We understand that many of you may not be familiar with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and how classes are run. And that’s ok! In the article below, we’ll explain what a typical jiu jitsu class is like.

If you have already registered, please come dressed properly, whether it is in a gi or in your rash guard and shorts. If you are just stopping by or don’t own a gi, don’t worry, we have gis you can borrow from us for your first class.

Also, be sure to bring a water bottle if you’d like. We provide brief water breaks every 15 minutes or so.

Warm Up

Adult classes begin with a warm-up that lasts for approximately 10 minutes. The warm-up can be anything from running laps and doing push ups, to more jiu jitsu- related movements like shrimping and breakfalls. The purpose of the warm-up is to not only improve fitness, but to get you familiar with the fundamental movements of jiu jitsu. Check out the video below of a typical warm-up.

Technique Practice

After warm-ups, our instructors will show you the techniques of the day. When our instructors are finished with their demonstration, you partner up with another student and drill the technique. Our instructors will walk around the mat and provide correction when necessary.

Sparring (Intermediate and Advanced Students)

For our intermediate and advanced students, the last 20 minutes of class is typically spent sparring. Each round of sparring is 6 minutes and you will spar with a different partner each round. Just keep in mind the basic rules of sparring: there is no punching, kicking, slamming of your opponent, or grabbing of fingers.