36 Chambers Martial Arts

The name ‘36 Chambers’ is a reference to the 1978 movie, “The 36th Chamber of Shaolin”, a kung fu movie about a young student who seeks liberation for his people from the Manchu government. The student goes to train with the Shaolin monks, and embarks on a journey of rigor, discipline, and self-reflection. The monks train novices in Shaolin Kung Fu in 35 different temples, focusing on 35 different skills. The student advances so rapidly, and asks to create a single chamber for civilians to learn kung fu, so they may defend themselves against their oppressors. The temple does not agree, so the student goes off and creates his own training camp, the 36th Chamber. The movie was the inspiration for 36 Chambers Martial Arts & Fitness.

Muay Thai All Levels

Muay Thai is a traditional martial form of kickboxing, known as the “Art of Eight Limbs”. It is the national sport of Thailand is larger and more popular than all of our American sports combined. Translated, to literally means ‘Thai Boxing’, Muay Thai combines Western style boxing with kicks, knees and elbows. Muay Thai also engages in clinch, a form of stand-up grappling where both boxers use knees and elbows, to strike and bind the opponent. The Clinch often times uses the forearm to apply pressure and leverage to their opponents’ face, neck and collarbone; the clinch also looks to place the opponent off balance, delivering knees to the torso. To the average bystander, Muay Thai appears a brutal yet effective martial art. Muay Thai contains so much more than just violence. The sport requires mental, physical, and spiritual training and preparation for any competition.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

A self defense martial art based on ground fighting and submission holds, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is fundamental in rounding out a fighter. This class will emphasize technique, taking an opponent to the ground, controlling one's opponent, gaining a dominant position, and using multiple techniques to force them into submission. All levels welcome! 36 Chambers is an affiliate school of Schell Shock BJJ and Team Carioca of Grand Master Joe Moreira Federation.

We welcome all levels of experience!  Come try a class.  We offer discounts to Military, Family, LEO and First Responders.