Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was designed to give a smaller person the means to defend themselves against a larger aggressor using leverage and timing. Learning Jiu Jitsu provides a safe way to develop solid self defense skills and get in to phenomenal shape without touching a weight or a treadmill. At Praxis, you will learn to train hard, but it will be in a professional and safe environment. Our structured curriculum and technical training methods enable beginners to develop skill at a respectable pace. We have classes for all skill and experience levels. We are a family oriented facility that emphasizes martial arts training as a means to add balance to your life.
Introduction to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Intro classes are a survey of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’s approach to self-defense. Students get hands on practice with the basic techniques and strategy used to defend yourself. This framework provides the basic road map that you will reference back to throughout your study of Jiu-Jitsu. It is an introductory level class that is designed with the complete beginner in mind.
Fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
This is where we dive into the minutiae of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques and what makes them work. Emphasis is placed on HOW to make a technique work against a resisting opponent. Here you will get very specific resistance from your partner so that you may learn how to appropriately select and execute the correct technique given the situation. We follow a very structured curriculum to ensure the student gets a well-rounded knowledge of the many options there are in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Intermediate Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Once a cursory knowledge of basic moves and strategy are adopted by the student, they naturally begin to evaluate counters, combinations, and how to pull them off during live training. Our intermediate curriculum takes the strong defensive base we build with the first two courses and adds a strong offensive element to it.
Advanced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Our Advanced classes contain both Gi (Kimono), and NoGi days. This is where you learn to string together all of the techniques of BJJ and master the timing required to make them work. Emphasis is placed on WHY you would select one sequence of techniques over another. There is sparring in every class and these are by invitation only.