Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian-Jiu-Jitsu_lgBrazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a combat sport that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a big part of our martial art classes in Wilmington, NC. It is modeled with the goal of gaining a dominant position and using joint-locks and chokeholds to force an opponent to submit. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu promotes the principle that a smaller, and potentially weaker person, can successfully defend themselves against a bigger stronger assailant by using leverage and proper techniques. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can be trained for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition. However, it can also become a hobby for fun. It’s a great source for fitness and useful techniques for self-defense.

Sparring (commonly referred to as ‘rolling’) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition.

Evolution’s BJJ class will cover all aspects of sport Jiu Jitsu, No-Gi grappling and ground fighting techniques used in Mixed Martial Art events as well as self-defense.

Our classes focus on the details of BJJ techniques from basic positioning, to takedowns and submissions.

WHAT: BJJ classes are designed go give you a rigorous workout that activates your body and your mind simultaneously. As each individual learns more they begin to realize how Jiu Jitsu is like a game of chess, and they must plan and strategize their movements. Classes run for an hour and a half where it is broken down as follows:

15 minutes warm up
15 minutes drilling
30 minutes instruction
30 minutes rolling

WHO: Each class will have a range of experienced individuals ranging form the first day white belt through the advanced black belts.

Instructors can be any of the following:

Renato “Charuto” Verissimo de Oliveira
Jeremy Owens
Neal Zumbro
Adam Jetton
Louis Barrios
Keith Walls
Bryan Atterson

WHEN: We have 7:00am classes each week on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. The 10:00am classes are offered Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (No Gi) and Thursday as well as at Saturday class at 10:30am. The evening classes are 6:00pm on Tuesday and Thursday, and 7:30pm on Monday and Wednesday. Sunday is just a rolling class that begins at 5:00pm.