Whether you are a total beginner or a seasoned practitioner, Illinois Grappling Club offers classes for you. Take a look at the following classes to discover which class works best for you.
Fundamental Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Fundamental Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the perfect class for you if you have little to no athletic experience. During this class, you will learn the key principles and basic movements of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
While Intermediate and Advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes will teach techniques in chains, Fundamental Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will teach techniques individually. No chains will be taught in this class.
Sparring is generally reserved for Intermediate and Advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes. That said, we may use positional drills to practice the techniques in “real time.”
Intermediate Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
You should take Intermediate Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes once you have an understanding of the key principles and basic movements of jiu-jitsu.
Intermediate Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu takes the techniques taught in Fundamental Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and begins to connect them in small chains of 2-3 individual techniques.
Each class begins by reviewing each technique individually. Then, the instructor will show you how to combine the individual techniques into a chain. Occasionally, we will use positional drills to experience the technique with some resistance.
Following the technique portion of the class, you will have the opportunity to spar with your teammates and immediately apply the techniques that you learned during class.
Advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
You should take Advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes if you are a higher-ranked student or want to compete in jiu-jitsu tournaments. Instructor approval is required to attend Advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes.
This class is fast-paced and places very little focus on warm-ups. You are expected to conduct your own warm-up before class begins.
You can expect to learn chains of 4-5 techniques, practice numerous positional drills, and spar more frequently and for longer periods of time with your teammates.