“Introduction to Jiu-Jitsu as a combat system!”
Jiu-Jitsu originated as a martial art for self-defense, the hand to hand combat system of the Samurai.
Later on, the sport of Jiu-Jitsu was created with a set of rules and a point system.
Unfortunately, with the increase in popularity of the sport of Jiu-Jitsu, many Jiu-Jitsu academies do not consider the self-defense aspect and only teach Jiu-Jitsu as a sport to all their students, even to beginners.
Furthermore, they don’t offer an organized curriculum for new students, a clear starting point or a path to follow, which makes learning the art very confusing and difficult.
At Mastery Jiu-Jitsu, we believe that Jiu-Jitsu should be learnt first as a martial art and then practiced as a sport later.
That’s why all of our new adult students start with the program called Combat Basics.
In this co-ed beginner’s program, our students learn the core techniques of Jiu-Jitsu applicable for a self-defense altercation against an assailant who may be bigger and is attacking with punches and kicks.
Furthermore, we have organized a curriculum and structured a clear learning process that makes perfecting the moves smooth and easy. Every day, the students know exactly which techniques they are going to learn in class. In addition, they have an attendance card where they can track the sessions that still need to be completed in order to graduate from the course.
A huge difference with other Jiu-Jitsu schools that focus mainly on sport and competition it’s that in those competitive settings only the strong, young and athletic can survive the high intensity of training without getting injured.
Combat Basics can be practiced by anyone regardless of age or physical condition. Since it’s our entry level program, we focus less on high intensity sparring and more on drilling the techniques to create the muscle memory needed in a safe, cooperative and friendly environment.
Once the program is completed, the student will take a test to show us proficiency executing the moves and upon graduating they’ll move to our Mastery Jiu-Jitsu class.
We take a systematic approach to gradually take a new student from 0 to a point where they can handle a more intense sparring against a resistant opponent.
Bottom line is, you don’t need to get in shape to start Combat Basics, you get in shape here!
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