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. Unlike other martial arts that focus on strikes, Jiu-Jitsu focuses on close contact “grappling” holds and techniques, and the application of joint manipulation 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.