Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art/combat sport/self-defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. It teaches that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger opponent by using leverage and proper technique (mostly by applying joint locks and chokeholds). Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is trained for a variety of reasons. Some train for self-defense, some for sport grappling, MMA fighting, or just a fun way to get into shape. Sparring (or rolling) is a big part of training; this assures that the techniques you learn are applicable in a real world situation.
NEW WAY MARTIAL ARTS BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU PROGRAM (BJJ)
Have you been searching for something that will make you feel whole? Do you feel like you have lost a step and want to feel like you did when you were young? Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is not only a great way to learn to defend yourself but also a great way to get into shape, get back your self-confidence, and meet awesome people who will encourage you along the way.
You may not know that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is considered to be the most effective “real world” self-defense martial art out there. That is why the United States Military implemented its techniques into basic training. Other arts focus on fancy kicks and board breaking techniques that are just not effective in a real situation. If you have seen MMA / UFC fights on TV, then you know that BJJ is a skill that the fighters must have to be successful.
New Way Martial Arts is a proud affiliate of Jamel’s Jiu Jitsu Academy. Professor Jamel is a blackbelt under Master Carlos Machado. Professor Jamel is a perfect example of how emphasis on technique will overcome size and strength any day. At New Way Martial Arts we continue this philosophy and teach our students real world technique to be confident they can defend themselves effectively
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING TRAINING SESSION
Focus for class: We come to our knees or sit Indian style on the mat in silence. We take some guided breaths and focus on our training for the day. This is intended to help you clear your mind from the normal clutter you may have accumulated during your day.
10-15 min warm up: During this portion we will do exercises that are designed to warm up our body and develop the muscle memory that is required to perform the various techniques involved in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
20-30 min technique: During this portion you will learn 2-3 techniques one at a time from the instructor. After each technique is shown you will practice them with a partner to solidify the movements in your memory and refine your skill in performing the technique.
10-15 min drilling or sparring: During this time we will practice certain positions in a real world environment. Students will be encouraged to practice with increased intensity. This is where you find out which techniques will realistically work for you in a self-defense or competition situation. (Note: you do not have to participate in this portion until you are comfortable doing so. You may continue working technique if you choose.)
Remember at New Way Martial arts we are all here to help each other. You can expect guidance not only from the instructor, but from other students as well!