Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)

What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a complete self-defense system that emphasizes simple movements, practical techniques and realistic scenarios. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has been taught to hundreds of law enforcement agencies and thousands of civilians in the United States and all around the world. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is also the official hand-to-hand combat system of the United States Military.

What makes BJJ different from other martial arts?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu differs from other martial arts because it provides solutions for all possible stages of combat. Other disciplines like Tae Kwon Do or Karate focus mainly on striking and rely heavily on a person's strength and speed to be effective. The main problem with this is two-fold. First, striking has proven to be less effective than grappling in combat events around the world (UFC, MMA). Additionally, there is always someone whom is stronger and faster than you. In contrast, while other martial arts rely heavily on strength and speed, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu relies on superior technique and easily applied bio-mechanics like leverage and momentum.

Is Jiu-Jitsu safe?

At Threshold, safety is paramount. Practice of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at our center is safe and sound. Our teaching methods constantly emphasize the importance of keeping students out of harm's way. Accidents happen largely due to careless and a lack of seriousness in training. Careless practice is disrespectful to the spirit of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is not tolerated at the Academy.

Who can learn Jiu-Jitsu?

Practically anyone can utilize the techniques created by our systems founder Carlos Gracie. Carlos Gracie, when he created his revolutionary system, weighed no more than 135 lbs. The core principle of his Jiu-jitsu was to provide a method for smaller, weaker individuals to protect themselves from bigger, stronger attackers.

What do I wear to my FREE Intro Class?

Shorts or Jogging pants with a t-shirt will be good. Something you would wear to the gym to workout in. Refrain from clothes with pockets to prevent fingers from becoming caught.

Why Threshold?

At Threshold, we have a proven instructional methodology that greatly accelerates student learning, allowing them to exceed goals in less time than traditionally required. So whether your quest is to get into great shape, to learn to defend yourself or you want to compete, at Threshold, you will succeed, guaranteed.