Why you should train
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Class Main Key Features
Our jiu jitsu and no gi submission wrestling classes teach the foundations of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in a structured and interactive manner. The head coaches, all purple belt and higher, bring their experience along with an element of fun to every class.
2nd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu | No Gi Wrestling Instructor
What is Jiu Jitsu
If you are new to the sport, you may be asking yourself “What is jiu jitsu anyways?”
Jiu Jitsu is literally translated from its Japanese origin to mean the gentle art. It has a focus on ground fighting or grappling with a goal of dominating your opponent by subduing or submitting them. While its very beginning origin can be debated, we can all agree that the samurai of feudal Japan were instrumental in its development.
In the late 1800’s, Jigoro Kano, a student of Japanese Jiu Jitsu, used his experiences and developed his own fighting system, Judo. As a smaller man, Kano emphasized off balancing, throwing and less reliance on strength in crafting his art.
One of Kano’s students, Mitsuyo Maeda brought Judo to Brazil in the early 1900’s where the Gracie family picked up the sport and honed in on the ground fighting aspect. In the 1920’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as we now know it was born.
Being created for combat, makes this sport perfect for self defense. It combines not only strength and cardio, but is also great for problem solving and learning to keep calm in stressful situations. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu develops confidence and mental toughness.
Many people also enjoy it because it keeps you grounded in the moment. There is no headspace during training to worry about anything other than what is happening in the present.
One of the best reason to train, is the gym family aspect. You end up becoming close to your training partners and develop many friendships not only within your chosen academy, but all throughout the jiu jitsu community.
Come join us and fall in love with the sport like we have!
Ares BJJ : Who we are
The Ares Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association was created by a group of friends, each with over 15 years of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu experience; Samir Chantre, Osvaldo Queixinho, Alan Moraes and Milton Bastos. We value friendships and principals before business. We agree that in the end of our journey, our friends and family are the ones that will be by our side.
Our goal is to be a huge family with world wide ties that bring Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to the next level and change lives. We have a very powerful tool on our hands and we shall show the world. With the right attitude and values, we will spread our sense of community to as many places as we possibly can. There is Ares Bjj associations around the globe and many more to come.
Whether you are an avid competitor with a big competition team or you have a gym focused more on self defense and fitness, we will be there for you.
(description taken from aresbjj.com)
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
14 and up classes
Yes, teenagers and adults welcome.
Water, workout clothes, gi, belt, sweat towel and a positive attitude!
Not for your FREE TRIAL WEEK!
If you are a fellow BJJ practitioner just dropping by, there is no charge.
For regular visitors, we have a $20 drop-in fee.
Open mats are free for everyone!
Jiu jitsu is for all ages!