Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)

 

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial arts, combat sport and a self-defence system developed by Carlos and Helio Gracie in Brazil, which focuses on grappling and ground fighting. People practise BJJ for different reasons: sport grappling tournaments (Gi & No Gi), Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), self-defence knowledge, fitness or weight loss.

 

BJJ class at the Dungeon

The BJJ classes are a mixed ability class where white belts beginners get a chance to train with the more experienced BJJ practitioners: blue, purple, brown and black belts. Everybody trains together the classes cover a range of techniques from the basic fundamentals to more advanced positions.

In a 90-minute class:

1. Warm up – Prepare body for drills: hip movement, attacks, sweeps.

2. Drilling – Practise with partner on various techniques such as sweeps, guard passes, submissions and joint-locks.

3. Sparring – The objective to force their opponent to give up (by tapping or submission). In specific sparring, instruction would be given.

What to bring:

Kimono/Gi and White belt

 

No Gi

No-Gi is a common term, used by BJJ practitioners to describe training without a kimono or “Gi”.

I teach No-Gi in the same manner as the Gi class using the principles of BJJ but obviously without the grips of the Gi. When training No-Gi you lose all of their chokes involving the use of the Kimono and a lot of the sweeps and variations in guard play.

I think training No-Gi can actually be a benefit to your Gi training if taught the correct way and using the correct principles of BJJ. Also that you are taught by a qualified BJJ Instructor/Coach and are still regularly training in the Gi.

If you want to compete in MMA, it is beneficial to remove the Gi and train No-Gi, so you become accustomed to the manner/arena and set of rules in which you will be competing.

It is taught in the same manner as the Gi class: 90 minute class. It is a mixed ability class as there is no beginner/advanced classes and there is  no belt structure.

The No-Gi class are a great supplement to you Gi classes and are a definite if you are preparing to compete in a mixed martial Arts competition; they are also a good benefit and a good supplementary session if you are regularly training Gi Bjj. “although beginners are more than welcome to train in the No-Gi sessions also

What to bring:

Shorts and T-shirt/Rash Guard

 

Class Timetable

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thurs
Fri
Sat
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu -ADULT
12:00 - 1:30pm
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (No Gi & Gi) -ADULT
12:00 - 1:30pm
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu -ADULT
12:00 - 1:30pm
10:30 - 11:30pm
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - ADULT
8:00 - 9:30pm
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu -ADULT
10:00 - 11:30am
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu -ADULT
12:00 - 2:00pm
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - ADULT
7:30 - 9:00pm
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - ADULT
7:30 - 9:00pm
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu -ADULT
5:00 - 6:30pm