Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self defense.
Sparring (commonly referred to as ‘rolling’) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress.
No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu, commonly referred to as Submission Grappling will focus on taking your opponent to the ground while maintaining dominant control with a heavy emphasis on transitioning for submissions as well as counter defense. The Fabio Prado BJJ program will teach you not only the fundamentals of grappling, but how to apply these fundamentals to mixed martial arts.
Additionally Submission Grappling helps students develop practical skills effective in true-life self defense situations in addition to the sporting environment and provides a new dimension to traditional BJJ training. It may be trained in solely or in conjunction with traditional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes. We think that it is important for students to understand both aspects, considering most tournaments offer both Gi and No-Gi divisions.