Brazilian / Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling and closed quarters style of self defense in which leverage and technique are used to defend one's self from attack. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu gained great notoriety when the Gracie family started the Ultimate Fighting Championships in 1993 as a means of showcasing to the world that their grappling style of martial art was superior to all of the traditional and modern martial arts being practiced at that time. As a result of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu's success in reality fighting matches, it has become a “must have” art for preparing individuals for personal self defense, MMA competition, and military hand-to-hand combat. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is traditionally taught with a gi and has seven adult belt ranks (white, blue, purple, brown, black, red & black, and red) and 4 youth ranks (white, yellow, orange, and green).
Mixed Martial Arts is a training method and full-contact sport that blends various highly effective striking and grappling arts to include Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, and Judo into a one art form. MMA is a fantastic method for improving personal physical fitness and fighting skills. There will be developmental opportunities for athletes interested in amateur and professional MMA competition.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) Foundations: This class is designed for beginners or students who want to polish up their BJJ basics. This class takes students through 32 lessons that teach approximately 100 of the most fundamental techniques required to be an effective BJJ practitioner. The focus of this class is to prepare students for real life self-defense situations and is taught in the spirit of Helio Gracie (one of the founding fathers of BJJ). This class includes two gi classes and one no-gi class per week and allows the student to participate in open mat training on Saturday’s. Each class is 90 minutes.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) Intermediate: This class is designed for BJJ students who have at least one year of experience and want to work on expanding their BJJ foundations knowledge and/or are interested in competition. This class takes students through the various situations experienced in a real fight or competition and expands on the fundamental techniques required for advanced learning and belt promotion. This class includes two gi classes and one no-gi class per week and allows the student to participate in open mat training on Saturday’s. Each class is 90 minutes.