Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a highly effective martial art for men, women, and children. It relies on leverage, timing, and proper technique to overcome larger and stronger opponents. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a sophisticated grappling system, which includes throws, hold downs, and submissions. It can be practiced recreationally, or competitively, at all ages. Regular practice encourages a high level of physical fitness, increased coordination, a developed problem solving ability, and camaraderie.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a powerful system of self defense. It forms the basis for the U.S. Army’s Modern Combatives program. It is considered a foundational discipline for professional mixed martial artists. Many of the techniques are also well suited for women’s self defense situations. While speed and strength will always be factors in physical altercations, a well trained Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, male or female, will be able to negate much of his/her opponent’s power through the use of proper technique, leverage, and timing.
The basic route to technical progress in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu consists of a consistent training regimen based upon three main elements:
1. Learning the techniques and strategy of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
2. The use of drills to practice those techniques and strategies until the technique can be performed flawlessly on an unresisting partner.
3. Applying the techniques and strategy on an uncooperative, resisting partner in live sparring (commonly referred to as “rolling”).
Students train at their own pace to a greater degree than in most traditional martial arts such as aikido, karate, and tae kwon do. Students are expected to push themselves hard rather than being pushed by someone else. This kind of self-discipline is always more impressive than having discipline imposed by another person.
Classes are taught in a safe, friendly, and controlled environment which fosters fun, camaraderie, respect, and inspires efficient learning, technical progress, and physical fitness.