So, you’re thinking about trying Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, but you’re not really sure what it involves or where to start. This is why American Top Team Fort Lauderdale offers Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fundamentals classes, designed specifically with beginners in mind.
What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or “BJJ” is a grappling-based martial art that focuses on taking an opponent to the ground and controlling them or subduing them using a variety of joint locks or choke holds. BJJ prides itself on its ability to allow a smaller, weaker person to neutralize and defend themselves against a larger, stronger person. It’s viewed by many as the most effective martial art in the world for self-defense, but it’s also practiced by many as a sport as well, with tournaments and scoring criteria based on dominant positions or submission holds. The fact that BJJ doesn’t involve striking allows practitioners the ability to spar (or “roll” as it’s known in the BJJ community) without fear of injury. Most consider this the most fun part of the training, as well as the most addictive!
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an extremely beneficial activity and martial art, both physically and mentally, but can also be quite intimidating to newcomers. This is why we created Brazilian Jiu Jitsu beginners classes that are solely focused on new students with no background in martial arts. Separating the advanced and fundamentals classes allows us to give new students more personal attention at the beginning stages of their Jiu Jitsu progression when they need it most. Generally, new students will be paired with a more advanced student that can help walk them through the basic techniques and movements of “BJJ” as well as that day’s lesson. In addition, the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu beginners class allows the instructor to give more personalized attention to new students and answer specific questions they might have.
Not sure if BJJ is for you? The benefit of practicing a martial art that’s based on leverage and technique as opposed to strength and power is everyone is able to do it. Our gym alone is home to mothers who are able to practice and compete months after giving birth as well as practitioners well into their 50’s who travel the world and compete against the best because Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is their passion.
How can BJJ benefit you? We at American Top Team Fort Lauderdale know BJJ is not an easy sport, but that’s what makes it so rewarding. With our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu beginners class, you’ll develop characteristics that will benefit far beyond the mat in your everyday life. The ability to stay calm under pressure, the mental toughness to fight through adversity and not quit when things are difficult, the overall healthy lifestyle the sport promotes; these are just a few of the benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that can help improve your home, work or school life. In addition, the close friendships and camaraderie you build through BJJ are very beneficial for your social life. Some of the best friends you’ll ever make will be through Jiu Jitsu.
Still not sure? Come give our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu beginners class a try and see for yourself. American Top Team Fort Lauderdale has been open and serving the community for 12 years. We have a lot of experience in guiding the people who never imagined themselves doing Jiu Jitsu and never thought themselves able. We take special pride in showing these people their true potential and watching them transform into a more confident, healthy, well-rounded human being before our eyes. Let us show you what you’re truly capable of! Call today.