Frequently Asked Question
Eastside Jiu-Jitsu Club
Q: What style of martial arts does your school teach?
A: Our school’s primary focus is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) which is a grappling-based martial art that focuses on ground fighting and submissions. We offer other grappling-based martial arts like judo and wrestling and striking-based martial arts like kickboxing.
Q: Where is your school located?
A: We’re located in the Heart of Orleans at 1803 St Joseph Blvd, Unit 117, Orleans, ON K1C 6E7.
Q: How do I contact you if my question isn’t answered here?
A: You can send us an email at email@example.com or you can call us at 613-416-4255.
Q: What is the cost of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training?
A: Our school offers a variety of membership options to fit different budgets and schedules. Please contact us for more information about pricing and membership options.
Q: What if I'm afraid of the physical contact or sparring aspect of martial arts?
A: While sparring and physical contact are important components of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training, our students are always paired with someone with the appropriate skill level and experience to help develop their skills. We offer Kids', Beginner, Women’s Only, and Advanced classes to provide options for every student. Our instructors also provide guidance and instruction on proper technique and safety during sparring.
Q: What if I'm afraid of not fitting in with the community or culture of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?
A: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has a unique culture and community, and we welcome students from all backgrounds and walks of life. Our community is supportive and inclusive and we believe in fostering a positive and encouraging environment where everyone can thrive. Don’t believe us? Check out our 5-star reviews on Google!
Q: Can I try a class before committing to a membership?
A: Yes, we offer a free trial class to new students who are interested in trying out Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. This allows you to experience our training and community before making a commitment.
Q: What should I bring to my first class?
A: Comfortable athletic clothes or a BJJ gi (if you already have one) and a water bottle.
Q: How do I get started with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training at your school?
A: To get started, simply contact us to schedule a free trial class. Our instructors will provide you with all the information you need to get started and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to welcoming you to our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community!
Q: What are the benefits of practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?
A: Practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can help improve your physical fitness, mental focus, and self-defence skills. It can also help boost your confidence and self-esteem.
Q: Is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training safe?
A: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training can be safe when practiced in a controlled and supervised environment. Our instructors prioritize safety and ensure that students are properly warmed up and prepared before any sparring or rolling takes place.
Q: What equipment do I need to get started?
A: To get started, you will need a uniform (gi), which can be purchased through our school, and a mouthguard (optional but highly recommended). We also recommend getting grappling shorts or pants, as well as a rash guard or t-shirt to wear under your gi and for no-gi training.
Q: What should I look for in a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school?
A: When looking for a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school, it's important to look for qualified instructors, a safe and clean training environment, a range of class options to fit your schedule, and a welcoming and supportive community.
Q: How often should I train and for how long?
A: If you train regularly, you will make progress. We have students who train once a week and others who train almost daily. We recommend that students train at least two to three times a week to make steady progress and see results.
Q: How long does it take to become proficient in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?
A: Proficiency in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu varies depending on the individual and their level of commitment and dedication to training. It can take several years of consistent practice to reach higher levels of proficiency.
Q: What are the different levels or ranks in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?
A: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu uses a belt system to signify rank and progression. For adults, the belts are white, blue, purple, brown, and black. For children, the belts are white, grey, yellow, orange, and green before they rejoin the adult ranking system as blue belts.
Comparison to other Popular Martial Arts
Q: How does Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu compare to other popular martial arts like karate or taekwondo?
A: While all martial arts have their unique benefits, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu offers a comprehensive training system that is effective for both self-defence and competition. Unlike striking-based martial arts like karate or taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu focuses on grappling techniques that allow smaller, weaker individuals to overcome larger opponents through leverage and technique. Additionally, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu emphasizes ground fighting and submission techniques, which can be particularly effective in real-life self-defence situations.
Q: Is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu better than other martial arts?
A: We believe that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a superior martial art for several reasons. First, it is a highly effective system for both self-defenCe and competition. Second, it provides a full-body workout that improves strength, flexibility, and endurance. Finally, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fosters a unique community and culture that emphasizes humility, respect, and personal growth. While all martial arts have their strengths, we believe that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu offers a unique and comprehensive training experience.
Q: How does Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu compare to other grappling-based martial arts like wrestling or judo?
A: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu shares many similarities with other grappling-based martial arts like wrestling or judo. However, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu focuses more on submission techniques and ground fighting, while wrestling and judo focus more on takedowns and throws. Additionally, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu places a greater emphasis on technique and leverage, allowing smaller individuals to overcome larger opponents. Ultimately, the best martial art for you will depend on your goals and preferences, but we believe that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu offers a unique and effective training experience.
Q: Why should I choose Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu over other martial arts?
A: We believe that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu offers several unique advantages over other martial arts.
- First, it is a highly effective system for both self-defence and competition, allowing you to develop practical skills that can be used in real-life situations.
- Second, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu provides a full-body workout that improves strength, flexibility, and endurance.
- Third, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fosters a unique community and culture that emphasizes humility, respect, and personal growth.
Whether you're looking to improve your fitness, learn self-defence, or become part of a supportive community, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu offers a comprehensive and rewarding training experience.
Other Common Concerns
Q: Can I train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu if I have a pre-existing injury or condition?
A: We encourage students with pre-existing injuries or conditions to consult with their doctor before starting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training. Our instructors can also work with you to modify techniques and training to accommodate your specific needs.
Q: What if I'm afraid of getting injured during training?
A: While there is always a risk of injury in any physical activity, our instructors prioritize safety and take precautions to minimize the risk of injury. We also encourage students to listen to their bodies and communicate any concerns or injuries to their instructors.
Q: What if I'm afraid of not being good enough or making mistakes?
A: It's normal to feel intimidated or uncertain when starting something new, but everyone starts as a beginner. Our instructors provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment where students can learn and grow at their own pace.
Q: What if I'm afraid of the physical contact or sparring aspect of martial arts?
A: While sparring and physical contact are important components of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training, students are always paired with someone of a similar skill level and experience. Our instructors also provide guidance and instruction on proper technique and safety during sparring.
Q: What if I'm afraid of the unknown or unfamiliar environment of martial arts training?
A: We understand that trying something new can be intimidating, but we strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where students can feel comfortable and supported. Our instructors and community are always happy to answer any questions and help new students feel at home.
Q: What if I'm afraid of not being able to keep up with the physical demands of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training?
A: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training can be physically demanding, but our instructors can work with you to modify techniques and training to accommodate your fitness level and ability. We also encourage students to start at their own pace and gradually build up their endurance and strength.