Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu focuses on grappling, ground fighting and self-defense. By studying BJJ, you will improve your reaction time, core strength, and flexibility.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu--or BJJ--is a martial art that focuses on grappling, ground fighting and self-defense. By studying BJJ, you will improve your reaction time, core strength, and flexibility.
We offer classes in both gi and no-gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Techniques covered include: take downs, escapes, sweeps, chokes and joint locks.
We also have Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for children 5-13 years of age.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Basics
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Basics is great for new students and teaches the basic principles of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: body position, defensive tactics and basic movements. Students will also learn several basic submissions. Many students prefer to take several BJJ Basics classes before taking the more advanced classes. BJJ Basics is taught by John Garvens.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi classes focus on using the gi--or kimono--to control and submit opponents. In a street fight scenario, the gi equates to a jacket, sport coat or collared shirt. BJJ Gi classes are taught by Mike Cimmarusti and John Garvens.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi classes, as the name suggests, are taught without the aid of the jiu-jitsu gi. Because of this, more focus is placed on controlling an opponent's body directly. BJJ No-Gi classes are taught by Mike Cimmarusti.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Sparring
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Sparring classes are where the rubber meets the road. Sparring classes give students the opportunity to apply the techniques learned in the other classes. The primary benefit of BJJ sparring is that, unlike most other martial arts, teammates can practice at "100%" because no striking is involved. BJJ Sparring sessions are led by Mike Cimmarusti and John Garvens.