FAQ

How much are jiu jitsu classes?

The average cost of MMA/BJJ gyms are anywhere from $50 a month to upwards of $200 or more.

What should I wear to my first BJJ class?

T-shirts, board shorts and sweat pants are all fine. Sometimes you can wear a gi or uniform from another martial art. You will need to buy a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gi if you continue training in gi, and will need rash guards for no gi. Do NOT wear anything with extra pockets, belt loops or baggy fabric.

How long is a Jiu Jitsu class?

The advanced class is similar except afterward there is a 30-45 minute free sparring session (after positional sparring). If you go to both it’s quite a workout, lasting at least 2.5 hours. Some days the advanced class is only 1 hour which makes it closer to 2 hours.

How long does it take to get a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

It can take upwards of 10 years to achieve the dan (black belt) grade, and requires not only technical knowledge, but also verifiable ability in sparring. Competition experience is also often expected. And as there are only a few belts, you will spend a long time on each one.

How many belts are in Jiu Jitsu?

Adults may be promoted through belts in the following order: white, blue, purple, brown and black. Each belt has 5 levels, a clear belt and then 4 stripes that may be awarded for time, knowledge, behavior, and tournament performance.