Starting Your First Jiu-Jitsu Class - All you need to Know

Starting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training - So you wanna strangle folks??

Starting you first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Class is a big step. Sure, it's the path to self-defense, personal development, and superior fitness.. But how do you choose your first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gym?

If you visit any local Jiu-Jitsu gym, as a beginner, any gym will likely impress you. As a beginner, it will be hard to tell a standard gym from a superior gym.

Likewise, there are traditional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gyms with family names like Gracie, "name brand" gyms, as well as garage and warehouse gyms - which will have the best Jiu-Jitsu coach? Which will have the best environment for learning Jiu-Jitsu? Which will do best at contest? Which is best for you?

When starting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes, these questions are natural and show that you are serious about your next step in self defense training. You might wonder what gear to bring on your first night. You might wonder what the club members will expect of you at the class. You might wonder if you should prepare for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class with a jump start fitness routine.

First Jiu-Jitsu Class online hopes to serve as a guide to beginning students of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Our intentions are to aid students in fitting in with a class of fighting athletes as quickly and comfortably as possible.

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Starting Your First Jiu Jitsu Class

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  • What is Gi? What is No-Gi?

  • Which is Better? No-Gi or Gi?

  • Gi Jiu-Jitsu - The Negatives

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  • Jiu-Jitsu Submissions & Safety

  • Positional Control = Safety

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