Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling but especially ground fighting. It was derived from the Japanese martial art of Kodokan Judo in the early 20th century, which was itself then a recently-developed system (founded in 1882), based on multiple schools (or Ryu) of Japanese jujutsu. BJJ can be trained for self defense, sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition, Sparring (‘rolling’) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition. BJJ is a martial art that focuses on the ground, where leverage and physics are used with knowledge of the anatomy to gain control of fights and defeat opponents without use of excessive strength, allowing even smaller fighters to submit larger and stronger opponents through pressure, joint locks, and chokes. BJJ is split into two styles: Gi and No-Gi.
We offer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for our youth ages 6 to 11, both Gi and No-Gi, 4 days per week. BJJ Gi classes are offered on Mondays & Wednesdays at 5pm and No Gi grappling is offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 5pm.