What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)?
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling based Martial Art with a central focus of developing skills to control a resisting opponent in ways that force him to surrender or submit. Being that it it is generally more effective to control an opponent on the ground than in a standing position, many of the techniques of Jiu-Jitsu are based on a simple concept of taking an opponent down, establishing a position of control from where an opponent can be defeated harmlessly.
What sets Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu apart from other forms of Martial Arts is in its effectiveness of overcoming opponents of greater size, strength or other physical attributes by using leverage, timing and efficiency of movement.
“Jiu-Jitsu represents the triumph of intelligence over brute strength.” – Grandmaster Helio Gracie
Students benefit greatly from increased physical fitness, problem-solving, self-knowledge of their mind and body as well as social interaction within a large group of fellow students learning and having fun together.
Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program helps our students develop a strong base of the fundamental concepts, techniques that every practitioner must know including takedowns, throws, choke holds, arm locks, leg locks, immobilizatations/pins, defense against the most common attacks and how to unlock your body and move efficiently.
New students with no prior experience must participate in a complimentary private class with one of our instructors. This class will prepare new students for our Fundamental classes by explaining the basic etiquette, key movements and understanding of how Jiu-Jitsu works.
Our Fundamentals program was designed for beginners and advanced students to learn and master the foundations of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and its effectiveness as a Self-Defense system, and sport. Fundamental classes start with a light warm up consisting of the most basic and crucial movements required for effective Jiu-Jitsu, followed by technique instruction and breakdown with repetitive drilling to build muscle memory and confidence in each technique. Classes will typically end with situational and positional training against light-resistance and flow drills.
After a new student has put 60 hours of Fundamental classes, they are eligible for attending the advanced classes. Our advanced classes provide students an opportunity to learn more advanced techniques and how to develop their own game. Advanced classes consist of a higher intensity warm-up, drilling, technique instruction and full-sparring or rolling.
In our No-Gi program students will learn how to modify techniques to be used without the Gi/Kimono. Students must wear Gamblers/Alliance No-Gi uniform to attend classes.
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