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.