Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 2017-12-05T14:48:56+00:00

BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU

RIO COMBAT

LIL' NINJAS

An art of weaponless self-defense, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) relies on principles of physics and knowledge of human anatomy to overcome an attacker with little effort. Practitioners use leverage and balance to achieve maximum effect with minimum effort. Jiu-Jitsu techniques include joint locks, throws, submission holds, chokes, and takedowns. You will earn belts upon demonstration of improved technique, skill, and a strong work ethic. Beginners are always welcome and you’ll find a supportive group of fellow practitioners. Individuals progress at their own pace and based on their personal goals.

You don’t need to aspire to become a black belt in martial arts to reap the many benefits of practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. This form of self-defense encompasses a method of training that promotes all-around fitness, including strength, flexibility, and stress reduction.

Choose from over 20 Mixed Martial Arts classes a week. All classes feature:

  • Warm-up and general conditioning.
  • Introduction of new techniques.
  • Sparring or rolling which allows the participants to practice the new techniques with a training partner.
Class Schedule

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu emphasizes taking an opponent to the ground and utilizing ground techniques and submission holds involving joint-locks and choke-holds. The premise is that most of the advantage of a larger, stronger opponent comes from superior reach and more powerful strikes, both of which are somewhat negated when grappling on the ground. BJJ teaches you how to establish the dominant position and then submit your opponent using arm bars, chokes, foot locks and other joint manipulations.

REQUIRED GEAR
T-shirt and shorts. Gi is optional.

This class focuses on specific and advanced techniques, conditioning, more live grappling (rolling). White belts must go through the beginner class first, and the instructor will recommend when the student is able to advance.

REQUIRED GEAR
Gi, mouthpiece, cup, and t-shirt.

This class is by invitation only. Students must receive instructor approval before registering for the class. The curriculum and the techniques are the same as those taught in all other classes, however, the focus is on competition.

Open mat class students review the techniques learned over the week. This is a good time to ask questions. All levels are welcome.

REQUIRED GEAR
T-shirt and shorts. Gi is optional.

Taking a bit from the three disciplines of wrestling, Folkstyle, Freestyle and Greco-Roman, this class teaches the fundamentals of wrestling while addressing individuals interests and needs. It exposes you to many different wrestling techniques and aims to find the ones that will work for you. Walk-ins are welcome, whether you’re a beginner looking to get in better shape or an experienced athlete looking to compete.

REQUIRED GEAR
T-shirt and shorts.

This program helps children improve coordination, fitness, and agility in a safe, fun, and exciting environment. Benefits include improved confidence, self-esteem, and self-defense. This is a formal belt program with progression for the participants to advance.

AGES
5-12 years.

REQUIRED GEAR
T-shirt and Gi.

DIOGO GOMES

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Manager
RioCombat@Bladium.com
415.200.5597

Diogo is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and certified instructor who began training at 15 and quickly ranked 1st in the heavyweight division in Rio, Brazil. Diogo Co-founded the Rio Combat Team program.