What is a Gi?

A gi (or kimono) is a traditional martial arts uniform used in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes consisting of a jacket, pants and colored belt which denotes your rank. When you become a member and are ready to purchase, please make sure it is a BJJ gi, as they are constructed to withstand the rigors of BJJ-specific training.

What do I need to bring for my first class?

If you are participating in our BJJ classes (gi), you will need a gi jacket, pants and a belt. If you are participating in a no-gi class, you will need to wear shorts and a t-shirt (some choose to wear compression-style rash guards). No shoes are worn on the mat during any classes. You may also want to bring your own mouthpiece, groin protector and bottle for hydration. Ask the front desk about borrowing a gi, boxing gloves, or other gear if you're not ready to purchase your own. We're always happy to help.

What can I expect during my first class?

Classes begin on time, so please arrive at the school with sufficient time to change. Once class begins, there is a warm-up period consisting of exercises designed to increase your cardiovascular, agility and strength followed by drilling of techniques shown by the instructor. The class is often concluded with partnering up and working on techniques that you learned during that class, sometimes in a live training or sparring environment.

Am I too old to begin training?

Absolutely not! There are so many inspirational stories of people who started martial arts well into their 50's and 60's and excelled in the gym and at competitions. We view martial arts as a life long journey that has very little to do with the age at which you start.

I feel like I am out of shape. Should I begin training?

There's no time like the present to get into the shape that you want to be in. Once you begin our classes, you will not only get into great physical shape but you will have peace of mind knowing that you can confidently defend yourself in most situations.

Should I worry that I could get injured?

While injury can result in any physical activity, at Evolution BJJ, we mitigate that risk by having an ego-free, collaborative and friendly training environment. None of our members have attitude, big egos and no one is trying to hurt one another. We share a mutual goal and that is to make each other better martial artists. Furthermore, our instructors make every effort to pair you up with someone who is at or near your skill level.

Are your facilities clean?

Yes, without a doubt! We disinfect our mats and and training equipment on a daily basis. Our facilities are cleaned regularly. Come see for yourself!




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