This is the 1st step to start your training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. At Silver Fox BJJ, our head instructor Karel Pravec has designed a complete curriculum for those interested in learning BJJ. These classes are taught with focus on leverage, technique over strength, positioning, defenses, basic submissions and other fundamental aspects of BJJ. It is recommended that all students attend at least one Fundamental class a week, as these classes give students the tools to move from standing position to a dominant position on the ground, followed by a submission.
* Free Introductory Class
The introductory class is a 40 minute one-on-one session by appointment outlining the basics of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu theory, positions and submissions. This class serves as a preparatory class to those interested in seriously enrolling at the academy and training 2-3x/week in our beginner “Blue Belt” program (indicated on our schedule as Fundamental Class).
* Tuesday and Thursday lunch classes are geared toward students working in the school vicinity (who can utilize our locker rooms with showers to get back to work after the class), with special focus on efficient transitions and submissions.
starts with a brief functional warm-up,
followed by instruction on 1-2 stand-up/take-down techniques, with students drilling each move multiple times,
the instructor then demonstrates 2-3 techniques on the ground (positioning, transitions, submissions), again students drilling each technique with a partner several times to put the moves into their muscle memory
class is usually ended with additional drilling to reinforce the techniques taught.
Some of the techniques students can expect to learn in the Fundamental BJJ Program are:
Basic self defense (e.g. head lock escapes, attacker approaching from the back etc.)
Clinch from a standing range
Perform single and double leg takedowns
Basic Judo hip and sweeping throws
Establishing a solid guard as a protective and offensive position
Basic guard passes
Basic guard submissions (arm locks, triangle)
Taking side mount position and transitioning into submissions
Taking (front or back) mount position and transitioning into submissions
Basic side mount defenses (“shrimping”)
Basic mount defenses
Basic choke submissions
Improving the transitions between positions to make their movement more fluid