What is Brazillian Jiu Jitsu?
How should I tie my belt?
How should I tie my pants?
How should I fold and carry my gi?
What is the best sports bag?
A strong, big trash bag. After every training session your gi will be soaked from sweat and it’s better to use a trash bag that you can throw away instead of having a sports bag that will be permanently dirty.
How should I wash my gi?
In order to preserve your uniform and prevent shrinkage, the gi, as well as all other clothing, should be washed with cold water or at 30 degrees at the most delicate setting that your washing machine has. The centrifuge speed should also be as slow as possible. It is not recommended to use a dryer.
We advise you to add a little bit of white vinegar or lemon juice with the washing liquid to make sure that no germs thrive due to the low temperatures.
My gi can’t dry that quick. What should I do?
If you train everyday instead of every other day, you should probably invest in another gi.
Do I have to compete?
No. The majority of people who learn and train jiu jitsu do not compete. There is no expectation or requirement to do so.
Are there any illegal moves in BJJ?
Yes there are and they are very dangerous. The IBJJF has a good poster illustrating those techniques.
What are the rules for BJJ competitions?
Do I need to be fit to train?
Absolutely not. We adjust our expectations to people of all fitness levels.
Do I need experience to start?
No. Our classes are tailored to all levels.