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Frequently Asked

Here you will find most of the Frequently Asked Questions

when starting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu,


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  • What is BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jistu? Who practices BJJ?
    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport based on ground fighting and submission holds. It focuses on the skill of taking an opponent to the ground, controlling one's opponent, gaining a dominant position, and using a number of techniques to force them into submission via joint locks or chokeholds. BJJ revolves around the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend him/herself against a bigger, stronger, heavier opponent by using leverage and weight distribution, taking the fight to the ground and using a number of holds and submissions to defeat them. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling and self-defense situations. Sparring, commonly referred to as "rolling" within the BJJ community, and live drilling plays a major role in training and the practitioner's development. BJJ can also be used as a method of promoting physical fitness, building character, and as a way of life.
  • Do I have to be in good shape before I start?
    No, you will get into shape as you train. We have a series of exercises that you will learn as you progress through the ranking system which will enable you to perform the self-defense techniques. BJJ focuses on all your body muscles, especially your middle core muscles. Whether you want to join BJJ for fitness or Self Defense they do hand to hand with each other and you can start your journey at whatever stage you are at. Feel free to have a chat to the Coach for any advice.
  • I am 31 years old, am I too old to start BJJ?"
    No, you are not too old to begin martial arts training. BJJ regularly has students start from as young as 4 years old through their 50's and older. BJJ is a practical and effective martial art which will keep you fit and healthy, injuries do happen in BJJ just like any other Martial Art, when that happens, please have a chat to the Coach for advice on how to avoid further injury.
  • What Belts do BJJ have ? How long does it take to earn a Black Belt?
    To get to Black Belt it can take you in average 10 years and longer if you are a kid. Belt colors vary if you are a kid to an adult. If you are kid and progresses to teens then to adult, there are 13 kids / teen belts then there are 5 main color belts to get to the Black belt. If you are 16 years old and above, you have 5 main color belts until you get to the black belt. Each belt has a grade, 1 to 4 after the 4th grade you change a belt. Here is a link to the official IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiujitsu Federation) Graduation System chart.
  • Do I need any previous Martial Arts Experience for start BJJ?
    No, there are no pre-requisites to start BJJ, every Martial Art is different just be willing to try and adapt to the techniques you are shown and persistence to keep going you will soon click and start to understand it more and more are your techniques improve. We do strongly recommend you do the 6 weeks Beginners course which includes your new GI or uniform. Coach Christiano is always around to assist if you have any questions.
  • Where are you located?
    1 Andrew Park Dr, Altona Meadows VIC 3028, Australia
  • What are your class times?
    Here is our current time table, please download a copy for your future reference
  • Do you have a Beginners class?
    You can start at any time, we will make sure to look after you on your BJJ Journey. 👍
  • Where can I find your Membership Fees ?
    Thank you for considering our club for your BJJ journey.. Our membership page can be found here - Memberships | J1School of JiuJitsu ( We Have memberships for: Beginners Adults Kids Womens only classes and Private Classes are also available from here - BOOKING | J1School of JiuJitsu ( No matter where you are in your fitness ... begin BJJ today!
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