This is the 1st step to start your training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. At Silver Fox BJJ, our head instructor Karel Pravec has designed a complete curriculum for those interested in learning BJJ. These classes are taught with focus on leverage, technique over strength, positioning, defenses, basic submissions and other fundamental aspects of BJJ. It is recommended that all students attend at least one Fundamental class a week, as these classes give students the tools to move from standing position to a dominant position on the ground, followed by a submission.
The introductory class is a 40 minute one-on-one session by appointment outlining the basics of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu theory, positions and submissions. This class serves as a preparatory class to those interested in seriously enrolling at the academy and training 2-3x/week in our beginner “Blue Belt” program (indicated on our schedule as Fundamental Class).
This Program is for students who have made sufficient progress in the Fundamental Program, and was created with focus on technique, efficient transitions and submissions. It includes access to all classes including:
1) Fundamental BJJ (Gi) – it is recommended that all students attend at least one Fundamental class a week.
2) Advanced BJJ (Gi) – Focus on transitions, combinations & advanced submissions. Sparring (aka rolling) at the end of the class.
3) Advanced No-Gi – transitions, combinations/follow-up submissions, and advanced submissions. Wrestling based take-downs with adjustments made for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Grappling (i.e. their counters and submissions). Sparring (rolling) at the end of the class.
**MMA Training – Integration of mixed martial arts of striking or kickboxing (kicking/punching) with grappling techniques (BJJ/submission grappling). Focus on striking, clinching, take downs, and ground game to most efficiently transition the fight to range of combat where the skill gap is the greatest. For students who have demonstrated proficiency in BJJ/submission grappling and who have a desire to learn MMA.
Some of the techniques (Gi and No-Gi) students can expect to learn in the Advanced classes are: