Jiu Jitsu

“Jiu Jitsu, from the Japanese Jujutsu, means the Gentle Art. “Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling-based martial art whose central theme is the skill of controlling a resisting opponent in ways that force him to submit. Due to the fact that control is generally easier on the ground than in a standing position, much of the technique of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is centered around the skill of taking an opponent down to the ground and wrestling for dominant control positions from where the opponent can be rendered harmless.” – John Danaher Renzo Gracie Black Belt


Our center has teamed up with Sheep Dog BJJ to offer classes to our community at our facility.  Sign-up and payments are done through Sheepdog BJJ.  More information can be found at their website…



At Sheepdog BJJ their goal is to instill respect, discipline and courage in their students by training them in what is regarded by many as the most effective martial art for self-defense – Brazilian (BJJ) or Gracie Jiu Jitsu.

Though kicking and punching are most often used in fights, they don’t teach kicking and punching to kids. They teach them to avoid a fight at all costs. However, when a fight cannot be avoided, they teach them how to take an attacker to the ground, control them on the ground, and negotiate a peaceful resolution from a dominant position.

Every day in class they work on two core objectives: the efficient use of technique for self-defense and, instilling character by teaching core values.