Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) comes from Brazil, never saw that coming did you, haha.  Carols and Helios Gracie developed BJJ in the 1920's.  It is a martial art and combat sport focusing on ground fighting with submissions (joint manipulations and choke holds).  It prides itself on being particularly effective against opponents of a larger size than yourself.  There is no striking (punching, kicking etc). 

We work through a yearly curriculum with two gradings a year, moving from white belt, through blue, purple and brown to black belt and then on to higher levels of black belt.

Karate Belt

white belt

You will learn:

  • The principles of BJJ

  • Learn the names of the positions and popular techniques

  • How to transition from submissive to dominant positions

  • How to effectively  execute some submissions from each dominant position

  • Defence and submissions from neutral positions

  • Basic self-defence

Blue Belt

You  will learn:

  • Takedowns from standing

  • More escapes

  • More submissions

  • More defence

  • How to be more consistent in executing the principles of BJJ

  • How to be cleaner, smoother and more competent at techniques already learned

Purple belt

You  will learn:

  • How to develop strategy and lay traps

  • How to chain multiple techniques together

  • New advanced techniques

  • how to refine and perfect previous knowledge

  • And express self development

Brown belt

black belt