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Jiu Jitsu Classes IN MELBOURNE

GAINING FAME AS THE FIRST MARTIAL ART TO DOMINATE THE UFC, BRAZIALIAN JIU JITSU (BJJ) REMAINS ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE FORMS OF SELF-DEFENCE AND AN ESSENTIAL COMPONENT OF MMA. ARE YOU READY TO MASTER THE ART OF GRAPPLING?

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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.

If you’re new to Jiu Jitsu, not to worry, our experienced coaches and trainers will be on hand to help you every step of the way.

Jiu Jitsu Skills

You’ll learn plenty of skills as you move through the ranks which are used to subdue and control an opponent with whatever level of severity the student chooses. Your BJJ journey is physically and mentally demanding, however students benefit greatly from increased physical fitness, problem-solving ability, self-knowledge of their body and mind and the many social benefits of working within a large group of like-minded peers; not to mention Jiu Jitsu is fun and a great activity for forging new friendships.

Practical study of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Many students first learn about Jiu Jitsu through the popularity of mixed martial arts (MMA) competitions such as the UFC, where BJJ is prominent. The beginnings of the contemporary MMA competition were largely tied up with proving the combat-efficiency of BJJ, although the actual practice of BJJ as a sport, however, is strongly separated from MMA classes.

Jiu Jitsu is one of the world’s fastest-growing martial arts. Students of all ages and from all walks of life practice the art for a variety of reasons, including self-defense, fitness, camaraderie, stress relief, and fun. We often find a lot of our students who train BJJ also focus on strength & conditions and their cardiovascular health. Read our blog on Training Consistently to learn more about the health benefits involved with maintaining strong cardiovascular health.

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Jiu Jitsu Popularity

As one of the fastest growing and most effective martial arts in the world today, most would argue that BJJ is responsible for the creation of the UFC where the wider public has been introduced to its true effectiveness in a realistic combat situation.

It is widely acknowledged that at least 9 out of 10 situations requiring self-defence end up on the ground; hence why BJJ has gained such popularity and notoriety as this art form is designed to get your opponent to the ground in a controlling position and rendering them harmless.

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Each class will focus on several different areas as you progress with your journey. Our focus is on safe grappling technique that can be practiced on a daily basis with no more fear of injury than any other contact sport. Even at the foundation phase Jiu Jitsu is physically and mentally demanding however you’ll be amazed at your increased physical fitness strength and mental resilience that comes from training in this discipline.

Keen to start training Jiu Jitsu? If you’re new to the sport or just want to try out a new gym, we always welcome newcomers. Your first class is free and all ages are welcome, we even offer kids martial arts classes. So come on down to South East Melbourne BJJ and MMA Gym and get involved. 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS THE AVERAGE PRICE FOR JIU JITSU CLASSES?

The cost of training Jiu Jitsu depends on how committed you are to the sport. Our membership fee varies depending on a range of factors, but the good news is, if you want to train BJJ and aren’t sure about the commitment, you can come train with us for free the first time to feel it out. 

For more information and to cash in your free class, give us a call at (03) 9544 5820.

CAN YOU GET IN SHAPE DOING JIU JITSU?

Definitely. Jiu Jitsu is a great workout and can also be used as a tool to help you get leaner and more muscular. However, a good diet and comprehensive workout plan can help enhance your results and ultimately improve the way you perform.

IS 35 TOO OLD TO START JIU JITSU?

Absolutely not. You’re never too old (or too young) to start training Jiu Jitsu. At our gym, we have athletes of all ages and skill levels and the more the sport continues to grow, the more interest we’ve seen outside the traditional demographic.

HOW MANY TIMES A WEEK SHOULD I DO JIU JITSU?

Completely up to you! Whether you only have time for one class a week or want to hit the gym everyday, our timetable has a class schedule that suits everyone. If you aren’t sure where to get started on what your commitment level should be, speak to one of our coaches and we can discuss your options you further. We generally recommend a minimum of 2 sessions a week.