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Laura Osborne reviewed North Star Mixed Martial Arts
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This place is awesome ! I trained with Jackson for years, he's the best trainer around. Extremely knowledgable about the sport, super encouraging! Jackson makes training fun, while pushing me to do my best. I highly recommend !

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Coach Jackson is a great instructor who takes on friendly students who are eager to learn. At no point did I feel uncomfortable with the speed or the level of difficulty and the group of people who I am getting to know all seem to enjoy the workouts due to the positive atmosphere that Coach Jackson has created.

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Starting with no martial arts experience at all, I've been training at North Star MMA for about 2 months now. It's become something i look forward to every week. Coach Jackson has a great way of describing the intricacies of muay thai in exceptionally easy to understand ways. Lots of personal instruction and the other people in the gym really help with training. I really like the skills I've picked up so far all while getting a good workout in.

Win Stauffer reviewed North Star Mixed Martial Arts
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North Star MMA is by far the best training I have received as well as the best MMA facility. Fantastic atmosphere to learn, try, fail and ultimately succeed.
Jackson Galka's expertise and technical instruction easily qualifies him as a "fight nerd." However Jackson's passion and wit will have you kicking, striking and probably laughing too.
Jackson does a great job of integrating all levels of training with all levels of fighters.
Doesn't matter what level you are, you will learn each and every training session.
Top notch instruction, astounding technical expertise, challenging sweat soaked training sessions and a wicked sense of humor make for an unbeatable training academy.

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I moved to Philadelphia in October and did a lot of shopping around for a new gym. After checking out NorthStar MMA, I quickly knew it was a perfect fit! I didn’t have much Muay Thai or BJJ experience at the time, but I felt both programs were very welcoming for beginners. Coach Jackson and the rest of the coaching staff have been super helpful in helping me to develop my skills and reach my fitness goals. Coach Jackson has created a great sense of community within the gym and does a great job of keeping the classes interesting, fun and effective! I look forward to each class and I couldn’t be happier to call NorthStar MMA my gym home!

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Me and my brother came to train at North Star MMA, and we love it. Very good exercise, really good for getting in shape. Classes are very personal and with very good instructions. I would recommend this place to anyone who is interested in learning Muy Thai, BJJ and looking to get in shape in one of the best ways. It is also a very fun environment with great people.

Helen Locura reviewed North Star Mixed Martial Arts
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Jackson is a huge asset to the combat sports community with years of experience as a fighter and trainer under his belt.

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“Safer at Home” #2 — Virtual & Outdoor classes, Gym use reservations

Hey Team!

 

Back atcha with some additional info on our transition during the citywide shutdown. Please note that ALL students (including those on hold, for any reason) are receiving this e-mail. If you are unsure about the status of your account, please write us back and we can help you out.

 

If you haven’t read the first update, you can check it out in its entirety here: www.northstarmma.com/covid11-20

 

In today’s update we will cover:

 

  • Youth virtual and outdoor classes

  • Adult virtual classes and guided training

  • Private gym time reservation for adults

 

YOUTH VIRTUAL AND OUTDOOR CLASSES

 

We will be migrating our classes primarily online to the Zoom platform.  Youth classes will be held every Monday and Wednesday from 4pm – 4:30pm, and students will earn attendance credit for each class they participate in.

  • To access the virtual classes, visit https://northstarmma.com/students/virtual-class/

  • Select “Punchy’s Boxing Club” and use the case-sensitive password “north star” to log in (we use passwords to prevent “Zoom Bombing” in our classes)

  • Students should have some small weights or pillows, their gloves, and some room to move around available during class.

  • Classes will consist of warmups, strength training, scavenger hunts, yoga, sprints, and more!  We run an engaging, fast-paced session designed to keep the students active and focused.

 

On a pop-up basis (due to weather and holidays), we will run outdoor classes in Vernon Park on Saturdays at 10am (4-7 year olds) and 10:45am (8-12 year olds).  Students will participate in socially distanced training and get a chance to blow off some steam outside.  We will send an e-mail out earlier in the week confirming each outdoor class for that weekend.  Outdoor classes are tentatively set to begin on November 28th and will include:

  • Warmups and calisthenics

  • Obstacle courses

  • Shadowboxing

  • Gimnastic Natural drills (bear crawls, monkey crawls, etc)

  • Games (noodle tag, Sensei Says, etc)

  • Belt striping (students will physically receive the stripes they earn during the virtual classes)

  • Life skills chats and guidance on upcoming Life Skills Challenges (more info TBA)

  • Families with students in both the Fit Jitsu and Junior Samurai classes can request to have their children attend the same class (just ask!)

  • Students should dress appropriately for the weather and bring their gloves, a water bottle, their belt, and comfortable shoes.

  • Students will check in directly to the park where they will receive a temperature scan and be signed into class.

  • Restrooms will be available to students and parents at the academy before, during, and after class.  However, parents must accompany students to the academy and restroom.

  • Fresh coffee will be available at the academy — however, cups will not be provided. So bring a mug (or purchase one at the pro shop)!

 

If you have any questions about the youth program moving forward, please shoot us an e-mail at [email protected] and we will get right back to you.

 

ADULT OUTDOOR AND VIRTUAL CLASSES

 

We will take a slightly different approach to our adult programming during this shutdown period.  Virtual striking and grappling classes will take the format more of establishing skills of the week for students to practice at home, or during their private reserved gym time — these classes will be archived and available for review at any time on the curriculum section of our website (www.northstarmma.com/students/curriculum).  Two M4A classes will be offered live as well.

 

  • Striking 101 live at 5pm on Mondays

  • Jiu-Jitsu 101 at live 5:30pm on Mondays

  • M4A with Alex at 7pm on Wednesdays

  • Yoga with Keren at 11am on Sundays

  • If these classes are popular, and students would like additional days and time, we will add them as requested.

 

To access the online classes, visit www.northstarmma.com/students/virtual-class and use the password “north star” (case sensitive).

 

We will also run an outdoor striking drills class on Saturdays at 11:30am on a pop-up basis.  We will send an e-mail out earlier in the week confirming each outdoor class for that weekend.  Outdoor classes are tentatively set to begin on November 28th and will include:

  • Warmups

  • Footwork drills

  • Technique Drills

  • Combo of the Day

  • Shadowboxing rounds

  • Socialization (super important!)

  • Fresh coffee will be available at the academy for before/after class — however, cups will not be provided. So bring a mug!

 

Students will check in to class at the park (5800 Greene St), and will have access to the academy in case they need to use the restroom or warm up.

 

PRIVATE GYM ACCESS (ADULT STUDENTS)

 

We will provide a safe training environment for pods of up to six students (in each room) throughout the week.  Please note: we ask all students to park in the lot across from the side entrance on Rittenhouse St (behind Nick’s Pizza).  Students will not be permitted to park in the lot in front of the academy.

A video explanation of the following information can be found here: https://youtu.be/tINtHGFKkW4

Students will schedule their times on a weekly split:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays

  • Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays TBA.

 

Once each student has received an allotment of two times per week, we will offer up additional training times for those interested in more gym use.

 

Blocks of time will be offered on the hour, every hour.  Students must exit the academy at :55 past the hour.  Students will not be admitted into the academy until :55 after the hour.

  • 5 – 9pm Monday through Thursday (with some exceptions)

  • Additional times may be available upon request

 

To request your spot, please reserve one of the “classes” on Zen Planner.

  • Reserving the Monday 6pm class in the Thunderdome will register you for every Monday and Wednesday, from 6pm – 6:55pm, in the large room (for example).

  • Please only make one reservation.  If multiple reservations are made, I will schedule you by default to the first selection you made.

  • Students with “Custom Memberships” may have difficulty reserving certain days or times, or not even see them on the schedule.  You can always view the full schedule by visiting northstarmembers.com (without logging in).  Students unable to reserve a specific class will need to contact us directly, in writing via e-mail or Facebook messenger, with your request.

  • Additional days and times can be accommodated by request.

  • Once the Monday – Thursday times are scheduled, we will open up additional times by request.

Again, please reach out with any questions and stay posted to our Instagram account (@thenorthstaracademy), as well as our private facebook group (facebook.com/groups/northstarmma) for any immediate updates.
Thanks!
–J