Frequently asked questions about Arete and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
It’s normal to have a lot of questions when you’re starting out!
I’m travelling to Malta, can I come and train?
Yes! We welcome everyone regardless of their skill level or affiliation. Travelers can train one week completely free with us! We pride ourselves as an international traveler-friendly gym.
I want to buy a kimono, where can I buy one?
Is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu suitable for girls?
Absolutely! If you are interested, why don’t you come and try it. The first class is on us. Check out videos on Youtube of Ronda Rousey and Mackenzie Dern if you’re still not convinced!
Do I get kicked or punched in the face?
Nope. We don’t do any striking in our classes. In fact, injuries are very rare in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
I haven’t exercised in weeks / months / years. Am I going to survive?
No matter what your fitness level is, you’re going to sweat. The fastest way to build an athletic tolerance is by training so jump right in!
What kind of companies provide Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes to their employees?
Well, you might have heard about these two…
Google – Meet One Of The Men Who’s Helping Google Employees De-Stress And Get In Shape – Business Insider
LinkedIn – LinkedIn’s new San Francisco office has a gym for employees to fight Brazilian jiu-jitsu matches – Business Insider
Is there any famous people who train BJJ?
Anthony Bourdain – Anthony Bourdain’s Jiu-Jitsu Journey – Jiu Jitsu Times
Ed O’Neil – Married With Jiu-Jitsu – Bloody Elbow
Naomi Watts – 5 Female celebrities who practice Jiu-Jitsu – JiuJitsuCentral
Do I have to take part in the sparring?
No. You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to. However, we do recommend that you at least try the sparring. Sparring is the best part of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and it will improve your confidence, conditioning and technique the most.
Do you require previous experience in martial arts?
No, you don’t need to have any previous experience. Beginners are as welcome as more seasoned practitioners. Most of our new students are complete beginners anyway since the BJJ in Malta in small.
Do people get injured when they train BJJ?
Not very often. This is one of the reasons why we put so much emphasis on warming up. By doing the all-encompassing warmup, we prepare our body for the technical and sparring section of our classes. But like any other sports, sometimes injuries just happen.
To whom you would recommend Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?
If you want get in shape, make new friends and learn something cool; then BJJ is probably a awesome fit for you. If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t like working out alone, BJJ is an alternative option. It doesn’t matter how old you are, how big you are, what gender you are or what your background is, Jiu Jitsu has been designed for everyone.
Got more questions? Please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also use the contact form provided on the contact us page. If you don’t feel like typing, call us at +356 77 068 317.
We look forward to welcoming you to our club, and may you enjoy your experience!