Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes start off with light stretching and warm-ups designed to loosen your muscles to prevent injury and improve flexibility. Basic BJJ movements essential to the sport are an important part of improving your skills and warming your body up.
For new members who haven’t trained in BJJ before this is the perfect time for our trainers to walk you through the basics of the sport.
Moving on from the warm-up, students will move onto the “drilling” phase of our training. Drilling is a safe way for members of all levels to practice their abilities repetitively with other students, without the force of “rolling” (BJJ equivalent of sparring) or competing against an opponent.
The next step in our program is for David or another trainer to demonstrate a technical skill, with our students then practicing this technique and finessing their abilities.
At the end of each session, students who are comfortable have the opportunity to participate in competition rounds, or “rolling”, whereby they can further practice and develop their techniques and abilities with their team mates in a safe and enjoyable way to end the session.
Before heading for the showers and change rooms, every member of the group gets the opportunity to shake hands and say thanks to everyone in the training session – a great way to keep our family strong.