Evening Wing Chun classes are held at Gracie Barra Alabama, a state-of-the-art martial arts training facility located in Pelham, AL just south of Birmingham. The gym features two massive training areas, each with room for 60+ students. The floors and walls are padded; firm enough for realistic training but padded enough to practice take-downs and groundwork. There is a full rack of heavy bags and Muay Thai bags for punching drills and conditioning work. There are men’s and ladies’ dressing rooms with showers, and plenty of parking in the dedicated lot.
See immediately below for location basics, then keep reading for more detailed directions and landmarks.
LOCATION BASICS: Gracie Barra Alabama
190 Commerce Court, Pelham, AL 35124
Wing Chun evening classes are held at Gracie Barra Alabama which is just off Highway 31 in Pelham near Oak Mountain Amphitheater and Oak Mountain State Park, approximately four miles south of the Riverchase Gallaria. With both Oak Mountain and the Pelham Civic Complex here, this area is a hub of activity, with dozens of restaurants in the area, and plenty of hotels for those traveling for seminars or workshops.
If you’re coming in from Birmingham on I-65, take exit 246 from I-65 South onto Highway 119. Follow 119 to the intersection of 119 and Highway 31. At the intersection, cross Highway 31 onto Commerce Parkway. At the stop sign you’ll be facing “Racing USA” and “Roverchase.” Turn left and go approximately two blocks to the Gracie Barra Alabama gym.
If traveling on Highway 31, proceed to the intersection with Highway 119. At this intersection you’ll see a Dairy Queen on the corner, and a shopping center anchored with Gold’s Gym. Turn onto Commerce Parkway. At the stop sign, turn left and go approximately two blocks to the Gracie Barra Alabama gym.
Gracie Barra Alabama is also known as Xtreme Sports Fitness. Look for the bright green Xtreme logo on the building and the red Gracie Barra logo on the front window. Park in the adjacent lot.
Hope you can join us for classes soon! If you get lost or have trouble finding the location, call Gracie Barra Alabama at (205) 637-5551.