Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the core of our programs. All classes are taught by Professor Luigi Mondelli, 5x Panamerican Masters Champion, and 3x Worlds Masters Champion. BJJ is a super dynamic martial art. that is constantly evolving. Some call it ‘The Human Chess Game” due to its many strategies and options.
The goal is to achieve position improvements where you can hold someone under your control and subsequentially submit your opponent via choke holds or joint locks.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art for all genders and ages. In special, it is an amazing self-defense system for both men and women.
Guard: The person applying the guard is on the bottom with his back on the ground; his legs are wrapped around his opponent’s hips (who is said to be “in the guard”). In this position, the person on the bottom would have many options for submissions (Armbars, Triangles, Chokes, Shoulder Locks, etc), or also, the down opponent could apply a “sweeping” technique in order to flip the opponent achieving a top controlling position.
Side control: Chest-on-chest but without the legs being entangled.
Mount: On top of his opponent (who “is mounted”), sitting on his chest, with one leg on either side of his torso.
Back mount: Behind his opponent, with his feet hooked around his opponent’s hips and upper thighs. Specific techniques taught are designed either to improve one’s position (for example, to “pass the guard”, by going from being “in the guard” to get around the opponent’s legs, resulting in side control); or else as finishing submissions. Most submissions are either choke (cutting off the blood supply to the brain) or arm locks (hyperextending the elbow, or twisting the shoulder).