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Why Study Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), a ground-based grappling sport, emphasizes leverage, pivot points and joint manipulation, utilizing technique over size and strength. Properly executed, it allows even a smaller person to gain control over a larger, stronger opponent.
Real-world fights often end up on the ground; Jiu Jitsu teaches you to go safely from standing to ground combat, making it a practical martial art to learn to outsmart your opponent.
BJJ also comprises a large portion of the mixed martial arts (MMA) world. For anyone whose fitness goals include professional fighting, knowing how to work on the ground with dominating positions and effective submissions is essential to a successful career.
Even for those who don’t look to compete, BJJ will give you a new level of cardio, conditioning, and mental sharpness that will get you into peak form. You’ll build trust with your training partners and experience community in a completely unique way, as people you may never otherwise know help you improve and grow strong.
What will my first class look like?
Congratulations! You just submitted your free class request. If you didn’t already specify a date and time, one of our First Impressions Specialists will reach out to do so. They’ll reach out the day before to confirm, and send you a digital waiver.
If you’ve never done Jiu Jitsu, your first class will be one of our Fundamentals classes. Before class, you get a 30-minute orientation session with a coach where you’ll learn the basics: bowing onto the mat, BJJ history, and common positions and movements.
Then, the fun begins! Everyone lines up on the mat by rank, with the higher belts heading up the right end of the line, and everybody bows in, indicating class has begun. A 10-minute warm up starts class, and then you’ll line up again so your coach can pair you with a partner.
Voila! You’ve just taken your first Jiu Jitsu class. It only gets better from here, as you keep coming in and eventually build your game in live training!