WHAT IS JIU-JITSU?
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a submission grappling based martial art. The main skill it develops is the ability to control someone through Takedowns, Pins, and Submissions. While other martial arts rely heavily striking, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu relies on grappling based control allowing you to subdue an aggressor without having to throw a punch.
WHAT IS A GI?
A Gi (sometimes referred to as Kimono) is the uniform that is typically worn when training Jiu-Jitsu. It consists of 3 pieces: a jacket (or top), pants, and a belt. The material in which the three pieces are made is specially reinforced to withstand the rigors of daily practice. Most practitioners of Jiu-Jitsu who advocate the usage of the Gi cite the more technical aspect of grappling with a Gi.
IS BJJ GOOD EXERCISE?
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can provide you with far more extensive results than typical aerobic exercise. The resistance encountered while rolling provides you with a good base to improve your core strength through intense abdominal workout, increase your muscle tone, and reduce you body fat while improving your balance, bodily coordination, cardio vascular capacity, and muscular endurance.
WHAT DO I WEAR MY FIRST TIME (INTRO CLASS) TO CLASS?
Athletic Shirt & Shorts
WHAT’S A TYPICAL BJJ CLASS LIKE?(Gi & No-Gi)
We begin class with some light calisthenics and stretching. Following our warm-up we then begin drilling technique. These drills when done over and over help form muscle memory and help our students retain technique. When a student qualifies they then begin to spar (or roll). Rolling is when students are able to put their techniques to the test with training partners who can resist and counter just as they would in an actual fight, providing valuable real-world experience should the techniques ever need to be applied in an actual fight. The instructors at Garry Tonon Jiu-Jitsu will evaluate each student and let them know when they qualify to roll live.
IS JIU-JITSU SAFE?
At Garry Tonon Jiu Jitsu safety is paramount. Accidents may happen, however we have created and strive to maintain safe training practices. These are instilled from the first day in the academy no matter the level of experience.