Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (The Gentle Art)
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is not about beating someone up or "choking" them. BJJ is about overcoming obstacles that seem bigger than you are through self-discipline, perseverance, character, respect, hard work and the will to never give up. Every student will become good at BJJ, just not at the same time. Progression in Jiu Jitsu is not measured by how big and bad someone is, or how many people a student can tap or beat. We reward students based on their discipline, respect, determination, commitment and focus on and off the mats. Being good at Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or “fighting” is just a byproduct of the life skills and traits that are forged on the mats during training. BJJ is a great way to help learn valuable life skills; the characteristics that it takes to become good at Jiu Jitsu are the very same things that it takes to be successful in life, such as self-discipline, focus, self-respect, empathy and courtesy for others, etc.
The way students react under stressful situations (i.e.: someone trying to hold you down on the ground or take you down and choke you out) during training translates to real life situations. A student who panics during these sessions usually has a hard time keeping their composure at the face of adversity off the mats as well. A student who stays calm during these sessions is more likely to keep their composure during times of frustration and pressure.
Our weekly practices provide a dynamic controlled mix of physical and intellectual skill and the opportunity to learn to win or lose, with honor and respect for one another. This array of experiences offers plenty of opportunity for life lessons to be taught and learned. The inner strength and confidence that come from successfully handling adversity are the foundation to accomplishing many of the larger goals in life. Knowing you can do it, is an advantage that will last a lifetime.
By completing the vigorous training sessions, students become empowered as they progress through their rank. They are equipped with real life skills to defend themselves not only physically but mentally as well; ultimately becoming Bully-Proofed to the all the “Bullies” that life throws at them.
Professor Ronaldo Campos
Professor Eduardo Nascimento
Coach Chris White
Our Little Warriors Program is designed to teach your children the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in a safe, fun and engaging environment. Your children will learn basic positions and techniques that will help build their confidence. In addition to the physical component, your children will also learn valuable life skills, such as self discipline, focus, self respect, empathy and courtesy for others.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu No Gi
Our No Gi Class is open to men and women of any age and fitness level and does not require the traditional uniform (Gi). No Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a form of submission grappling, and also provides some great self defense techniques. You will learn many practical positions, techniques, submissions and escapes in No Gi.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Beginners
Our Beginners Class is designed to introduce members to the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. This class is perfect for men and women of any age and fitness level. We provide a controlled and safe environment, for you to learn the basic positions, techniques, submissions and escapes of BJJ. This class will give you the foundation, that will allow you to develop into a very well rounded Jiu Jitsu Practitioner.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu All Levels
Our all levels class will expand on the foundation you built in the beginners class. You will begin to incorporate more complex movements and start connecting different techniques. If competing is a goal of yours, this is when you will start to develop “your game” and have broad enough depth of knowledge to step on the competition mats.
Private classes are available upon request and can be one on one, or in a small group setting. Privates provide you with a customized experience designed to fit your personal needs, fitness level and goals. If you are a beginner looking for extra guidance, or an experienced practitioner looking to create a more dynamic flow, or somewhere in between, privates are a great option.
We are located in the same building as Tewksbury Sports Club. Our main entrance is located on the right side of the building, with a blue awning above the door. We have 4 designated Fenix parking spaces, or you can park in any of the spaces surrounding the building.
We have approximately 2,500 square feet of space. This includes over 1,000 square feet of mat space, a waiting room with complimentary coffee and tv, a changing area with 4 private changing rooms, including a large shower with complimentary towels and toiletries.