How are we DIFFERENT?

1.  You will learn Machado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from a structured curriculum.  Coach Jeff holds a purple belt and is the CT affiliate under Carlos Machado.  We focus on strong fundamentals and grow from there.  You will learn takedowns, top game positional control, guard passing, fighting from guard (closed guard, open guard, butterfly, 1/2 guard, and spider guard), and of course submissions (chokes, armbars, should locks, and leg logs). 

2.  Private attention at group rates!  Classes average less than 10 guys.  Plus membership includes weekly group classes, open mat times, and the option to arrange for (1) monthly PRIVATE LESSON.  Your private lessons will allow us to build a game for you, your skills, and body type. 

3.  This is not an academy where you will feel intimidated.  The goal is to provide a freindly & helpful mat culture to maximize our progress.  We are NOT an MMA gym.  We are NOT a meat market school where you are just a number.  We are NOT a dojo that requires signing a contract that binds you to payments even if you can not continue to train.  Come on down and check it out...you won't be disappointed.

Our adult program is for men and women of all ages.  No experience is needed although members from other arts are welcomed.  The only requirements are an open mind & and a commitment to being a good training partner.  Students are expected to attend training regularly in order to advance.   

Get in great shape and learn self-defense skills that could save your life!  A typical workout involves warm-up, positional drills, and focus on one area/aspect of BJJ. 

ALL students spar/train with a resisting partner.  Resistance starts low and increases as the student progresses.  Free sparring (w/ competitive rules) is optional and reserved for students who have completed the "Basic 24" positional controls, escapes, & submissions.  Safety is priority #1...why slam each other around if you don't know the techniques.  That type of training tends to build bad habits.  Master the basics and then use them live!

As a UFAF school we have a long history training with the Machado brothers since the early 1990s.  We are affiliated with RCJ Machado under Carlos Machado as well as members of BJJ America under David Meyer, John Will, and Brian Johnson.  Periodically throughout the year we host these and other black belt instructors to share their knowledge and experience.   Don't miss out!  Get on the mat and start having fun. 

Q.  Are players from other studios welcome?  Yes, as long as you have an open mind and share our goal of helping each other...come on down.  Pay mat fee per session or take a membership.

Q.  Can women benefit from BJJ?  Yes.  BJJ is a martial art that relies on timing, leverage, and technique.  Women or men who are smaller than an opponent benefit the most from BJJ as an "equalizer" form of martial art.

Q.  Private lesson or group class?  Private lessons have been the preferred method in Brazil since BJJ's inception.  Check out our private lessons which can be solo or with a small group of friends.  Our private lesson rates are comparable to other academies rates for group classes !!!

DON'T wait.  Make the call and try a free lesson!

BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU

BJJ is a ground-based martial art developed & advanced by the Gracie Family.  Unlike other grappling arts like judo or wrestling the objective is not to "pin" your opponent.  The ultimate goal of BJJ is to gain positional advantage and apply a joint lock or choke to force your opponent into submission. 

BJJ endorses the concept that a smaller, weaker person using leverage and good technique can defend themselves on the ground against a larger, stronger opponent. It can be trained for self defense, sport tournaments, and mixed martial arts (MMA - sometimes called NHB or "No Holds Barred") competition. Repetitive practice of techniques & sparring with resisting partners constitute the major areas of practice.

The history of the art goes back to the 1930's where it was tested in the crucible of competition from the start. It wasn't until the early 1990's that the art gained attention in the US with the advent of televised NHB cage fighting.  Through BJJ, practitioners took the martial arts world by storm shattering long held myths of the invincibility of certain traditional arts.

PHYSICAL FITNESS & SELF-DEFENSE

Try for yourself and see how great you feel after getting the best total body workout you've ever experienced.  Other side effects include: weight lose, lower stress, and improved confidence from knowing you can defend yourself.

RATES

Private lessons at group rates!  Our adult program is for men and women of all ages.  Our training culture is friendly and helpful.  No experience is needed although members from other arts are welcomed.  The only requirements are an open mind & and a commitment to doing your personal best.  Students are expected to attend training regularly in order to advance.   

It takes the average adult 6 months to 1 year to built a basic skill set in BJJ.  At this point your physical fitness, understanding of the philosophies, and technical skills should start to come together.  It really is the starting point for future, more rapid progress. 

Monthly membership - $99

    • Sign up includes FREE training gi (uniform)
    • option to schedule (1) PRIVATE lesson
    • Unlimited open mat sessions

Mat fee (pay per training session)  - $ 20

DON'T make excuses.  No experience needed!

Call for latest schedule...subject to change

Private sessions available in morning or evening  860.633.1466

Curriculum Highlights

Glastonbury Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at GIROUXBROS curriculum takedowns are mainly wrestling takedowns and judo throws for no-gi.  Single leg variations, ankle shoot, double leg variations, arm drags, duck under, fireman carry, shoulder throw, hip throw, and stomach throw.

Hartford Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at GIROUXBROS curriculum top game is positional control in side control, cross body side, side mount, scarf hold, headlock, north-south, knee on belly, mount, rear mount (back), and modified positions between these major positions. 

Glastonbury Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at GIROUXBROS guard passes include posture & how to break open a closed guard, double underhook, bullfighter, knee punch through, nut cracker, and sumo step passes.

Hartford Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at GirouxBros guard fighting includes fundamentals to opening your closed guard, breaking your opponent’s posture down, using your legs and arms for constant pressure as you move to traditional open guard, hooks guard, butterfly guard, spider guard, and variations of open guard.  Once you learn how to control an opponent in your guard it is time to look at guard as OFFENSE and setup sweeps/reversals and/or submissions – triangles, armbars, shoulder locks, & chokes.

Glastonbury Brazilian jiu jitsu sweeps & reversals covers scissor, hooking, armdrag to reverse roll, spider tie-up, ˝ guard sweeps, as well as sweeps against a standing opponent – front, back, open guard hooking, open guard reaping sweeps.

Hartford Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at GirouxBros sprawl position techniques include guillotine choke, Peruvian necktie choke, rolling T choke, rolling collar choke when in gi.

 

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Hartford Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fanatics welcome.  GirouxBros is located in Glastonbury, CT. Glastonbury Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is hosted at GirouxBros Martial Arts, 160 Oak Street, Unit 210, Glastonbury, CT 06033. 

 

How are we different? 

 

1.        You will learn Hartford Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from a structured curriculum.  You won’t just show up and work on whatever that coach feels like doing that day.  Glastonbury Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at GIROUXBROS teaches takedowns, setups for takedowns, top game positions, guard passing, guard fighting (mainly open guard variations), sweeps & reversals from bottom, offense and defense in sprawl position, and escapes from all of these.

 

Glastonbury Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at GIROUXBROS curriculum takedowns are mainly wrestling takedowns and judo throws for no-gi.  Single leg variations, ankle shoot, double leg variations, arm drags, duck under, fireman carry, shoulder throw, hip throw, and stomach throw.

 

Hartford Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at GIROUXBROS curriculum top game is positional control in side control, cross body side, side mount, scarf hold, headlock, north-south, knee on belly, mount, rear mount (back), and modified positions between these major positions. 

 

Glastonbury Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at GIROUXBROS guard passes include posture & how to break open a closed guard, double underhook, bullfighter, knee punch through, nut cracker, and sumo step passes.

 

Hartford Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at GirouxBros guard fighting includes fundamentals to opening your closed guard, breaking your opponent’s posture down, using your legs and arms for constant pressure as you move to traditional open guard, hooks guard, butterfly guard, spider guard, and variations of open guard.  Once you learn how to control an opponent in your guard it is time to look at guard as OFFENSE and setup sweeps/reversals and/or submissions – triangles, armbars, shoulder locks, & chokes.

 

Glastonbury Brazilian jiu jitsu sweeps & reversals covers scissor, hooking, armdrag to reverse roll, spider tie-up, ˝ guard sweeps, as well as sweeps against a standing opponent – front, back, open guard hooking, open guard reaping sweeps.

 

Hartford Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at GirouxBros sprawl position techniques include guillotine choke, Peruvian necktie choke, rolling T choke, rolling collar choke when in gi.

 

2.         Private lessons for everyone.  Glastonbury Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at GirouxBros memberships include weekly group classes + 1 private lesson monthly.  That is all included in the monthly fee.  Private lessons are important to build a game suited to your skill set & body. 

 

3.         Friendly & helpful mat culture.  Hartford Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at GirouxBros is an academy where you won’t feel intimidated.  We are not an MMA school.  We are not a meat market school where you are just a number.  Our adult program is for men and women of all ages.  The training culture is friendly and helpful.  No experience is needed although members from other arts are welcomed.  The only requirements are an open mind & and a commitment to doing your personal best.  Students are expected to attend training regularly in order to advance.   

Get in great shape and learn self-defense skills that could save your life!  A typical workout involves warm-up, positional drills, and focus on one area/aspect of BJJ. 

ALL students spar/train with a resisting partner.  Resistance starts low and increases as the student progresses.  Free sparring (w/ competitive rules) is optional and reserved for students who have completed the "Basic 24" positional controls, escapes, & submissions.  Safety is priority #1...why slam each other around if you don't know the techniques.  That type of training tends to build bad habits.  Master the basics and then use them live!

 

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