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Our mission is to enhance our students' lives through jiu jitsu by making them more confident, skilled, fit, and controlled. We do this by providing high quality jiu jitsu instruction that encourages high personal standards, develops a solid foundation in self defense and physical fitness, and models integrity, respect, and self control.
What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?
Jiu Jitsu is a martial art that uses grappling and submissions rather than striking. Jiu Jitsu isn’t about strength; it is about leverage, momentum, balance and pressure. When these skills are refined and combined with proper technique, you can overtake a much larger opponent. One can train Jiu Jitsu as a sport, for competition or tournaments, or simply to stay in shape. It can be practiced with a Gi or NoGi, and it is a part of Mixed Martial Arts.
History of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Jiu Jitsu is a Brazilian Martial Art that can be dated back to 1532 in Japan. In the 1800s, Jigoro Kano, a Jiu Jitsu practitioner from Japan, created his own version of Jiu Jitsu called Judo. Kano's belief was that the ground game was not as important as the take-down, so in the end ground fighting was phased out of Judo. It was not until 1914 that the Jiu Jitsu we know today was introduced to the world renowned Gracie family. In 1914, Esai Maeda, a student of Jigoro Kano, traveled to Brazil and started to teach Jiu Jitsu to Helio Gracie. Helio was a frail young man that was unable to do the Jiu Jitsu techniques taught by Maeda and modified them using leverage, momentum, balance, and weight transmission in order to overcome strength and speed. This was the birth of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu which many practice in America today.
Essential for beginners as well as those focused on perfecting their game. Focus is on theory, principals, basic techniques, body mechanics, and self defense. Gi required.
For those that have mastered foundational skills of body awareness, body mechanics and self-defense. It is important for the advanced student to have a strong offensive and defensive game. Focus is on expanding the Jiu Jitsu repertoire and putting together a more technical flow. Gi required.
A more Advanced class. NoGi is a clinch/ground fighting style that focuses on leverage, momentum, balance, weight transmission, and pressure. Shorts and a rash guard are required.
A non-instructional class where students can choose to drill the techniques or participate in live timed rolls.
Jiu Jitsu Kids
This program is for boys and girls ages 5-7 and 8-12 years old. The Jiu Jitsu Kids class develops and enhances body awareness and coordination, boosts confidence and teaches discipline, focus, and respect as well as self defense. In each class the kids practice techniques, drill for skill and roll live.
Modeled after Jiu Jitsu kids, this class is for 3-4 year old students. Games are played to build Jiu Jitsu readiness and Jiu Jitsu positions are taught.