Self Defense Classes Fort Worth TX
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art that proves that a smaller or weaker person can defend them selves against a larger or stronger attacker. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a grappling based martial art, takedowns, holds, joint locks, and chokes key components in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. This martial art is an extremely practical system of self defense.
Sparring also known as rolling, is a key component in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, training partners are taught how to grapple each other to try and apply the techniques taught in class. This is a part of what makes Brazilian Jiu Jitsu so practical, live training is essential to growth, and to make sure your self defense can be applied against a resisting opponent.
Practitioners of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu are taught to grapple in the traditional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gi, and without the Gi. The Gi is adopted from the uniform commonly used in many traditional Japanese Martial Arts. The Gi is made up of a very tough and heavy cotton jacket and trousers. The belt worn over the Gi signifies the rank and skill of the practitioner.
At Fitness Fight Factory, we provide a diverse class schedule ranging from daytime Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes (11:00am to 12:30pm) Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Our evening Jiu Jitsu classes are taught on Mondays, and Wednesdays at 6:00pm and lasts until 7:30PM. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we offer a 6:00PM GI Basics class taught by head Brazilian Jiu Jitsu coach Brandon Quick, at 7:00PM the class switches to advanced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Brandon Quick is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black belt and is Johnny Bedford and Evan Cutts’ head grappling coach.
Each is taught in an environment perfect for the beginner and advanced student to deepen their knowledge of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Monday, and Wednesday 6:30pm No-Gi classes are taught by current UFC fighter and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt, Johnny Bedford, and a host of professional fighters as assistant coaches.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is split into five ranks.
Everyone that starts Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, starts their journey as a white belt. The goals of a white belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is to start understanding the framework of grappling. Each position in Jiu Jitsu has specific goals and objectives.
Letting go of your ego is crucial to successes, don’t focus to much on “winning” or “losing”
Learning to relax is an absolutely essential skill and white belt is the best time to acquire it. I cannot overstate how important this is. The only way you will be able to do this by learning to control your ego. Remember: nothing is expected of you at this stage. Try to focus your energy on the experience instead of ‘winning’ or ‘losing’. The only thing that seperates new students and the more experienced students is mat time.
The next rank in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is Blue Belt, this rank is achieved after about two years of consistent training. Everyone’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu journey is unique, some students are able to attend class more than others. There is also a premium placed on competing in tournaments.
Achieving Blue belt is an accomplishment, and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Its the students first step beyond the very basics of the sport. Students who achieve blue belt should be advised to try and compete in tournaments if possible.
Tournaments are crucial to growth, and they simulate the adrenaline dump that comes with real world self defense situations.
Students at purple belt will start to shave away wasted movement as they learn which submission and positions they favor.
Students will start to fill in “holes in their game”. They will have the understanding to recognize where they excel and where they need to improve.
Purple belts may also start to be given responsibilities to teach basics to the newer students on the mats. This is an opportunity for purple belts to gain a new level of understanding as they explain the ins and outs of the techniques.
A good purple belt will also have a good deal of offense and defense. They can be dangerous from any position, they will have an understating of chaining multiple submission attacks together.
Brown belt students will be familiar with every position and it will be very rare that there are any situations that brown belts are unfamiliar with. Brown belts will often time start to have their own favored grappling style, techniques, and submissions.
Students that are brown belts should be able to pass the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to others. Brown belts will have a well enough understanding of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and should have developed counters to most of the common techniques.
The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt is an extremely competent grappler. Black bets know more about their body, mind, and limits far more that the average person.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belts are some of the most respectful, and humble individuals. They have a deep understanding of grappling and the arts of movement.
Black Belts all understand that their Brazilian Jiu Jitsu journey is never over, and that being ranked a black belt is just another step.