Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a long journey and most BJJ schools want to get you from white belt to black belt in a safe, friendly environment where everybody works together to grow stronger as a family.
In order to accomplish our goal, safety needs to be addressed to make sure that If you have never participated in BJJ before, then typically by your 8th beginner class (or when you are comfortable) you will begin "rolling" (what we call sparring, or actively practicing our technique) with your training partners. At our gym, it is mandatory that all of our students and new club members follow these four simple guidelines that any local BJJ school typically follows as well.
Use technique, not strength when rolling. Don't hurt your BJJ training partners.
Don't have a "don't get tapped" mindset (It is ok to tap).
BJJ is fun, as long as nobody gets hurt, and they shouldn't. Check your ego at the door, and we will all grow together.
We ask that you please take the time to watch our four part video series before your first rolling session so that understand general BJJ etiquette, as well as develop a general awareness of what you should and should not do.
We look forward to taking this journey with you!