Here are some cool pictures from the 2/7/2019 belt test. Thank you to Jeremy Hobbs and all the photographers who took pictures
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Wonderful environment for the kids, my son loves coming here, very supportive instructors
The atmosphere of Tai Kai is welcoming, encouraging, and teaches extremally practical applications of BJJ, self defense and other martial arts, for beginners and advanced students. I highly recommend Tai Kai to anyone looking to build confidence, learn real self defense, get in shape, and enter a great community.
Was up from Long Island visiting a friend and he brought me to Tai Kai to roll with his crew. Great bunch of guys, solid no gi class with a great mix of skilled athletes. Everyone was respectful, mats were clean, I even brought my son to roll with the kids class which also had great structure and drilling for the kids. Will definitely be back to train when I visit. I highly recommend this gym to anyone looking, Ken and his crew were great hosts!
I have been attending classes at Tai Kai for a couple of months now, and it is a fantastic gym. There are large classes with many rolling partners, but the classes don’t suffer in quality. The instructors still give plenty of individual attention to all of the students, especially newer students. They make sure to foster a very supportive atmosphere for newer people, while providing the opportunity for lots of growth for more experienced BJJ players. Most of the classes I have attended have had roughly 4-6 black belts, as well as many brown and purple belts. The higher belts will roll with you and teach you without hesitation. It is a great community.
Great space, lots of knowledge and helpful instructors, and students!
Started here several months ago and it's been an extremely welcoming experience! I've seen the instructors with the kids group too and they are phenomenal with the kids! I was pleasantly surprised by the number of females/girls in the classes.
Absolutely love it here.
First time in the Syracuse area for a work trip and have been training just over a year, did a little research ahead of time and Tai Kai was by far the best option for me. It was 8 minutes from my hotel and the professor reached out to me ahead of time and invited me for a free class and met me upon arrival. Great instruction & everyone I rolled with was friendly and respectful, super happy to have found this spot while I was here in the area.
Great place to join,
My children love it ♥️
Great atmosphere with super positive people who are eager to teach and motivate each other. Instructor Ken is tremendously knowledgeable and the classes are geared for BJJ practitioners of all levels. The Muay Thai classes are also a lot of fun. Ajarn Kevin has a vast amount of experience and will present the material to a level that everyone can understand. My daughter loves her BJJ classes and it has given her a level of confidence far beyond anything else we have tried. My 11 year old daughter and I have been going to Tai Kai for over 4 years an honesty we couldn’t see ourselves not being a part of it. We love Tai Kai!!!
World class instruction from world class human beings. Great people, great teachers, great community!
My son has done 5 classes so far and is loving every second of them. He has adhd and the instructors knew it going in, they've all been very nice and very patient with my son, making sure he understands what is expected of him. I fully trust that he will learn a lot from his experience here.
Amazing place! The instructors and even the other students are great. The facility is super nice, clean and really big. Can't say enough good things. No matter your age, fitness level or goals, it's a fantastic place to learn Brazilian jiu Jitsu, striking arts, self defense, and most importantly make new friends.
There is nothing better than the sense of accomplishment I leave this building with. The facility is clean and top notch. The instruction team is able communicate direction to every student regardless of experience level. I can't recommend this school enough as a place to better yourself as a a person.
This school is great for all ages! The atmosphere is amazing! The instructors and students are outstanding! Everyone helps everyone out! You feel extremely comfortable and at home here. Tai-Kai has become my passion! Thanks to everyone that has helped me improve! I couldn't ask for a better place to train!! You won't regret trying a free class! Try it out it has changed my life in so many ways! I haven't been this great in shape since high school! Best decision I have made for myself!
My wife Mary and I have been doing the Fitness Kick-Boxing at Tai-Kai for 5 years now! And we both love it, it has put me in the best shape of my life and I am 73 years young because of it! Pat yourself on the back Ken, your school is worth it! Sheena and Mike Bidwell Fitness Kick-Boxing classes are without a doubt the best! What is neat about them is they teach us the proper technique. This is very important, becasue if you learn how to do it right your workout improves ten fold.
I’ve trained all over the world and Tai Kai is one of the best places I’ve trained, hands down. The facility is spectacular, they have a bunch of really great teachers and the student body is fun and welcoming. I love this place!
Tai Kai is so much more than a place to work out and get in shape. Sure, Tai Kai offers excellent Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Muay Thai and other classes... and it’s filled with so many knowledgeable teachers and instructors. But more than that, it’s a family, a home, a place to find encouragement and a place to find acceptance. I’m so happy to have found this place, trying my first class was the best decision I’ve ever made.
My kids started training jiu jitsu here earlier this year, and after watching them train and peeking in at the adult jiu jitsu classes, I decided to try it out, too. Best decision I ever made! The instructors are phenomenal in both the kids’ and adult classes, and the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming. I’ve met several incredible people while training here and love coming in to learn and get in better shape. If anyone is intimidated by jiu jitsu (or really, any of the other martial arts classes offered at Tai Kai) this place will set you at ease with a comfortable environment and training partners who are supportive and want you to do your best!