Brazilian jiu-jitsu is more than a martial art, combat sport, or self defense system. The ´Jitz Lifestyle´ promotes a healthy, laid back, kick ass way of life.
A martial art that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. BJJ is great for kids and adults, there are no strikes involved and it promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger opponent by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and chokes.
Early UFC highlighted the superiority of BJJ to other Martial Arts and today is a core component of MMA.
BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense.
Beginners Can Learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at SBG Portarlington in a safe, friendly and welcoming environment. Men and Women of all ages and fitness levels. Beginner’s classes are structured for the absolute novice so no previous experience is needed. All you need is shorts and a t-shirt.
From day one you will be learning the fundamentals of BJJ. Beyond learning the most efficient form of self-defense available, you will get a great workout and really learn about how your body moves.
Each class starts with mobility exercises to get you loose and warm. The technique part of the class will involve working closely with a partner on fundamental techniques, the techniques are challenging but our coaches will be there to guide you. Time will fly as you have fun while engrossed in learning a completely new skill. We can promise you will not be thinking about bills or relationships while on the mat. Nobody will get a technique their first time, and that’s OK, at SBG failure is seen as a step towards mastery.
The beginners class will end with a cool down and short stretch session to make sure you leave the gym feeling loose, limber and full of life. BJJ practiced as a sport involves no striking so once you pass through our beginners program and our coaches see you are competent to roll (bjj terms for sparring) you can roll everyday and your body does not get beat up like in other arts. WARNING: BJJ can become highly addictive; symptoms can include weight loss, positive thinking and increased confidence.