Brazilian/Gracie Jiu Jitsu
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport and a form of self-defence that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. It was made famous by the Gracie family and their victories in the Ultimate Fighting Championships and challenge matches against other martial arts. They proved that their style of Jiu Jitsu was superior to other martial arts.
We have specific beginner classes that give you an introduction into the art, teaching you the self defence moves, throws and fundamental ground positions.
There are many different types of Martial Arts, and it can be hard to understand the difference between them all.
Below are some of the reasons why Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is one of the safest and most appropriate styles for children to learn.
1 . It is a non-violent yet effective self-defence system. BJJ is based on leverage and technique and gives a smaller person the ability to defeat a larger, stronger opponent. This effectiveness in being able to defend yourself builds confidence in your child and gives them the power to say NO to bullies and walk away from confrontation.
2 . BJJ uses the principles of action – reaction, leverage, and base. Children learn to use an opponent’s power as an advantage, rather than fighting force with force. We practice many different games that help children experience these principles and learn to understand how to use them in the techniques. Children become more ‘Body Aware’ and develop their co-ordination, which leads to self-confidence and inner discipline. Not only do children learn how to effectively defend themselves, but also strengthen their physical abilities so they can excel in other activities.
At the Andy Roberts Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy in Farnborough we aim to provide the very best level of technical instruction and safety for your child to learn a Martial Art.
Andy has been training Martial Arts since he was 8yrs old and has personally seen the benefits from the training. He has been a professional instructor for over 12 years. Andy fell in love with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in1999 and trains closely with the Gracie family (founders of the art). He travels once a week to London to train with Roger Gracie who is considered the best BJJ practioner of the current time.
We follow a structured curriculum and have plans for each lesson ensuring your child will be learning as well as having fun.
All our instructors have enhanced DBS checks, public liability insurance and are first aid trained.
At ARBJJ you won’t see 5,6,7 or 12yr old Black Belts, you can only achieve the rank of Black Belt when you are 18yrs.
Ladies Only Classes
A specific class just women mainly focusing on the self defence aspect of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Classes are taught by BJJ Purple Belt Helen Jones.
Muay Thai is often described as “The Science of Eight Limbs”, referring to the use of the fists, knees, elbows and shins to strike an opponent.
Muay Thai developed from the original martial art of Muay Boran, and is one of the most powerful striking arts of self-defence taught today.
Classes for all ages and abilities teach the value of technique, control, respect and cardio-vascular fitness in a friendly and ego-less environment.
Wrestling is a martial art and Olympic Sport that uses grappling techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns and pins. It is probably the oldest martial art and is the original sport of the Olympic Games. It is a great physical work out. Classes are taught by British Wrestling Association Level 2 coach and former Hungarian Junior National Champion Csaba Benedek.
Judo is a grappling art focusing on throws and pinning techniques. It is an Olympic Sport and classes are run by British Judo Association Level 2 Coach Tony ‘Doc’ Stanley.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques, from a mixture of martial arts traditions and non-traditions, to be used in competitions. The rules allow the use of striking and grappling techniques, both while standing and on the ground. Such competitions allow martial artists of different backgrounds to compete. The term may also be used, less correctly, to describe hybrid martial arts styles.
Modern mixed martial arts competition emerged in American popular culture in 1993 with the founding of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Initially based on finding the most effective martial arts for real unarmed combat situations, competitors of various arts were pitted against one another with minimal rules for safety. In the following decade, MMA promoters adopted many additional rules aimed at increasing safety for competitors and to promote mainstream acceptance of the sport.