Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is the core art taught at the Marra Senki Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the art that we teach as developed by the Gracie family of Brazil. Even though BJJ contains standup techniques for winning a fight, it is famous for its devastating ground fighting techniques. BJJ was specifically developed to allow a smaller person to defeat a larger person by sophisticated application of leverage and technique. Gaining superior position on your opponent and applying a myriad of chokes, holds, locks and joint manipulations becomes the foundation for this fun martial art. BJJ is normally performed in a gi (kimono), which serves as a training tool and gives the student a greater element of control.
Is Jiu-Jitsu safe?
At Marra Senki BJJ Academy safety is paramount. Accidents may happen, however, lack of seriousness during training and the resultant careless application of technique or counters contribute greatly to injury. Careless practice is disrespectful to the spirit of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and we do not allow it.
What are the Belt Rankings for adults in Jiu-Jitsu?
As with other martial arts, the progress of a student is marked with a series of colored belts. The belts in order are: White, Blue, Purple, Brown and Black. We award four stripes for White belt and often award stripes for Blue belt through Brown belt.
How long until I get my Black Belt?
Typically, it takes anywhere from 8 to 15 years to attain the rank of Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu. Each belt takes about 2-5 years of dedicated practice.
Kids/Youth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
No-Gi Submission Grappling
Submission grappling is mainly Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu without a gi or kimono. It is a general term describing the aspect of martial arts and combat sports that focus on the gripping, handling and controlling of an opponent without the use of striking. The aim is to obtain a submission using submission holds much like BJJ. In addition to the techniques and principles of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu we also include grappling elements of Judo, Russian Sambo, and Greco, Freestyle, or Catch Wrestling.
Private 1-on-1 Lessons
Private lessons while not typical in most martial arts, it has become a large part of training and development in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Private lessons offer the practitioner the opportunity to focus on skills, movements, problems areas, basics, and any other training issues that is specific to each person.Private lessons can be done on a 1-on-1 basis or up to a small group of three anything larger and it becomes a regular class.Private lessons can dramatically increase a practitioner’s skills in a short amount of time, with proper coaching and dedication, group classes and private lessons can be the key difference between moderate or excellence.