Our goal at Twisted Gi is to help better your life through self confidence, discipline and physical fitness that only training in the Martial Arts can bring. We are a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu "BJJ" school that teaches the basics in a structured and safe enviornment. Our systematic and comprehensive approach to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is based on reality and provides the student with a realistic form of self-defense that anyone, regardless of age or physical ability, can learn to defend themselves in dangerous situations.
Whether you are a beginner, novice or an experienced grappler our program will take your performance to the next level.
In addition to being a very effective combat sport and self-defense method, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu also offers
its disciplined practitioners a variety of health benefits. It is an art that is extremely rigorous and
difficult to master, and through this arduous process martial artists can expect to gain significant
physical and mental benefits.
There is perhaps no other form of combative training that can refine a person's mental faculties like martial arts can. Spiritual fulfillment is one of the hallmarks of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is integral in helping a practitioner be in control of several extreme emotions like fear, anger and anxiety. A person that learns to handle the emotional rigors of competition is well-equipped to handle the stresses of everyday life. You can be the best in your training program but you won't last two seconds in a tournament if you don't have your wits about you. If you are not capable of pushing through a tough situation, you are going to have trouble performing the way you were trained to. This mental toughness carries over into all walks of life.
Since Jiu-Jitsu allows a small and weak person to submit bigger opponents with the use of proper techniques, especially when the aggressor has no ground fighting knowledge, its use as a self defense system has increased over the last years. It's effectiveness has caused it to be recognized and incorporated into a variety of programs, from top military special forces to women's self-defense. In mixed martial arts, proficiency in grappling and ground fighting has become a prerequisite, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu remains one of the most dominant martial arts in MMA.
The first health benefit a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner can expect to gain is increased stamina. This is because of the long duration of the physical demands of practice. The average class length ranges anywhere from one to two hours. This is not idle time, this is time spent in motion, going through calisthenics, technique and sparring. Even the most fit individuals can expect to feel depleted by the end of a session. Over time and with consistent attendance to regular classes you will gain the ability to complete these grueling sessions feeling more composed and prepared.
The second health benefit you can expect to receive from practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is to see greatly increased strength. Almost every class will incorporate some type of strength training or sparring. Sparring is when two students go over the live application of techniques in free motion. Strength is essential in order to apply the techniques. Also, the practitioner will develop more flexibility, endurance, isometric strength and explosion.
There are literally an infinite amount of techniques and positions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Expect to have your memory worked to its very limits. An arm bar, for example, is just one movement but there are hundreds of ways and angles with which to apply this attack.
BJJ has an intense, tightly-knit, strongly supported community. This strong sense of community, family, and connectedness is one of the aspects of BJJ which cannot be ignored, fueling people’s excitement and interest in the sport.