What is rolling?

Rolling is what we call sparring. This is basically a controlled fight where strikes are eliminated and the object is to make your opponent tapout by using a joint lock or choking technique. Its kind of like wrestling with your friends when you were a kid…but with experienced coaches around to make you really good.

What is drilling?

Getting repetitions. That is the key to learning. Every time you do a repetition your body remembers the movement a little better and you can pick up on small details which are not at first apparent.

How old do you start the kids?

Our kids martial arts classes have kids as young as 5.

What is the difference between jiu jitsu and MMA?

Jiu Jitsu is a martial art and sport specifically geared toward ground fighting. MMA (mixed martial arts) is a sport which involves all elements of fighting including punches, kicks, cage work etc.

What is the difference between the fundamental, advanced, and all levels jiu jitsu classes?

Fundamental class is geared toward the beginner and classroom type who enjoy learning the finer details by working through the moves at their own pace.
Class is split up with 5-10 minute warmup, 40 minutes of drilling, and 10-15 of rolling.
Advanced class starts with a faster pace warm up and drilling session which combined last for 15-20 minutes. The remainder of the hour is used for rolling.
All levels classes are great for everyone with time being split pretty evenly between drilling and rolling.

What is the difference between gi and no gi classes?

Same game different clothes. The gi is a durable uniform we wear which adds another element of control to the game. In no gi training there is less grips and the game tends to be a little faster. Both are extremely fun and applicable for self defense.

Do i need a gi and how much does it cost?

Yes you are going to need a gi. We offer a very high quality gi in-house for under $100. You are also welcome to search the internet and buy your choice of gi.

Do I have to compete?

Of course not. Actually, about 80% of our students do not compete. This is a choice left completely up to you.

Am i too old to start?

Age is just a number. We have many students in their 40s and 50s that train multiple times per week.

Do I need to be in shape?

We will get you in shape. We will work with your current fitness level, and over time with lots of encouragement and mentoring you will become fit.

How long does it take to get a (whatever) belt?

This depends entirely on how often you train. We can’t stress enough that it is the journey that is important! Promotions in brazilian jiu jitsu are significant. Adults will only be promoted belt colors 4 times in their entire years long journey. For someone training 3 to 5 times a week consistently their promotions could look something like this. Blue belt in 1 to 2 years. Purple in 3-5. Brown in 4-7, Black in 7 to 10 years.

Kids start as white belts and go through the ranks of the grey, yellow, orange, and green belt. When they are 16 they are eligible for the blue belt. At 18 they are eligible for the black belt.

Can i take private lessons?

Yes. We have a very professional crew of instructors willing to work with you one on one by appointment.

Will i be able to defend myself on the street?

The truth is you can never be fully prepared for every situation. However, you will absolutely be more prepared to defend yourself in a one on one altercation.

I'm pretty good.. and I'm super tough… are you guys going to have anyone here that can challenge me?


How much does it cost?

We have a variety of programs and options to choose from. We offer payment options by the class or by the month. After your free introductory lesson we will show you each of your options and compare them with your goals to help you find the plan that is right for you.

Will I get injured?

Jiu Jitsu, when practiced in a controlled supervised environment, is quite safe. As in any contact sport, some bumps and bruises can be expected every once and a while but serious injuries are rare.

Do females do this?

YES! Jiu Jitsu can be really empowering men and women alike. We welcome and encourage women and girls of all ages to try us out! We have a great group of ladies training with us and one of our affiliates in Springtown TX is ran by Karen Lingle who also happens to be a 2014 World Champion (Purple Belt Masters I division).
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