow you to reach your physical and mental potential. Smash Gyms instructors take a systematic and beginner friendly approach to teaching, with a focus on the individual needs of each student. Smash instructors are excited to help you reach your personal goals!

Specialty group fitness classes like Strength & Conditioning, UJAM, Yoga, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Grappling, MMA (mixed-martial arts), Self-defense, Circuit Training, Bootcamp, Zumba, Wrestling and more!

After School Martial Arts & Tutoring Available for youths in addition to world class martial arts instruction.  

To accommodate everyone's needs we offer monthly memberships, annual memberships, drop in, and prepay options. We have special discounted rates for Police, Firefighters, Teachers, Students and Military Service Members.

 

17Apr/130

May 2013 Class Schedule

Class Schedule

Two brand new evening classes starting in May! Both classes are a great workout and fun!

Our Self-Defense & Combatives classes will provide members with top quality instruction in a wide variety of subjects. This beginner friendly & new class will feature our Women's Personal Protection curriculum as well as Jiu-Jitsu Combatives (the base of US Army Combatives).  You will recieve  instruction from experts in a wide variety of subjects. The various classes that make up the Smash Gyms Self Defense System will not only develop a student's skills, but also help them get into great shape.  Due to the fact that each class addresses a specific and different aspect of self-defense, the workouts are fun, interesting, and challenge the body. These classes will make anyone aware, ferocious, ready and in shape to defend themselves in any situation.

Due to popular demand we have also added evening Mixed Martial Arts Classes! This program is truly a mix of martial arts and does not necessarily refer to the sport of MMA. Each subject at Smash is covered by expert in his field so this class is an amazing compliment to our Self-Defense and Combatives class. The Smash Gyms MMA program includes a systematic blend of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Wrestling, Judo, Kickboxing & Self-Defense techniques into a comprehensive weekly training program that will safely progress beginners at an accelerated pace. Our classes are designed as a path for the average person to progress safely and quickly into a well-rounded and fit martial artist. Our programs have proven to be highly effective in Self-Defense, Kickboxing, MMA, and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu sport competition. These uniquely structured classes are presented in a format highly conducive to learning while maintaining a strong focus on safety.

If you really want to learn any subject you need to see an authority on the matter. No single fighting style has true expertise in every situation or subject matter. Anyone that has studied martial arts or fighting knows this is true. If you look at the best professional martial artist and fighters in the world they have sought out experts in each subject. They have separate expert coaches from each discipline.  We used this principle to create our Mixed Martial Arts and Self Defense & Combatives programs. Every class subject will be taught by an expert for the highest possible level of instruction. In both classes gaining actual fighting ability is of primary concern while maintaining a strong focus on fun, fitness and safety!

17Dec/120

Rank promotions in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Judo, Krav Maga, and Kickboxing!

The Smash Gyms Holiday Party was highlighted with rank promotions for many deserving students.   These students have worked hard and shown incredible dedication to their training.

In Brazilian Jiu-jitsu....Jess Ramos, Rogelio Morales, Arturo Galano, Jay Gurusamy, Justin Cunha, and Wilson Yeung were promoted to blue belt by BJJ head instructor Michael Jen.  These students have been training consistently for the past 2 years and have shown great progress in their skills on the mat.

In Judo....Aaron Jen was promoted to the rank of yellow belt by Judo black belt Chad Himeda.  Aaron has done extremely well in judo tournaments and is eager to compete at the next level.

 

In Krav Maga....Desiree Mendel, Sookie Ignacio, Hallie Fowler, and Gabrielle Blanc passed their test with flying colors and were promoted to Level 2 practitioner in Krav Maga. Krav Maga is most popular with women because you don't actually spar live. Krav Maga doesn't teach you how to fight, it teaches you how to avoid a fight!

 

 

 

 

In Kickboxing....Gabriella Anaya, Meagan Eaton, Giselle Marie, and Suhas Harihar had passed the Level 2 kickboxing exam and were promoted by Kickboxing head instructor Brian Kuhn.  All of them have shown great progress and Brian looks forward to taking their abilities even further.

 

A big congratulations to everyone who was promoted and keep up the good work!

13Dec/120

Come join the Smash Gyms Holiday Party this weekend!

Smash Gyms is holding its annual holiday potluck bash this Saturday, Dec. 15.  Festivities begin at 1pm.  Bring friends and family and come join us for food and fun!

Along with the party, there will also be rank promotions, so if any of the instructors tell you that you need to there, you better be there......

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22Jul/120

Santa Clara & Sunnyvale Hiking

Smash Gyms members meet at Smash every Sunday and go to the best hiking spots in the Bay Area. Members visit parks in Santa Clara County and take day trips to some of the best hiking trails in California. If you are interested in hiking with us please add yourself to the Facebook hiking group below or ask about it next time you are at the gym! These hikes are open to anyone so feel free to bring friends!

Facebook Group- https://www.facebook.com/groups/416794645019158/

Smash Hikers have visited parks and trails at The Pinnacles, Grant Ranch, Castle Rock, Henry Cowell, Alum Rock, Huddart, Windy Hill and many more parks coming soon. :)

 

4Jun/120

Annual Smash Gyms BBQ and Potluck at Lick Mill Park

It's party time! Let's have another BBQ! We would like to invite our amazing members, family and friends to the Smash Gyms Second Annual BBQ and Potluck. The potluck will be just five minutes away from Smash Gyms at Lick Mill Park in Santa Clara. Lick Mill Park is on Lick Mill Avenue next to the Bella Vista Apartments about a mile from Rivermark Plaza.

We'll have food and drinks for the bbq. This is also a pot luck, so feel free to bring any dishes, snacks, or drinks to share!

All are welcomed! Bring your family or friends. RSVP at the link below.

 

Smash BBQ and Potluck