FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

What is Jiu-Jitsu?

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is a complete self-defense system that has been taught to hundreds of law enforcement agencies and thousands of civilians around the world. It emphasizes simple movements, practical t...

Is this the right school for me?

Before joining any school ask yourself what are your goals and objectives. Today many Martial Arts have developed competitive sport organizations, Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is no different. If your g...

Is there a difference between Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

No. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. The Gracie family is the Brazilian family responsible for the creation of the Martial Art named Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. The late Carlos Gracie Sr. learned Japane...

is Gracie Jiu-Jitsu effective against multiple opponents?

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu gives students the best possible chance when facing an attack by one or more opponents. The overwhelming superiority demonstrated by Royce Gracie in the Ultimate Fighting Championship...

Is training safe?

Student safety is a primary concern during all classes. The completion of the Fundamentals curriculum reduces the possibility of injury to a minimal level. The practice of GJJ at our centre is safe an...

How should I learn the art?

To learn the ABC's of any subject requires a certain amount of hard work; but it is necessary. Very much is it so in respect of Traditional Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. The fundamental techniques of Gracie Jiu-J...

Can anyone learn Gracie Jiu-Jitsu?

Men and women, girls and boys, may quite safely take on the learning of Traditional Gracie Jiu-Jitsu even though they have little or no previous experience with any vigorous or antagonist activity.


As a Physical Exercise?

As a means of physical exercises it has no superior. Every single muscle from the neck to the toes is called into active use, and certain sets of muscle are not unduly exercised to the neglect of ot...

What if I'm not flexible?

Jiu-Jitsu works with your body as it is. The techniques stretch and flex, taking your body to new physical limits. Going to your own "personal edge," you obtain all of the benefits.


Is it a cardiovascular workout? Can I lose weight?

With persistence and dedication, you can lose inches while developing muscle tone over the entire body as well as increasing endurance of the heart and lungs.


 
 

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