What does "Jiu-Jitsu" mean?
Jiu-Jitsu translates to "the gentle art"; it is referred to as such because the art utilizes leverage and balance rather than force and strength. Also the finishing submissions are viewed as a more humane alternative to striking.
I'm afraid the training will encourage aggression for my child, is this true?
Training at our academy will provide an outlet for children in which to channel aggression and excess energy. Our children's programs focus on developing behavioral and attitudinal aspects inherent with martial arts such as respect, confidence, discipline and self-control. Through providing a fun and safe atmosphere for kids, we can foster a healthy environment in which they can learn and develop not only self-defense skills, but life skills as well. They learn Jiu-Jitsu as a tool for personal growth and development, not as a weapon to cause harm. Once ready, they will be sparring daily in class, often with children who are bigger and more experienced than they are. Not winning every match will teach them humility and respect. Kids learn to treat others, as they want to be treated. Often, kids who were violent before they joined our program changed, and became non-violent. However, we do teach them to take action, whenever physically threatened by anyone, anywhere, anytime.
Do I need any protective equipment?
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a grappling art, but sometimes accidents do happen, and the occasional elbow or knee may make contact. It is a good idea to wear a mouth guard. Some people also like to wear lightweight knee pads.
What should I bring to class?
- No Gi: athletic shorts or gi pants & rashguard or t-shirt
- Gi: bring a gi / martial arts kimono. A Jiu Jitsu gi is tighter fitting and more durable than many other martial arts gis, but it is fine to use any type of gi to begin
- Great attitude
Is the curriculum safe?
We take our students’ safety very seriously. The attention to safety and the student's well being always comes first. Proper self-defense and martial arts training include contact. If it doesn't, how can it possibly be called self-defense? Being that Jiu-Jitsu is a combat sport, there is a chance injuries will occur; however by being extremely strict in enforcing mat rules and etiquette, we drastically reduce those chances.
What are the precautions in response Covid-19
We have been in touch and have an open line of communication with the local health unit. We are limiting class sizes, keeping a class attendance for all groups training together (CONTACT TRACING), increase hygiene and cleaning practices, restricting use of some facilities, a STRICT AND ENFORCED"IF YOUR SICK STAY HOME POLICY" If members have traveled they will be asked to wait a week before returning to class. Members are asked to complete self-assessment tool.
These are some of the steps were taking to make it more comfortable to get back training and on the mats.
What if we have a confirmed case as a Member?
FIRST STEP : gym is to put on hold all classes (please remember to always update your contact information with us when you make changes to your address or number) and contact the local health unit for future action. Examples of how this can happen is by someone letting the gym owner know or us being contacted by the health unit.We will always keep your information private and won't ever disclose your medical information without your permission. We train together. Grow together. SUPPORT each other in times of need. We now become HAPPIER STRONGER PEOPLE.
In the event another fitness lock down order is placed: Membership Dues will be put on hold and we will notify you with all information as we get it.
****EVERYONE deciding to train in the gym understands they are slightly increasing the chance of getting sick in many different forms from rashes to viruses. Just as you have decided to benefit from all the other health that comes with training in the martial arts. For the mind, body and immune system. It has to be a risk you have the right to access. It's my promise to everyone that I'll keep the gym cleaned and sanitized each and every class. We all should practice the best possible hygiene and respect our training environment and partners as well.
If your sick PLEASE stay home. If it's a child… I won't center them out but I'll make the class separated and I'll talk to the parents after class. If you're an adult I'm going to let you know privately in class and you can solo drill or I can give you a home routine.
***Any member who signs up for our in-person classes, adheres to and agrees with the following statement forthwith:
IT IS EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGED BY YOU, THE MEMBER, THAT THERE IS RISK ASSOCIATED WITH RETURNING TO The Train Station Fight and Fitness/ Roll On Bjj [Ryan Fleming] AS A RESULT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND THAT BY RETURNING TO PARTICIPATE IN CLASSES, DESPITE FOLLOWING ALL SUGGESTED PROTOCOLS, THE MEMBER ASSUMES ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY COVID-19 RELATED SYMPTOMS, ILLNESS OR DEATH WHICH MAY RESULT FROM ATTENDANCE. IN ADDITION, THE MEMBER EXPRESSLY AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS The Train Station Fight and Fitness/ Roll On Bjj [Ryan Fleming] AND/OR ITS PARTNERS IN THE EVENT OF ANY INJURIES OR CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO COVID-19 or other flu or virus illness.
******monthly membership refers to 4 week training cycle from date of first class
What does the Kids grading system look like?
What does sparring look like and what are the basic rules of conduct?
-Keep nails trimmed
-No grabbing fingers. You can grab the entire hand with all the digits..NO INDIVIDUAL FINGERS
- No hands inside the pant leg or inside the sleeve.
-Learn to tap/submit early. Also dont ever try and injure anyone
What does Tapping or Submitting mean?
When sparring with team mates or in competition the means of defeating your opponent is to have them tap. This is done by repeatably tapping on your opponent to signal your surrender. REMEMBER to tap on your opponent so they can feel it, they wont always hear you tapping the mat.