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  • What is BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jistu? Who practices BJJ?
    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport based on ground fighting and submission holds. It focuses on the skill of taking an opponent to the ground, controlling one's opponent, gaining a dominant position, and using a number of techniques to force them into submission via joint locks or chokeholds. BJJ revolves around the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend him/herself against a bigger, stronger, heavier opponent by using leverage and weight distribution, taking the fight to the ground and using a number of holds and submissions to defeat them. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling and self-defense situations.Sparring, commonly referred to as "rolling" within the BJJ community, and live drilling plays a major role in training and the practitioner's development. BJJ can also be used as a method of promoting physical fitness, building character, and as a way of life.
  • Do I have to be in good shape before I start?
    No, you will get into shape as you train. We have a series of exercises that you will learn as you progress through the ranking system which will enable you to perform the self defense techniques. BJJ focuses on all your body muscles, especially your middle core muscles. Whether you want to join BJJ for fitness or Self Defence they do hand to hand with each other and you can start your journey at what ever stage you are at. Feel free to have a chat to the Coach for any advice
  • I am 31 years old, am I too old to start martial arts?"
    No, you are not too old to begin martial arts training. BJJ regularly has students start from as young as 4 years old through their 50's and older. BJJ is a practical and effective martial art which will keep you fit and healthy, injuries do happen in BJJ just like any other Martial Art, when that happens please have a chat to the Coach for advice on how to avoid further injury.
  • What Belts do BJJ have ? How long does it take to earn a Black Belt?
    To get to Black Belt it can take you in average 10 years and longer if you are a kid. Belt colours vary if you are a kid to an adult. If you are kid and progresses to teens then to adult, there are 13 kids / teen belts then there are 5 main colour belts to get to the Black belt. If you are 16 years old and above you have 5 main colour belts until you get to the black belt. Each belt has a grade, 1 to 4 after the 4th grade you change a belt. Here is a link to the official IBJJF (International Brazilian JiuJitsu Federation) Graduation System chart.
  • Do I need any previous Martial Arts Experience for start BJJ?
    No, there are no pre-requesites to start BJJ, every Martial Art is different just be willing to try and adapt to the techniques you are shown and persistance to keep going you will soon click and start to understand it more and more are you techniquest improve We do strongly recommend you do the 6 weeks Beginners course which includes your new GI or uniform. Coach Rob is always around to assist if you have any questions
  • Do you have a Beginners Class
    We are glad you asked, YES we do have a Beginners Course and strongly recommend you join us if you are starting our BJJ. The Course is a 6 weeks course 2x a week which will include your new GI and Belt (uniform) which you will keep. At the end of the course you will have the option to join our membership and join our main class on a regular basis. Payment plans are available at the top menu under membership Any other questions please ask Coach Rob
  • Do you Compete at a Victorian , Australian or International level?"
    Yes, Cia Paulista Brazilian Jiu-Jistu (CPABJJ) has a strong level of competition and we compete at all levels. As an Affiliation of CPABJJ we always gather at major competitions as a team and cheer each other on. When you join Oz Continuum you become part of a BIG International family!
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