I don’t have any martial arts experience. Is that a problem?
What do I need to start training?
At what age can children begin Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Freestyle Martial Arts?
How often should I expect to train?
Do I need to be in good shape to start Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?
Is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu a good workout?
What should I know about belt ranks?
Do I have to compete in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournaments?
What’s the potential for injury in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?
Does Freestyle have locker rooms?
How do I get started?
Not at all. And you’re not alone. Everyone who has ever started a martial art has had zero experience in the beginning. Whether you’re brand new, have been training for years, or worry that you’re out of shape, we have a place for you on the mat and the methods to help you see rapid progress.
All you need to do is make the decision to start. Your first lesson is free, and we’ll loan you a clean uniform to wear. Once you see what we do, we think you’ll be on board. After that, you’ll only need to purchase a uniform of your own. We sell Guerrilla and Freestyle Jiu Jitsu uniforms at our school.
We offer separate classes for children and teens, and your child can begin training as young as age five. We take care to partner all children with kids in the appropriate size and age range. This ensures they’re not only effectively learning the techniques, but they’re doing it with someone with whom they can connect and have fun.
Based on our decades of experience, we suggest training a minimum of twice per week in order to see consistent progress. If you want to train more, go for it! Our monthly costs include unlimited training.
No. In fact, we believe the only way to get in shape for Jiu Jitsu training is with Jiu Jitsu training. Guerrilla Jiu Jitsu is a very unique workout experience that’s doable for all fitness levels and abilities. All you need to do is show up.
Absolutely. In this age of full-body workout programs, Guerrilla Jiu Jitsu is the ultimate in functional training with the benefit of learning self defense. Not a class goes by that you don’t engage your core, legs, back and arms. Every class leaves students covered in sweat and enjoying that comfortable post-workout bliss.
We use the traditional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu belt ranks, which mark the progress of you or your child’s journey. Belts are earned through consistent attendance, marked technical improvement, and a positive attitude towards your training. We are not a “belt factory.” If you receive a new belt, you can be certain that you earned it.
We know that people have different expectations and goals when they start training, and competing in tournaments may not be one of them. That is absolutely fine. We will always respect your decision not to compete. Whether you compete or not, it won’t affect your progress and won’t affect your belt promotions.
This is the biggest concern for people who want to start training, and it’s a valid concern. It’s also why we work diligently to maintain a productive and safe training environment, and why we’re tireless when it comes to improving our teaching methods. Our focus is always on safety and proper technique, and we have succeeded in fostering an environment that greatly reduces the likelihood of injury. Your training partners are there only to help you learn and have fun, and your instructors are always watching.
We have men’s and women’s bathrooms, but no showers or lockers for students.
Get started by clicking here, or call the front desk between 3 and 7 pm, Monday through Friday, at 746-3888. You’re also welcome to stop by and observe any of our classes.