Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What time are classes?
  2. How much are classes?
  3. Do I have to be in shape to try jiu-jitsu?
    • You do not need to be in great shape, but you should be cleared by your doctor if you have old injuries or cardiovascular issues.
    • Jiu-jitsu is well designed for all ages, shapes, weights, and heights of people.
  4. How do I tie my belt?
  5. I work shift work or have irregular work hours, how important is attendance?
    • No problem, lots of us have irregular work hours and family responsibilities. Come to class whenever you can.
  6. What do I wear to class?
    • For your first class just wear an old t-shirt and shorts (with a drawstring). Within a month of joining the club we will expect you to purchase a club uniform or ‘gi’.
  7. Are the gis or uniform required?
    • Yes, we expect you to buy a club uniform or ‘gi’ within one month of joining the club.
  8. Will I get hurt? Is it a dangerous sport?
    • First of all, there is no striking in jiu-jitsu (e.g. punching or kicking) so you don’t have to worry about that.
    • Based on our history, we experience way less injuries than other sports such as soccer, softball, or hockey.
    • Occasionally an accident happens but the vast majority are minor sprains.
  9. Do I have to wrestle with the opposite gender?
    • We want you to be comfortable with your training partner. You always have to right refuse a partner, or to sit-out and watch a specific drill if we don’t have an appropriate partner for you.