BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU

Overcome any challenger, regardless of size. This self-defense system is also a total body workout. Learn to employ proper technique as you leverage your own strength to defeat an opponent.

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CLASSES

Experience the benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in an environment that’s comfortable for you. Our programs welcome people of all ages & ability starting from children as young as 4yrs.

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

There is a time and place for martial arts training. Students will develop discipline and learn structure while improving motor skills, agility and flexibility.

World Class Coaching

At UFC GYM, we take pride in our coaches — elite athletes who have dedicated their lives to mixed martial arts and fitness training. BJJ coaches must be a purple belt or higher. Their lineage is verified by our Head of BJJ, Raphael Barbosa.

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Our Coaches

Each coach has been individually approved by renowned program director, Raphael Souza, who oversees and approves programming. Lineage is verified and coaches must be trained and belted by accredited BJJ instructors or academies.

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Belt and Stripe Promotion

Set goals. Stripe promotions are awarded between belt rank promotions and help gauge progress. Belt promotions are based on a student's attendance, knowledge of techniques and performance on the mat.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes

Whether ground fighting is your go-to training method, or you've never set foot on a mat, there’s a BJJ class for you.

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BJJ GI / NO GI

Learn the foundations of BJJ. Start with basic techniques and advance with continued practice and attendance.

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YOUTH BJJ ( GI )

This program teaches self-defense techniques and develops conditioning and athletic skills. Improves motor skills, agility, flexibility and instills discipline.

Classes In Your Area

Common Questions

  1. What should I expect in my first class?

    Don’t be nervous for your first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class. The class participants might seem tight knit, but BJJ practitioners are a friendly bunch. You will soon be one of them. Arrive a few minutes early and introduce yourself to the Coach. The Coach will ensure you are properly introduced and integrated. You will be paired with an appropriate person for partner drills. Participants will have a range of experience, from beginner and up.

  2. What should I wear? Do I need a gi?

    Gi classes require the UFC GYM BJJ gi top and bottom with earned belt level. “No Gi” classes require the rash guard, or top, and the bottoms to be the same color. Newcomer? You’re welcome to attend your first few classes in an alternate gi or appropriate athletic wear. Long sleeves, long pants and tight fitting athletic wear is recommended. Inquire with the coach for more details.

  3. Are there mat rules I need to know?

    Mat rules are posted outside of the BJJ room. Here are a few helpful guidelines to know ahead of time. Always bow to the center of the mat when you enter and exit. Develop respect for yourself and others: class begins with a formal bow to the instructor and your uniform must be kept neat and clean at all times. Observe hygiene best practices. Keep nails short for safety, remove piercings - and NEVER wear shoes on the mat!

  4. Are classes based on weight and size? Are they co-ed?

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will empower you with the skills and techniques necessary to overcome any challenger, regardless of size. Try it and find out for yourself! Classes are co-ed & we welcome people of all ages & abilities. We welcome beginners, just please inform the coach prior to the class.

  5. What are the belt progressions?

    For Adults (ages 16+) the progression is: White Belt (1-4 Stripes), Blue Belt (1-4 Stripes), Purple Belt (1-4 Stripes), Brown Belt (1-4 Stripes), Black Belt (Degrees). For Youth (ages 6-15) the progression is: White Belt (1-4 Stripes), Gray Belt With White Stripe (1-6 Stripes), Gray Belt (1-6 Stripes), Gray Belt With Black Stripe (1-6 Stripes), Yellow Belt With White Stripe (1-6 Stripes), Yellow Belt (1-6 Stripes), Yellow Belt With Black Stripe (1-6 Stripes), Orange Belt With White Stripe (1-6 Stripes), Orange Belt (1-6 Stripes), Orange Belt With Black Stripe (1-6 Stripes), Green Belt With White Stripe (1-6 Stripes), Green Belt (1-6 Stripes), Green Belt With Black Stripe (1-6 Stripes).