Brazilian JIU-JITSU classes at the MCMA Training Centre, South Harrow

Brazilian Jiu – Jitsu Coach – Leonardo Queiroz – 3rd Degree Brazilian Jiu – Jitsu Black Belt from Brazil.

What to expect: The average session varies in content, but not too much, and not too much information. Simple and good. These sessions will provide an excellent, total body workout, some technical knowledge and the time to spar and put that knowledge into practice.

The sessions are 90 minutes and are available to anyone, but if you are lazy then it isn’t for you. If you want to improve, put in genuine work, not complain, and push yourself, then these sessions will definitely attract you.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or just Jiu-Jitsu, is a form of grappling, which is as old arguably as animal life itself. What separates or defines “Brazilian” Jiu-Jitsu is the focus on not just getting the opponent to the ground but using the ground to position oneself in a dominant, safe position, with as little risk as possible, whilst exposing the opponent to potentially dangerous and painful positions. All manner of chokes and strangles,joint hyper-extension, compression holds and body weight placement are legal- with very few being disallowed during the training (although not always) and of course depending on the level of the practitioners.

When one partner has had enough or wants to stop during the training or at a competition he/she verbally says “yep/stop/tap” or uses a hand to tap the opponent to signal submission. With the wide variety of positions, it would be thought that the training would be dangerous. Whilst potentially yes, the injury rate is surprisingly low. The main thing will be the feeling of all over body soreness you will get after the first few training sessions- but your body will adapt very quickly and you will learn how to position yourself and what to do, and when.

As I said, everyone is welcome, just come ready to train! You don’t have to be young, strong or fast. Jiu-Jitsu is a knowledge base that you can adapt to suit your own body and your own preferred way/ways you can/like to move.

Call the MCMA Training Centre in South Harrow to book your first class today on 07818 416 671.

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