Yes, we will always encourage those interested to take advantage of our free introductory week.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art with a strong emphasis on grappling and ground work. Other types of martial arts rely on speed and strength, Jiu-Jitsu relies on a variety of skills and proper technique to gain superior position on the ground where strikes or submission holds such as chokes or joint locks can then be used.
Yes, the resistance provided during training can improve reaction time, balance, core strength, and increase flexibility which can lead to reduced body fat and weight loss. The aerobic and anaerobic benefits provided during training can be more effective than doing regular exercise at the gym. Ultimately its how dedicated to Jiu-Jitsu and a healthy lifestyle to achieve the best results.
Jiu-Jitsu is safe. The average injury rate is 36.1 per 1000 athlete exposures and it’s the lowest in martial arts. BJJ injury rate is also slightly lower compared to more common sports like football – 37.3 per 1000 athlete exposures. As a student you will need to complete a waiver acknowledging the risks before participating.
In Jiu-Jitsu you have the ability to surrender at any point during a sparring or a tournament called TAP. Tapping is beneficial when compared to football for example and being able to stop a tackle. In Jiu-Jitsu, the physical act or words "tap" will cease the continued action(s) to stop a submission and ultimately reducing or eliminating the chance of injury.
Our sibling school known as Devine Jiu-Jitsu Chicago or Constrictor MMA is approximately 22 miles away and commonly has the same instructors and students.