Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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Train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu right in your own neighborhood! Serving Irondale, Cahaba Heights, and Liberty Park

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is one of the most popular martial arts in the world. Its rise in popularity over the last 30 years is due, in no small part, to its effectiveness, as seen in MMA competitions like the UFC. Known as the "Gentle Art" jiu-jitsu uses grip, angle, and position, along with your opponent's own energy to gain the upper hand of any conflict without resorting to blows or unnecessarily damaging your opponent. It is the only art I've ever practiced that allows both practitioners to train at full speed safely.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners are famous for their conditioning. Nothing gets you in as good a shape as jiu-jitsu. Jiu-jitsu build practical multi-dimensional strength, meaning that you get strong in all planes and angles, not just one or two like with machines and most free weight routines. Jiu-jitsu strength strength translates into the real world whether you're re-doing your landscaping or just playing around with your kids.

What's not so well known are two other qualities of jiu-jitsu. Ones I consider to be its finest gifts. These are  character and community.

Have you heard the adage iron sharpens iron? Nowhere is that more apparent than on the mats in jiu-jitsu. Jiu-jitsu is hard. It's complicated. There's a lot going on and it takes a long time to get good at it. Rather than being a negative this becomes a positive quality as over time it tempers who you are as a person and brings out qualities like persistence, patience, endurance, creativity, and resilience. Jiu-jitsu requires focus and diligence. With the repeated practice jiu-jitsu offers these qualities soon become second nature.

One of the biggest secrets of jiu-jitsu is its community. Not only do you develop deep and lasting friendships with your training partners, you become part of a much larger global community of practitioners. Jiu-jitsu is a giant family and once you're in, you're in. Whenever I travel I take my gi. I can almost always find a class. When I do I not only get new knowledge and insights into my art but I gain new friends as well. I've attended classes in different cities around the country as well as internationally. I've always been made to feel welcome and a part of the group. For more information on jiu-jitsu at Alabama Sasquatch check out our FAQ.

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Kid's Jiu-Jitsu Classes

For ages 6 to 16, boys and girls. This is a games based class aimed at teaching the fundamental skills of jiu-jitsu. As your child progresses the complexity increases but only at a rate appropriate to your child's development. Our emphasis is on building the traits of persistence, responsibility, self discipline, confidence, and good character. All the physical benefits of strength, flexibility, and good cardio are an added bonus.

For more information leave your name and email address in the contact form below. Someone will be in touch with you right away to answer any questions and schedule a free trial class.

Adult Jiu-JItsu

Adult Jiu-Jitsu Classes

We get it.

You're not a kid anymore. You may be interested in jiu-jitsu and may have even checked out a few schools, but it looks intimidating. All the other students are much younger, faster, and stronger. Some are even downright scary looking. You've a got a career and a family that depends on you. You can't afford to be hurt all the time. You've got responsibilities.

We got you.

Our program is designed to deliver all benefits of jiu-jitsu while minimizing the risk. We're grown. We've checked our egos at the door. Our goal is to learn. To better ourselves. And to have a blast while doing it.

For more information leave your name and email address in the contact form below. Someone will be in touch with you right away to answer any questions and schedule a free trial class.

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