What is Street Ready Gracie Jiu-Jitsu?
Street Ready Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is a 25 lesson program for adult beginners. In this program, you will learn over 100 of the core techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu that will prepare you for a real street confrontation in a fun, safe, and cooperative environment. This innovative teaching method, adapted into one-hour lessons, addresses one standing and one ground self-defense technique. Since this is a beginner’s program, and your safety always being our number one concern, there is no competitive sparring in these classes. No experience is required and you can get started anytime. Once you’ve graduated from the program, you will be able to participate in our Advanced Fundamentals program!
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History of Street Readiness
When Gracie Jiu-Jitsu was originally founded by Grand Masters Carlos and Helio Gracie in the early 1900’s, Gracie Jiu-jitsu only had one purpose – effectiveness in real fights. Several decades later, when sportive competition was introduced and popularized throughout Brazil and the US, there was a distinct shift in training objectives at most schools causing them to neglect the self-defense aspect of jiu-jitsu, such that students could train for many years without ever learning how their grappling skills would apply against a striking opponent in a real fight. At our certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu center, street self-defense remains the top priority throughout all of our training programs. From your very first class, every technique you learn was specifically chosen due to it’s like likelihood of being used, and proven effectiveness, in real combat. Our belief is that only once a student learns all the necessary skills to stay safe in a real fight, should he or she begin exploring the sportive aspects of jiu-jitsu.
Top Questions before your first Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Class
Q. What is the difference between Jiu-jitsu and every other martial art?
A. Jiu-jitsu is designed to empower the weak against the strong and there are no physical prerequisites to get started. Literally ANYONE can learn jiu-jitsu especially when taught the Gracie way!
Q. What if I don’t have any previous experience?
A. No problem! Our beginner programs are specifically designed, from a structure and a safety perspective, for first-time jiu-jitsu practitioners, which is why we have the most successful jiu-jitsu schools in the world.
Q. Do I need to be in shape before I start?
A. No, we love you exactly how you are. You don't get in shape to learn jiu-jitsu, you do jiu-jitsu to get in shape!
Q. What should I wear?
A. Just show up in comfortable workout attire and we'll provide everything you need. No special training equipment or protective gear is required.
Q. Do I need to bow or call someone Sensei?
A. No, we operate on a first-name basis and a handshake.
Q. Can I bring a water bottle, and where can I store it?
A. Yes, you can bring a water bottle and store it near the edge of the mat.
Q. Who will I practice with?
A. As a first-time student, we will pair you up with a slightly more experienced student who can answer your questions and help guide your learning throughout the class.
Q. Will I get injured or embarrassed?
A. If you get injured or embarrassed you won't come back. Everything about our beginner programs was specifically designed to make the classes as safe and encouraging for new students as possible.
Q. Can I bring a friend to class?
A. Yes. Referrals are our number one source of business. Jiu-Jitsu is so fun and addictive that people can't help but talk about it to their friends. Feel free to bring a friend to any beginner class you attend!