South Florida Jiu-Jitsu Academy
Jiu-Jitsu technique
Jiu-Jitsu technique
Jiu-Jitsu technique
Jiu-Jitsu technique

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)

Fundamentals Class

The fundamentals principles in Jiu-Jitsu are vital to your progress in this gentle art. Without a strong foundation the house will fall. Learning Jiu-Jitsu the correct way from the beginning will help you avoid bad habits which will haunt you later on. The fundamentals class is tailored to brand new students and for those that want to strengthen their basic jiujitsu skills and movements. The fundamentals class covers standing techniques as well as ground techniques.

The foundations curriculum consists of fifty lessons that will have you complete to receive the first belt in Jiu-Jitsu, which is the blue belt, once you go through the curriculum twice. A blue belt is considered an advanced grappler. It is the hardest belt to get because of all the hardships during the first year. The belt system goes from white, blue, purple, brown, and finally black. After years of training then the coveted red black belt is achieved, and finally the grandmaster belt which is white and red.

Students will notice an overall improvement in focus, concentration, energy, and wellbeing. Jiu-Jitsu is an incredible cardio exercise and it builds tremendous strength and edurance. A few months of practicing BJJ will get you in the best shape of your life.

Intermediate Class

Once the student has achieved a certain level of competence, he/she is now ready to move on to the next level. The intermediate and advanced curriculum add on to your existing knowledge in fundamentals. You will learn transitions and begin to develop your own style of Jiu-Jitsu. Innovative and cutting edge techniques will be introduced. If competition is your forte, then this class will get you prepared for it as you will see the latest techniques used in modern Jiu-Jitsu competitions.

You don’t have to be a blue belt to attend this class, but you need at least a couple months of experience to be able to participate in it. This class also has a curriculum and if you missed a lesson you can check to see when the same lesson is going to be taught again. With practice you will become proficient in the language of Brazilian Jiujitsu and this class will play a strong role in achieving that.

About BJJ

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a self-defense martial art and combat sport based on grappling, ground fighting and submission holds. It focuses on the skill of controlling one's opponent, gaining a dominant position and using a number of techniques to force them in to submission via joint locks or chokeholds.

BJJ was first developed and modified in the 1920s by Brazilian brothers Carlos, Oswaldo, Gastão Jr, George and Hélio Gracie after Carlos Gracie was taught traditional Kodokan Judo by a travelling Japanese judoka (Mitsuyo Maeda) in 1917, later going on to develop their own self defense system named Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

BJJ eventually came to be its own defined combat sport through the innovations, practices, and adaptation of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Judo.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu imparts the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger, heavier opponent by using leverage and weight distribution, taking an altercation to the ground and using submissions to defeat them.

BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments and in self-defense situations. Sparring, commonly referred to as "rolling" within the BJJ community, and live drilling plays a major role in training and the practitioner's development. BJJ is considered a martial art, a sport, a method of promoting physical fitness and building character, and a way of life.