Concerns about injuries are valid, but Jiu-Jitsu is generally safe when practiced in a controlled environment with proper supervision. I can't speak for all academies but we provide a fun, safe environment to train and take every effort to insure our students can enjoy learning this art injury free.
What do I need for my first class?
Initially, a T-Shirt or rashguard and shorts without metal or plastic pieces. If you fall in love with the art and wish to progress more you will need to purchase a Kimono or 'GI' as they are more commonly known. We also have GIs to borrow for the day! - First come first serve.
It is the standard uniform that most of us start from when undertaking a journey to learn Jiu Jitsu. We simply recommend that you refrain from wearing watches, earrings, rings, bracelets as it is a full contact sport.
I'm not as young as I used to be, is it too late for me to start?
I know its a cliche to say "You're never too old!" but you really never are! Jiu jitsu is truly a martial art for everyone and there is a thriving community of senior practitioners.
It's true that Jiu-Jitsu can be challenging, especially in the beginning.
However, it's a gradual process. We tailor our teaching to the individual and it's a sport you can take at your own pace.
Do I need any experience?
No former experience is necessary and all levels of fitness can enjoy learning BJJ. In our case, we train as a team and all levels are welcome to train with us. We encourage all our students to help develop other students, that way we get better as a whole.
Is it safe for my child to train BJJ?
Absolutely, we have a thriving Juniors program that is well supervised and safe for children from 5+ to train. Our kids program focuses on the core values of discipline, respect and hardwork that prepares kids for adult life, helping them to overcome modern problems.