Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)
Pride Lands Jiu -Jitsu is based in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, but also includes the best and most practical aspects of the other grappling combat arts including Judo, Russian SAMBO, folk, freestyle, and Greco-Roman wrestling combined into a solid grappling self defense system. Our Jiu-jitsu class will not only teach you valuable grappling skills, but is also a great conditioning workout for both cardiovascular and muscular endurance.
Submission Grappling (No Gi)
The object is to submit your opponent using a variety of joint locks and chokes, or to win the match on points. Competitions in this sport resemble Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitions, although competitors do not usually wear gis. This lack of gi increases the amount of speed and athleticism required, and it also limits the sweeping and submission options of the competitors.
Judo was created as a physical, mental and moral pedagogy in Japan, in 1882, by Kanō Jigorō. It is generally categorized as a modern martial art which later evolved into a combat and Olympic sport. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke.
Muay Thai is a combat sport of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This physical and mental discipline which includes combat on shins is known as "the art of eight limbs" because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins, being associated with a good physical preparation that makes a full-contact fighter very efficient.
Childrens Classes / Ages 8-14
The Childrens Program at Pride Lands helps introduce eager young bodies and minds to BJJ. The fun and safe environment provides a great place to learn discipline, self-confidence, self-respect, while teaching self-defence, and providing a great exercise. Classes focus on the basics of BJJ and on the children’s accomplishments, both as individuals and as a team. They will learn the value of sportsmanship, good behavior and etiquette, all while improving their coordination, strength and agility.