Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What do I need to do to get started?/How do I sign up?
A. Sign the online waiver, arrive 15 minutes prior to a scheduled start time to introduce yourself to the instructors, get on the mats.
Q. Do you have a kids program?
A. Yes, we do have a kids program. However, we have a STRICT barrier for entry. Information and links will be posted here prior to the next try out period.
- KID'S Program CLOSED - Next period for tryouts = TBD.
Q. What do I need to bring for my first class?
A. We recommend you bring water, slip on shoes and athletic type clothing. Aside from that the most important thing you need to bring on your first day is a willingness to learn and persist through struggle. Loaner equipment can be provided for the first week of attendance.
Q. Do I have to buy a Gi before my first practice?
A. No, Jiu-Jitsu can be a life long journey and many of our practitioners still own their very first Gi from when they began. Before you make the decision to purchase your first Gi and dedicate yourself to Jiu-Jitsu, we have loaner Gis available for you to use while you make this decision.
Q. Do I have to wear a Gi or rash guard from your facility?
A. No. You are welcome to join us in our Dojo and on our mats in whatever Gi or No Gi apparel you currently own. We do require, as a sign of respect to your teammates and the Dojo, that you have clean, odor free apparel and clothing.
Q: Where can I purchase a suitable Gi that would be acceptable for class?
A: Our Coaching Staff Recommends the following;
Q: Do you have any Gi color restrictions?
A: No. Our focus is Jiu Jitsu not fashion. A Gi in any color is acceptable, so long as it is free from tears, clean and odor free and does not present a health hazard or distraction from instruction.
Q: Will I be required to remove affiliation/former academy/misc. patches from my Gi?
A: No. Our focus is Jiu Jitsu not affiliation. We understand Jujitsuka/Jujitiero come from many places and maintain loyalty to friends and family where they have trained. We will never ask you to remove patches from your Gi or require you wear or purchase our merchandise.
Q: How long does it take to get promoted?
A: In Jiu Jitsu, Progress is measured in MONTHS and YEARS. If promotion is your primary focus, you may soon lose interest.
Q: What are the requirements for promotions?
A: Consistent class attendance, dedication to sport and self, proficient demonstration and proper execution and understanding of techniques and concepts, etc.…
Q: Is my child or am I, required to compete in tournaments?
Q: Is competition a requirement for promotion?
Q: Do you teach MMA?
A: No. Our primary focus is Jiu Jitsu.
Q: What are some physical activities/exercises/work out routines that would help me improve in Jiu Jitsu?
A: The greatest way to improve your Jiu Jitsu is to attend class and train Jiu Jitsu. If this is not possible, simple body weight exercises will benefit you the most (e.g. air squats, push ups, pull ups, lunges, leg raises, arm circles etc.). A journal or any type of book with space to write notes, comments, ideas, questions, techniques, etc., is a highly suggested and effective training supplement and study tool.