Do you teach Gi or No-Gi classes?
Everyone starts off wearing a BJJ uniform, also known as a Gi. We do teach no-gi grappling, also known as submission grappling, and encourage our students to take an interest in learning techniques both with and without the Gi. Once our students learn the basics using the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi, we transition to techniques that do not require the use of a uniform.
Are there belt ranks in Jiu Jistu or Sambo?
Traditionally, there are five belt ranks in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: White, Blue, Purple, Brown, and Black. Adventure MMA uses this traditional ranking system.
How long does it take to earn a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu?
Earning a Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu is not easy and the length of time depends entirely on the student. Successfully winning competitions can, in some instances, reduce the time it takes to earn a black belt. Although achieving the rank of black belt is a great accomplishment, students should focus more on learning art and less on the color of the belt.
What is the difference between Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Sambo??
There is no difference; Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. The Gracie family is the Brazilian family who created the Martial Art of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. The fighting system that this family originally developed in Brazil is now taught around the world. The name Gracie Jiu-Jitsu credits the art’s Japanese roots while recognizing the family responsible for revolutionizing the art. Sambo is the russian grappling martial art that has a strong focus on leg locks, submissions and throws. Sambo was made popular by Gokor Chivichyan, Gene Label, and Fedor Emelianenko (considered one of the greatest MMA fighters in history). And now with Rhonda Rousey - who started Judo and Sambo under Gokor and has become the undefeated UFC champion.
What about our instructors?