top of page
  • What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?
    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was first developed around 1920 by Brazilian brothers Carlos, Oswaldo, Gastão Jr., George, and Hélio Gracie, after Carlos was taught traditional Kodokan judo by a travelling Japanese judoka, Mitsuyo Maeda, in 1917. Later, they marketed their own self-defense system based on Judo and named it Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. BJJ eventually came to be its own defined combat sport through the innovations, practices, and adaptation of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Judo, and became an essential martial art for modern MMA. Governing bodies such as the IBJJF work worldwide, and set the rules and standards to be held in sport BJJ competitions. BJJ revolves around the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend him/herself against a bigger, stronger, heavier opponent by using leverage and weight distribution, taking the fight to the ground and using a number of holds and submissions to defeat them. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling and self-defense situations.[4] Sparring, commonly referred to as "rolling" within the BJJ community, and live drilling plays a major role in training and the practitioner's development. BJJ can also be used as a method of promoting physical fitness, building character, and as a way of life
  • How do I get started with BJJ training at your school?
    Visit our school and speak with the owner/main instructor. Sign a waiver to ensure your safety and acknowledge the rules. Participate in a free trial class to experience BJJ firsthand and see if you enjoy it. If you find the trial class enjoyable and want to continue, you can sign up for a membership. Our classes are diverse and include options for adults, such as beginners and advanced classes, Gi and No-Gi sessions, and also kids' classes, so you can choose the one that suits your needs and preferences. We look forward to welcoming you to our BJJ community!
  • Is Jiu-Jitsu beneficial for Kids?
    Yes, Jiu-Jitsu can be highly beneficial for kids. It offers a wide range of advantages, including physical fitness, improved coordination, discipline, self-defense skills, and increased self-confidence. Additionally, it can promote character development, teaching kids valuable life skills such as respect, perseverance, and the ability to handle challenges. Many parents find that Jiu-Jitsu helps their children build strong bodies and minds while having fun and making friends in a safe and structured environment.
  • Is Jiu-Jitsu effective for self-defense?
    Yes, Jiu-Jitsu is considered highly effective for self-defense. Jiu-Jitsu techniques focus on leverage, submissions, and controlling opponents, making it a valuable martial art for practical self-defense situations. It empowers individuals to defend themselves against larger and stronger opponents by using technique and skill. Jiu-Jitsu training helps develop the ability to control and neutralize threats, which can be crucial in real-life self-defense scenarios. Many practitioners find that the confidence and skills gained from Jiu-Jitsu training give them the tools they need to protect themselves effectively.
  • Do you offer a free trial class?
    Yes, we offer a free trial class and provide a GI if you don't have your own.
  • How many classes am I allowed to take per month?
    Our membership is unlimited so for one set price, you’ll be allowed to take as many classes as your schedule permits.
  • What are your hours of operations?
    Monday, Tuesday and Thursday - 11:00am - 12:30pm & 5:00pm - 9:00pm. Wednesday - 11:00am - 12:30pm & 6:00pm - 7:30pm. Friday - 11:00am - 12:30pm & 5:30pm - 7:00pm. Saturday - 9:30am - 12:00pm. Sunday - 8:30am - 10:00am.
  • Is BJJ suitable for beginners with no prior martial arts experience?
    Yes, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is suitable for beginners with no prior martial arts experience. It focuses on technique, offers a gentle learning curve, and provides a supportive community. Beginners can learn effective self-defense skills while improving their fitness and confidence. Choosing a reputable school with experienced instructors is essential to ensure a safe and positive experience.
  • Can women participate in BJJ classes?
    Our school proudly welcomes individuals of all genders and diversities. We are committed to providing an inclusive and respectful environment where everyone can enjoy the benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We believe that diversity enriches our community, and we are dedicated to supporting and empowering all our students, regardless of their background.
  • Do you allow drop-ins?
    Yes, class pass to BJJ is $35. Must have own Gi / No-Gi
  • Is BJJ a good way to get in shape and improve fitness?
    Yes, BJJ is an excellent way to get in shape and improve fitness. It provides a full-body workout, enhancing strength, endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness while also promoting weight loss and muscle toning.
  • Are there opportunities for competing in BJJ tournaments?
    Absolutely! At our BJJ school, we offer ample opportunities for competing in BJJ tournaments. We actively participate in competitions and provide dedicated competition training and corner direction to prepare and support our students. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced practitioner looking to test your skills, we're here to help you achieve your competitive goals in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
  • How long it takes to get a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt?
    For most of us, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is all about hard work over a long period of time. For the average practitioner, as in over 90% of us, expect a black belt to come after 10 to 15 years of dedicated training. It'll take a long time to earn your black belt.
bottom of page