Dec 11 - Dec 17
Current Students - Bring a Friend to Combatives class!
Wednesday @ 5:30
NEW STUDENTS - WHAT TO EXPECT
Every school is different, but this article will help you understand how OUR Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school operates.
You can watch a class, meet the teacher and ask some questions before ever getting on the mats.
What to Wear
Before you come to your first class, you’ll need to figure out what to wear. You don’t need to own a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gi for your first class. T-shirts, board shorts and sweat pants are all fine. If have a gi or uniform from another martial art you can wear it.
You will need to buy a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gi if you continue training.
Do NOT wear anything with extra pockets, belt loops or baggy fabric. These are dangerous since fingers and toes can get caught in them. Baggy cargo shorts are a common example of what not to wear.
If you already own them, you can wear any protective gear (knee braces, ear guards, mouth guard, cup, etc.) you feel you need, with the exception of wrestling shoes. Athletic tape can be used to protect injured fingers or toes.
Make sure your finger and toe nails are well-groomed. If you have long hair, you’ll want to put it up in a ponytail or bun during class. You should also remove any piercings to prevent injuries.
Your First Class
Show up a couple minutes early to introduce yourself and check out the studio (if you haven’t visited already). You’ll often need to sign a waiver.
Before class starts, you’ll have a chance to get dressed and stretch out on the mats. Be sure to get everything ready before class starts so you don’t have to miss anything.
We will warm-up with self defense techniques. Don’t worry if you don’t get the exercises correct at first—no one does on their first day, and they take a little practice. Just give it your best try and the instructor or a higher belt will make sure you learn to do it right.