NO GI Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


Our NO-GI BJJ class deals with the principles of fighting in close range of the opponent. The class is based on techniques of traditional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and the fundamental principles remain the same. Adjustments are made to compensate for the lack of a uniform to hold on to. In submission grappling you learn a whole new set of grips. The wrists, back of the neck, ankle, knee, and elbow grips are different than the traditional Gi grips. Students learn against joint locks, chokes and other submission holds. The curriculum focuses on fighting in a clinch and on the ground. This program also helps students develop skills that are useful in real self-defense situations as well as in the sporting environment. This gives students a new dimension to their existing skill set. It may be trained solely or in conjunction with our traditional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes. We think that is important for students to understand both aspects, considering most tournaments offer both Gi and no NO-Gi divisions.