VI Levels is a MMA & Fitness Center Located in Winter Garden, Florida. We offer several on-going programs with multiple weekly classes for Kids starting at the age of 3. Choose from 3 of our on-going programs, for kids 3-5 years old we have Mighty Mites, our most popular program Youth is for Kids typically between 5-9 and our Teen program which the youngest can be about 10 years old. We don't focus so much on age but more skill.
We also have our Adult Program with Weekly classes and our Women's Self Defense Program. Along with our on-going programs you have a variety of Semi-Private and Private Programs to choose from. These programs are tailored to your needs and taught by one of our World Class or Celeberty Trainers.
We go the extra mile for the kids, but we don’t take forever to get there.
Within each program we offer a variety of classes, that meet multiple times per week. Each class within the program is designed to further advance everyone with our VI levels in mind.
This mighty fun class is great for improving developmental milestones. Our Mighty Might's are given a platform of coordination, following directions and patience all while teaching the foundation of Self Defense.
Our non-traditional, enhanced, Mixed Martial Arts and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu program will give your child the mental and physical skills that will assist them in everyday life. All while increasing their enthusiasm and understanding of discipline.
Our Teens Program is a continuation of our younger programs. Whether you are just joining us, or you have been with us from the beginning. Your teen will continue to develop skills designed to help them in the real world.
Whether you've trained before or you're ready to start a new chapter in life. Our Adult Program is a wonderful place for people who want to learn Self-Defense, have fun, get in great shape, all while under the watchful eye of skilled instructors.
Our Women’s Self-Defense is a 5 Week Program that meets once a week for 90 minutes. This is Women's Self-Defense thats molded to everyday situations, that’s Simple, Practical, And Most of All — Reliable.
We are currently offering a FREE WEEK TRIAL for Mighty Mites, Youth, Teen and Adult Programs. Simply sign up & select the first class you or your child would like to attend, completly FREE. Once you arrive for your class, we will handle the rest.
Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.
Our Semi-Private and Private programs offer individual and semi-individual classes that can meet multiple times per week. Helping you to form a habit that is life changing and healthy.
Ages 6 +
We offer Group and Private Classes to help get the results you desire. People who are looking for more personal attention, can hire one of our world-class coaches for Fitness & Cardio Training. Your challenge, become the best version of you!
Women’s Self-Defense That’s Simple, Practical, And Most of All — Reliable. Our Women’s Self-Defense program is based on the effective and efficient techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Molded to everyday situations.
Striking revolves around learning how to use your knees, legs, and arms to protect yourself or someone you love. Bringing in a foundation of Muay Thai, you'll become more comfortable and confident with your body.
Whether you're sending your daughter or son off to college. Or you're a current college student, learning how to get yourself out of tricky situations is a life skill. Train with our Celebrity Trainers to learn how to maneuver through life.
Learn what to do, and what not do, in the unfortunate event of a mugging. Life sometimes throws us curve balls, be prepared when the time counts. Protect yourself and your loved ones with confidence and skills to last a lifetime.
Having the family know what to do in a worst-case scenario provides a foundation for everyone to work from. Your family will build upon what to do and what not do in the event of real-life emergencies.
Learn Handgun Manipulation. When faced with an impossible decision, what do you do? Learning how to break down those seemingly impossible feats, gives you the strength and confidence in yourself to come out on top.
Looking for something but you're not too sure what? Why not try a little bit of everything? Or a lot a bit of something? Find your passion and do a sampling of all our privates and/or semi-private classes.
Luta Livre Brasileira(Brazilian freestyle fighting), or luta livre, is a martial arts and combat sport originally created by Euclydes Hatem in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1927. Luta livre is primarily a mixture of catch wrestling and judo that also utilizes chokes and striking using the hands, feet, knees, and elbows. Luta livre was once described as the combat sport for “children who couldn’t afford a gi,” emphasizing a connection to Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Hatem, also referred to as “Tatu,” went on to challenge many fighters in vale tudo competitions to pioneer luta livre. His most notable fight was against George Gracie, during which he won by way of a bent arm lock. This win against the Brazilian jiu-jitsu legend was an incredible accomplishment for Hatem and the art of luta livre, which also sparked a great life-long rivalry as the Gracie family claimed there was rule-breaking and cheating on Hatem’s part.
There are two styles of luta livre: Esportiva (sporting) and vale tudo (anything goes). Both styles are no-gi and only in esportiva competitions are grappling techniques the only techniques fighters can use to subdue their opponents. Vale tudo, on the other hand, includes all kinds of techniques such as clinching, striking, and kicking, although ground fighting and submissions are still the main elements. Today, luta livre has been somewhat reformed and is now typically referred to as either luta livre submission or luta livre esportiva to denote the style being trained and fought.
Unfortunately, luta livre fizzled out in popularity as there was a lack of central leadership in regards to putting effort into promoting it. Additionally. Brazilian jiu-jitsu continued to grow bigger and more popular, overshadowing luta livre indefinitely. As the Gracie family worked to spread awareness of their art, luta livre remained limited to Rio de Janeiro and Manaus, among a few other smaller areas in Brazil.
However, luta livre practitioners still responded to the vale tudo and UFC-style events cropping up in Brazil, the United States, and even Japan. There were many notable luta livre fighters, including Marco Ruas, Hugo Duarte, Pedro Otávio, Johil de Oliveira, and Eugenio Tadeu who exceeded in representing value tudo and luta livre, despite garnering mixed results in their competitions.
Many luta livre fighters moved on from their original camps to train jiu jitsu in hopes for more success in their fighting careers, which was a hard blow to luta livre as a whole. Also during this time, Brazilian jiu-jitsu developed a no-gi style of training, eliminating the primary difference between the two arts, which was another nail in the coffin for luta livre.
A lot of work has been done to preserve the art of luta livre in hopes of a resurgence. In 2017 the Confederação Brasileira de Luta Livre Esportiva (the Brazilian Confederation of Luta Livre Esportiva) was founded to officially organize and promote the sport, and since then, luta livre has become a niche combat sport in Europe — especially Germany.