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Brazilian Jiu-jitsu - BJJ

The initial stages of learning Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) classes can be a confusing, frustrating and overwhelming process. This confusion is understandable: grappling is complex, and it's easy to get lost in the multitude of techniques and details before you ever reach any level of mastery in the sport. Because of this complexity many people quit the art prematurely, and thus never get a chance to experience the joy and excitement of this exciting sport, which is also an incredibly effective martial art. As I just stated, grappling is complex. It is, in fact, MORE complex than most other martial arts. Let's consider boxing for a second, which really only has 5 or 6 different punches (i.e. jab, cross, hook, uppercut, overhand, etc.). Add in a few defenses and a bit of footwork, and you basically have the entire boxing system in a nutshell. I'm not saying that boxing isn't effective it's a great system and at the higher levels.

It is very subtle - but it just doesn't have very many individual techniques to learn. Grappling, by contrast, has at least 6 primary positions (compared to one or two stances in boxing). Each of these 6 positions needs to be trained both on top and bottom, and on the right and left. After that there are many additional variations of each position. Then for each of these positions you can apply a huge number of different transitions, submissions, escapes and defenses. It's easy to see why BJJ has hundreds and hundreds of distinct techniques, and why new students can quickly feel overwhelmed. So what should a beginner do to make sense of all this technique? How can he organize his knowledge and decide what he should learn next? Part of the solution is to recognize that there are only 6 primary BJJ positions.

The 6 Primary Positions; If you watch any BJJ sparring, be it in class or at a tournament, you will see that the combatants spend about 90% of their time on the ground in one of the following positions:

1. Guard

2. Side Mount

3. Knee Mount

4. Mount

5. Rear Mount

6. Turtle

 

The 6 high-percentage submissions commonly used in sparring and competition:

the straight armbar

the Kimura armlock

the guillotine choke

the triangle choke

the omo plata armlock

the cross-collar choke (if the top man is wearing a gi)

Our Jiu Jitsu training program is a fun and exciting one hours class usually taken regular 3 times in a week.

Beginners to Advanced:

Our personalized attention and instruction is given to all new students during the class. We train beginners through to a high level of basic competency and, where required, to an advanced standard of competition. No matter what shape or condition you are in at present, as long as you have a desire to learn, our highly qualified instructors can help you achieve your personal goal.

 
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