Focusing on the core elements of Ground Fighting, our curriculum is composed of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and *OG Catch Wrestling (*Old School Grappling).
As in most similar styles there is always the debate over which style is best. No particular style is better than the other, they are just different. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Catch Wrestling work for the same result, but have different thoughts and how to attain them.
A man by the name of Mitsuyo Maeda taught Carlos Gracie (Older brother of Helio Gracie) to fight.
What most do not know is that Maeda perfected his system competing in Catch-As-Catch-Can tournaments - as "Count Koma" - at the turn of the 20th Century. Maeda is rumored to have fought over 2.000 matches in his career and he only lost two of them, which was in the "Catch-As-Catch-Can" World Championship held in London.
Another famous Grappler, Masahiko Kimura learned legitimate Catch-As-Catch-Can while working as Professional Wrestler for Rikidozan in the early 1950's. Later Kimura would go on to beat Helio Gracie with the bread and butter hold of Catch Wrestling; the double Wrist Lock, a.k.a. Kimura.
Thus, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Catch Wrestling are sharing some time in history.
Our goal being the evolution of our Members, we decided to reunite these two different, although complementary fighting arts.
The term Gi, from Japanese « Keikogi » (literally: practice clothes) is the correct word for what is commonly called a Kimono (Kimono literally meaning « Thing to wear », which denominates traditional daily clothes in Japan).
The fabric is specially woven to withstand hard Training sessions.
In practise, you will discover that the Gi in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an offensive as well as defensive Tool, by emphasizing and promoting on safety and technique.
The Gi allows a more technical and complex approach in Jiu Jitsu. By neutralizing many of your opponent’s advantages, it adds more profundity to your technique. Thus without a Gi, a stronger opponent can take advantage of his strength and a faster opponent can take advantage of his speed. Adding a Gi, your opponent’s strength and speed can be handled differently with a good technique. In that way you acquire a higher technical consciousness training in a Gi.
Consider the Gi as a vehicle. The more proficient you are with the Gi, the better you will be in No Gi.
19.00 - 20.30 (7pm-8.30pm)
|BJJ Adults - All Levels|
|Thursday||19.00 - 20.30 (7pm-8.30pm)||BJJ Adults - All Levels|
|Friday||06.00-07.00 (6am-7am)||Early Morning Rolling|
|Saturday||10.30 - 12.00 (am)||BJJ Kids (7+)|
|Sunday||08.30 - 09.30 (08.30am-09.30am)||OG - Catch Wrestling|
|09.30 - 11.00 (9.30am-11am)||BJJ Adults - All Levels|
Privates and other possibilities are available on demand.
Please show up at Time and Respect our Code of Conduct.
Please consider that a Dojo is Place with a Set of Rules that have to be respected. We invite all Students and Visitors to take note of and respect them. You can find our Code of Conduct here.
The Team administrators will inform you about the procedure.