Frequently Asked Questions

Can I try a class before enrolling?

Yes.  You have a trial class available to you before signing up.  Just give us a call to schedule your trial.

Do I have to be in shape to start Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

No.  You can come as you are and work at a pace that is comfortable to you.  Your fitness level will increase the more you train.

Are classes Co-ed?

Yes, classes are co-ed.  We generally have a good mix of male and female students in any given class. Although we cannot guarantee that a female will always have another female to train with, we always try to accommodate our female members, especially when they are just beginning their martial arts journey. 

Will Brazilian jiu Jitsu teach me self defense techniques?

Yes.  We teach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu primarily for self defense.  

Do I have to compete?

No.  Competitions are totally up to the student but our instructors will spend extra time with students gearings up for competitions.  We normally will have flyers and competition announcements around the dojo for any student interested.

What is submission Grappling?

Submission grappling (or Nogi) is a cross training of various grappling arts.  It uses elements of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, judo, sambo, Japanese jiu-jitsu, catch wrestling and Greco-Roman wrestling with the goal of controlling and eventually submitting your opponent.  

Because submission grappling is performed without a Gi or combat kimono, it is directly applicable to mixed martial arts training as well as any hand to hand combat situations.

Is BJJ/ MMA training safe?

Yes.  While accidents are bound to happen in any contact sport, training BJJ and MMA are relatively safe.  Most of the training is centered around technique, balance, leverage and control, usually reducing the probability of injury and accidents.

I am Too Old to Train?

The quick answer, No.

45-58 Bell Boulevard,

Bayside, NY, 11361

Phone: 718-962-7422

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