• Tucson Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    Tucson Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Tucson Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    Tucson Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Tucson Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    Tucson Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Tucson Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    Tucson Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Tucson Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    Tucson Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Tucson Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    Tucson Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Who We Are

Open six days a week, we offer a varied class times to accommodate different schedules, ages and skill sets. You don’t come to class just to learn how to fight. You also work hard toward mastering the underlying principles that allow you to succeed on the mats. If applied to your life off the mats, these principles can bring more balance to your routine and help you to reach your potential.

What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Some call Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu a martial art, some call it a sport, but to our TBJJ team or family, as we feel like to be, it is a way of life, as Bushido means “The WAY/LIFE OF THE WARRIOR”. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was developed by the Gracie family in Brazil. Upon learning Japanese Jiu-Jitsu and Judo, Carlos Gracie modified techniques from these systems to allow a small individual, which was in his own case, to dominate a larger, stronger opponent. Because Jiu-Jitsu’s close combat attacks are capable of negating advantages of stand-up fighting, like arm reach and strength, Jiu-Jitsu is a viable self-defense system for all body types and strength ranges. Through Jiu-Jitsu’s diverse sets of arm locks, leg locks, and chokes, athletes are able to submit or subdue opponents without blunt force. BJJ also uses the lapels and the sleeves of the GI (Uniform worn at practice) to simulate chokes and grips offered by an opponent’s clothing. While TBJJ’s classes are mainly GI (Classic Traditional), we conduct NO-GI classes on Tuesday nights. Because the NO-GI style doesn’t allow the use of grips on clothing, athletes find themselves in faster paced, more intense matches, where the moves are loosen and the training ends up a great work out in every class, guided by Professor Demetrius.

Schedule

  • Beginners   4:00 PM - 5:00 PM M,W,F
  • Kids           5:00 PM - 6:00 PM M-F
  • Advanced   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM M-F
  • Open Mat   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM M, W, F
                     12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Saturday

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