Indispensable to Mixed Martial Arts Fighters, the art of Jiu-Jitsu focuses on the closest range of fighting. Ground Grappling is extremely common in self-defense situations. Jiu-Jitsu provides essential skills for dealing with this scenario.

Jiu-Jitsu’s roots lie with the Samurai of Feudal Japan. These warriors developed skills to deal with adversaries wearing armor. The joint locks, entanglements and strangulations found in Jiu-Jitsu allowed the Samurai to fight effectively while their mobility was limited and their weapons were either not available or not suitable to the situation.

One significant difference between Jiu-Jitsu and many other martial arts is the focus on realistic training with fully resisting opponents. Students train the skills of the curriculum through live sparring.

Ranking in the system follows the guidelines of the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation. Students begin as white belts and progress to blue, purple, brown and black.

Students with previous experience will be recognized with the rank awarded by their former instructor.

Adult Jiu-Jitsu meets weeknights at 7 p.m. M, W, F in the gi, Tu & Th no-gi.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu