Jiu Jitsu For Adults.
What To Expect On Your First Day.
Most people who are looking into jumping into martial arts are looking for one of three things: Self Defense, Self Confidence, and Physical Fitness. The majority of Jiu Jitsu students are usually not interested in competing, even though most academy owners and teachers would encourage it. Even if you never compete, Jiu Jitsu is an excellent way to be efficient with what little time we have in our lives today. Classes usually run for about an hour and will encourage many aspects of personal growth including getting in shape by losing weight, your ability to learn and problem solve, increasing self confidence, developing an effective martial skill that may be needed in a self defense situation.
The hardest part of any new adventure is getting started.
EQUIPMENT. You will need to purchase a Jiu Jitsu gi, as most of our classes are performed wearing this traditional uniform. We offer mid-range gis that are durable and affordable at The Base. If we have your size in stock you can purchase it and start right away. You are also welcome to purchase it elsewhere. We also recommend a mouth guard, and some compression shorts.
TEAM GEAR. We have a retail area where we rotate inventory of team gear such as t-shirts, hoodies, hats, flip flops, water bottles, car decals, stickers, and team patches.
SIGN UP. There is an iPad at the front desk where you will sign up for your membership which includes your waiver and payment information. There are men’s and women’s restrooms where you will change and get ready for class.
ON THE MATS. Once you’re changed and ready to start, we do our best to have one of our advanced belts spend one-on-one time with you! They will provide you with a framework of all Jiu Jitsu, and an understanding of the submissions, so that you can safely participate in regular class, and follow along with general instruction. This introduction normally takes up to 45 mins to complete, at which point you’re invited to join the regular classes that day. The 6 PM Fundamentals classes are our most popular classes and you are encouraged to attend these at least 2-3 times a week to see continued improvement in your Jiu Jitsu skills.
AFTER CLASS. After general classes at night we always have Open Mat time. This is your time. You will find that most people roll (spar) with each other to test their skills but you are welcome to continue the class lesson for extra reps, drill other techniques with a partner, or join in the sparring. After trying out the class, feel free to visit the office with any remaining questions you might have! We encourage trying out as many different gyms as makes sense for you, before committing to a membership. It’s important for all of us to be at a gym we are comfortable in, and that we feel is the best fit for us and our goals. That being said, we are thrilled to have you trying out The Base Jiu Jitsu, and hope you have a wonderful experience!