**New students are accepted any time into our fundamentals program**
THE SKILLS OF JIU JITSU ARE STRONGLY SEQUENTIAL, THERE IS NO MASTERY OF ADVANCED MOVES WITHOUT PRIOR MASTERY OF BASIC ONES. – JOHN DANAHER
Our Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals classes are a roughly six month long curriculum that provide the foundation for training at our school. You will learn basic philosophies, movements, and techniques of jiu jitsu.
Students should expect to complete the fundamentals course with a healthy grasp of a variety of topics including elementary self-defense, positional escapes, and positional transitions as well as a handful of low-impact throws/takedowns, and submissions
Once you have completed the course you should feel well prepared to move into our higher level classes.
Those who are enrolled with a fundamentals membership to attend the fundamental classes can also attend the open mat (open mat / randori) following the fundamentals classes.
Presently we offer eight fundamentals classes every week.
Classes are taught in roughly one month long content blocks where every content block focuses on a particular position – mount, back, half guard, etc. You are able to schedule your first lesson for any of the fundamental classes we offer using the above button.
SO WHO SHOULD TAKE JIU JITSU FUNDAMENTALS?
- Anyone new or returning to the sport.
- Anyone interested in learning the best way to practically defend yourself. Familiarize yourself with the discipline which has revolutionized martial arts in America and across the world.
- Anyone looking to lose weight and become more fit. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu yields profound improvements in cardiovascular conditioning, physical endurance, strength and muscle tone in a remarkably short period of time.
- Anyone searching for a new activity that will enhance the quality of your life. Don’t take our word for it, ask somebody at the gym. Or, take a look at some of the tesimonials from everyday people who took the first step.
Coursework in these introductory classes covers philosophical and conceptual distinctions, terminology, etiquette, dress and the fundamental positions of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. More specifically, you’ll learn to tie your belt, how to train safely with your partner, a little bit of history about the art and some of the very basics of grappling.
On day one all new students should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to class beginning. If you already own an appropriately fitting Gi (a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training kimono not unlike a Judo uniform) feel free to bring it with you. Otherwise, come dressed in a comfortable t-shirt and athletic shorts. Upon arrival a new student will be shown the appropriate dressing room and will be instructed as to which mat the first class will take place on.