FAQs

Whats the deal with Belts and Promotions?

Belts go as follows:  White, Blue, Purple, Brown, and Black.  One of the main differences between BJJ and other martial arts is that it is hard to get promoted. At a blue… (Continue Reading)

What’s a typical class like?

We begin class with some light calisthenics and stretching. Following our warm-up we then begin drilling technique. These drills when done over and over help form muscle memory and help… (Continue Reading)

Can women do it?

Women are welcome to take part in any of the classes we run.

What is the learning environment like?

In classes we have a positive atmosphere and a level of mutual respect. Classes are fun and friendly but still cultivate a positive learning atmosphere.

Will I be expected to compete?

Competition is encouraged for those who wish to do so but it is NOT a requirement. While there are many positive reasons for competing in tournaments, you will never be… (Continue Reading)

Why Train with the Gi?

The gi game obviously has a lot more to it. Everything that can be done without the gi can be done with it, making it a more complex game. Additionally,… (Continue Reading)

Am I too old to train?

We have students of all ages, each with different goals in mind. Whether you are 7 or 89, our classes and programs are designed to provide results at any age… (Continue Reading)

Do I need to be in shape to start ?

Any fitness level is welcome to the classes. What enphasize our classes are hard work; therefore, everyone is welcome and we will make our best to accommodate you. As lessons progress so will your… (Continue Reading)

What makes Gracie Jiu-Jitsu different from other martial arts ?

While other martial arts rely heavily on strength and speed, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu relies on superior technique and leverage.

What are the benefits that I may get from Gracie Jiu-Jitsu ?

Including the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu to your routine can help you get in shape, gain confidence, and release stress, all while forming a network of like-minded people sure to motivate and… (Continue Reading)

What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ?

Jiu-Jitsu began with Mitsuyo Maeda, a Japanese Jiu-Jitsu master and member of the Kodokan. Maeda emigrated to Brazil in the 1910s where an influential businessman named Gastão Gracie helped him get established.… (Continue Reading)

What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Jiu-Jitsu, which literally means “the gentle art,” is a famous form of self-defense that does no rely on physical strength and power., Using techniques of strikes, holds, locks, chokes, throws,… (Continue Reading)