New to BJJ?

Beginner FAQs

Should I be “in shape”?
– No.  Through the exercises in regular training you will become “in shape” over time.  One of our goals is to promote good health and physical fitness for our students.

Will I get hurt?
– Like any physical activity or recreational sport, including hockey, baseball, volleyball, tennis, lacrosse, jiu jitsu, karate, etc., injuries do happen. The best way to prevent them is by training under the supervision of a responsible instructor.  Some good tips for avoiding unwanted injuries are:

  • Express concerns with your instructors before class begins so they can curb any possible mishaps.
  • Be aware of your limits and make sure the people you train with know them as well.  Be vocal with your concerns.
  • If you feel uncomfortable working with someone, it is ok to say no. Remember that at each school, people are practicing at different paces and for different reasons, so it is important to work with people that have similar goals or motives for training as you do.
  • During your practice, avoid people with large egos and get rid of your own.  Egos lead to conflicts, and conflicts lead to injuries on the mat.

I’m a girl, can I train BJJ?
– BJJ is for everyone that wants to be fit, healthy and have fun.  With the principle that Jiu Jitsu is for a smaller, weaker person to successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant, it is perfect for ladies and children.

Can I try it out first before I sign up?
– Yes.  We offer people who are interested in trying BJJ either a free week of classes or one free 30 minute private lesson.  Contact us for more details.