Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is primarily a grappling-based martial art with a strong emphasis on subduing and controlling another person regardless of the other person’s physical attributes. This is accomplished by using proper framing techniques and understanding body movement. Our classes are split into Gi (traditional kimono with a belt) and No-Gi (form-fitting athletic attire), with distinctions between practices in each format.
NO Gi Required
No-Gi classes offer greater mobility and less friction; therefore, they have a faster feel. Without grips to clothing hindering movement or threatening submissions, it can appear as if there are fewer options for No-Gi grappling. Instead, there are an equal number of different submissions allowed in this format that weren’t in the Gi class, like twisting leg attacks. As with Gi classes, striking and slamming will be addressed but not utilized in live sparring. Attire should be form-fitting with no pockets or hanging/baggy items that can accidentally snag a limb of your own or a training partner.