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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Its official our Jiu Jitsu classes are back from Monday 2nd August 2021 @ 8pm.

This is open to new and existing students.

For new students the standard 2 weeks free trial is always available so you can check out the club and make sure we are the club for you and BJJ is something you enjoy before buying any kit or paying any fees. Just wear an old tshirt and shorts or joggers if you have them.

Equipment is available through the club at a hugely discounted rate should you wish to commit after youve tried it.

Hope to see you on the mats soon.

It's official our Jiu Jitsu classes are back from Monday 2nd August 2021 @ 8pm.

This is open to new and existing students.

For new students the standard 2 weeks free trial is always available so you can check out the club and make sure we are the club for you and BJJ is something you enjoy before buying any kit or paying any fees. Just wear an old tshirt and shorts or joggers if you have them.

Equipment is available through the club at a hugely discounted rate should you wish to commit after you've tried it.

Hope to see you on the mats soon.
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Great news mate , we will have to make a visit !

Good luck Ian Rossiter. Great coach and friend. Hope the reopening goes well for you guys!

Something to work towards when we are back to training.

When entering please enter team as Checkmat Somerset.

Somerset BJJ Open details 16th October 2021.

WE ARE BACK & registration is LIVE on Smoothcomp!! Create your account and edit up to 4 days before the event if needed. Discounted Early Bird Registration is now available on the link below for the 3rd Somerset Gi & NoGi Open on 16th October 2021 in sunny Weston-Super-Mare. Early Bird closes 31st July so save money and register early.

https://smoothcomp.com/en/event/3546
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