Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is now a household name due to the popularity gained from the UFC and ADCC in recent times. Come and learn this ever-evolving sport here in Weymouth from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, Paul Hines.

What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

The most effective singular martial art as proven by Royce Gracie at UFC 1.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was first developed by, Helio Gracie , who was first introduced to Japanese Jiu-Jitsu, but then subsequently modified the techniques.

These technical modifications, involved greater use of leverage, so that a smaller, weaker and less athletic combatant could defeat a larger opponent.

In the modern day, with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu now being trained across the globe, the same core principles apply, alongside a prominent competition scene.

Come on down to our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Programme, and learn how to; Triangle, Rear Naked Choke, Berimbolo and much more from our own BJJ Black Belt, Paul Hines.

Two women training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at The Combat Lab in Weymouth.

What do I need to bring to BJJ?

We will have all of the necessary equipment for you to get started in BJJ. Just wear a sports shirt and shorts and turn up 10 minutes before your session, so that you can sign the necessary documents. Also bring a big bottle of water, you will need it!

Will I be made to spar in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

In BJJ, the sparring is called rolling. And unlike many other martial arts people are usually able to spar at high intensities with fairly low injury rates. However with that being said, when you first start our BJJ programme, you will be completing a lot of positional sparring, which focuses on set positions within the sport. This will ensure that you can build your knowledge of the sport and so that you aren’t thrown into full rolling without any no knowledge. Don’t worry we will look after you.

What will my first BJJ session look like?

For your first session you will come into the gym and after signing the necessary documents at the desk, we will get you a Gi (The Jacket/Pyjamas) and then the class will start the warm up.

The warm up will be some basic body movements, related to BJJ and then following the warm up the class will move into techniques. This is where you will pair up with someone and begin learning BJJ through our structured syllabus and through the guidance of the coach. At the end we will do some positional sparring (rolling), in order to reinforce what you have just learnt.

Then the class will be finished and a member of our team will check on how your session went.