Jiu-Jitsu is a combat sport, self-defense system, and martial art, which focuses on submission grappling and ground fighting. Royce Gracie brought fame to the sport in the mid-90s, during the early days of the UFC. The sport’s techniques focus on positional control and submissions by arm locks and chokes. Our students will learn guards, passes, and different holds while working with a partner. We use various warm-ups, techniques, drills, and conditioning to improve your mental and physical capabilities. From learning the fundamentals of Jiu-Jitsu to sparring and strategy, we welcome all levels of experience!
No-Gi is a general term to describe martial arts, and combat sports that focus on ground fighters using submission holds to obtain submission from the opponent. No-Gi is performed without the traditional uniform, typically wearing athletic clothing like shorts and rash guards. Fighters are not allowed to grab their opponent’s clothing. It is faster-paced, which requires fighters to make quick and accurate decisions. Because it’s performed at an accelerated pace, students experience a remarkable improvement in their training and explosiveness.
The belt ranks progression from start to finish: white, blue, purple, brown, then black. To progress from one belt to the next typically takes 2-3 years of training multiple times per week; however, there is no formal rank test. Rank is usually determined by individual instructors or academy, by the technical and conceptual knowledge a student can demonstrate within the academy or competition. Typically, a student must reliably defeat other students within a certain rank to move up to the next belt.