Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, commonly referred to as BJJ, is a martial art that has been proven to be one of themost effective combat systems in a one on one situation, in the world. Brazilian jiu-jitsu was formed from Kodokan Judo ground fighting fundamentals that were taught to Carlos Gracie by Mitsuyo Maeda in the early 1900’s. Carlos Gracie and the Gracie Family are known as the Founders and Creators of Modern Jiu Jitsu (Gracie Jiu Jitsu/Brazilian Jiu Jitsu). Brazilian jiu-jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experimentations, practices, and adaptation from the Judo knowledge of Carlos and Hélio Gracie, who then passed their knowledge on to their extended family. BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by taking the fight to the ground using proper technique and leverage and then applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent. BJJ training is predominantly used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defence. Sparring (or “rolling” as it is commonly referred to) and live drilling plays a major role in training as it is a well-recognised benefit of grappling arts that you can effectively spar and train at very near a hundred percent capability without severely damaging yourself and your opponent. The competition BJJ scene is a very active and vibrant affair and is generally open to competitors of all levels. With the acceptance of your instructor you can get a match at pretty much all ages, weights and belt levels and it is a great way for a grappler to fulfil a need for physical competition. Our Club is proud to be associated to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and multiple champion Chico Mendes of the legendary Checkmat team. The instructor and team members attend weekly classes with Chico to ensure that the best instruction in BJJ is passed on to their students. The members of the club also have the option to attend seminars with Chico and other Checkmat professors on a regular basis. Please don’t be fooled by clubs that offer instruction in Jiu Jitsu and do not have the proper qualifications to pass on the knowledge. At this current moment “We are the only club” in the North Somerset area that is qualified to instruct in BJJ at Black belt level.

CLASS TIMES

Monday: 8:00pm – 9:00pm

Thursday: 8:00pm – 9:30pm

Saturday: 9:00am – 10:00am

Prices:

Option 1: £25 per month
Two sessions per week – one weekday (either Monday or Thursday) plus Saturday

Option 2: £35 per month
Three sessions per week – Monday, Thursday & Saturday


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Covid Safe martial arts instructor certification.

If you think your instructor is going the extra mile to gain a qualification in how to protect your health and wellbeing when we return to training then dont be fooled if they are banding about this certificate, its at best misleading. 

Without reading any of the course work I went straight to the questions and scored 100% (30 out of 30) plus added to that you can change your answers if you get any wrong thus a guarantee of a pass certificate. 

This is not a mandated course and simply a free informational source to help those gain better understanding of the current situation which if you have been following news and guidance you will know anyway.

In an industry that preaches respect, integrity and honesty its a sad to see so much deceit.

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Covid Safe martial arts instructor certification.

If you think your "instructor" is going the extra mile to gain a qualification in how to protect your health and wellbeing when we return to training then don't be fooled if they are banding about this certificate, it's at best misleading.

Without reading any of the course work I went straight to the questions and scored 100% (30 out of 30) plus added to that you can change your answers if you get any wrong thus a guarantee of a pass certificate.

This is not a mandated course and simply a free informational source to help those gain better understanding of the current situation which if you have been following news and guidance you will know anyway.

In an industry that preaches respect, integrity and honesty it's a sad to see so much deceit.

https://openlearning.com/courses/…
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Hi everyone, we hope you are all well, coping with the lockdown and keeping motivated.

Here at Checkmat DV8 Jiu Jitsu we realised early on that this pandemic would have a huge impact on people physically, mentally and financially so we took the decision immediately to suspend all fees to make this one less thing for people to worry about. Yes we still have the usual outgoings to cover but using the options that have been made available to us we have made sure we are in a good position to survive this situation at this present time without impact to our team.

To carry on charging monthly membership fees only to supply online content which in all honesty people can obtain on YouTube just didnt sit comfortably with our morals or club ethics.

Thank you all for continuing to support us during this time and we will continue to update you as and when we know when we will be able to reopen. 

Keep safe, Ian

Hi everyone, we hope you are all well, coping with the lockdown and keeping motivated.

Here at Checkmat DV8 Jiu Jitsu we realised early on that this pandemic would have a huge impact on people physically, mentally and financially so we took the decision immediately to suspend all fees to make this one less thing for people to worry about. Yes we still have the usual outgoings to cover but using the options that have been made available to us we have made sure we are in a good position to survive this situation at this present time without impact to our team.

To carry on charging monthly membership fees only to supply online content which in all honesty people can obtain on YouTube just didn't sit comfortably with our morals or club ethics.

Thank you all for continuing to support us during this time and we will continue to update you as and when we know when we will be able to reopen.

Keep safe, Ian
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Some of the 20 plus years of travelling to train BJJ with amazing black belts week in week out to improve myself and my club and no bullshit claiming to have trained 20 years only to attend a handful of seminars and watch YouTube. Its so easy to impress the uneducated with dishonest claims and mediocre technique.

Some of the 20 plus years of travelling to train BJJ with amazing black belts week in week out to improve myself and my club and no bullshit claiming to have trained 20 years only to attend a handful of seminars and watch YouTube. It's so easy to impress the uneducated with dishonest claims and mediocre technique. ... See MoreSee Less

What to train during the lock down.

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