Gracie Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals (Gi & NoGi)
Details about the Cycles of the Fundamentals, the Chapters that make the Cycles and how it is repeated is explained in detail in your first class during the 10 Days Free Training. The Fundamental Program teaches the most important positions and techniques of Gracie Jiu Jitsu in the period of a Cycle, each Cycle is broken down into Chapters of associated positions and techniques. This class places emphasis on the core movements and techniques in the progression from white to blue belt. The main focus being Jiu Jitsu vs an untrained but larger attacker. Every class includes self defence, striking, clinching, takedowns and how to maintain or achieve a dominate position on a larger attacker. Every year Coach Wil is invited to attend the Annual Meeting in San Diego to demonstrate all fundamentals techniques and be taught the updated and evolved techniques which are in turn taught to the students when he returns.
Advanced Gracie Jiu Jitsu (Gi & NoGi)
Once achieving the level of blue belt, students are encouraged to participate in this class to learn new techniques, combinations and strategies to sharpen their current skills developing their “Jiu Jitsu vs Jiu Jitsu”. A key focus of the Intermediate Gracie Jiu Jitsu Syllabus is the further development of Self Defence skills through Fight Training with the introduction of 16oz gloves. Gloves are worn by attackers and students learn to safely manage distance, close distance and achieve dominant positions on the ground, in the clinch or against a wall in order to restrain the attacker. Weapon defenses to knives, sticks, bats, chains and guns are also taught in this class. Only coloured belts attend these classes. The development of Pressure, Timing, sharpening fundamental techniques and advanced techniques constitutes the Intermediate Syllabus.
Gracie Jiu Jitsu Open Mat & Academy Open Mat
Open Mat Classes provide students with the opportunity to practice other methods of learning in their development and mastery of Gracie Jiu Jitsu. Students participate in specific positional based training, select time duration training, training with handicaps (less a limb or hand) as well as Flow Rolling. Gracie Humaita Brisbane is one of the few academies where all matches start from standing so takedowns/throws that are taught in Self Defense are used in the Open Mat along with all other techniques. The difference between the two is one class is for Gracie Jiu Jitsu students only, the other is open to all styles at the Academy.
Judo is an Olympic sport that was developed by a Ju Jitsu Master, called Jigoro Kano, in 1882. It was also known as Kano Ju Jitsu. There are many styles or types of Judo that vary only slightly from each other however they all have their roots originally in Ju Jitsu with Jigoro Kano. Some styles use Japanese terminology and others use a numbering system to name the techniques. This was introduced because the Japanese Masters that were teaching in Europe ran into problems with different languages. In Europe, language can change several times in a short distance so some of the Japanese Masters that traveled to Europe to spread their Martial Arts adopted a numbering system to save having to learn several languages. Judo places particular emphasis on throwing, joint locking, strangling and pinning your opponent regardless of size. Learning how to fall (Ukemi) is an important prerequisite and it has definite health benefits that arise from the stimulation of certain pressure points and meridians from the continuing practice of Ukemi.