Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Fundamentals/Self Defense:
The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fundamentals/Self Defense course is designed to introduce necessary concepts that are the basic tools required for beginners. This class is mandatory for all white belts and is highly recommended for students of all levels to stay sharp with fundamentals. You will learn aspects of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighting style from top to bottom. Gracie Self Defense focuses on the aspects of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that teach you how to effectively protect yourself in real-life scenarios. Taking self-defense courses will enable you to feel in control of potentially threatening situations.
Advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu:
Students will learn more complex techniques in order to progress to the next level. Students will be able to “roll” (live sparring) with their teammates in order to build their game and strategies. This can be the most exciting part of training because it involves attempting to submit your training partners as they resist and counter act with their own moves. These training sessions are more intense than the BJJ beginner classes and are great not only for an excellent workout but to test yourself both physically and mentally. The advanced class also includes competition preparation, which focuses on sport Jiu Jitsu. Competition Jiu Jitsu is designed to prepare athletes physically and mentally and includes higher level sparring and drilling.
Submission Wrestling/ Grappling:
This class focuses on Jiu-Jitsu without the use of the gi. No gi grappling emphasizes takedowns and ground control in real-life scenarios, which is important for our MMA program. It is highly recommended that students interested in no gi grappling still attend the BJJ classes to get a solid base in technique. The best No Gi grapplers and MMA Fighters still practice BJJ with the gi.
Stand Up (Muay Thai Kickboxing/ Boxing):
RBJJ/MMA’s stand up program offers a combination of Muay Thai kickboxing and boxing. This offers students the most well-rounded and effective striking techniques. Muay Thai is a combat sport from Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. Muay thai is referred to as the “Art of Eight Limbs” or the “Science of Eight Limbs” because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight “points of contact”, as opposed to “two points” (fists) in boxing and “four points” (hands and feet) used in other more regulated combat sports, such as American Kickboxing, boxing, and Savate. A practitioner of Muay Thai is known as a nak muay. Western practitioners are sometimes called nak muay farang, meaning “foreign boxer.