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Frequently Asked Questions
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport focused on ground grappling and submission techniques. It emphasizes leverage and technique, enabling smaller individuals to defend against larger opponents. BJJ promotes mental discipline, physical fitness, and strategic problem-solving through controlled sparring and competition.
Jiu Jitsu is a Martial art/Combat Sport. Luckily there is no striking in Jiu Jitsu so the risk of concussions or cuts is very low. With that being said, as with any contact sport there is an inherent risk of injury, but major injuries aren’t very common.
A submission in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a technique used to force an opponent to concede defeat by applying pressure or locks to joints or by restricting their breathing or blood flow through chokes. Submissions are a fundamental aspect of BJJ, emphasizing control and technique over brute force.
Getting started in BJJ can be very intimidating. Coming into a class of 20+ people not really knowing anyone or what is going on is a scary feeling. Instead of jumping in blind, we offer the “Discovery Sessions” for beginners which is a free private intro with you and one of our instructors. During this session you will go through a mock class together covering some of the basic movements, terms, and a couple of positions/techniques.
There are two types of classes offered here, Gi and NoGi. In the Gi classes you wear a Gi, traditionally referred to as a kimono (You get a free Gi when you sign up). In the NoGi classes you wear shorts with no buttons or zippers or leggings and a rash guard (compression shirt).
Our adult Membership is $165/mo on a monthly recurring billing with no contract. We only require 10 days written notice prior to your due date in order to cancel or pause your membership. Our youth membership is $130/mo, same set up as previously mentioned. We do offer family, LEO, military, and first responder discounts as well so be sure to ask about those!