BJJ 101 is an introduction to the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. This class focuses on the basic movements, positions, and elements of sport Jiu Jitsu in the Gi. It is suitable for men and women of all ages, body types, and fitness levels, and repeats every six months to give students a solid grip on the fundamentals.


Jiu Jitsu, or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as it is commonly named outside Brazil, is a grappling orientated martial art/combat sport that evolved from its Japanese roots in 1920’s Brazil, and continued to evolve for many decades after until its present format. This style though previously established in its native country, became highly popular within the northern hemisphere after a series of performances from BJJ fighter Royce Gracie in the early UFC’s (Ultimate Fighting Championship) where he battled against competitors from many different martial arts backgrounds in the no holds barred tournament, becoming the fighting promotion’s first champion. This event proved Jiu Jitsu’s efficiency and helped raise awareness all around the world, becoming one of the reasons behind the sport’s growth (but not the only one). (BJJ Heroes, see

Jiu-Jitsu and Martial Arts do not build character, they reveal it.
Ricardo Almeida