All of our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes are for both beginners and advanced students of all levels. Classes are either Gi or No-Gi. A Gi is not mandatory in the Gi classes, though it is highly encouraged since some moves cannot be performed without a Gi. Adults and mature teenagers are welcome to participate.
We also have Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It is currently only one hour per week. However, there are long-term plans for a full program for children.
Our style of Jiu-Jitsu training is all about learning core technique and refining our personal abilities in an open, fun environment.
What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?
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 was formed from Kodokan Judo ground fighting (Ne-Waza) fundamentals that were taught to Carlos Gracie by master Mitsuyo Maeda. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experimentations, practices, and adaptation from the Judo knowledge of Carlos and Helio Gracie, who then passed their knowledge onto their family. Since its inception in 1914, its parent art of Judo was separated from older systems of Japanese jiu-jitsu by an important difference that was passed on to Brazilian jiu-jitsu: it is not solely a martial art: it is also a sport; a method for promoting physical fitness and building character in young people; and, ultimately, a way (Do) of life.
BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using positioning and mechanical leverage to acquire a dominant ground position and, ultimately, submit or disable the adversary with chokes or joint-locks. BJJ is a challenging sport and effective self-defense system. It is also a well-respected, powerful, and highly-popular skill-set to possess in the MMA ring.