Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) focuses on clinch and ground fighting with the aim of obtaining a submission using submission holds. We use a blended approach that incorporates Erik Paulson’s Combat Submission Wrestling, Billy Robinson’s Catch-as-Catch-Can Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and other grappling arts. At Brazen Martial Arts we have classes for both Gi and No-Gi BJJ. The Gi class is held in uniform with a belt around the waist denoting rank. When training in the gi it is permissible to use your opponent’s clothing in order to attack them. The No Gi class is held in regular clothes, such as a t-shirt and shorts or yoga pants/spats. When training without the gi it is generally not permitted to use your opponent’s clothing when attacking. Both styles are useful in their own way for self-defense. Whether you are interested in self-defense, getting into shape, or competing in sport-based BJJ competitions – our BJJ program can help you reach your goals.
Self Defense is an important life skill that many people do not have and one that we hope you’ll never have to use. Exposure to the basics of takedowns, submissions, and submission defenses can put you on a path towards being able to defend yourself and your family if necessary.
Many people have jobs that take up a lot of their time. Exercise of any sort is critical for your health and well-being. It can be hard to motivate yourself to do a boring workout at home or at a regular gym. BJJ burns a lot of calories while providing a useful skill. Our coaches and your fellow students will help you stay accountable by encouraging your every step!
Competing at BJJ can be a fun way to test your skills without the risks of punching and kicking. You can set your own boundaries by ‘tapping out’ whenever you feel uncomfortable or overwhelmed. Many people find it empowering to learn how to get comfortable while being uncomfortable.
Life can be stressful. Why not reduce your stress by doing something productive? Make friends, have fun, get into shape, and learn how to defend yourself at Brazen Martial Arts.