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One aspect that separates Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from most other martial arts, is that it can be practiced at 100% effort against a resisting opponent. You get to apply the techniques you learn in class against a teammate in live sparring sessions. This is the biggest differentiator, but also sometimes one that is more intimidating to new students.

 

Our goal is to create an environment where you feel safe and comfortable while you learn first the sport while also pushing you outside of your comfort zone. Our introductory class will provide everything you need to know about training BJJ at Groundworks.

New Students

  • Schedule an intro class led by one of our instructors

  • Wear fitted clothing (Rash guard, board shorts, yoga pants, are all optimal). 

    • T-shirt is fine if you don't have a rash guard!

    • Women - we recommend wearing a sports bra under a fitted shirt.​

  • Remove all jewelry and piercings

  • Tie your hair up if longer than shoulder length

  • Please trim fingernails and toenails

  • Bring flip flops - No shoes ON the mat, and no barefeet OFF the mat

  • Bring a water bottle

  • Bring proof of vaccination (photo is ok)