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Jiu-jitsu

Alpha Brazilian Jiu-jitsu -                                                                              Tues & Thur  5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

What is Brazilian Jiu-jitsu?

(BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and self-defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting.  BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant.  By using leverage and proper technique, the fight is taken to the ground by applying joint-locks and choke-holds to defeat the other person.

What style of Jiu-jitsu do you teach at SMMA?

We teach Alpha Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.  Our Alpha BJJ program utilizes many of the techniques found in the Gracie Jiu-jitsu combative program,  focusing on the self-defense aspect of the art, not the sport side. It’s because of this strong connection between Gracie Jiu-jitsu and Alpha Krav Maga that we are currently undergoing the certification process to become a Gracie certified training center. The first step in this process is to become a Gracie Garage.

What is a Gracie Garage?

Derived from the original garage concept, the Gracie Garage is a grassroots, unofficial training facility at which people gather to practice Gracie Jiu-jitsu. Since Gracie Garages have no certified instructors but have a class leader, each member is expected to use the online curriculum, ctrl-click here for subscription info, or the instructional DVDs as their primary source of instruction.

What is the cost for training?

During the certification process to become a Gracie certified training center, SMMA will be a Gracie Garage, and there will be no cost for training in our facility. Our primary objective is to share Gracie Jiu-jitsu, in its purest form, with as many people as possible.  We expect this process to take until the end of 2020.  So until then you can train for free.