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OUR PROGRAMS

Fundamentals
Beginners Start Here

Program Overview
The Basics and Fundamentals is our beginner program for adults. In this program, you will learn the 45 core techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a fun, safe, and cooperative environment. Each one-hour lesson addresses one standing and one ground self-defense technique. You can start the program at any time and participate in any class without previous experience and since safety is our number one concern. Upon achieving 2 stripes in this program you will qualify for the Advanced program!

 

45 Most Important Techniques
Although Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has almost 1000 techniques, the 45 techniques in our fundamentals curriculum are the MOST IMPORTANT in all of BJJ. You need absolutely no experience to start this program. Our instructors conduct all classes in a cooperative training environment and are committed to ensuring that every new student has an informative, enjoyable experience regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability.

Learn the Techniques

We have divided the 45 Basic techniques into 30 one-hour classes so that you can complete the course at your own pace. We designed each lesson so that you can start at any point in the course. As a result, you can complete the 30 lessons in any order without feeling overwhelmed or confused. Upon enrolling, we will track your progress every step of the way.

Connect the Dots
Once you complete each of the 30 Basic lessons twice, you will qualify to participate in the advanced classes, sparring, and open mats. In these classes, you will learn how to combine the 45 techniques to address the most common occurrences in a real fight while expanding your BJJ knowledge.

Earn Your Blue Belt
Once you complete each of the Fundamentals lessons three times, and you’ve completed at least 15 Advance Classes and Open Mats, you are eligible to test for your Blue Belt! We will administer a test to assess your ability to execute the 45 essential techniques individually and in combination. If your reflexes are sharp and your performance meets Timmins BJJ's standards, you will qualify for the promotion, and you will be ready to transition full time into our advanced program.

 

Advanced Jiu-Jitsu
Advanced Adults

Program Overview
The Advanced Program is a clearly defined, systematic advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program designed to take you from blue to black belt. By organizing all of Jiu-Jitsu into positional sections you will be able to fully commit to the study of the intricacies and nuances of each position for several weeks, before moving on to the next chapter.

 

If you’ve achieved the rank of 2 Stripe White belt or higher in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and you would like to continue on the path to BJJ black belt in a safe, structured, and friendly learning environment.

 

Review/Warm-Up
Every Advance lesson begins with a 10-15 minute review/warm-up period during which you will review previous lessons. During the review period, we encourage you to collaborate with your training partners and ask questions of the instructors.

 

Technical Instruction
After the review, the instructor will present 2-3 new techniques from the current chapter of the study. Then, you will practice the techniques with a cooperative partner until the movements become natural.

 

Focus Sparring
At the end of class, you will have a chance to test your skills against a variety of training partners in a variety of controlled training exercises, such as: BJJ Sparring, Focus Sparring Exercises, and Fight Simulation Drills. Safety is the primary concern during these sparring exercises, and any students who do not train in a safe and productive manner will not be allowed to participate. Sparring is 100% voluntary for advanced students.

 

Kids Anti-Bullying Program

Our Kids Anti-Bullying Program is a land mark course for kids 4-14, teaching them the fundamental core basics of non-violent effective self-defence starting with:

 

Little Ninjas (4 – 6 Years Old)

 

OUR KIDS 4-6 PROGRAM IS A DESIGNED TO INTRODUCE OUR YOUNGEST STUDENTS TO JIU JITSU AND HELP BUILD COORDINATION. THE CURRICULUM INCLUDES FUN, FAST-PACED GAMES & INTERACTIVE DRILLS TO TEACH JIU JITSU MOVEMENTS TO ENSURE A STRONG FOUNDATION AND A GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF JIU JITSU. INSTRUCTORS ALSO PROMOTE AND REINFORCE STRONG CORE VALUES TO STUDENTS IN CHAPTER FOCUS CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.

 

PROGRAM GOALS:

  • BUILD CONFIDENCE

  • LEARN SELF CONTROL

  • BUILD INSTRUCTOR & STUDENT RESPECT

  • INCREASE COORDINATION  & FOCUS

 

CURRICULUM FOCUS:

  • SELF-DEFENSE

  • JIU-JITSU GAMES

  • ANTI-BULLYING TRAINING

  • VERBAL JIU-JITSU

  • PHYSICAL TRAINING

Kids Jiu-Jitsu (7 – 9 Years Old)

 

OUR KIDS 7-9 PROGRAM IS A DESIGNED TO INTRODUCE OUR NEW KID STUDENTS TO JIU JITSU AND HELP BUILD SELF-CONFIDENCE  TO DEFEND THEMSELVES PHYSICALLY AND VERBALLY. THE CURRICULUM INCLUDES FUN, INTERACTIVE DRILLS TO TEACH JIU JITSU MOVEMENTS TO ENSURE STRONG FOUNDATION AND A GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF JIU-JITSU AND SELF-DEFENSE. INSTRUCTORS ALSO PROMOTE AND REINFORCE STRONG CORE VALUES TO STUDENTS IN CHAPTER FOCUS CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.

 

PROGRAM GOALS:

  • BUILD CONFIDENCE

  • LEARN SELF CONTROL

  • BUILD INSTRUCTOR & STUDENT RESPECT

  • INCREASE COORDINATION  & FOCUS

 

CURRICULUM FOCUS:

  • SELF-DEFENSE

  • OVERVIEW OF ALL BEGINNER POSITIONS & TECHNIQUES

  • JIU-JITSU GAMES

  • ANTI-BULLYING TRAINING

  • EXPLANATION OF CORE CONCEPTS & IDEAS

  • VERBAL JIU-JITSU

  • PHYSICAL TRAINING

Black Belt Program (10-14 Years Old)

OUR ADVANCED KIDS PROGRAM IS FOR THE MOST FOCUS AND SERIOUS KIDS INTERESTED IN JIU-JITSU. THESE KIDS HAVE MATURED AND FOCUS NEED TO LEARN THE MOST ADVANCED TECHNIQUES. 

 

PROGRAM GOALS:

  • BUILD INSTRUCTOR & STUDENT RESPECT

  • INCREASE COORDINATION  & FOCUS

  • UNDERSTAND JIU-JITSU TECHNIQUES IN GREAT DETAIL

 

CURRICULUM FOCUS:

  • SELF-DEFENSE

  • OVERVIEW OF ALL ADVANCE & TECHNIQUES

  • EXPLANATION OF CORE CONCEPTS & IDEAS

  • JIU-JITSU SPARRING

 
 

Private Lessons

PRIVATE LESSONS ARE AVAILABLE TO ALL ACADEMY MEMBERS & VISITORS AND ARE A GREAT WAY FOR MORE CONCENTRATED INSTRUCTION. STUDENTS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR A MORE IN-DEPTH EXPLORATION OF TECHNIQUES AND POSITIONAL STUDY IN THIS MORE EXCLUSIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.

 

ALL PRIVATE LESSONS MUST BE SCHEDULED BEFOREHAND BY CONTACTING THE ACADEMY.

 

PROGRAM BENEFITS:

EXCLUSIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
IN-DEPTH EXPLORATION OF TECHNIQUES & SITUATIONS
PERSONALIZED INSTRUCTION TAILORED TO EACH INDIVIDUAL STUDENT
EXCELLED LEARNING
PERSONALIZED TRAINING SCHEDULE

Jiu-Jitsu History

Grand Masters Carlos and Helio Gracie believed that
the principles of efficiency, patience, and control held the
key to success in all aspects of life.

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Here's the story on how Brazilian Jiu Jitsu all began

At a very young age, Helio Gracie learned traditional Japanese Jiu-Jitsu techniques from his older brother, Carlos. In the late 1920s, he began to modify these techniques to accommodate his frail physique with the objective of developing a system that would enable him to defend himself against larger opponents. After years of refinement, he proved his art’s effectiveness by routinely defeating larger and stronger opponents, some of whom outweighed him by as much as 100 pounds. As a result, Helio’s techniques quickly became the new expression of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil and set the stage for a worldwide revolution in martial arts.

 

In 1967, under Grand Master Helio Gracie’s guidance, jiu-jitsu practitioners established the first Federation of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil to host recreational competitions in which they could test their self-defense skills in a safe setting. 


In 1978, Rorion Gracie, Helio’s eldest son, left Brazil and came to the United States to share his father’s techniques with the rest of the world. Upon his arrival, he immediately noticed that most Americans had no appreciation for jiu-jitsu’s effectiveness. Even those with knowledge of martial arts confused his family’s system with the traditional Japanese Jiu-Jitsu that had been in America since the 1950s. 

Rorion spent several years teaching out of his garage while leading a one-man campaign to open the eyes of American martial artists to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s simplicity and effectiveness and concluded that, despite his tireless and constant efforts, he needed a more powerful and visible way to demonstrate the superiority of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu over all other martial arts. To accomplish this, he created the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).