[A] Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art with a strong emphasis on grappling and ground work. Whereas other martial arts rely heavily on speed and strength, BJJ relies on leverage and proper technique to gain superior position on the ground where strikes or submission holds such as chokes and joint locks can then be used (if necessary).
[Q] Who can do Brazilian Jiu Jitsu…is it safe?
[A] Yes, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant. As with any other sport or martial art accidents can and do happen. This is why safety is our number one concern! At 360 we take the necessary measures to provide a safe training environment for our members.
[Q] Can I get in good shape doing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?
[A] Yes, the resistance provided during training can improve reaction time, balance, core strength, and increase flexibility which can lead to reduced body fat and weight loss. The aerobic and anaerobic benefits provided during training can be more effective than doing regular exercise at the gym.
[Q] Do I have to compete?
[A] Absolutely not, we understand that not everyone plans to be a competitor. You will still receive the same high level instruction and attention needed to reach your own individual goals for Jiu-Jitsu. The majority in most BJJ schools are non-competitors, but many still take pride in coming out to support the competition team at local and regional tournaments.
[Q] How much does it cost?
[A] We offer a variety of flexible payment options for your convenience. Our prices will vary according to which membership package fits your budget and discount eligibility (i.e. military, fireman, and law enforcement). Please feel free to stop by the academy or contact us to discuss a plan that will work best for you.
[Q] How does a typical class work?
[A] We begin with everyone lining up to bow in to class, followed by a light dynamic warm-up and stretching. Next, we move in to the technique (instruction) portion of class, sometimes combined with light drilling. After approximately one hour students will line up to bow out (officially ending class). At this time students are free to go or stay for “Open Roll.”
“Open Roll” (Rolling) provides students with an opportunity to implement the techniques being learned in class on a training partner who is resisting and trying to counter with their own techniques. You train at your own pace and get a great work out along the way! We do recommend a mouth piece for everyone and athletic support for men, but this is not required.
[Q] What should I wear and what does Gi/NoGi mean?
[A] The Gi is a uniform that is made of sturdy material designed to stand up to rigorous pulling. It provides grips that allow you to throw or control your opponent on the ground. NoGi focuses on BJJ without the benefit of grips or the Gi. Clothing such as shorts, yoga pants, rash guards or T-shirts are all acceptable (Gi bottoms may also be used).
NOTE: Students taking advantage of our FREE trial will be provided a clean uniform (Gi) to use during this time.
[Q] What is the difference between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (GJJ)?
[A] Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu come from the same source. We teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) specific to our own unique curriculum and system under Professor Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros.
[Q] What is the difference between Sport Jiu-Jitsu and Street Jiu-Jitsu?
[A] Here is a quote from Renzo Gracie regarding “Sport Jiu-Jitsu” vs “Street Jiu-Jitsu”: “To try to separate Sport Jiu-Jitsu from Street Jiu-Jitsu is a sin…Like comparing the beauty of two women…Both are beautiful in different ways… -Renzo Gracie