Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu appeals to a wide spectrum of people. Some love it as a hobby, some love the sport aspect, some love it for amateur and professional MMA competition and lastly, for it’s self defense capabilities. To quote Claude Patrick, UFC fighter, and gym owner, “there are many branches to the tree of Jiu-Jitsu!” This self defense branch has been largely ignored as of late. Here at The Academy, it is alive and going strong. As of September 10th, every Saturday at 11am there will be a 1 hour class dedicated to the self defense curriculum. This is the perfect class for those that are intimidated by the rough and tough, competition class or for those that only want to focus on how to stay safe, “on the streets”! If you have every wondered what to do if someone grabs you, this course is for you. This is the perfect bully prevention course for young teenagers and women who want to feel more comfortable and confident. It’s very unfortunate that school yard bullying, muggings and rape does happen… all the more reason to learn how to protect yourself. Jiu-Jitsu will EMPOWER you!


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu does change lives!

This course teaches the fundamentals of how to fall, how to manage distance during an altercation, how to physically react to the most common types of attacks that happen in a bar, on your way to your car,on a bus or subway, in a park, etc.

Self defense is part of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program here at The Academy, however, for those that are only interested in this aspect of the art, sign ups can be done for that class only as well.

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