THE SLL DIFFERENCE
We are teaching all No-Gi classes.
All of our classes are fundamentals-focused, perfect for the absolute beginner who needs a lot of attention!
ALL of our classes are great for those who are totally out of shape or those in shape.
And every class is perfect for Beginners!
WHAT IS BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU?
BJJ is a highly developed grappling martial art. It is the “gentle art” in the sense that in a real altercation a practitioner may safely force his opponent to surrender or put him unconscious. (Striking martial arts are riskier in that concussions and fatalities are more likely to occur when in a real-life altercation.)
Can I really start as an absolute beginner?
Yes. We focus especially on beginners who lack athletic attributes.
Am I too old to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?
I have non-athletic students who started in their sixties and there are they are moving and grooving like everyone else.
Do I need to be physically flexible?
No. Coach Erik is not flexible so anything involving extreme positions will NOT be in our training curriculum.
Can girls and women train?
Absolutely. The techniques of BJJ are based on the principles of physics. Even a very weak female can multiply her power output by factors of 4 and sometimes 10.
Do you have a competition team?
We will when COVID-19 taps out!
How many days a week do I need to train to see results?
I have noticed over the past 8 years of full-time coaching that most students need about 2 or 3 days a week on the mat to really develop.
Can my child join?
As long as the child...
1. ..is willing to participate they'll do just fine.
2. ..has a training partner less than 3x larger then them.
What should I wear to training?
SLL has branded long-sleeve rashguards which are recommended to avoid mat burn;
and they help protect against bacteria and getting abrasions.
THE BENEFITS of BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU
There are many benefits derived from learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). Not only is it great for developing self-defense techniques, there are mental, physical, social benefits as well!
- Sexual Assault Prevention
- Bully Control
- Damage Prevention
- Critical Thinking Skils
- Immune System Boost
- Weight Loss
- Muscle Tone
- Cardiovascular Health
- Mobility & Joint Health
- Stability & Coordination
- Lowered Blood Pressure