CageworX is proud to offer gi and no gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes for adults and children in Port Angeles, WA. Personalized, top notch instruction is provided by black belt Professor Cody Houston. We are affiliated with Marcelo Alonso Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Seattle, WA.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. The art was brought to Brazil by Mitsuyo Maeda (1878-1941), a student of Kodokan Judo with a history of challenging and interacting with other combat arts.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique – most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person.
BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self defense. The choice is yours! Competition is NOT required at CageworX though it is an option if you wish to do so.
Training and competition is done in both the traditional uniform (called a “gi”) as well as “no gi” (wearing collar-less clothing such as T shirts).
Sparring, commonly referred to as “rolling”, and live drilling play a major role in training. A premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system.
At our Olympic Peninsula gym, rather than testing based on forms and a set test of techniques, students are essentially “tested” every day based on the instructor’s evaluation of their honest effort and progress. Students have an opportunity to ask questions, learn and drill a wide range of techniques and further develop themselves through live rolling with their training partners.
It’s a great way to get in shape, form lifelong friendships and learn useful defensive skills! Contact us today to learn more about our Olympic Peninsula Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes serving members from Forks, Port Angeles, Carlsborg and Sequim, WA. Don’t forget to ask about getting a FREE 1-Day Pass to try out an entire day of classes!