Ascend Martial Arts is hosting a grand opening event April 6 to showcase the new mixed martial arts gym with demonstrations, games, food and prizes. Ascend Martial Arts offers a variety of martial art classes, including a traditional class, an Olympic competition class, private lessons and family classes. The gym opened for classes Jan. 16.

According to the gym's website, Ascend Martial Arts owner Jimmy Yun has over a decade's worth of experience teaching taekwondo. Yun is still competing, ranking No. 3 in the nation in his division. He is also skilled in other martial arts, such as hapkido, boxing, judo, karate, Muay Thai and eskrima, which are all taught at his gym.