6838233_origThe Basic Class focuses on learning and applying fundamental techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Students practice various techniques using a traditional Gi, also known as a kimono. Students learn and practice submissions, escapes, positioning, and self-defense. The basic class is designed not only for the beginner but also for more advanced students to sharpen basic BJJ skills. When a student joins the Northwest Jiu Jitsu Academy, they are closely monitored by the instructors and evaluated for advancement. Once a student has mastered a series of basic classes and logged the proper amount of sparring, students are awarded stripes and belts to track their progress in the art. We emphasize the mastery of 48 basic classes that are essential to a student’s success and progression in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


nwjja-front2Once a student has completed the first 12 classes of the basic 48 curriculum , he may attend the intermediate/advanced classes with the instructor’s permission. The intermediate/advanced classes will vary each night. Please check the schedule for class specifics. This class is designed for students interested in advanced techniques for competition and self-defense. Students learn, and practice, advanced sweeps, submissions, escapes, counters, and how to reverse an attacker and apply a submission. Detailed instruction in technique, specific drilling, and position advancement are the main focus of this class. Competition is encouraged, but not required.


Northwest Jiu Jitsu Academy Competition program is perfect for the competitive athlete that is looking to take his or her game to the next level. This class focuses on Jiu-Jitsu as a sport and is geared toward getting our competitors ready for tournaments. It features hands-on coaching that will help each student find and develop his or her personal Jiu-Jitsu style. This class also features hard drilling, competitive sparring, and conditioning. Although the class is designed for competitors it is not exclusive. It is also open to all who have completed a minimum of 12 Basic Classes.

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