CLASSES | options and information about our programs and classes
This class is for WHITE BELTS ONLY and is taught wearing a gi. The gi is the traditional uniform of a Jiu Jitsu student. The curriculum of the beginner class consists of fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that anyone is capable of learning and participating in. There will be some level of street self-defense that will be taught in this class as well. Program is the first level for adults (over the age of 16) beginning their Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training. Students will learn the fundamentals of BJJ and basic techniques. Class structure is formed around a warm-up, a lesson in technique and partner training to practice the technique from the lesson. For anyone first beginning in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, this class is mandatory and you may only participate in the Advanced classes when Professor Vera deems you ready.
Intermediate / Advance
Our Advanced Jiu Jitsu classes explore a broader range of techniques and positions while still enforcing at its core the basics of BJJ. In addition to teaching more complex grappling, throwing, clinching and submission techniques, these classes are more intense and designed for serious competitors. Professor Vera will teach you a methodical approach to gaining control of an opponent, transitioning to a dominant position and work to apply either a choke or a submission via joint manipulation. You will learn ways to overcome larger and stronger opponents using technique and leverage that are essential in competitive fighting and self-defense. This class is by invitation only.
Classes in No Gi are very similar in nature to standard Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, although students do not wear gis. This lack of gi increases the amount of speed and athleticism required, and it also limits the sweeping and submission options of the competitors.
No gi training focuses on self defense techniques as opposed to competition techniques, allowing the student to be comfortable in their training and knowledge in a non-competition environment
Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is aimed at kids 6-14 years old and integrates physical education and self-defense technique with conditioning and skill-building games aimed at improving coordination, motor skills, agility and flexibility. Our program helps young students develop important character traits and values, including:
- Excelling in Academics & Athletics • Confidence
- Goal Setting • Discipline
- Leadership Qualities • Courage
Our students are empowered to perform at a higher level. Not just on the mat, but academically and socially. The classes are challenging but also a lot of fun, and that is what keeps our students returning and excelling.