Jiu-Jitsu translates to "the gentle art" or "the gentle skill". It is referred to as such because the art utilizes leverage and balance rather than force and strength.
I'm not in the best shape. Can I still take a Jiu-Jitsu Class?
Of course! In fact, our beginner classes are an excellent way to get into shape. Not only will you learn the essential skills of self-defense, but you will also focus on muscle strengthening and endurance, cardio, and flexibility.
How long does it take to obtain a black belt?
This varies for each individual however it is usually between 8 and 15 years.
Is Jiu-Jitsu effective against other styles of martial arts?
In MMA (mixed martial arts) competitions, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu has consistently proved its supremacy.
What are some of the physical benefits of training Jiu-Jitsu?
Jiu-Jitsu will improve conditioning, strength, coordination, flexibility and overall reflexes. Jiu-Jitsu will also provide you with skills in self defense, self-confidence, and instill the abiliity to relax and maintain control in the face of obstacles both on and off the mat. Students of Jiu-Jitsu will develop courage, integrity, humility and self control. Skills that are taught at Delaware Jiu-Jitsu will be effective in both self-defense and for sport and tournament Jiu-Jitsu.
Is Jiu-Jitsu beneficial for women?
Jiu-Jitsu is excellent for self-defense. Strategic grips and proper application of leverage and body weight distribution will allow women to escape from attackers standing or on the ground.
Do I have to enter competitions?
Competition is always completely optional. For those that wish to compete, Delaware Jiu-Jitsu has an excellent competition team.
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