General Class Information
The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program is divided into three classes: Level 1, Level 2, and competition class. The classes are split into two sections over a period of one hour and a half. The first section is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu technique for a period of one hour. The second section is dedicated to sparring, during which the student will be able to apply the techniques he/she has learned while grappling with a fellow student. The sparring session portion of the class is optional and is only ½ hour, but recommended for faster progress.
Level 1 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Class
The Level 1 BJJ class is a 90 minute Introductory Program which teaches the core movements, techniques, and positions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that are used throughout your life in the sport. This class is also geared towards teaching proper mat etiquette as well as the history of the sport. This class is a requirement for all beginners.
Level 2 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Class
The focal point of the Level 2 BJJ class is entirely on technique. The class focuses on learning and applying fundamental techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Students practice various techniques using a traditional Gi, also known as a kimono. Students learn and practice submissions, escapes, positioning and self defense. The fundamentals class is directed not only for the beginner but also for the more advanced students to sharpen basic techniques. When a student joins the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program, he/she is monitored by the instructors and is informed when ready to advance. We require this because there are core techniques that are essential to learn before progress in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is possible. These are the techniques that are emphasized in the beginner classes.