Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Created by the legendary Gracie family, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is the fastest growing martial art in the world. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu emphasizes technique, proper angles and leverage to allow a smaller person to control and submit a larger and stronger opponent. The focus of BJJ is to take one’s opponent to the ground where size and strength become less of a factor. BJJ students wear a “Gi” or “Kimono” which is a traditional heavy cotton martial arts uniform held closed by a belt. The class focuses on takedowns, ground control techniques and submission holds. Over the last decade the art of BJJ has become well recognized as one of the martial arts in which every fighter that enters the octagon to fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship will make sure to have studied. We recognize that less than one percent of our student body ever entertains the idea of fighting in a cage, but the fact that all the fighters in the UFC train in this martial art speaks to it’s effectiveness.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art that every person can enjoy training in regardless of size, age and athletic ability. We have students that range in age from 5 to 60 years old. We have adults that range in size from 100 pounds to 300 pounds. On any given day on the mat we have students that are 40 pounds overweight, trying to quit smoking, drinking and cleaning up their diet to BJJ World Champions and UFC fighters.
Our Fundamentals BJJ classes are filled with people that have never trained in a martial art and looking to do something more fun than going to the gym. These classes are designed to allow someone to come in at any age, any physical fitness level with zero background in martial arts and take a class in which they are learning in a fun and safe environment while slowly getting in better shape. You should feel that you are being pushed, but not so hard that you are not enjoying and learning while in class.