Jiu Jitsu, or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as it is commonly named outside Brazil, is a grappling orientated martial art/combat sport that evolved from its Japanese roots in 1920’s Brazil, and continued to evolve for many decades after until its present format. This style though previously established in its native country, became highly popular within the northern hemisphere after a series of performances from BJJ fighter Royce Gracie in the early UFC’s (Ultimate Fighting Championship) where he battled against competitors from many different martial arts backgrounds in the no holds barred tournament, becoming the fighting promotion’s first champion. This event proved Jiu Jitsu’s efficiency and helped raise awareness all around the world, becoming one of the reasons behind the sport’s growth.
Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
We offer both Adult Gi and no-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes 4 days per week -- 2 Gi classes, and 2 no-Gi classes. A Gi is required attire to attend all Gi specific classes. All Adult classes instructed by Black Belt Professor Bernie Antle, and Blue Belt Instructors Mitch Ramos and Ryan McNabb.
Youth Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
We also offer Youth 6+ Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes 2 days per week - Sundays & Wednesdays - divided into 2 groups -- 6-9yrs, and 10yrs+.
A Gi is required attire to attend. All Youth classes are instructed by Black Belt Professor Bernie Antle, however there may be instances where a Blue Belt instructor subs in.