These are a few of the questions that I get regularly, but it’s certainly not an exhaustive list. If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, or if one of these topics sparks additional interest, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to help.
Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is a grappling-based martial art that utilizes leverage to control an opponent or attacker which can lead to submission, typically via chokes or joint locks. While striking is not a primary tool in BJJ, we do go over the use of strikes, as well as how to defend against them. BJJ is an excellent tool for learning how to control and subdue someone, with minimal physical risk to both parties.
In jiu-jitsu the primary belts are white, blue, purple, brown, and black. Typically, there are four stripes put on the belt between belt colors. How each person advances depends on that person. This is an individual journey.
No. There is no expectation or requirement to enter sport competitions. Competition is certainly encouraged and supported throughout our community and students, but in no way required.
Unless a class is specifically labeled otherwise, our classes are done in a gi (uniform). We use the gi as an option for control, and sometimes a submission. Close-fitting clothes worn under the gi, like a compression top/rash guard or compression shorts/yoga pants are recommended.
First and foremost, our main objective in any of our classes is safety for yourself and for your partner. Jiu-jitsu is a contact art and bumps and bruises are part of that environment. So while injuries are certainly not a part of everyday class, they do happen. New students don’t do full resistance training until we, as the coaches, and the student feels prepared to be in that situation. It’s all about your safety and comfort level.
One of the best things about training jiu-jitsu is that is suitable for everyone. Our program is scalable regardless of size, weight, age, or fitness level. Jiu-jitsu has changed the lives of many of our students from a physical standpoint. From weight loss to better flexibility, jiu-jitsu is for everyone. If you have previous injuries, just let us and your partner know and whatever we are learning can be completely modified to your comfort.
Most people think that kickboxing is what you see on the UFC which can be intimidating. Those classes are called fighter’s classes. That’s not what we’re doing here. Our fitness kickboxing classes are a no contact fitness class. You will be training on bags only and will not come into contact with other people.
Walking into class, you’ll find a range of people of all ages and all fitness levels that are here to do one thing: get a killer workout and learn something new. There is no judgement, no intimidation, no expectation, and no level you have to be at to participate. It is a structured workout that focuses on cardio, core training, and having fun.
The only thing you’ll be required to bring is workout clothes and boxing gloves. You can purchase boxing gloves online and some sporting goods stores. If you need some guidance on which ones to buy, just give us a shout and we can point you in the right direction.
Fitness kickboxing is for ages 12 and up. We currently have fitness kickboxing students that range from 14 years old all the way up to their 60’s. Because you take things at your own pace, there is no age restriction for fitness kickboxing.
Fitness Kickboxing classes are dont at your pace. We tell you what to do and for how long. How hard you push yourself is up to you. If you have an injury or physical limitation, a work-around is typically very simple to create on the fly.
We do offer introductory classes on the use of firearms for personal safety. In these classes, we cover just about everything besides putting holes into paper. Eventually, we would like to offer live-fire classes, but there is plenty of good work to be done besides pulling a trigger.
If you’re interested in a firearms class, contact Coach Scott to schedule your session.
The first week of every month is dedicated to self-defense in our jiu-jitsu classes. As our schools grow, we are going to expand to women’s self-defense classes, self-defense seminars, and more. If you are interested, contact us for more information.
Absolutely! Coach Scott and Coach Gina are both highly experienced in teaching the fundamentals of self-defense. Just contact us if you are interested in scheduling a one-on-one session.