Gracie Barra Kirkland Adult BJJ and No Gi Program
"My favorite part of GB Kirkand is the atmosphere, everyone is very friendly and eager to share knowledge and help fellow teammates. Going into a new gym can be intimidating, but here everyone is very welcoming and makes it easy to want to come back. Prof. Cindy successfully makes it feel like a safe and comfortable place for everyone." - Shiloh C.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a journey of no final destination as the study of the Art can be seen as a life long pursuit; there is no perfection, only a constant willingness to learn and refine. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is known as the “Gentle Art”, and through the art, one will learn concepts and techniques of Self-Defense and Sport taught through an adherence to the absolute basic and fundamental understanding taught by our Head Instructor.
Our Adult Program is guided by a structured training curriculum that is 16 weeks in length. Our unique curriculum condenses the immense diversity of Jiu-Jitsu techniques into core fundamental moves, combined intelligently and safely to optimize your learning and progress. Our Instructors help students grasp Jiu-Jitsu through a combination of instruction, observation, appropriate feedback, practice and sparring, also known as “live training”. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will constantly challenge and test you, but training within this Art will allow you to experience results that go beyond gains in strength, flexibility, or an overall level of fitness. By remaining truthful to the lessons learned in practice and applying them off the mats, Gracie Barra students experience improvement in their focus, energy, and general well-being.
Our Adult Program also offers our students the chance to get out of the traditional gi, or Kimono, and to try learning and applying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by wearing a rash guard and grappling shorts. No-Gi classes are guided by the same training curriculum, but students will learn how to apply the same techniques by utilizing different holds and grips. At times, students may also notice how Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has absorbed techniques and movements that are often found in Submission Wrestling and the sport of Wrestling itself. No-Gi is often described as very faced paced because the absence of the gi creates less friction amongst students who are training with one another. The goal of presenting No-Gi classes to our students is to not only allow them to become well-rounded Jiu-Jitsu practitioners, but to also give them a better understanding of Jiu-Jitsu as a whole, both technically and conceptually.