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If you are interested in mastering a new form of martial arts or acquiring another set of self-defense skills, join our Johore BJJ club for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

BJJ is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting.

Details

Location
Educity Stadium & Sports Complex Educity, Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia.

Current training times
Wednesday 7:00–8:00 (Open Mat) 8:00-10:00 (No-Gi session)
Friday 8:00–10:00 (Gi session)

Fees
MYR 30.00 / month
First session is free!

Head Instructor

Dr. Reehan Sabri, a consultant psychiatrist from the UK who now works as Clinical Associate Professor at NUMed considers himself more a “facilitator” than an instructor. We consider the high-ranking members of BJJ Globetrotters our instructors. Dr. Reehan got his blue belt under Roger Brooking of Alliance and is presently a purple belt which was awarded by Micah Atkinson, a South African black belt under Luiz Claudio, a Rickson Gracie black belt.

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Dresscode

  1. Pants can be traditional gi pants or the more modern board or fight shorts.
  2. Shirts should be school rash guards.
  3. In Johorbjj we always wear clean clothes with no metal applications.
  4. The rash guard also has to be worn at all times.
  5. All Jewelry has to be removed before training.
  6. For every class it is the students responsibility to wear a mouth piece and a cup.
  7. Knee pads are optional.
  8. Since shoes are not usual in Johorbjj, the finger and toe nails must be kept short without sharp edges, for all Grappling classes.

General BJJ Syllabus Structure

The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu grading system does not have a set specific syllabus for each belt.

So how is grading acheived? Students of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu are graded based upon their skill. Most clubs do not have set grading days, instead the instructor normally promotes the student to the belt they deserve based entirely on their ability. In this respect, this style differs from many other martial arts. However it must be noted that clubs do adhere to time guidelines set by the IBJJF whereby a belt can be acheived after a certain time period of continious training has passed.

Some schools may award stripes, or tags for each belt (except black). These are given based on performance in gradings and also at the instructors discretion of your performance and skills over the course of your training. Examples of this are showing dedication, being able to carry out the techniques fluidly or even achievements in tournaments. It is very common for a student to receive 4 stripes before obtaining the next belt.

Adult Blue Belt Grading Requirements

On average, 10 to 14 months of training with a minimum of 100 to 120 classes plus passing the following test. Belt promotions are always at the discretion of the head instructor. Factors such as above-average class attendance, natural ability, or competing could possibly shortened the time to blue belt, while a poor attitude, bad temper, or a lack of common morality outside the school could lengthen it.

Pre Requirements:
2 Takedowns 4 Sweeps (Reversals) from Guard Position
2 Chokes from Guard Position
2 Arm locks from Guard Position
2 Chokes from top position (Mount, Side Control, Knee on the Belly, etc)
2 Arm locks from top position (Mount, Side Control, Knee on the Belly, etc)
2 Submissions from the Back Control
2 Guard Passes on top of guard position
1 Escapes from Side Control
1 Escape from Mount
2 Escapes from Headlock (On Ground)
Self Defence Stand in base Single Handed Wrist Grab –
Thumb Up Single Handed Wrist Grab –
Thumb Down Two Handed Wrist Grab
Defence against two handed strangle
Defence against front bear hug over arms
Defence against front bear hug under arms
Defence against standing headlock –
Holding Only Defence against standing headlock – Holding & Hitting

Adult Purple Belt Grading Requirements

On average, 3 years of training with a minimum of 360 classes plus passing the following test. Belt promotions are always at the discretion of the head instructor. Factors such as above-average class attendance, natural ability, or competing could possibly shortened the time to purple belt, while a poor attitude, bad temper, or a lack of common morality outside the school could lengthen it.

Pre Requirements:
4 Takedowns
6 Sweeps (Reversals) from Guard Position
4 Chokes from Guard Position
4 Armlocks Locks from Guard Position
4 Chokes from top position (Mount, Side Control, Knee on the Belly, etc)
4 Armlocks from top position (Mount, Side Control, Knee on the Belly, etc)
4 Submissions from the Back Control
4 Guard Passes on top of guard position
2 Escapes from Side Control
2 Escapes from Mount
1 Escape from Knee on the belly
3 Escapes from Headlock (On Ground)
Self Defence Blue Belt Self Defence, plus:
Single Handed Collar Grab Defence against rear bear hug over arms
Defence against rear bear hug under arms
Standing Choke from behind
Standing Choke & Drag from behind
Defence against Standing Guillotine

Brown Belt Grading Requirements

On average, 6 years of training with a minimum of 750 classes plus passing the following test. Belt promotions are always at the discretion of the head instructor. Factors such as above-average class attendance, natural ability, or competing could possibly shortened the time to brown belt, while a poor attitude, bad temper, or a lack of common morality outside the school could lengthen it

Pre Requirements:
8 Takedowns
8 Sweeps (Reversals) from Guard Position
8 Chokes from Guard Position
8 Arm locks from Guard Position
8 Chokes from top position (Mount, Side Control, Knee on the Belly, etc)
8 Arm locks from top position (Mount, Side Control, Knee on the Belly, etc)
6 Submissions from the Back Control
8 Guard Passes on top of guard position
4 Leg Locks
4 Escapes from Side Control
4 Escapes from Mount
2 Escapes from Knee on the belly
4 Escapes from Headlock (On Ground)
Self Defence Blue & Purple Belt Self Defence, plus:
Sucker Punch Defence Front Kick Defence
Defence against Shoulder grab from side (Arm Bent)
Defence against Shoulder grab from side (Arm Straight)
Defence against Hair/Throat Grab
Defence against Single Lapel Grab

Adult Black Belt Grading Requirements

On average, 8 years of training plus a demonstration. Belt promotions are always at the discretion of the head instructor. Factors such as above-average class attendance, natural ability, or competing could possibly shortened the time to black belt, while a poor attitude, bad temper, or a lack of common morality outside the school could lengthen it

Pre Requirements:
10 Takedowns
10 Sweeps (Reversals) from Guard Position
10 Chokes from Guard Position
10 Arm locks from Guard Position
10 Chokes from top position (Mount, Side Control, Knee on the Belly, etc)
10 Arm locks from top position (Mount, Side Control, Knee on the Belly, etc)
8 Submissions from the Back Control
10 Guard Passes on top of guard position
6 Leg Locks
4 Escapes from Side Control
4 Escapes from Mount
2 Escape from Knee on the belly
4 Escapes from Headlock (On Ground)
Self Defence All Self Defence from Blue to Brown, plus:
Defence against Straight Knife Thrust
Defence against Overhand Knife Stab Knife Attack from Behind – Blade Tip against Neck
Knife Attack from Behind – Blade Edge Against Neck
Overhead Club Attack

BJJ Gear

Equipment for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training

One of the nice things about training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is that you don’t need to spend a small fortune on equipment and training gear. Nonetheless, a few items will be necessary to ensure your safety and comfort while training.

Starting Out

If you’re brand new to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training, all you need to wear are some comfortable workout clothes. A t-shirt and a pair of shorts will be fine for your first few classes. Avoid anything too loose; baggy clothing can sometimes get caught while you’re training.

Please Note: BJJ is a close-contact grappling sport. As such, we expect all members to preserve good personal hygiene; keep your nails trimmed and gear/uniforms washed regularly, please.

No-Gi Classes

The majority of classes will focus on training without the traditional Jiu-Jitsu uniform, commonly referred to by the Japanese terms gi or kimono. For these classes, you will need the following items which can be purchased at nearly all sporting goods stores, department stores, or online:

T-Shirt or Rash guard: A t-shirt that’s not too loose is fine, but most BJJ practitioners find they prefer to wear a compression shirt (also known as a rash guard). Rash guards are form-fitting and wick moisture from your body.

Shorts or Gi Pants: Board shorts or fight shorts are the most preferable for no-gi training, although the pants from a martial arts gi may also be worn. Some men and women prefer to wear compression shorts or full spandex leggings or spats.

Gi Classes

Some of the classes will focus on training with the traditional Jiu-Jitsu Uniform, commonly referred to by the Japanese terms Gi or Kimono. Although a gi is not required, it is preferable for these classes:

BJJ Gi: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with the kimono places significant emphasis on grasping the cloth of your training partner’s uniform, so durability is a factor. If you have a gi from another martial art, you’re welcome to bring it along to start, but unless it’s a Judo gi, chances are good you’ll need something stronger before long.

Both BJJ and Judo gi are made in a variety of weaves and thicknesses and are designed to withstand the rigors of these sports. There is a growing variety of gi types available for purchase at a range of prices. Starting out in Jiu-Jitsu, it’s recommended that you get something well-made, but not exceptionally expensive. White or blue gi are the most traditional colors and the best to start with.

Choice of gi is a largely personal one, based on style, fit, and cost. Advice on which ones to buy may be asked in class or on the Facebook Group. Online purchases offer the best selection and prices, by far. We often recommend checking out BJJHQ, a deal-a-day site that has regular offers on Jiu-Jitsu gi and other gear.

Recommended and Optional Equipment

The following equipment is optional, yet encouraged:

  1. Jockstrap with Cup: One of the most important additional items. Even though there is no striking in competitive Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, accidents happen and it’s best to be prepared. Not all BJJ practitioners opt to wear jockstraps, but we encourage it. Tighter-fitting is preferred here in order to prevent much shifting while training.
  2. Mouth guard: Another important option, for the same reasons as listed above. There are a number of styles available for a range of prices. Be sure to follow the instructions closely when fitting for your mouth.
  3. Protective Ear wear: A small percentage of BJJ practitioners find that the friction inherent to the sport can cause pain and eventual swelling to their ears. For most people, this won’t be a problem; but for anyone with sensitive ears, we recommend headgear specific for grapplers. If you start feeling pain in your ears, speak with an instructor to see if headgear might be the right option for you.

Please understand that for your own and others’ safety you will not be permitted to wear any jewellery.

Uniform Requirements

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Uniform Requirements

The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu uniform is known as “The Gi” or Kimono as called in Brazil.

Gis should be tailored using cotton or cotton-like fabric only. The fabric should not be so thick or hard as to impede an opponent from gripping it. For juvenile, adult, master and senior divisions, a gi fashioned from woven fabric is mandatory.

It is permitted to wear kimono with EVA or similar material inside the collar, if the measures of size and rigidity regulations provided in the IBJJF Rules Book are followed.

Gi Color and Patches

Gis must be of uniform color.

The following colors are permissible: white, royal blue or black. Gis with tops and pants of different colors are not permitted; nor are gis with a collar that is a different color than the rest of the top.

Painted gis are forbidden, unless the paint is designed in the form of an academy or sponsor logo – and only on regions of the gi where patches are permitted.

Even in cases where they are permitted, the athlete will be obliged to change gis should the paint mark the gi of the opponent.

Patches may only be affixed in authorized regions of the gi, as depicted in the IBJJF Rules Book. They should be of cotton fabric and properly seamed.

All patches unseamed or in unauthorized regions of the gi will be removed by the gi inspectors.

Belt requirements

Athletes should use a durable, 4 to 5 cm wide belt colored according to the athlete’s rank, with a black tip – except for black belts, where the tip should be white or red. The belt should be worn over the top, wrap around the waist twice, and be tied using a double knot tight enough to hold the gi top closed. once tied in a double knot, each end of the belt should hang 20 to 30 cm in length.

Gi Measurements

The gi top should reach the athlete’s thigh and the sleeves should come to no more than 5 cm from the athlete’s wrist when the arm is extended straight parallel to the ground.

Gi pants should reach no more than 5 cm above the tibial malleolus (ankle bone).

The inspection will verify whether the following official measurements are met: gi lapel thickness (1.3 cm), width of gi collar (5 cm), opening of sleeve at full extension (7 cm).

Other Requirements

Use of a shirt under the gi top is prohibited (except for women).

Wearing pants of any kind under gi pants is prohibited.

Athletes must use undergarments. The use of thong-type undergarments is not permitted; only briefs-type undergarments.

Gis may not exhibit mending or tears, be wet or dirty or emanate unpleasant odors.

No Gi Jiu-Jitsu Uniform Requirements

Men

Board shorts, primarily black, with up to 50% of their rank color (belt), with no pockets or with pockets entirely stitched shut, and must reach at least halfway down the thigh (no more than 15 cm from the knee). Attached metal or plastic of any kind that may hurt the opponent is expressly forbidden on the board shorts.

Men are permitted the use of pants, shorts or trunks of elastic fabric (clings to body),as long as they are the color black and worn under the regulation shorts. Shirt of elastic fabric (clings to body) at a length that covers the shorts’ waist band, of black or white color, and displaying at least 10% of the color of the rank (belt) to which the athlete belongs. Shirts that are 100% the color of the rank (belt) the athlete belongs to are also acceptable.

Athletes must wear undergarments. The use of thong-type undergarments is not permitted; only brief-type undergarments may be worn.

Women

Board shorts or lycra elastic shorts or pants, primarily black, with up to 50% of their rank color (belt), without pockets or with pockets entirely stitched shut, and must reach at least halfway down the thigh (no more than 15 cm from the knee). Attached metal or plastic of any kind that may hurt the opponent is expressly forbidden on the board shorts.

Shirt of elastic fabric (clings to body) at a length that covers the shorts’ waist band, of black or white color, and displaying at least 10% of the color of the rank (belt) to which the athlete belongs. Shirts that are 100% the color of the rank (belt) the athlete belongs to are also acceptable.

Athletes must wear undergarments. The use of thong-type undergarments is not permitted; only brief-type undergarments may be worn. (reference – IBJJF , ibjjf rules)

Johore BJJ Belt Rankings

Active Members

Brown
Dan Reid

Purple
Dr.Reehan Sabri

White
Azrin – White Belt, 4 stripes
Kamal – White Belt, 4 stripes
Kenneth – White Belt, 4 stripes
Shakir – White Belt, 4 stripes
Hakik – White Belt, 4 stripes
Dedrick – White Belt, 2 stripes
Faizal – White Belt, 2 stripes
Khairi – White Belt, 1 stripe

Alumni/ Occasional Members

Sim Sarlo – Blue Belt
Nawi – White Belt, 4 stripes


The list will be updated frequently. For new members, sorry I don’t remember your names. Will add soon.

Judo Katas

This page focuses on the katas used in Judo. These katas use a partner in order to demonstrate basic Judo principles.

  1. Goshin-Jutsu Kata
  2. Itsutsu-No Kata
  3. Ju-No Kata
  4. Katame-No Kata
  5. Kime-No Kata
  6. Koshiki-No Kata
  7. Nage-No Kata

Judo Kata Information

According to the International Judo Federation, “There are seven formal kata in judo, and each technique in each kata is practiced in a precise and prescribed manner. Two of the kata – nage no kata (forms of throwing) and katame no kata (forms of grappling) demonstrate many of the basic principles underlying all the contemporary judo throwing and grappling techniques in current use to-day. As such, they are also known as randori no kata, or the forms of randori, because of the easy translation to randori techniques. All other kata, however, involve techniques that are not seen in contemporary judo practice. The kime no kata, for example, involves techniques of striking, kicking, punching, and techniques with weapons – a short and long sword. Likewise, koshiki no kata is a kata of battlefield attack and defense. It simulates various techniques when you are wearing body armor… Proficiency in some kata, typically the nage no kata, is usually required by many national federations of judo around the world for promotion to shodan, or 1st degree black belt. Many of the other kata, especially katame no kata, ju no kata (forms of gentleness), and kime no kata (forms of decisiveness) are generally required for higher rank promotions.

Difference Between Jujutsu and Aiki-Jujutsu

(Originally published at Azcentral)

Jujitsu and the derivative aikijutsu are practical martial arts, as opposed to sports like judo or aikido, or wellness exercises like yoga or tai chi. Aikijujitsu is an elaboration of jujitsu, to implement more aggressive techniques in what originated as a samurai’s last resort. aikijutsu stems from the original incarnation of aujitsu, as opposed to the more mainstream version throughout Western countries known as Gracie Jujitsu. all forms of jujitsu, including aikijujitsu, concentrate primarily on grapples, throws, joint manipulations, and the use of an opponent’s momentum against him.

The Purpose of Jujistu

For the ancient samurai that developed the martial art, Jujitsu was not a means to stay in shape or get the last word in a bar argument. It was their “break glass in case of catastrophe” series of techniques they employed in the event they fell off their horse, lost their weapon, or both. In such situations, just as important as his position and defensive abilities, is a fallen samurai’s state of mind. Primary fulcrums of jujitsu include awareness, posture, and breathing techniques in addition to preparation and preemptive striking. Movement was minimized in the original practice of jujitsu, as feudal samurai were heavily armored. Later developments in jujitsu included techniques with a wider range of movement.

The Distinction of Aikijutsu

Aikijutsu, or aiki-jujitsu, differs from jujitsu by implementing a more offensive approach while borrowing from several jujitsu styles. As explained by the Aikijutsu Academy, students learn “an early neutralization of an attack” leading to an offensive strike. However, the practice of aikijutsu may seem only slightly different, or even indistinguishable from jujitsu to the untrained eye, as aikijutsu relies just as heavily on throws, joint manipulations, timing, and the use of an opponent’s momentum.

Aikijutsu Isn’t Just Another Style

Aikijutsu has an array of subsidiary styles. Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu, for example, combines vital area strikes and other daito-ryu techniques with a jujitsu foundation. Senso Aikijujutsu, on the other hand, is a contemporary style that means to update the original jujitsu style with a more relevant martial art. Senso aikijujutsu takes into account current weaponry and settings, so practices are translatable to everyday experience. Another aspect of senso aikijujutsu is its synthesis of diverse jujitsu styles, rather than a single focus. Typically, a jujitsu style has a concentration on one of the primary aspects of jujitsu, such as throws or grapples. Gracie Jujitsu focuses almost entirely on throws, dodges and escapes. It relies heavily on timing and the opponent’s momentum, as opposed to speed and strength.