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).
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
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
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
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 !!!
wait. Make the call and try a free lesson!
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.
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
Unlimited open mat sessions
Sign up includes FREE
training gi (uniform)
option to schedule (1) PRIVATE lesson
Mat fee (pay per training session) - $ 20
make excuses. No experience needed!
Call for latest
schedule...subject to change
Private sessions available in
morning or evening 860.633.1466
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.