Can anyone train jiu jitsu?

Yes! Jiu Jitsu is a martial art based on using leverage which allows the weaker and lighter individual to beat or be able to defend against a stronger and heavier opponent. For this reason jiu jitsu is recommended for everyone regardless of your physical condition, age or size.

Gracie Sports is an academy for everyone regardless of age or previous knowledge of Jiu Jitsu. Come join us and be part of this team too!

I’m out of shape and want to lose weight, is this possible in Jiu Jitsu?

Training jiu jitsu will help improve your physical condition in a fun and dynamic way. While performing the techniques you use your entire body while gaining flexibility and strength as well as burning calories and losing weight.

What are the risks of injury in Jiu Jitsu?

Safety is imperative at our gym, however accidents can happen like in any other activity. In Jiu Jitsu injuries are usually self inflicted due to the individual performing a technique incorrectly, but our instructors pay close attention and with each repetition the risk declines making jiu jitsu an extremely safe sport.

How long does it take for me to receive belts in Jiu Jitsu?

Jiu jitsu has 2 grading methods depending on the age of the student. Up to 15 years old the student receives the belts yellow, orange and green. From 16 and onwards the belts are colored blue, purple, brown and black. At our academy we have a defined grading system where you prepare yourself for your belt exam with a determined amount of completed classes which varies from belt to belt. You can find out more at our facility.

How does a typical Jiu Jitsu class work?

The class begins with a warm up which also serves as physical conditioning varying every day among stretching, strength training, explosion etc. After warming up comes the technical training with repetitions of self-defense, control positions, joint locks and choke movements to name a few of the many jiu jitsu techniques taught. And finally we have the free training more commonly known as “rolling”.