Study the combat sport of Jiu-Jitsu, in a safe and welcoming atmosphere!
Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is based on the practical application of technique and leverage to overcome an opponent. It does not rely on strength, size, or speed, but rather on the intelligent use of strategy and technique to overcome such physical attributes. What is required is stamina, technique and spirit.
You will sweat, lose weight, decrease your body fat, develop and tone your muscles, gain flexibility and mobility, increase your balance, agility, energy and endurance levels, decrease stress, and increase your brain function, centeredness and focus. Not to mention improve your self-confidence, self-esteem, self-discipline, health and over-all mood. Students will also learn solo drills that can be practiced virtually anywhere outside the dojo. Certified instructors will lead, coach, and encourage you through every class.
“The Art of Human Chess”
Regular Adult Classes (16+): Every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30-9pm and Saturdays 10-11am.
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Our classes are limited so everyone learns and has a chance to practice and develop their skills at every training session.
Call us today for your Two week FREE trial, to get you started, and see if this is the right fit for you!
New members are always welcome to start anytime!
New members are always welcome to start training at any time. Students new to Jiu-jitsu, especially those who have no prior martial arts experience, are entering a world of unfamiliar customs, new ideas, and exciting challenges to both the body and mind. Students will train with others having varying levels of experience. By working with a variety of other students, you will be exposed to different body types, and ideas to help expand your mind, and collective knowledge. During class, new members are assisted by a certified instructor. Attention is given to gross motor skills such as basic stance, movements, strikes, techniques, safe ways of falling, and ground positions. Everyone works together to promote co-operation and a non-violent environment for maximum fun and fitness.
Experienced BJJ practitioners have an excellent sense of their own body movement, as well as their opponents as they efficiently maneuver themselves into positions of leverage such as a throw, hold down, or submission.
Patience is an integral part of Jiu-jitsu. It is important for the senior belts as it is for the beginner. With patience we learn many important lessons. We learn respect, self-discipline, and how to execute a technique safely and properly. Even the accuracy of your technique and your timing are directly related to your patience.
Sometimes you may find a technique or a control uncomfortable. Remember, your partner is not acting maliciously, it is a part of training. With patience and self-discipline you will not only learn a greater awareness of the technique and how it works, but a greater awareness of yourself in body, mind and spirit.
It is important to remember that your fellow students, especially the seniors, are there to help you. If you need help, ask the instructor. Seniors are obliged to help the juniors. They not only know what you are going through, but how difficult it can be in the beginning. Do not expect it to be easy, but do not think for one second it is unattainable. Everyone feels a little awkward at the start, and no one stops learning.
So relax and flow with the go. Pretty soon you will be doing throws, submissions and techniques. You will also find yourself developing new friendships that will make each step a little easier to take. Eventually you will be the senior and the onus will be on you to help the beginner. It takes time. It takes patience.
New students will engage in supervised ground grappling immediately to test their skill and ability. In stand-up fighting, students are instructed to limit contact to light touch. During ground grappling, we grapple until the point of exhaustion, a set time limit, or submission. This occurs when a choke or joint lock is applied, and the receiver feels discomfort. To indicate a submission, you will “tap out” by slapping the ground, yourself, or your opponent three times. When you can not improve your position, we recommend you tap out and start again. You will never learn techniques while locked in a stalemate struggle. This will also prevent excessive strain on joints that is unnecessary. During class, you will train with students of different body sizes and varying levels of experience. This will only benefit you, and better prepare you for real conflict.
Beginner’s Training Tips
The initial period of Jiu-jitsu is the most difficult time for most. You may feel awkward and may find unexpected bruises that indicate the smooth rolls and falls that you see are not quite as easy to duplicate as they may appear. This feeling of awkwardness is entirely normal. If you see smiles in response to early attempts to master grappling, please keep in mind that those smiles are not smiles of derision, but represent the very recent memory of the difficulty of personal starting efforts. After some time has passed, you will feel competent to test for rank. Testing is the time when you begin to experience an understanding of the techniques and their principles. Training Perspective:
Pace yourself! Be realistic in your training goals. Many people think they have to give 100% of their energy, 100% of the time. This is unrealistic and impossible. Don’t be discouraged if you tap out frequently at the beginning. Once you learn the basic techniques, you will start to develop skills and a sense of feeling for body movements. You will accumulate knowledge of which submission move your opponent is attempting, and therefore you will be able to resist, or use the counter-movement to prevent it from happening.
Keep flexible and relaxed! Make sure you stretch and warm-up before class. Don’t get discouraged by sore muscles, joints or minor injuries such as bruises. This occurs as a beginner, using movements and muscles that your body is not accustomed to everyday. Do not worry, over time your body will adjust.
- Do not hesitate to ask questions at anytime. Our goal is to prevent any injuries at all costs!
- Flow with the go, and go with the flow, use the energy you are given to your advantage!
- Never execute a technique or movement that you are not comfortable with!
- Practice at your own speed and pace!
- Relax and Have Fun!
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