Six Blades Jiu-Jitsu La Quinta

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

Below are some frequently asked questions about Brazilian jiu-jitsu. 

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a sport, self-defense system, and a fitness program. It has proven to be the most practical and effective self-defense system in the world. It relies on leverage and technique, rather than strength and size. This allows you to defend yourself against much bigger, stronger attackers. As a result, BJJ is a great sport for everyone – including women and kids.

It is one of the fastest growing martial arts, due (in part) to its great success in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) and Mixed Martial Arts in general. BJJ focuses on grappling and ground fighting with the goal of getting into a position to force an attacker or opponent to submit or give up.

BJJ is also an intense, aerobic and anaerobic workout so your overall health and fitness will improve, including your flexibility, strength, cardiovascular fitness, ability to burn fat, and muscular endurance.

Although many people start jiu jitsu to learn self defense, they quickly learn that it is an addictive sport full of physical & mental benefits. You may find that you sleep more soundly, focus better at work/school, accomplish more of your goals, and have a more optimistic outlook on life. People who regularly practice jiu jitsu cite several common changes:

  • Improved Confidence
  • Rapid Weight/Fat Loss
  • More Energy
  • Less Stress
  • Better Focus at work/school
  • Deeper Sleep
  • Enhanced Athleticism (strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, condition, muscle tone)
  • Better Attitude & Overall Happiness
  • Healthier Lifestyle

Being a martial art that prioritizes self defense without using punches or kicks through an intelligent system of physical leverage, it allows anyone strong or weak, men or women, children or seniors, to train and develop the ability to use the strength of another.  person against herself.

No, it’s not dangerous, the movements and activity is controlled by an experienced professional.  Of course, every student makes his way, some for fun, some for competition, and it interferes with the intensity that leads you to risk accidents, no different from other common activities like volleyball, baseball and so on.  It is worth remembering that only 3% of practitioners are real athletes the others are doctors, engineers, traders, who have a life parallel to their sport.

Most people would advise at least twice a week if possible, but even that can be difficult depending on your job, family commitments, university/school coursework, etc. We have some students who trains once a week, and some students who trains 3 times a day.

What we have to say about it: consistency is the key. Commit to what is possible for you and be consistent. Someone who trains once a week for a year, can go further than someone who trains without consistency.

Commonly, it takes between 6-8 years to an adult get to black belt.

The Jiu-jitsu Federation (IBJJF) defines a minimum period of permanence in each belt. You can read more on IBJJF General System of Graduation.

However, time in not the only criteria or the primary criteria for belt promotion. Belt Rank & Promotions depend on commitment, athleticism and character of the student.

There is no shortcut to grappling skill, but as much as you train, as much you will grow. And it’s more important then the belt you have. Jiu-jitsu is a journey, not a destiny. Enjoy the process, follow the plan.

IBJJF allows to break the belt rank up with stripes, and we follow the rules to give up to four stripes in each belt. 

here are two modalities in Jiu Jitsu, GI and NO GI.  For traditional training the GI is used which facilitates the learning of practitioners having various opportunities to hold or better support themselves at the time of the fight.  For NO GI we use shorts and Rashguard which requires a little more ability not having the same holding options as in GI training, and simulates real life situations closer to reality.

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