Jiu Jitsu – BJJ
Our jiu jitsu classes are designed to improve your overall well-being by relieving stress, improving your health, and providing deep insight into this fascinating martial art. If you are interested in studying the art of jiu jitsu, while developing profound internal strength, peace, and total health, then you will love our program.
Although you will gain tremendous skill for defending yourself in grappling situations, our jiu jitsu classes are not primarily oriented toward self-defense, competition training, or MMA fighting. Training jiu jitsu at Akiyama dojo is a personal journey and we are very proud of our school culture and class environment as a peaceful place to develop true inner strength.
There are two ways to train martial arts; internal style and external style.
At Akiyama Dojo, our jiu jitsu classes are in the style of internal martial arts. That means that you will learn jiu jitsu in a relaxing environment from inside, outward.
Many of our students commute up to an hour to class because of the importance of finding a jiu jitsu that fits your personality.
You will have fun learning how to use leverage, structure, and outside-of-the-box thinking to solve problems. As you progress in jiu jitsu at Akiyama Dojo, your body awareness, coordination, mental acuity, and spacial awareness will improve dramatically. While our classes are not “sweat til you drop” you will notice your long term health improve, holistically.
A typical class includes 15 minutes of tension release exercises to help you shed the stress from your day and reset your mind and body. Once you’re feeling nice, we train about 15 minutes of core strength and mobility, followed by 30 minutes of drills and exercises that express the essential movements and principles of jiu jitsu. You will also learn sweeps, escapes, reversals, and some submission techniques. The instructional portion of the class is followed by 30 minutes of light sparring, so you can practice putting all of your skills together.
Our overall philosophy at Akiyama Martial Arts is centered on professionalism and patience. When you study jiu jitsu with us, you will gain physical power, inner calm, and an indomitable spirit – guaranteed!