BJJ focuses on using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent. Since Brazilian JiuJitsu focuses on submissions without the use of striking, BJJ is for everyone of all ages and abilities! Training BJJ at Aberdeen Martial Arts Academy allows you to focus on learning the many different positions, techniques, and skills required to become successful in this extremely popular martial art.
In the Gi classes, members are required to wear the traditional BJJ uniform called a “Gi”. Techniques in this class are taught in the traditional methods of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, in which the use of a gi is necessary. It is often agreed upon by the highest ranking grapplers and BJJ practitioners in the world that practicing BJJ while using the Gi is an essential part of becoming an elite level grappler. While practicing BJJ while using the gi, the student can then achieve a “belt ranking”. The color of one’s belt reflects their level of skill in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Class traditionally starts with a warm up, technical training, sparring, and cool down. The classess are taught throughout the week by the four resident black belts of the Academy.
We also present a number of seminars throughout the year with World class masters sharing their knowledge and training techniques. These seminars are only available to the academy members and are designed around the needs of the students rather than the more popular general public seminars.