With a strong focus on self-defense, our class incorporates the same jiu jitsu first taught at the original Gracie academy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil during the 1960’s. The class is designed to prepare students for both self-defense, and sport jiu jitsu while at the same time improving cardiovascular endurance, balance, and coordination. The program is designed for anyone, male or female, of any body type, or age . The class quickly prepares students and gives them a sturdy base of knowledge that they will put to practice throughout their jiu jitsu study. Class format consists of the following; a light warm-up, 2-3 techniques are shown, and finally several drills are performed. The drills are the secret to successful teaching, and are equivalent to sparing for beginners, but are done with little resistance to reinforce proper technique.
After a little while taking jiu jitsu classes that you understand a good portion of the basics taught in the Fundamentals. We emphasize on these basics while starting to introduce more complex techniques. Then after the techniques, the students will spar to build endurance, and apply the techniques to real-life situations. This is to promote a safer environment and destroy the bad habits of Jiu-Jitsu during the initial stages of learning.