Q: I have no previous Martial Arts Experience, do you offer classes for beginners?

A: Of course, our classes are open to all skill levels, beginner through advanced. We focus on the fundamentals of jiujitsu, which are simply the most effective parts of the art. We also do a lot of specific drilling and training, which teaches you how to apply techniques and movements during a “live” roll.

Q: Do you do contracts?

A: Yes and No, there are several membership options to chose from, we offer month to month memberships as well as long term agreements.

Q: Do I have to compete?

A: No, Competition is not for everyone. In fact, the term “Sport Martial Arts” is a sort of oxymoron. Competition is an excellent way to promote a particular martial art and help it gain popularity with the public. Additionally, sportive martial arts allows a practitioner a way to balance realistic practice with safe everyday training. This sportive practice can be done in the school or in a public at large competitions. Although sportive practice has many benefits, they are sometimes overshadowed by ego and a typical sports-fan type behavior that is contrary to a good Martial Artist’s conduct; newbies can often be confused by this or turned in the wrong direction quickly.

Q: How long does it take to get a Black Belt?

A: This varies from person to person, “Generally” it takes anywhere from 7 – 12 years if the student trains consistently, it really depends on the individuals. However, there have been cases where students have received Black Belts in 2 – 3 years, but this is an exception to the norm.

Q: Can Women train in Brazilian Jiujitsu?

A: Of course! Brazilian Jiujitsu is one of the most effective self defense systems for women. All classes are co-ed and the academy offers a safe non-intimidating environment for women to learn.