Our adult classes are designed for people above 12 year old. The structure of the class consists of a warm up that includes some functional training that incorporate movements that are commonly used in Jiu Jitsu and strength exercises, a technique demonstration follow by drills among the students and finishes with sparring. We understand different people have different goals and different skills and capabilities. Sensei Mario Sperry teaches techniques that do not require a high level of athleticism, but have proven to be very effective on Jiu Jitsu and MMA competitions, as demonstrated by his track record. The simplicity of his techniques ensure anyone can practice Jiu Jitsu independent of age, sex or history with sports or martial arts. During sparring, students are paired with each other based on their interests and goals. The students that want to compete and train at a high level will train together while others that would like to practice Jiu Jitsu to stay fit but do not intend to compete or stretch themselves are paired with others with similar interest. This allows students to progress on their own pace, avoid injuries and enjoy the experience. It is not uncommon that students that started practicing to stay fit, eventually improve their skills and develop interest for competition, however there is no pressure from Sensei Sperry to compete. We also have safety and respect as our main priority. We also keep a safe and health environment for women, and our students are demanded to respect them, keeping a healthy and safe environment for our members.
The purpose of this class is to introduce basic techniques of Jiu Jitsu and Judo to our students. Students will learn how to fall, the basic concepts and rules of Jiu Jitsu and Judo. There is also a focus on strength and fitness. In just a few weeks, a new student will notice an improvement on his cardio, feel stronger and be able to spare with other students at the same level. On the first classes, a new student will have a dedicated instructor that can be one of our professors or a more graduate student teaching basic techniques and answering questions. After a few classes, usually 2 to 4 weeks, the student will be ready to participate on the main class and start sparring. It is not uncommon to see more graduate students participating on these classes. We also put focus on Judo, which is an important aspect of trainning Jiu Jitsu as both in the real world or competition, fights start standing and the students need to know how take down its opponent and defend from it. Understanding of fundamentals are very important for the development of Jiu Jitsu
This program will take you to the next level of Jiu Jitsu. Students will learn more advanced techniques of defense and attack, submission techniques and combinations. Classes are attended by more graduate students. This exposure allows newer students to learn from their peers through experience. If you dedicate yourself attending classes on a regular basis you will eventually become a black belt. Every student needs to keep in mind that getting a black belt can’t be an objective, but a consequence of years of hard work and dedication. Students are encouraged to help each other through the process. Sensei Sperry fosters an environment of discipline, respect, collaboration and friendship, and always encourage students to challenge themselves by trying new techniques.
No Gi is grappling without the traditional uniform, instead you wear shorts and a rash guard. In No Gi you cannot grab your opponent's clothing. To be a complete BJJ player, you should train in both. By combining both classes, students will learn how to attack and defend with a Gi and to adapt its techniques the no Gi environment. No Gi training is great for cardio, it tends to be faster and the practitioner needs to learn how to apply chokes, arm locks and other techniques without using the assistance of the clothing. Sensei Sperry is recognized as one of the best No Gi grapplers and teaches the techniques that helped him been acclaimed the fighter for the decade by the NAGA (North America Grappling Association) in 2010. No Gi classes are included on our Jiu Jitsu program.