Established in 2004, The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Center of Ohio is an academy that specializes in the sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the art of Capoeira.
Prospective students who want to learn and train with us can expect expert instruction based upon the following philosophy:
Anyone can participate: Size, gender, fitness level, and types of experience makes no difference to us. We believe that anyone can learn and thrive in our sport. But, our programs are designed for adults and we require that students are at least 18 years old.
Instruction only from Experience. All instructors are either Black or Brown belt rank and have had competitive experience with and without the Gi.
Basic technique is paramount: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has limitless technique. The art is in a constant state of evolution as more and more practitioners learn and interpret the language of the art. But, basic techniques will always win in competition. As a result, we have a “NO B.S.” policy when it comes to instruction. We focus on the techniques and strategies that we have won with in competition.
Training with the Uniform (Gi) is the only way to learn: The art was founded by adopting the use of the Judo Uniform (aka Gi or Kimono). Over the years, the uniform has evolved from the Judo Gi to a specific style for our art. We believe that wearing the uniform is the only way to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Even if a person has a goal of training or competing in No Gi grappling events or MMA, learning and training with the uniform sets the benchmark of skills that will transfer to these other disciplines.
Efficiency over power: Power grappling lasts only a short period of time. Efficient grappling outlasts everything.
Competition is the best benchmark of progress: We pride ourselves on being competitors. Competing in tournaments is the ultimate test of your physical skills, emotional fortitude, and mental preparation. But while we know competition is good, we also understand that it is not for everyone. We encourage it, but do not force it.
Dedicated practice is the only chance for success: Learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu takes time, energy, and patience. There are moments of extreme frustration and overwhelming exhilaration. It is a commitment to deep disciplined practice of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that is the cornerstone of the lifestyle.
You are ultimately responsible for your growth, but you are not alone. You choose how you perform, in class, in competition, and in life. But your team, the partners who have pushed you in practice, will always be there to push you some more, celebrate with you in victory, or pick you up when you fall.