Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


What is Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (BJJ)?

BJJ is a grappling martial art that utilizes technique and leverage to impose holds and joint locks while on the ground, allowing a person to defend him or herself effectively against a stronger and larger opponent. While many hand-to-hand martial arts rely on strikes using speed and power, BJJ takes a different approach: speed and power are not a requirement and are often times not necessary. BJJ emphasizes closing the distance between you and your opponent and taking him or her to the ground where technique and leverage can be used to apply submissions or to strike more efficiently.

What are the benefits of BJJ and training in the ufc gym Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program?

BJJ is a highly effective form of self-defense that promotes a healthy lifestyle with numerous benefits including: exercise, flexibility, self-confidence, discipline, and structure. Learning BJJ will help you get in shape, gain confidence, and release stress.* The UFC GYM® Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program offers very detailed, world class martial arts instruction, in a safe, friendly, and family-style environment that many of our students consider their second home.

What will I learn?

The UFC GYM® Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program offers an educational and fun BJJ program. You will learn a complete and effective self-defense system. BJJ is easy for anyone to learn. Our classes are designed with a system that is easy and quick to learn where each student receives personalized attention.

I'm new to BJJ. How should I begin my training?

The best way to get acquainted with BJJ training and to learn about BJJ is by speaking with a UFC GYM® BJJ Instructor. In addition, each club offers Level 1 classes that are appropriate for new students to attend. Should you desire more personalized instruction customized to your skill level and goals, we recommend our Private Coaching packages.


What is the difference between BJJ and other forms of Martial Arts for kids?

BJJ enables practitioners to subdue their opponents without the use of punching and kicking, eliminating the need for excessive use of force in a real life self-defense situations. BJJ is a martial art that uses grappling techniques and is ideal for diffusing physical confrontations. The idea of "tapping out" during training allows students to train in realistic, yet safe situations.


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