Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and a self-defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is widely regarded as the world’s most effective grappling art.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themself against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique—most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can be trained for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense. Sparring (commonly referred to as “rolling”) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance.
All visitors and new members are highly encouraged to participate in our free 30-minute orientation class. In this class you will tour the gym, learn some basic Jiu Jitsu terminology and moves, and have the opportunity to ask lots of questions. If the orientation class does not fit your schedule, or if you’ve done a bit of Jiu Jitsu before, you are welcome to start with another beginner level class. Our instructors and students are prepared to help you learn the ropes in any of our BJJ 1 & 2 classes.
In this class, we cover the basic movements, positions, and concepts of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. We emphasize good technique, mobility, pressure, and leverage awareness over sheer strength. This class is for athletes who are interested in establishing their foundation in BJJ. Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes teach GI techniques and NO-GI techniques. As students demonstrate proficiency they will be eligible to attend the BJJ2 class.
In this class our curriculum expands to cover the blue belt requirements. Students are taught the collection of techniques we deem necessary to be awarded the blue belt. The BJJ2 class focuses on drills, techniques, and live rolls. As students approach the end of this class series, BJJ awareness and gameness will be apparent.
In the advanced class, students are exposed to even more technically complicated strategies and setups. Students are shown how to push their own limits through live action and coaching and are given the opportunity to develop their own BJJ voice and style. Through training with peers, advanced students and coaches, students will experience growth through creative solves to BJJ situations and applications.