Located conveniently on Boston Post Road in Milford,
Connecticut, we are dedicated to serving our members
and our community through the many benefits of Brazilian
Jiu-Jitsu and the martial arts.
BJJ programs stress discipline, listening and conflict
resolution in addition to self-defense.
Jiu-Jitsu and Practical
Combat will benefit adults by increasing flexibility,
core strength, stamina and reflexes.
Our training facility boasts 1,000 square feet of mat
space, heavy bags and a wide array of boxing training
Our instructor staff
have 40+ combined years of experience in training, competing
and teaching a variety of martial arts including BJJ,
Judo, Boxing and Kickboxing.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)
When most people think about martial arts, an image
of a highly-trained sensei who can dispatch numerous
attackers using an array of punches and kicks likely
comes to mind. While learning punches and kicks are
certainly valuable skills, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)
practitioners believe that proper leverage, positioning
and technique on the ground are equally, if not more,
important in a real-life confrontation.
A smaller person trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can
defeat a larger adversary using distance management,
leverage and a number of submissions that do not require
a great deal of strength. First developed in Japan and
later popularized by the Gracie family in Brazil, BJJ
spread throughout the world starting in the mid-1990’s.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has proven its effectiveness in
various fighting formats such as vale tudo, MMA and
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is primarily a grappling
martial art with techniques and strategies rooted in
the science of body mechanics. A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
practitioner will attempt to bring his or her opponent
to the ground via a variety of different takedowns,
trips or throws and then obtain a dominant position.
Once in this dominant position, the BJJ practitioner
can choose from a variety of joint locks, chokes and
strikes with which to subdue the attacker. Brazilian
Jiu-Jitsu also teaches one the understanding of body
control, leverage and, more importantly, proper defense
in all positions.
BJJ is an amazing workout, both physical and mentally.
Physically, this art is very demanding and will result
in building overall strength, increased cardiovascular
conditioning and flexibility. Mentally, this art teaches
you practical techniques that work against resisting
opponents, which result in building your confidence.
If you and your opponent are of equal size and strength,
you will have to resort to outthinking your opponent
to gain an advantage. BJJ offers the tools and strategies
to minimize or nullify any strength disparities.
As with any endeavor, BJJ requires patience, determination
and repetition to learn and master. Previous experience
in other grappling arts is helpful, but is not a requirement
for training. Students will quickly realize there are
no secret techniques, easy solutions or shortcuts, just
hard work and dedication. Only through hours of repetition,
refinement and live sparring can the student retain
the information and master the techniques and strategies
of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.