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 No-Gi BJJ (beginners) 6:00 to 7:00pm