This is a guide to the various classes we offer and what you can expect from them;
These classes will start with a warm-up then some general conditioning work and some exercises based on the movements used during a grappling match. Technique will then be taught which could either be working through a sequence of positions to achieve a submission, looking at an attack and the counter, defences to submissions or escapes from inferior positions. Every class will include sparring.
You will be expected to wear a gi for these classes as many of the techniques taught will require it. If you are new to the club a gi top and belt can be provided.
These will be structured as per the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes but the techniques will focus on using grips without the gi. You will learn to use underhooks, overhooks and body locks to control your opponent. Again, every class will include live sparring.
Suitable attire; grappling shorts, board shorts (without exterior buttons/zips etc), rashguard, t-shirt, gi trousers.
The aim of the basics classes is to provide everyone with the fundamental techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and how to apply them in gi and no-gi (also referred to as submission wrestling). The classes are suitable for all levels and are recommended for beginners.
These classes are most suitable for people who have a basic grasp of jiu-jitsu but beginners are still welcome.
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
There is a much larger focus on conditioning in these classes. Grappling techniques will be taught with consideration to strikes and we will also cover aspects of MMA such as returning to a standing position, standing clinch work and ground and pound. Sparring will be varied; grappling, grappling with strikes, takedowns, stand-up, amateur or pro MMA. However, no one is expected to spar at a level they do not feel comfortable with.
Suitable attire is as per the Submission Grappling class. You will also need MMA gloves, boxing gloves and possibly shin-guards, headgear etc depending on what sparring you wish to do.
There are also pro MMA team training sessions, but these are invite only. If you are interested, speak to Chris Rees or John Phillips at one of the MMA lessons.
Private lessons (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, submission grappling, MMA, conditioning) are available with Chris Rees and Rob Taylor. Contact them to schedule a lesson. Contact page HERE.
These sessions include competition rules sparring. There may also be open mat time which you can use to spar, drill or do additional conditioning work etc., All overseen by Chris and/or Rob. NOT SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS.