BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU
Fierce Studio has 3 active Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belts teaching at the academy which help guide and teach our students. We also offer the most classes for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with multiple classes a day, all week long!
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (also known as GRACIE JIU JITSU) is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian jiu-jitsu was formed from Kodokan Judo ground fighting (Ne-Waza) fundamentals that were taught to Carlos Gracie by master Mitsuyo Maeda. Brazilian jiu-jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experimentation, practices, and adaptation from the Judo knowledge of Carlos and Hélio Gracie, who then passed their knowledge on to their family.
Gracie Jiu Jitsu promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique, taking the fight to the ground – most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. GRACIE Jiu Jitsu training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or 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, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system.
Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes are the backbone of our Martial Arts Program and run all week long. We are direct students of 3rd degree black belt Keith Owen (Black Belt under Professor Pedro Sauer) and part of the TEAM RHINO affiliation and our style focuses on technique first and foremost. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is primarily a grappling art which uses leverage and position to over come opponents who are bigger and stronger.
Helio Gracie < Rickson Gracie < Pedro Sauer < Keith Owen
Our Gracie Jiu Jitsu Program is dynamic, fun and practical. Our students have one of the highest medal placements in the province in sport jiu jitsu. Come see why Jiu Jitsu is considered the best martial art in the world.
Professor Keith Owen and
Coach Ari Knazan
*Students are required to own a white, blue or black gi for training. Gis to be patched with TEAM logo.
Proud Member of Team RHINO under Professor Keith Owen
Types of BJJ Classes Offered:
BJJ Fundamental Class: These classes are designed for the person with no experience in martial arts or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. They are structured around learning basic positioning, submissions and escapes. This class is open to ALL levels and higher ranks are invited because you can never get enough basics and fundamentals to add to your game. This is a GI class and requires one to train. Fundamental classes are held Monday to Thursday.
BJJ Intermediate Class: If you are looking to develop a game plan for grappling, this class is for you. Designed for those students 2 stripe white belts and up. Should have a basic understanding of positions and submissions to attend. Fridays and Saturdays.
BJJ Advanced Class: These classes are designed for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu students who have a basic understanding and foundation of BJJ (Green Belt and higher). Students must have a standard knowledge in Jiu Jitsu to attend so they are not lost during instruction. This class rotates on these 4 themes: Week 1: Leg Locks. Week 2: throws and take downs Week 3: Guard Passing and Retention Week 4: Submissions and Escapes. This class is not open to brand new students. Held on Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Drill to Win Competition Class: Students interested in competition and sport grappling are invited to join this class. Focus will revolve around specific strategies for developing your sport grappling game. Drilling moves and a vigorous workout are standard fare for this class. Even those not interested in medals or competition are encouraged to join as this class will help you develop your own personal game. Held on Saturdays.
Grappling/Open Mat/Belt Drill: This class is an open format with no formalized instruction. This class is designed for students to work on their grappling skills or technique (drilling). A timer will be used for matches with partners (between 5-8 mins) with a 45 second rest in between. Those who want to work on technique or belt curriculum may do so. Want to get in shape? Come roll!