BJJ – Beginner
The beginner course is specifically designed for students with little or no Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu experience. An emphasis is placed on the fundamental principles of BJJ that are often missed when beginning students start learning in mixed-level classes. The beginner course also offers students opportunities to ask questions, make mistakes and learn at a pace that allows them to comfortably create a stable BJJ foundation. It is BKKBJJ’s goal that the foundation of jiu-jitsu students learn in the beginner course will continue to benefit them throughout their pursuit of grappling knowledge.
Classes typically begin with light, calisthenic warm-up exercises and then transition into technique-specific drills applicable to BJJ for the first half-hour. The second portion of the class is dedicated to the theory and techniques of traditional BJJ. The techniques and principals shown in the beginner class are also useful in self-defense, MMA as well as other martial arts. There is no active sparring in the beginner class.
The only requirement for students attending the beginner class is a gi must be worn. Aside from this, all students 14+ years of age are welcome to attend. There is no upper age limit and classes are coeducational including men and women.
BJJ – All Levels
The all levels class is intended for BJJ practitioners of all skill levels, from novice to experienced. Students with no grappling experience are strongly suggested to start with the beginners course before entering the all levels class, and may be required at the instructors discretion. Students are expected to have a basic understanding of BJJ techniques and safety before joining the class. The focus of the class is teaching students effective techniques and strategies for both gym and competition settings.
Classes typically begin with warm-up exercises and drills that emphasize important movements to help build fitness, muscle memory, and balance. We generally then move onto examining specific more advanced techniques that are broken down into small and understandable pieces. The final portion of the class is always devoted to sparring so that students can put their lessons into practice and improve their techniques.
The NO-GI class is intended for BJJ and MMA students of all levels. However, like the All Levels BJJ Class, those with no grappling experience will be urged to participate in the Beginners Course to gain some foundational knowledge of BJJ and safety.
Students will wear a rashguard or similar fitted shirt (No baggy or revealing tops), and athletic shorts such as mma, vale tudo, or board shorts with no pockets or metal parts (GI pants will be allowed if needed). The movements taught in this class will differ from the GI class in that there is no grabbing or pulling of the opponents clothing to gain positional advantages. You will learn how to deal with this and control your opponent by using proper pressure and wrestling style control grips.
The class is broken up into three sections. First, we warm up to increase your body’s core temperature and prepare your muscles and joints for activity. This is important because the majority of sports injuries can be avoided by having a proper warm up. Second is a technique section in which you will learn step by step, efficient movements to deal with live situations. Followed lastly, in traditional fashion, by a period of live sparring with a great group of fellow students interested in helping each other learn and improve.
Fitness Boot Camp
This is a group class intended to improve strength and conditioning for both men and women of all fitness levels. The exercises are designed to be both challenging and effective for elevating your heart rate and working specific muscle groups throughout each week. The level of intensity for each workout is adjustable to your individual needs and level of fitness.
We include a warm up, circuit style intervals, alternating cardiovascular and muscular activities, and a cool-down period. This 45 minute class will keep you busy and excited. The exercises are always changing and working your body in different areas. It is a fun way to lose excess body weight, prepare yourself for an athletic competition, or use as a maintenance routine to keep your strength and physique.
BJJ – Kids
The Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program is for both boys and girls ages 6-13 years old. The program is designed to improve overall fitness while providing the benefits of learning a martial art. The curriculum will cover basic and effective self defense techniques tailored specifically for children. Emphasis is also put on developing confidence, respect and a good work ethic.
Students learn with partners or in groups. Instructors primarily utilize BJJ drills and/ or BJJ oriented games for the kids classes. Once the child has demonstrated a good understanding of the BJJ basics, he or she will have the opportunity to actively practice (roll) with other children. All classes are supervised by an adult in a friendly, safe environment.
A typical class usually consists of a warm up, which includes physical exercise, and BJJ oriented games. After a quick break, the instructor demonstrates the technique(s) of the day. Students then practice the technique(s) with a partner. The last portion of the class is dedicated to active practice (rolling) in pairs. Students routinely experience the fun of rolling with an instructor as they develop their skills and confidence.
While classes are run in a disciplined manner, BKKBJJ strives to create a positive environment for kids to learn in. Our goal is that each child has increased confidence and a smile on their face at the end of every class!