About Vigilance Martial Arts
Welcome to Vigilance Martial Arts. We offer classes in Taekwondo and Jiu-Jitsu four days a week with various levels of instruction for both youth and adults. Please take a moment to review a description of our programs and check out our class schedules. We look forward to seeing you on the mats!
What is Taekwondo?
What is Jiu-Jitsu?
Jiu-Jitsu, in Japanese, means "gentle art." Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that teaches a smaller person how to defend themselves against a larger adversary by the use of leverage and proper technique. Derived from judo, incorporating grappling and wrestling, it is beneficial for both self-defense and a means of physical fitness.
Vigilance Martial Arts is a Profectus Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Affiliate
Owner & Instructor
Wesley began training martial arts in 2006 under Sr. Master Kevin Henderson in Houston, TX. During that time he earned his 3rd degree black belt and certified as an instructor in the American Taekwondo Association. He began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Master Henderson in 2008 and earned his purple belt in 2018 under Professor Jeremy Akin. Wesley taught Taekwondo and Jiu-Jitsu as an instructor at Henderson's ATA Martial Arts until he moved to Nashville, TN in 2013. He has since continued his Jiu-Jitsu training under Professor Jeremy Akin at Profectus Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Brentwood, TN (Formerly Brentwood BJJ) and is an affiliate school owner/instructor under Professor Jeremy.
Programs and Schedule
Our adult program is open to students starting at age 14 through adult with all experience levels and interests. Our classes range from beginner to advanced, offering students the option to train according to their own personal goals. Whether it's to learn self-defense skills, lead a healthier lifestyle, hone technical skills, or compete at the world level, our adult program is designed to help students achieve their goals at their desired pace. Read about our classes below.
TKD and BJJ for Youth Classes
Goals: To build a strong foundation.
Our Jrs. classes range from ages 7-14 and are carefully designed with kids in mind. We strive to introduce Life Skills that will assist kids at becoming Black Belts at Life. Students learn movement drills, positions, and techniques that will build confidence and perseverance to tackle whatever life may bring.
TKD for Tiny Tigers
Goal: To prepare younger kids for the Jrs. classes.
Our Tiny Tiger classes are designed for kids between ages 5-7. First and foremost, these classes are FUN! We want your tiger to leave class with a huge smile on their face. We designed this class to be energetic and fast paced. They will learn the basic techniques needed to prepare them to enter the Jrs class with confidence.