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What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial arts and combat sports system that teaches a smaller person how to defend against someone larger, using leverage and technique. Known for its ground-fighting techniques, gaining position to apply chokes, holds, and locks. In BJJ, there are no striking, kicking or punching involved, and the goal to control your opponent on the ground. This is one of the few Martial Arts, where the techniques you learn will actually be tested during sparring against an opponent who is actively sparring at a realistic intensity.

At Grey Wolf BJJ, you will receive quality Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructions and learn the Martial Art that focuses on techniques and leverage. The Martial Arts that require the harmony of the body and mind to work together. To understand the biomechanics of the body, improve physical fitness and bring balance.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu helps build confidence, increases our focus and reduces stress from our day to day lives.

You do not need to be in shape to start, you do not need to be athletic to begin.

To begin, you just have step on the mats.

Together, we will reach your goals.

How Long Does It Take to get to Black Belt?

The journey from White Belt to Black Belt varies between schools, and can depend on various factors such as how much time is spent on the mats per week, improvements, qualifications on receiving a promotion.  Average time for is between 10-12 years of regular practice.  The color of the belt does not make you better, it only gives an indication on your general skill level.  We follow IBJJF’s guidelines, and those under the age of 18 are not eligible for a black belt. There is a saying, “The belt only covers 2 inches of your body, the rest is up to you.”

BJJ Women ClassesIs Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu good for Self-Defense?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was developed with using leverage and techniques against those bigger, stronger then you.  Most fights end up on the ground, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the best ground combat martial arts.  It is constantly evolving the present day needs and situations, with new techniques being developed and discovered.  With real-world application, and constantly being tested in MMA, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is proven to be effective for Self-Defense.

Is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu safe for Women?

With a growing number of female Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners and competitors, this shows the growth within the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community. Along with the proven statistics for self-defense, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a great way to get in shape, and learn a combat sport in a safe and controlled manner. In our family oriented school, we strive for everyone participating to have a positive learning experience.

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