So you’re interested in starting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – awesome! You’ve come to the right place. Freestyle Martial Arts Academy is the only Guerrilla affiliate in northern Nevada, and we welcome new students of all ages and abilities. Today, we’re sharing what you need to get started with BJJ in Reno – and three things you don’t.
you don’t need any martial arts experience
No experience? No problem. Everyone starts as a white belt, and even if you have no martial arts experience of any kind, it’s not an issue. If you’re new to the sport or you’ve been training for years, we have a spot for you on the mat.
you don’t need anything for your first class
Your first lesson is on us, and we have a clean uniform for you to wear. Plan to arrive a few minutes early to sign a waiver and change into the loaner gi, but otherwise, all you need to start is the decision to go for it.
you don’t need to be in shape
There’s a saying about BJJ – the only way to get in shape for it is to do it. Guerrilla Jiu Jitsu offers a very unique fitness experience that works across the board, no matter your current fitness level or athletic ability. In this era of full-body workout programs, we have functional training down to a (literal) art. You’ll engage your core, legs, back and arms in each class, with the added bonus of learning self defense skills. So don’t worry about being in shape – if you stick with it, you’ll get there!
so what do you need?
To start rolling at Guerrilla Jiu Jitsu, all you need is the interest and the means to get to class. Check out our getting started offer here, have a look at the schedule, and head on over. You’re welcome to jump right in, or you can observe a few classes first if that’s your preference. Our instructors will be available to answer your questions, and we welcome the opportunity to introduce you to this amazing sport.
If you’re interested in signing up your child, all of the above still applies. Learn more about our children’s programs or give us a call at 746-3888 Monday through Friday between 3-7 pm. We’ll be happy to answer your questions.