Beginner Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teaches students to defend themselves against larger, stronger opponents.

Beginner Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teaches students to defend themselves against larger, stronger opponents.

WHAT IS BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) can teach you how to effectively defend yourself, even if your assailants are larger, faster, or more powerful than you.  Empower yourself with the escape, defensive, and offensive techniques needed to prevent someone from harming you.  In BJJ, basic yet effective ground-based techniques are easy to learn.  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a sport that develops strength, endurance, balance, coordination, confidence, and self-control.

WHAT IS BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) can teach you how to effectively defend yourself, even if your assailants are larger, faster, or more powerful than you.  Empower yourself with the escape, defensive, and offensive techniques needed to prevent someone from harming you.  In BJJ, basic yet effective ground-based techniques are easy to learn.  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a sport that develops strength, endurance, balance, coordination, confidence, and self-control.

Class Description

Beginner Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is for students with no experience, starting at square one.  This is a great class for those who may be intimidated by the mixed level class!  You will learn foundations of BJJ, basic positions, and proper breathing techniques.  There is no grappling or rolling, only technique, in this beginner class.  After some time in Beginner BJJ, you will be prepared to advance into the next level BJJ class.  For ages 15+ years.

Expert Instructors

Thiago Veiga

Thiago Veiga

BJJ Head Coach, third degree black belt

Cody Linne

Cody Linne

BJJ Coach, purple belt

Anthony Jacob

Anthony Jacob

BJJ Coach, purple belt

Expert Instructors

Thiago Veiga

Thiago Veiga

BJJ Head Coach, third degree black belt

Cody Linne

Cody Linne

BJJ Coach, purple belt

Anthony Jacob

Anthony Jacob

BJJ Coach, purple belt

Take it to the next level. . .

The intermediate/advanced level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes welcome students who have graduated from our beginner level BJJ class at Rothwell MMA (or with instructor approval.)  In the upper level classes, techniques are demonstrated then you practice with a partner while the instructor guides and corrects your form.  After practicing the techniques, put what you learned into action while grappling with other students.  

BJJ keeps students excited about learning and progressing with a traditional belt system.  Students begin as a white belt and work their way towards a black belt.  After showing progress, a “stripe” is earned.  After 4 stripes, the student knows they are ready to test for their next level belt.  Belts are earned, not given.  Each belt test has a specific set of moves and techniques that must be demonstrated.  The student will know what is on the test and will practice the necessary techniques in the weeks leading up to the test.

Take it to the next level. . .

The intermediate/advanced level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes welcome students who have graduated from our beginner level BJJ class at Rothwell MMA (or with instructor approval.)  In the upper level classes, techniques are demonstrated then you practice with a partner while the instructor guides and corrects your form.  After practicing the techniques, put what you learned into action while grappling with other students.  

BJJ keeps students excited about learning and progressing with a traditional belt system.  Students begin as a white belt and work their way towards a black belt.  After showing progress, a “stripe” is earned.  After 4 stripes, the student knows they are ready to test for their next level belt.  Belts are earned, not given.  Each belt test has a specific set of moves and techniques that must be demonstrated.  The student will know what is on the test and will practice the necessary techniques in the weeks leading up to the test.

A few words from our students. . .

"Every time I walk in the gym, I am inspired by the amount of time and effort everyone puts into achieving their dreams. I love the family atmosphere. Rothwell accepts me thick or thin LOL. I've lost so much weight during the last 4 years...have gained it back...lost some more....and nobody judges EVER."

 Lana, member since 2016

"The coaches are the best out there! My kids have learned so much from them. I've seen a huge boost in their confidence and abilities. The kids have developed a “never give up” attitude. Martial arts has kept their attention and has made them strive to be better all the time."

Lilly, mother of 3 youth students

"I was born with a heart condition that left me with only half a heart. Kickboxing and BJJ gave me the exercise my heart needed that lifting or working out on my own couldn’t do. Since taking up classes at Rothwell MMA, my cardiologist has been absolutely blown away with the health of my heart. Training here is literally saving my life.

Matt, member & now a Rothwell MMA Coach

"Rothwell MMA has been my home away from home. Every day I'm pushing. Grinding. Leaving puddles of myself on the mats. Every day is a challenge but I simply cannot wait to get in there and do work."

Mike, Kickboxing Blue Belt

“I am a 22-year police veteran and currently serve as a patrol commander for a police department. I have studied martial arts for more than 20 years. I started at Rothwell MMA with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and have since added Kickboxing to my training regimen. BJJ and Kickboxing both help keep me in shape and are essential training tools for my job. My fellow gym members are friendly, and the instructors are awesome teachers.”

Dwight, member since 2014

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