At Gustavo Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, we offer classes for men, women, and children alike. Benefits of our system include fitness, self-defense, weight control, self-confidence, and competition training.
Our adult classes consist of beginners classes, regular BJJ classes, advanced BJJ classes, and No-Gi classes.
Our beginners class focuses on learning BJJ fundamentals such as basic positions, escapes, sweeps, takedowns, submissions and counters. This class will help you develop better coordination, self-confidence, and physical conditioning. This is where you will develop your foundation.
Once you have a good basic foundation, you will move out of the basic class and begin to apply the techniques learned and begin to expand on them. At this level you will begin to train with partners of multiple levels allowing for a better understanding of the techniques and competition strategies.
At the advanced level you will begin to truly master the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It is at this level the techniques will become second nature.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is quickly becoming a number one choice for parents on the search for martial arts training for their children. Our kids BJJ classes focus on realistic self-defense without the need for striking.
Our Little Kids classes are structured for 5 and 6 years old children. The basic foundation of this class is basic Judo takedowns combined with basic falls and rolls. We incorporate balance training, coordination, and proper timing to create a strong foundation. Games are incorporated into the training to make learning fun.
Our Big Kids program continues on foundation building as more grappling techniques are introduced. Confidence, patience, respect and discipline are emphasized both in and out of the academy. Children also learn to work with a partner toward a common goal, which establishes a foundation of cooperation and learning.
In addition to physical skills, our program has added emotional growth benefits for kids. The best defense against a bully is CONFIDENCE. The best way to win a fight is to not get into one in the first place. Our program will give your child the confidence and emotional strength to avoid the need for a physical altercation.
Another added benefit of our training for kids is better grades in school as well as better behavior at home. The descipline and respect learned at our academy will translate into every aspect of your child's life in and out of the academy.