Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – What is it?  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or BJJ is a martial art and self defense system focusing on grappling, especially on the ground.  The main principle of the art is that a smaller and/or weaker person can successfully defend against the attacks of a bigger or stronger assailant by using proper technique through which the assailant is submitted by joint-locks and chokeholds.  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is practiced in sport grappling tournaments and mixed martial arts (MMA) competitions, as well as for self-defense. Typically, a Jiu-JItsu practitioner wears a gi (also known as a kimono) which 

is used to facilitate joint-locks and chokeholds.  Students can choose to grapple with or without a gi.  


Beginners Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Class: In these classes (offered as individual classes and as break-out groups in regular classes), a new student will learn basic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques in a fun and safe environment.   Each class addresses basic standing and/or ground techniques.  Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program is for any age or fitness level, and regardless of prior martial arts experience.  


Intermediate/Advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Class: In these classes, the instructor will demonstrate both basic and advanced techniques which are organized into a clearly defined and posted curriculum.  Through this technical format.


NO GI-  BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU: A form of ground-fighting where the competitors do not wear a gi (also known as a kimono)  


How is No-Gi Submission Grappling Different from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?: In this program, students wear shorts and a tee-shirt or a rash guard (a tight-fitting elastic shirt) instead of a gi.  We like our students to train half the time with a gi and half the time without a gi.  This helps keep your ground game well rounded.   


Every Jiu-Jitsu class begins with a light warm-up.  The instructor will then present several techniques.  Students will practice the techniques with a partner slowly.  Repetition is the name of the game so that the students create the muscle memory to perform these techniques quickly and naturally. After the technique portion of the class, students have the opportunity to roll (that is, grapple or spar) with a variety of training partners.  Safety is the primary concern while rolling. Any students who do not train in a safe and productive manner, will not be allowed to participate.  Rolling is 100% volunt