Frequently Asked Questions

Can anyone train Jiu-Jitsu?

Yes, Jiu Jitsu is a martial art based on using leverage which allows a weaker person to defend themselves against a stronger and heavier opponent.

I'm out of shape and want to lose weight, is this possible in Jiu Jitsu?

Training Jiu Jitsu will help improve your physical condition in fun and dynamic way. While performing the techniques you will use your entire body. You will gain flexibility and strength as well as burning calories and losing weight.

What are the risks of injury in Jiu Jitsu?

Safety is imperative at our gym, however accidents can happen like in any other activity. In Jiu Jitsu injuries are usually self inflicted due to the individual performing a technique incorrectly, but our instructors pay close attention and with each repetition the risk declines making Jiu Jitsu an extremely safe sport.

What is a typical Jiu Jitsu class like?

The class begins with a warm up which also serves as physical conditioning varying everyday among stretching, strength training, explosion, etc. After warming up comes the technical training with repetitions of self defense, control positions, joint locks and choke movements to name a few of the many Jiu Jitsu techniques taught. The beginners class will wrap up with a drill that has technique sequences to simulate real combat. When you are ready to enter into the  intermediate and advanced classes you will start "rolling" or sparring.

 

Will I be sparring/ "rolling" on the first day?

No you will not roll on the first day. You will begin your training in the fundamentals/ beginner class. When you are ready you will start rolling in the intermediate/advanced classes. 

What to expect on the first day of training?

The first day of training will be an introduction lesson. In this lesson you will learn the principles of Jiu Jitsu and how you can apply them to self defense situations. We will also give you a school tour and answer any questions you may have. You will not need a special uniform (gi/kimono) for the first class. Just comfortable athletic pants and T shirt. Contact us to set up your first class.

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