Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Club Greenwood

Joining Jiu-Jitsu is joining a family.  Here at Club Greenwood, ours is a tight one that is ready to welcome you. You will get in the best shape of your life and have so much fun doing it. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a lifestyle. You learn to not only grow your physical self, but your mind and spirit as well.
13+ years to participate.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling based martial art focusing on ground fighting. The idea is to take an opponent to the ground where size and strength don’t matter as much. Securing a position of control and maneuvering the opponent into a submission (arm lock, leg lock, and/or choke hold) is the goal of the art. As there is no striking, the literal translation of Jiu-Jitsu is “Gentle Art.” *NOTE: No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu is practiced without the traditional kimono/Gi uniform.

BJJ Drill Class

During the BJJ Drill Class, a particular position or technique is described and practiced in “positional training” for several weeks or months. Some positions and techniques build off of a basic technique and develop the practitioner’s ability to play the “chess game” that is BJJ. This class is heavily focused on live rolling or sparring in an attempt to mimic matches and real world conditions. This class is great for the student who wants to develop skills for a competition or to push themselves physically as well as mentally.

BJJ Open Mat

During open mat, you are able to live train the techniques that you learn in class. Live training, called rolling, is the core of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Rolling is when both participants try to control and submit the other. Submission is signaled by tapping the mat or opponents’ body (aka tapping out). While Jiu-Jitsu starts physical at the beginner level and transforms to cerebral toward the advanced level, it is often compared to a chess match.

Jiu-Jitsu FAQ's

There are many benefits to practicing Jiu-Jitsu. Foremost, it is a total body workout that exercises both the body and mind. Jiu-Jitsu is also more than a workout, it is a lifestyle and philosophy for those who practice regularly. Another added benefit? Jiu-Jitsu is the most proven, practical and effective form of self-defense!
The minimum age to participate in Jiu-Jitsu is 13 years old.
No prior experience is needed. All classes are suited to those with a desire to get on the mat and learn!

For More Information

Angela Zaun, Director of Personal Training / Personal Trainer / Pilates Instructor

[email protected]

303.770.2582 x301

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