THE FUNDAMENTALS - Beginners Classes
As a new student, you will first be in a Starter Program with your peers. These classes teach you how leverage and technique can be utilized to overcome larger and stronger opponents. Classes are 60 minutes long and include a warm-up, specific technique practice with same-level partners, and supervised skill drills. The beginner level Jiu Jitsu classes
will start you on your journey to creating a solid foundation in Jiu-Jitsu. Upon completion of the program, you can move up to continue your growth in our advanced classes.
BUILDING YOUR GAME - Advanced Classes
The Advanced classes build upon the knowledge learned in the Starter Program. This program focuses on more advanced techniques, including combinations, variations, and transitions between different techniques. As you progress through this program, you will expand your knowledge of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and begin to develop your own unique style of Jiu-Jitsu. The advanced Jiu Jitsu classes
are 60 minutes long and include specific technique and combination practice, drills, and live sparring.
Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) classes are specialized martial arts classes designed for individuals who are 18 years and older. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling-based martial art that focuses on ground fighting and submission techniques. These classes typically have the following features:
- Skill Levels: Adult BJJ classes often cater to a wide range of skill levels, from complete beginners to advanced practitioners. They may have separate classes for beginners, intermediate, and advanced students.
- Instructor-led: A qualified BJJ instructor leads the class. In many cases, these instructors hold high-ranking belts (brown or black belts) and have extensive experience in the art.
- Warm-Up and Conditioning: Classes usually begin with a warm-up session to prepare the body for the physical demands of BJJ. This may include stretching, calisthenics, and aerobic exercises.
- Technique Instruction: A significant portion of the class is dedicated to teaching specific BJJ techniques. These techniques can include sweeps, escapes, submissions, and positional control. Instructors break down these techniques step by step, ensuring that students understand the mechanics and details.
- Drilling: Students often pair up to practice the techniques they've learned. This includes controlled sparring or "rolling," where they apply the techniques against resisting opponents. Safety is a priority during drilling, and students are encouraged to tap out when they're in uncomfortable or potentially dangerous situations.
- Live Sparring (Rolling): Towards the end of the class, students engage in live sparring sessions. This is where they put their skills to the test in a controlled environment. The intensity of these sessions can vary, and students often rotate partners.
- Gi and No-Gi Training: Some schools offer classes in both gi (traditional BJJ uniform) and no-gi (without the uniform) formats, allowing students to explore different aspects of the art.
- Fitness and Conditioning: Many BJJ classes incorporate conditioning drills to improve strength, endurance, and flexibility, which are essential for effective performance in BJJ.
- Safety and Respect: Safety is a top priority in BJJ classes, and students are taught to apply techniques in a controlled and respectful manner. Etiquette and sportsmanship are emphasized.
- Community and Camaraderie: BJJ classes often foster a sense of community and camaraderie among participants. There's a strong emphasis on mutual support and respect within the BJJ community.
- Competition Preparation: For those interested in competing in BJJ tournaments, some classes may offer specialized training to prepare students for competitive events.
- Progression and Belt Promotions: BJJ has a belt system to signify a student's skill level and progression. Advancement through these belts is typically a significant goal for many practitioners, and instructors may provide guidance and assessments to help students work toward the next belt.
Overall, adult BJJ classes offer a comprehensive and engaging learning experience for those interested in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, whether for self-defense, fitness, or competition. They provide a structured environment to develop skills, build confidence, and connect with a like-minded community of practitioners.