What is Jedi Fight Club?
Jedi Fight Club is a playful name for a 1-2
week long clinic designed to deepen yoga asanas.
At JFC people learn a style of training that
entails a daily yoga practice plus a series of
"homework" exercises that focus on backward
bending. These exercises can be practiced year
round as a complement to your yoga practice.
Further, we create a community environment that
is fun and conducive to deep yogic exploration.
Jedi Fight Club is divided into 2 types of
clinics: JFC Enthusiasts & JFC Competitors.
JFC developed along side the yoga asana
championships that were introduced into the USA
in 2003. While preparing for yoga competitions,
several students of Mary Jarvis began to
dedicate themselves to extended hours of
training. Caught up in the fun and excitement of
yoga exploration, some would sustain a yoga
routine of 7 or more hours a day for weeks and
even months at a time.
Mary Jarvis created the concept of
complementing a daily yoga practice with
homework while healing herself from a serious
car accident. Her discoveries provided the
foundation of Jedi fight Club style training.
What is the difference between JFC
Enthusiasts & JFC Competitors?
JFC Enthusiasts is a clinic for people who do
not intend to enter a competition but are
interested in learning "homework" to deepen
their yoga practice.
JFC Competitors is a clinic for people who are
preparing for a competition.
What will I learn at Jedi Fight Club?
How to be of service to others through your
How to develop your postures beyond your
Nutritional recommendations for yogis in
training, and for a yogi lifestyle.
The defining qualities of Hatha yoga, allowing
one to practice perfect postures regardless of
How to prepare a 3-minute routine for USA Yoga
competitions (for Competitors).
What's the daily schedule?
-Morning Yoga Class
-Morning 3-4 hour "homework" session(s)
-Evening Yoga Class
This is about 7 hours of Yoga practice a day so,
please make sure you are physically prepared to
practice two Bikram classes each day, otherwise
your ability to participate will be limited.
The schedule will vary from day to day and
clinic to clinic depending on the needs of the
group. During the clinic we will likely have
field trips and offer demonstrations to the
public. Please do not expect to know ahead of
time the exact schedule, it will adjust from day
to day as necessary.
During the clinic participants are asked not to
take on any other commitments so that the yoga
practice can be the priority. When you are not
on the yoga mat, your time will be spent
resting, nourishing yourself, getting bodywork,
and getting ready to practice again.
What does my payment include?
-Accommodation for the entirety of the clinic*
-Catered lunch and dinner (certain clinics only)
-Fresh juice daily
-Smoothie daily, which includes Raw Power© protein
and Synergy© green powder
-Daily Shots of E3Live©, and/or other super food
-Coaching from Esak Garcia, 2005 Bishnu Ghosh Cup
-An opportunity to demonstrate your 3 minute
routine to the public (for competitors)
*The accommodation will range from slumber-party
style to hotel or retreat center beds. For most
clinics we like to arrange 24 hour access to
massage from a live-in massage therapist.
What should I know about the food?
When possible, we build a team of Karma yogis
who serve in the kitchen throughout the
training, preparing for us a mostly raw diet,
along with daily fresh juices and smoothies.
After we finish our training each day we can
relax and enjoy fresh foods prepared with Love.
We strive to eat the best quality foods
available with the highest nutritional value.
The menus have been prepared after many years of
research and experimentation to find the best
diet for intense yoga practice.
1 rule, and recommendations:
Any sort of recreational drugs, cigarettes, and
alcohol will not tolerated during this clinic,
even when away from the group. You will be asked
to leave the clinic immediately for violating
this rule. Also, if you drink caffeine, or eat
lots of refined sugar, it is highly recommended
that you reduce your use and dependence on these
substances before coming so that you will have
an easier time working into deeper postures. I
recommend 30 days without any caffeine or sugar
prior to arriving.
Payment & Registration?
There is a non-refundable registration fee
required to hold your place in the clinic.
Registration priority will be given to those who
sign up first and (for competitors) to those who
have attended previous Jedi Fight Clubs. Most
trainings are limited to 20 participants. The
cost of participation, beyond the registration
fee, will vary from clinic to clinic.
As soon as you are registered you will receive
Lastly, please remember that the effects of
this training are cumulative, and that only
sustained practice over time will accomplish
profound results. The Coaching Clinic is only an
introduction to a way to deepen yoga asanas. The
results will be profound if you continue to
apply what you learn beyond the clinic.
"The turning point in my practice was the
training you gave me. I continue to benefit
every day. I was hoping that you saw my wheel
and remembered when you taught me that and saw
me do it for the first time. It was def a
struggle then, now a 'given'". ~ Kim Tang, Palm
"I just wanted to thank you for a great 2
weeks. All of the hard work is definitely paying
off as I am feeling stronger than ever, getting
closer and even into postures I couldn't a month
ago. I feel like I have entered a whole new
(fun) world of yoga and I love it." ~ Courtney
Hurley, Voorhees, NJ
"I love that I was surrounded by like-minded
people. I learned tons at all three of the JFCs
I've gone to....After attending JFC I felt
extremely confident and ready for competition,
and I gained an understanding that allowed me to
progress rapidly in asana practice. Esak's
training philosophy resurfaces frequently and
provides motivation for me as I continue to
train." ~ Max Rosenberg, Washington, D.C.