JIU JITSU SAVED MY LIFE
Jiu Jitsu promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and choke holds to defeat the opponent. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments. However, it can be used in some self-defense situations and does serve its purpose. Sparring (commonly referred to as rolling) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system. Since its inception in 1882, its parent art of judo was separated from older systems of Japanese JuJutsu by an important difference that was passed on to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: it is not solely a martial art, but it is also a sport; a method for promoting physical fitness and building character in young people; and, ultimately, a way of life.
Our Jiu Jitsu adult program is open to all ages and skill levels. The Gentle Art, as it is often described, is a non-striking martial art that utilizes grips and leverage to unbalance your opponent and ultimately achieve a submission, or “the tap”. A typical class is divided into two parts: technique and drilling, followed up with live sparring. Both are invaluable to learn and retain proper technique, while developing sensitivity and timing through live sparring.We have a diverse student body of all skill levels and hailing from all walks of life. We are unified, however, on core values and edicts.
Our Kids/Youth Program provides a structured, safe and supportive learning environment for children (*little Kids 5-7) (*kids/teens 8-13) who want to learn the art of Jiu-Jitsu. Classes are high energy and fast paced to ensure students remain focused and most of all have fun.
Jiu Jitsu is especially well-suited as a youth martial art. Every child is unique in their stature, learning ability and physical characteristics. Jiu Jitsu provides such a broad scope of techniques and movements that each child adopts only that which is effective for him/her without diminishing the effectiveness of their training. And with any martial arts discipline, common benefits of consistent training include:
- Increased concentration and focus
- Increased balance and coordination
- Increased flexibility
- Increased conditioning, better health
Training also provides mental and emotional empowerment. Some of our kids challenge themselves in the arena of competition, tackling head-on the fear and anxiety leading up to the challenge and the challenge itself, making not only parents and coaches proud but also themselves. This is also true in today’s society where bullying has become pandemic. Some of these added benefits also include:
Our goal is to empower your children with the attributes and technical abilities of a Jiu Jitsu practitioner, while at the same time instilling the respect and responsibility that comes with acquiring such skills.
* Please note: Ages are only to be used as a guide. Instructors will make final decisions as to individual student levels.