Brazilian jiu jitsu classes
BJJ IS A GRAPPLING-BASED MARTIAL ART BASED ON CONTROLLING A RESISTING OPPONENT RESULTING IN SUBMISSION.
Control is generally easier on the ground, which is why much of the technique of BJJ is centered around taking an opponent down and wrestling for dominant control positions to render your opponent harmless. Overcoming greater size, intensity and aggression with lesser size and strength is the keynote of the sport.
So what does a BJJ class entail? When you train with John Donehue, you’ll start with a warm up that’s designed to get you loose while also developing your skills. This could include forward rolls, backward rolls, pushups, bear crawls, hip-escapes and other movements that are essential to the sport. Then we’ll move into techniques like escaping from side-control, shrimping and bridging, passing the guard, armbars, escapes and takedowns. You’ll have the chance to drill with a partner and get feedback from the coaches as you continue to improve.