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Q: What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

A: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling-based martial art – it is the skill of controlling a resisting opponent in ways that force them to submit. Due to the fact that control is generally easier on the ground than in a standing position, much of the technique of BJJ is performed on the ground, using the skill of taking an opponent down to the mats and wrestling for dominant control positions where the opponent can be rendered harmless or submitted. BJJ has similarities with Judo and other ground-based grappling martial arts.


Q: I am new to martial arts, is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for me?

A: You don't need to have any previous martial arts experience to try BJJ. Our classes are open to all skill levels. 


Q: I am a bit out of shape, is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for me?

A: Yes, BJJ is great for fitness. Many students notice vast improvements in their physical well-being and see weight loss results because of BJJ.


Q: How do I join Boxmoor BJJ?

A: Contact Us to arrange your free trial class and find out more about joining.


Q: What is a Gi?

A: A Gi is the suit worn by practitioners of BJJ for Gi classes. Don’t worry if you don’t have one at the start, just wear some loose-fitting sports clothing. 


Q: I want to become a Mixed Martial Arts fighter, do you teach MMA at your gym?

A: The main focus of our gym is the instruction of  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling and grappling. We can recommend gyms for striking.

Q: What is the belt system for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

A: There are five belts: White, Blue, Purple, Brown, and Black. Each rank has up to four stripes before promotion to the next belt level.


Q: Am I too old to attend BJJ classes?

A: No, there is no age limit. As long as you make sure to work within your own abilities and give yourself time to recover you will do great! BJJ is based on technique and leverage, not athleticism or youth.


Q: I have injuries, can I train BJJ with my physical limitations?

A: We can work around any limitations that you may have, as long as you make the instructors aware of any exercises, drills, or techniques that are causing pain or discomfort. You won’t be asked to do anything you can’t do or don’t feel comfortable with.

If you have any other questions that have not been answered here, Contact Us to talk more.

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