What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?
Jiu Jitsu is a Martial Art, developed by the Gracie Family in Brazil. The Gracies learned Jiu Jitsu from a Jpanaese Diplomat and evolved it into a whole new art which rather than focusing on powerful throws, the major strategy was to take attackers to the ground and pin them or apply joint locks or strangle holds to immobilize the opponent.
Gracie/Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has ben adopted by all branches of the armed forces as well as federal and local law enforcement agencies.
The Gracies were dedicated family man who exemplified a healthy life-style and were distinct examples of courage, discipline, determination, and have become an inspiration to people all over the world.
How is Jiu Jitsu Different than Karate and other Martial Arts?
Unlike Karate and other Martial Arts, the basic strategy is not to hurt or render your opponent unconscious but rather to neutralize, control and immobilize the attacker.
Much like wrestling, the Jiu Jitsu fighter looks to take his opponents to the ground where he looks to outmaneuver and pin or immobilize.
How can my child benefit from Jiu Jitsu?
Many parents seek our program because children are having problems with Bullying. Jiu Jitsu is extremely effective when it come to Bullying not only because our students learn to defend themselves in a fight but the truth is the self-discipline and focus developed in training, allow kids/teens to carry them selves in a more confident and assertive manner. Since our students learn to anticipate potentially dangerous situations, most times the battles with bullies don’t ever come to physical aggression.
The benefits of Jiu Jitsu go far beyond self defense:
- Increased focus
- Strong Self-discipline
- Developing a postive atitude and behavior
- Goalsetting and achieving
- improved behavior and self-control
At what age can kids get started?
We recommend that kids start around 4-5. Don’t worry even if it seems like there is no way your child can focus and follow a 30 min class you will be surprised after just a few lessons.
Can I try a class before enrolling?
Absolutely, Professor Ricardo Almeida has an open door policy for students to try out a free class. We not only welcome students to try a class but it is the first step to become a student at RABJJ Academy.
Will Brazilian jiu Jitsu teach me self defense techniques?
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been proven among the most effective Martial Arts for self defense. Jiu Jitsu technique and tactics have been adopted by all 5 branches of the US Armed Forces. Federal and local Las Enforcement Agancies favor Jiu Jitsu over other Martial Arts because it favors controlling and immobilizing opponents over striking and inflicting damage.
Can you accommodate children with learning challenges?
Yes, Martial Arts are widely recommend for children with learning disability as well as ADD and ADHD.
All children crave structure and consistency. Adults, too, thrive on ritual. Because Jiu Jitsu classes contain these elements of structure, consistency and ritual, training is very applicable to help bring an individual challenged by ADD/ADHD to develop greater organizational and executive functioning skills.
How will Brazilian Jiu Jitsu improve my appearance and my health?
Students begin training with different goals, varying from fitness to self defense and weight loss. Many of our students were either bored at the gym or perhaps not getting the results they wanted. In Jiu Jitsu you work in a group setting which helps you stay disciplined and committed.
Every classes takes you through a fun and demanding workout that will help be in the best shape of your life while learning the most sought after self defense method available.
Am I to old to train?
No, Jiu jitsu is for everyone. Professor Almeida has Graduated Black Belts varying from UFC Champions to School teachers and even Grand Parents.
How can women benefit from BJJ?
Our women are our most technical students. Our techniques on the ground are unparalleled in rape prevention and abduction prevention. FBI, US Marshalls, State Police as well as local Law Enforcement have to learn these same techniques at their academies.
Do I have to be in shape to start Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?
No, you dot have to be in great to start but you will get in great shape when you start and stick to it. Our Basic Program Curriculum is designed to introduce a new student to Jiu Jitsu. A big part of the first few months of training is not only to learn the techniques but to develop the endurance to execute them over and over.
Are classes Coed?
Yes, we have people from all ages and gender in our classes. Our curriculums are age appropriate and we offer separate classes for kids,teens and adults.
Does RABJJ Academy offer private lessons?
Yes our instructors are available for individual and semi private lessons.