Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Learn Authentic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Get In Great Shape

Bjj first hit the mainstream when Royce Gracie won the first ever Ultimate Fighting Championships. After that, the Gracie family revolutionized martial arts by spreading one of the most effective fighting techniques across the world.

BJJ classes are ideal for someone looking to compete as a martial artist, get toned and lose weight, learn basic self defense, test mental toughness, or challenge themselves physically and mentally

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is a revolutionary martial art, contact sport and self-defense system originally formed from the traditional ground-based techniques of judo, originating in Japan. Through adaptations and teachings of Carlos and Helio Gracie, Brazilian jiu-jitsu came to be it’s own art and is now internationally adopted and practiced.

Jiu-jitsu, meaning “gentle art”, teaches an individual to use his or her own strength in the most effective and efficient way promoting the concept that a smaller person can overcome an attack from a larger person. Brazilian jiu-jitsu accomplishes this by transitioning the fight to the ground where practitioners employ proper technique and leverage to control and defeat their opponent.

This art emphasizes ground fighting techniques and submission holds involving joint-locks and chokeholds also found in numerous other arts with or without ground fighting emphasis.

The premise of BJJ is that most of the advantage of a larger, stronger opponent comes from superior reach and more powerful strikes, both of which are somewhat negated when grappling on the ground. BJJ is practiced wearing a gi, and it employs a belt system (white, blue, purple, brown, and black).

Our introductory level class at Johore BJJ. Here is where you will begin your Jiu JItsu journey! The class includes a dynamic warm up, movements drills as well as instruction and practice of technique. During this class, new white belts will learn the fundamental positions, submissions and movements that make Jiu Jitsu work. We believe structuring our class in this way gives beginners a head start with their fundamentals and understanding of Jiu JItsu.

In the Johore BJJ Fundamentals classes, beginners master the basic positions and techniques of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Each class begins with a specialized warm-up: exercises that train the body movements unique to BJJ grappling. This includes training hip movement, gripping, pushing and pulling. After the warm-up, the instructor teaches a common BJJ position of ground fighting. Students then pair up and practice the BJJ position together.

In the last 10 to 15 minutes, students do live grappling in a controlled environment, focusing on the techniques taught by the instructor. As you work through the BJJ Fundamentals program, you develop an awareness of what to do (and not do) in all the possible positions of ground martial arts (where almost all self-defense confrontations end up). After you pass a test covering all the basic positions of BJJ, you move on to the Advanced BJJ classes.

In the Advanced BJJ classes at Johore BJJ, the instructor addresses questions about the fine details of positions, based on student requests. This gives every advanced BJJ student the chance to work on positions he or she is trying to master. After the positions are studied with a partner, there is live sparring in the second half of the class.

Gi Classes
In the Johore BJJ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi Program students learn the foundation of Brazilian jiu-jitsu: self defense, grappling and specific techniques such as joint locks and chokes. The gi is the uniform used to practice Brazilian jiu-jitsu and it consists of a kimono top, pants and level BJJ belt. Training with the gi offers the student a greater variety of submissions and holds on their opponent. The Johore BJJ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi Program allows students to progress through belt ranks and compete as a member of the Johore BJJ School of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, in in-house and external tournaments.

No Gi Classes
In the Johore BJJ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu No Gi Program, students learn the practice of Brazilian jiu-jitsu without the use of the gi uniform, instead students wear MMA compression shirt and shorts. This style of practicing is less technical, faster paced and more dynamic style of fighting. Students do not qualify for belt or stripe.

Open Mat
A moderated free training period where students of all levels may hone the skills they have learned during the week through collaboration with their teammates and coaches.

Benefits of Jiu Jitsu

Hands down, Jiu-Jitsu offers more benefits than any other martial art! With each new class you take at Johore BJJ, you’ll enjoy dozens of benefits for your body and mind. Here are just a few:

  • You’ll trim up and slim down quickly with a calorie-crushing workout
  • You’ll notice improved muscle tone after just a few short classes
  • Unwanted weight will effortlessly disappear
  • You’ll master classic Jiu Jitsu moves from such as grappling, ground fighting and submission holds
  • Your confidence will skyrocket as your self-defense skills advance
  • You’ll learn how to win a fight by delivering debilitating self-defense moves
  • You’ll enjoy newfound energy that will keep you going all day long
  • Your daily stresses will disappear