WHAT IS BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU (BJJ)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling-based martial art whose central theme is the skill of controlling a resisting opponent in ways that force him to submit. Due to the fact that control is generally easier on the ground than in a standing position, much of the technique of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is centered round the skill of taking an opponent down to the ground and wrestling for dominant control positions from where the opponent can be rendered harmless.

To control and overcome greater size, strength and aggression with lesser size and strength is the keynote of the sport. This is done by utilizing superior leverage, grip and position upon your opponent. Students of the sport gain a deep understanding of the workings and limits of the human body.

This knowledge can be used to subdue and control an opponent with whatever level of severity the student chooses. The path to this knowledge is physically and mentally demanding. Students benefit from greatly increased physical fitness, problem-solving ability, self-knowledge of their body and mind and the many social benefits of working within a large group of like-minded fellow students as you learn and have fun together.

CODE OF CONDUCT

  • ALWAYS BE RESPECTFUL.

  • ALWAYS ADDRESS ALL BLACK BELT INSTRUCTORS AS PROFESSOR AND ALL NON-BLACK BELT INSTRUCTORS AS COACH.

  • ABSOLUTELY NO COACHING YOUR CHILDREN OR OTHER STUDENTS DURING CLASS.

  • NO FOUL LANGUAGE INSIDE THE ACADEMY.

  • IF YOU ARE LATE FOR CLASS, WAIT OUTSIDE THE MAT UNTIL THE PROFESSOR GIVES YOU PERMISSION TO JOIN.

  • DO NOT LEAVE THE MAT DURING CLASS WITHOUT PERMISSION FROM THE PROFESSOR OR COACH.

  • WHEN THE INSTRUCTOR IS DEMONSTRATING THE TECHNIQUES, STUDENTS MUST SIT OR STAND IN GOOD POSTURE.

  • TALKING SHOULD BE KEPT TO A MINIMUM AND SHOULD RELATE TO THE CLASS SUBJECT.

  • ALL STUDENTS & VISITORS MUST WEAR A CLEAN, WHITE UNIFORM WITH NO OTHER SCHOOL OR AFFILIATION PATCHES.

  • ALWAYS WEAR YOUR SHOES OR SANDALS WHEN YOU ARE OFF THE MAT.

  • IF YOUR FEET ARE DIRTY, USE THE WIPES NEXT TO THE MAT TO CLEAN THEM BEFORE THE CLASS STARTS.

  • YOU MUST ALWAYS WEAR A T-SHIRT OR RASH GUARD INSIDE THE ACADEMY.

  • ALL JEWELRY, PIERCINGS, NECKLACES AND OTHER ITEMS SHOULD BE REMOVED DURING TRAINING.

  • KEEP FINGERNAILS AND TOENAILS NEATLY TRIMMED.

  • SHOES, FOOD, DRINKS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES (CELLPHONES) ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE MAT.

  • NO PHOTOS OR VIDEO RECORDING IS ALLOWED DURING CLASS.

  • ALL TRAINING GEAR AND BAGS SHOULD BE LEFT IN THE LOCKER ROOM.

  • BE HUMBLE.

  • ALWAYS BE POSITIVE​