Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art that focuses on grappling and ground fighting techniques with the goal of gaining a dominant position over an opponent and forcing them to submit by using joint-locks and choke-holds. BJJ promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person using leverage and proper technique can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant.
The American School of Karate and Judo offers their BJJ classes 3 days per week. These classes are designed for men and women 13 years of age and older who are interested in self-defense, fitness, personal improvement, as well as optional participation in competition. Students will gain confidence and competence in their grappling skills by: learning to obtain a dominant position to either secure a submission or escape, utilizing leverage to their advantage regardless of physical size, and practicing the Jigaro Kano principle of "maximum efficiency with minimal effort."
Mon: 8:30-9:30pm (gi)
Wed: 8:30-9:30pm (no gi)
Sunday: 10:00-12:00pm (open roll)
BJJ classes are offered 3 days per week. Participants may attend as many classes as they choose for a flat monthly fee of $75.