FAQ

About BJJ

What does "Jiu-Jitsu" mean?
Is Jiu-Jitsu like grappling or wrestling?
I'm not in the best shape. Can I still start at Jiu-Jitsu?
What are some of the physical benefits of training Jiu-Jitsu?
Is Jiu-Jitsu beneficial for women?
I have never done martial arts before and feel a little apprehensive. Is it easy to get started?
Will there be other beginners there beside me?
How are classes structured?
I have a busy schedule, how often should I train?
Is Jiu-Jitsu effective against other styles of martial arts?
What is the basic etiquette while in class?
What is the belt system in Jiu-Jitsu?
How long does it take to obtain a black belt?
What is the difference between Classical or Japanese Jiu-Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)?
What is the difference between Gracie or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)?

For Parents

How old does my child have to be to start training?
Why Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy?
What is the difference between Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and other forms of martial arts for kids?
How large are your class sizes?
My child is already very energetic. I'm afraid martial arts training will encourage aggression.
Are there local tournaments for my child?
Teaching kids is not easy. What make your instructors so succesful?
Is the curriculum safe for my child?