Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program

Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program is divided by age (Kids & Adults) and skill level (Fundamentals & Intermediate/Advanced). Classes vary in length, between 1 hour for kids and beginners and 1.5 hours for the advanced.

Each class is generally divided into three sections:

  1. Warm Up: We incorporate drills, movements and exercises in our warm-up that help build strength, flexibility, cardio and coordination specific to BJJ.
  2. Technique; Drilling: The instructor will teach specific BJJ techniques and theory, according to a structured curriculum. Students will have time to drill the techniques, and the instructor will answer any questions & provide feedback for optimal learning.
  3. Sparring: The final section of the class is reserved for controlled and supervised sparring, which provides a safe opportunity to test techniques while grappling against other students.

Beginner’s Program

The Beginner’s Program is targeted primarily towards white and blue belts. The goal of the beginner class is to establish a solid foundation of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu through Gracie BJJ theory, technique, and principles. Students are taught a core curriculum of 20 fundamental Jiu Jitsu positions & techniques that will serve as a platform for advancement. Students learn and practice essential techniques, submissions, escapes, positioning, self-defense, and more. These skills will form the bedrock of their training, which will aid in the student’s development & progress. Once a student demonstrates a solid understanding of the fundamentals of BJJ, they will be invited to participate in the Intermediate/Advanced classes.

Intermediate/Advanced Program

The Intermediate/Advanced Program is our main BJJ program. It is a mixed-level class that allows students the opportunity for more in-depth exploration of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The curriculum focuses on detailed instruction, position advancement, and fluidity of movement. Students will become fluent in situational attacks, advanced sweeps, transitions, escapes, counters and self-defense. More advanced students will explore high level transitions, offensive and defensive strategy, with a strong emphasis on instinctual learning through intense sparring. Outside competition is encouraged, but not required.

Open Mat

Open Mat is a non-instructional class where students may practice the application of technique at their own pace through self-led drilling and sparring. This allows for students to focus on specific problem areas and refine techniques. Open Mat is a free class, open to students and non-student guests.

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