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.
Submission grappling (No Gi BJJ) is the same concept as our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class offered on Mondays & Wednesdays, except there is no gi uniform used. Shorts and an academy tshirt is the required uniform for this class. Since there is no gi used, this class typically has a faster pace. You are required to have at least 6 months of traditional BJJ in the gi experience before taking the no gi classes in order to learn the basic techniques of BJJ. We offer submission grapplling for children ages 6 to 11, 2 days per week, Tuesdays & Thursdays at 5pm