Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one of the most powerful grappling systems in the world. Emphasizing leverage and positioning, you'll learn to control both larger and stronger opponents than you would ever think possible!
The vast majority of our students have never trained any martial art before, so we understand what it's like to start something new. The classes are taught in such a way that students across a variety of skill levels can participate. Beginners get to work on the fundamentals, while the more advanced students will work the finer details of the same series or technique.
The adults class is for men and women, ages 16 and up. The class structure consists of a warm up with drills, a technique or series of techniques, then finally sparring with a partner. The classes are two hours in length. The classes are taught in a sequential format, where new classes build off the preceding one's techniques.
Whether you are interested in competing, self defense or just learning BJJ as a hobby we have you covered. We have several students who are currently competing, and we've had multiple students win their divisions at the IBJJF Worlds in California.
For self defense, most strategies involve striking your opponent, pressure points or gimmicky small joint manipulation. However statistics show that 9 out of 10 fights end up on the ground, making the other strategies useless. Since BJJ deals with controlling your opponent on the feet as well as the ground, it is one of the more practical forms of self defense available.
In addition to being a solid grappling and wrestling system, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an excellent activity for kids due to the physical exercise as well as the technical nature of the movements involved.
Many young kids truly can't focus for more than a few minutes at a time without becoming antsy. With BJJ, they get to practice focusing on their task at hand for a short interval, then immediately get to move around and release some energy practicing what they learned. This back and forth exchange between focus and activity, as well as the reward for getting to demonstrate the technique they just learned, helps them to improve their focus.
BJJ is also about learning to set goals. One of the core principles when training BJJ is to try and get just a little better every time, which becomes an excellent approach to challenges in the real world. In the beginning, the goals are small and short term. But as the student improves, they begin to set bigger goals for themselves and they learn that fulfillment and respect are earned through completing challenges. The earlier a student can learn to set goals, to focus on a long term plan, the more prepared they'll be for life as an adult.