BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU
WHAT IS BJJ?
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, or BJJ, is a martial art, self-defence system and sport based on grappling techniques with both stand-up and ground fighting components. Without the use of strikes, BJJ focusses on the skill of first controlling one’s opponent through positional progression, and ultimately applying techniques that result in forcing the opponent to submit. This can be practiced completely safely and without risk of receiving strikes such as in other martial arts. Often referred to as the “gentle art”, BJJ gives smaller, weaker people the techniques and principles where they can use leverage and submissions (chokes, locks) to defend themselves against a bigger opponent. BJJ can be practiced by people of all ages, body compositions and fitness levels. Classes usually consist of warm-ups and technique drilling and discussion. The more advanced classes also involve a sparring component.
CRA BJJ PROGRAMMES
Our BJJ fundamentals programme is designed to give new starters the perfect, comprehensive introduction to the sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The 12-week rolling syllabus is led by expert instructors and covers a different topic each week, focusing on all of the essentials. All new beginners must complete a minimum of one rotation of this course before attending any of our more advanced classes. With the core principles of this programme being movement and the drilling of basic techniques (with some pressure testing), you will be in a class surrounded by peers of your level whether it is your first day or if you are more experienced, attending the class to recap certain areas to further develop your game!
Our Intermediate BJJ programme is designed to bridge the gap between fundamental and ddvanced BJJ classes. The purpose of this class is to take the basic principals and concepts that you've previously learnt in the BJJ Fundamentals course and develop them with more in-depth ideas. You will learn broader concepts, allowing you to start progressing your own style. There will be plenty of specific sparring and full sparring rounds in this class for those who are fit and willing!
Detail is everything in this sport. Our advanced BJJ programme will show you the smallest details on the most basic and advanced techniques, often referred to as ''Invisible Jiu Jitsu'. This course is more mentally challenging than physically, as coaches in this class our goal will be to provide you with open concepts, allowing you to apply these to the areas of your own game where they may be relevant.