FAQs

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. It emphasizes techniques that allow smaller individuals to defend themselves against larger opponents using submission holds, controlling positions, joint locks, and chokes.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) offers a variety of benefits for practitioners. Here are some of the main benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu:

Self-Defense: BJJ focuses on grappling and ground fighting techniques, making it an effective form of self-defense in real-life situations.

Physical Fitness: BJJ is a full-body workout that helps improve cardiovascular endurance, strength, and flexibility.

Mental Benefits: BJJ teaches problem-solving skills, patience, and resilience. BJJ requires strategic thinking, problem-solving, and quick decision-making. It challenges practitioners to adapt and adjust their techniques based on their opponent’s movements and reactions. This mental stimulation helps to improve cognitive abilities and develop a sharp, tactical mindset. Additionally, it promotes mental focus and stress relief. 

Discipline and Focus: Consistent training in BJJ cultivates discipline, self-control, and focus. It requires commitment to regular training, attention to detail, and perseverance to overcome challenges and progress in skill levels.

Social Benefits: BJJ training fosters a strong sense of camaraderie among practitioners, providing opportunities to make new friends and be part of a supportive community.

Lifestyle and Healthy Habits: BJJ often inspires a healthier lifestyle, including improved nutrition, better sleep habits, and a greater awareness of overall well-being. The dedication and commitment required in BJJ often extend to other areas of life, promoting a holistic approach to health and wellness.

These are just some of the main benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Whether you are looking to improve your fitness, learn self-defense, or boost your confidence, BJJ offers a well-rounded experience.

In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the terms “Gi” and “No-Gi” refer to two different types of training attire and styles.

Gi Classes: Gi classes in BJJ involve training while wearing a traditional uniform known as a Gi, also referred to as a kimono. The Gi consists of a jacket, pants, and a belt. Gi training incorporates the use of the Gi fabric, lapels, and sleeves to execute techniques such as chokes, grips, and throws. The Gi adds an additional layer of strategy and control to the training, as it provides more grips and handles for the practitioners to utilize during their techniques. It also simulates scenarios that may involve clothing in a self-defense situation.

No-Gi Classes: No-Gi classes, on the other hand, involve training without the traditional gi uniform. Instead, participants wear Bravos Rashguard and Bravos shorts. No-Gi training focuses on grappling techniques without relying on the grips provided by the gi fabric. The absence of the gi allows for a faster-paced, more dynamic style of training. Practitioners learn to adapt their techniques to a more slippery and faster-paced environment, relying on different grips such as underhooks, overhooks, and wrist control.

Yes, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a fantastic way to improve your overall fitness. It provides a full-body workout that enhances strength, flexibility, endurance, and cardiovascular fitness. Regular training can lead to weight loss, increased muscle tone, and improved overall physical well-being

Beginners

Absolutely! Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is designed to be accessible to people of all skill levels, including beginners. Bravos BJJ offers classes specifically design for beginners, where you will learn the fundamental techniques and gradually progress as you gain experience. Our members also have access to exclusive online content to review the techniques taught in classes.

No, prior martial arts experience is not necessary. Many people start Brazilian Jiu Jitsu without any background in martial arts, and our instructors are experienced in teaching beginners. They will guide you through the learning process and help you develop your skills.

For the first class, shorts and t-shirt are fine. We provide uniform for the free trial. After that, a Bravos Gi (Kimono) is required for Gi Classes. Bravos rashguard and shorts are required for No-Gi Classes. Uniforms are available for purchase at the gym.

Please arrive 10 minutes before your Free trial class. You will need to fill a Waiver Form. We provide the uniform for the trial. Bring a water bottle and wear thongs (footwear) that will make it easier to step in and out of the mats. 

The frequency of training can vary depending on individual goals and schedules. Consistency is key, so it’s recommended to train at least a few times per week to see progress and improvement. However, it’s important to listen to your body and allow yourself enough time for rest and recovery.

Membership

Signing up for a gym membership is a simple process. All you need to do is visit the gym in person and fill out a membership form. You can do that just before your first class or after our free trial class. Filling out the membership form at the gym ensures that you have the opportunity to ask any questions, receive relevant information, and have a smooth enrolment experience.

No, there is no lock-in contract required for this gym membership. You have the flexibility to join and leave the gym without being bound to any long-term commitments.

Yes, the joining fee (Adults: $180 / Kids:$140) primarily covers the cost of the uniform required for training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The uniform consists of a Gi jacket, pants, and a belt

No, there is no cancellation fee associated with this gym membership. You are free to cancel your membership without incurring any additional charges.

Cancelling your membership is simple. Just send us email requesting to cancel your membership (3 business days notice before the fortnightly payment day).

If you decide to cancel your membership before the end of the fortnight, you will not be refunded for the remaining days of that period. However, you can continue to use the facilities until the end of the current billing period.

Yes, memberships can be suspended for a minimum of 2 weeks and a maximum of 2 months per calendar year. To suspend your membership you just need to send an email at least 3 business days before the fortnightly payment day.

Kids/Teens
No, our BJJ Kids classes are designed for all experience levels. Most of our students starts with no prior experience. Your child will be taught exercises and techniques appropriate for his skill level.
On the first class, a parent or legal guardian needs to be present to sign the Waiver Form and we strongly recommend your presence during the session to help your child to feel more comfortable on his first day.

After the first class, parents are no longer allowed to stay and watch the kids class (except for previously arranged special occasions). Spectators presence makes it difficult for students to maintain focus on their practice. Additionally, we believe it helps kids to develop independence, which is a key lesson to learn in martial arts (self-defence).

We just ask that a parent or guardian be present to pick them up 5 minutes before class finishes.

Parents, family and friends will have the opportunity to watch the kids performance at the Grading events.

At O’Connor gym, our BJJ Kids program is designed for children from 5 to 11 years old. And we have a separate class for teenagers (from 12 to 16 years old).

At Joondalup gym, our BJJ Kids / Teens class is designed for 8 to 16 years old students. 

We have two coaches per class, allowing us to split the class in two different age groups. We ensure kids train with appropriate size and age partners.

For the first class, shorts and t-shirt are fine. We provide uniform for the free trial. After that, a Bravos Gi (Kimono) is required. Uniforms are available for purchase at the gym.

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