Mon - Northam Community Centre,Fore St, Northam, Bideford EX39 1AW | Wed - School Gymnasium, Hatchmoor Rd Torrington EX38 8BU | Fri - Village Hall, South Street Dolton EX39 8QS
Here at Bourne Fitness, We are proud to announce Bourne Mayhem BJJ!
For Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu we are now affiliated with Project Mayhem - a BJJ school in Exeter, run by Andy Costello.
For those who don't know Andy he is a BJJ Black Belt, Judo Black Belt, Ex Pro MMA fighter and all around great guy!
With his wealth of knowledge and experience it sure is awesome to have him oversee the club, this means he will be joining us every couple months for Seminars and Gradings!
This means big things for progressing BJJ at Bourne Fitness & Martial Arts!
A Bit about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art that revolves around grappling and ground fighting. Most of the techniques focus on taking your opponent to the ground where you can control and work to submit them – making them tap out. BJJ promotes the idea that a smaller, weaker person can use leverage, grip, knowledge, position plus tactical skills and problem-solving to successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by successfully applying a range of techniques like chokeholds and joint locks. Sparring/rolling is included in the majority of our classes as it enables students to put what they’ve learnt to the test
In BJJ, you can train with Gi or No Gi. The former enables you to grab the gi of your opponent, for example the collar or the sleeve, and you can use your opponent’s gi or your own to submit them. These grips allow you to have greater control of the fight and enable a much smaller opponent to control a larger one.
In No Gi, we wear a rash guard and MMA style shorts (so no zips, buttons and/or pockets) and you’re not allowed to grab your opponent’s clothing. In No Gi you have more wrestling based grips such as the neck and all joints of the body and it’s, therefore, harder to control your opponent.
Wednesday No-Gi BJJ 8:00 to 9:30pm, Friday Gi BJJ (beginners) 6:45 to 8:00pm, Sunday Gi BJJ (beginners) 11:30 to 1:30pm