Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Welcome to World Class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (or BJJ for short). Our family friendly “good vibes” atmosphere mixes high level teaching practices with world class techniques, a healthy lifestyle, and overall wellness. Students learn to use Jiu-Jitsu as a tool to achieve their personal goals. Our structured curriculum and goal oriented ranking system allows students to safely ease into their training.
Our beginner’s classes build the foundation for your understanding of Jiu-Jitsu. Establishing solid fundamentals helps you improve as efficiently as possible. Jiu-Jitsu is fun because it challenges you mentally and physically. Many people become addicted to BJJ because of all the benefits they see throughout their training.
The Intermediate and advanced classes introduce more advanced concepts, strategies, and techniques. BJJ is commonly referred to as “physical chess.” Learning to anticipate attacks and counter attacks allows you to fully appreciate the mental challenge of Jiu-Jitsu. These classes provide a deeper understanding of the effective strategies needed to advance. The higher level classes are designed to help students work towards the goal of earning their black belt.
What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of American Top Team’s core training programs. It is an excellent way to get in shape, build stamina and increase flexibility. BJJ allows a smaller, weaker person to defeat a stronger and larger opponent using angles, leverage, and proper technique. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is primarily a ground-fighting art where practitioners wear a gi or “kimono.” Most techniques involve the students on the mat, with a heavy emphasis on positional control, body movements, live training, and drills to improve your technique.
Once in proper position, many different types of submission holds can be applied such as chokes, armbars, shoulder locks, and leglocks. Submissions are what makes Jiu-Jitsu so different and special compared to other marital arts. The effectiveness of these techniques in real world situations is why Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is recognized as the most effective martial art in the world! Of course, students always practice with self-control and safety for one another while training. Students are never actually attempting to hurt one another, the goal is to attain positional dominance and carefully apply a submission hold where your partner is forced to “tap,”-letting your partner know to stop. This is the equivalent of checkmate in chess.