Q: Do I need to be in shape before coming to a Jiu Jitsu class?
A: It’s a common misconception that you need to get in shape before coming to class. As a beginner your focus will be on learning the basic movements and techniques of the art. You will find yourself getting “in shape” through doing the warm up exercises and movements.
Q: What should I wear to class?
A: A t-shirt and gym shorts are just fine to get started. The standard uniform worn in BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) is most commonly referred to as a Gi. You may also hear it referred to as a Kimono. We include a gi as part of the initial sign up fee, and we also offer nogi (shorts and t-shirt) classes.
Q: Will I be expected to spar if I show up to class?
A: No! We encourage new students to show up for beginners/fundamentals class on Monday nights to become familiar with the movements and to watch some live grappling before jumping into live sparring. While Jiu Jitsu is a relatively safe sport and sparring involves no striking, we understand it can be intimidating. However, we never forbid new students from grappling right away. Those with an adventurous or competitive spirit often like to find out right away if Jiu Jitsu is as effective as advertised. Hint: It is!
Q: Am I too old for Jiu Jitsu?
A: No! One of the beautiful things about the sport is the wide range of people that tend to all share the mats in a typical Jiu Jitsu academy. With that there is also a wide range of goals that people hope to achieve by training. It is not uncommon for people to start Jiu Jitsu late in life. If you are okay’d by your doctor to do any sort of fitness regimen you can train Jiu Jitsu.
Q: Can females train/ are there females that train there currently?
A: Of course and Yes!
Q: How much does it cost?
A: We are very competitive compared to similar activities in the surrounding area. We offer monthly membership for $65 as well as a package deal to get your grappling attire with your first month. We encourage you to reach out through phone or email and we can explain the process.
You may have many more questions, if so please reach out and we will be happy to answer them for you! Thanks for taking the time to check out the information.