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How to start bjj

We're excited for you. We've watched jiu jitsu change the lives of people young and senior all over the world.

On this page you'll find the information that you need before starting your first class. 

We recommend coming in and observing

You can show up to any class and meet members, watch instruction, and talk with an instructor. Our goal is to find out what class is going to be the most beneficial for you based on your experience and fitness level. We have a beginner class Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00pm.


Registering for a 2 week trial

When you register for a 2 week trial you should have the appropriate gear for the classes that you want to participate in. It is not uncommon for us to have a Gi you may wear for trial classes if you don't own one. For NoGi we recommend fight shorts and a rash guard. During the two week trial you may wear gym shorts and a t-shirt for NoGi if needed.


Signing-up for membership

At anytime during your trial, you can sign up for membership. Our memberships are month to month. When you sign up for membership you will be offered a discount on items like a Gi, rash guard, or fight shorts.



Am I Ready?

It is not uncommon to worry about skill level or feel apprehensive about starting class. Communication is the key to success. Our members will always roll to your skill level and fitness level. No one in jiu jitsu takes pride in beating the new person. Often times friends start classes together and they partner up during most sessions. 


Do I need to lose weight first?

Not unless your doctor has advised it. Our programs provide opportunities every day for you to burn calories. Our family like atmosphere will help support you outside the gym in living a healthier lifestyle providing additional support for weight loss goals.

What is the best way for me to start?

You should come in, watch a class, and talk with Chad Pomeroy, or other instructor after class.

Do you have changing rooms?

Yes, we have men's and women's changing rooms.

Do you have showers?

Yes, we do have a shower stall.

What do I need?

You will need to have a black jiu JItsu Gi, they are available for purchase at the Academy or you can buy one online but it needs to be BLACK.

What is your membership policy?

Memberships are month to month and Due on the 1st or 15th of the month depending on your start date.

What is your cancelation policy?

30 day written notice is required to cancel your membership. This does mean that in most all cases an additional payment will be taken after cancelation. You are able and encouraged to train during that month to get the most out of your remaining time with us.


Sign up for your 2 week trial today!

Fill out the form in the footer and indicate 2 Week Trial in the Subject line.

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