We will be running a four week beginner’s course which has been designed to introduce you to the sport in a clear, friendly and welcoming way. We used to run beginner’s classes every week so students would learn piece by piece depending on the topic being covered that day. Whereas this is the standard convention for beginners and is the way most of us picked up the ropes, we’ve found that if you structure a course with a clearer learning path and students begin on the same date, it can be much quicker and easier to understand what’s going on. Also, one of the most fascinating and exciting aspects of BJJ is submissions and sparring however it’s basically impossible to efficiently do either if you don’t have a solid understanding of the basic positions such as mount, side control, guard and backmount.
Therefore, we created this beginner’s course to teach you the basic positions, the must-have theory and simple strategies for increasing your knowledge of the sport in the shortest amount of time possible. After this course, you’ll feel fully comfortable jumping into any BJJ class knowing you have the right framework and approach on how to maximise your training from the get go.
The martial art was designed for anybody, regardless of gender, size and strength to be able to defend themselves by leveraging ground control locks and holds to stop an aggresor. It is a highly active sport which is going to make you sweat a lot however it is NOT about exerting strength. Practioners who rely on strength often do so because they do not understand the principles of control. This beginner’s course is going to get you in the correct mind set for success on the mats.
On this course, we are going to answer many common and not-so-common questions such as: