The history of
Most commonly, “jiu-jitsu” is translated as “the gentle art”. Although India is frequently referred to as the birthplace of ancient jiu-jitsu, it is difficult to pin down its exact origins.
In fact, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has its roots in the Japanese jiu-jitsu of the early 20th century, and in Jigoro Kano’s massive renovation of the art during the latter part of the 19th century. Kano’s innovations in training techniques - including the addition of safe and controlled sparring in a grappling context, called “randori” - led to great advances in the martial arts, and would contribute to the development of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil.
“Gentle art” conveys the central idea behind both classical Japanese and modern Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - the idea of using strength in the most efficient way possible. Rather than resisting force with force, the practitioner uses efficient technique in an intelligent fashion to overcome raw strength and aggression. This is the philosophical core of Jiu-Jitsu; equipped with this principle, a smaller person can hope to defeat a bigger, stronger person.
What do you need to start
Bottle of water
Uniform ( Gi )
If you do not own one we can loan you one
Shorts ( no pockets ), yoga pants ( ladies ), rash vest is best or a t-shirt you dont mind getting torn
Tuesday and Thursday
Pee Wees & Mighty Mites
5 years to 9 years
4pm - 5pm
Juniors & Teens
10 years to 15 years
5pm - 6pm
We ask that all our Juveniles students ( 16 & 17 years old ) join our adult class
6pm - 7.30pm
Thursdays adults train No-Gi
Saturday Open Mat 9.30 - 10.30 No-Gi
Sunday 10am til Noon