Tired of the cultish nature that is seeping into jiu-jitsu? Tired of the bowing, the talks about loyalty, team and creontes? Tired of the purple circles of higher belts and their secret moves?
We’re too busy with jiu-jitsu to have time for that nonsense.
If you love jiu-jitsu, you’re welcome here. If you’re training at another gym, that’s cool, you’re also welcome. We’re happy to train with people from other gyms.
We don’t wear our belt level on our training gear. Belts are for competition, they don’t matter in the gym. Experts with 10+ years experience train with fresh beginners. It’s a liberating feeling when you don’t have to worry about anyone’s belt level. You can take risks and grow your game when you’re not worried about your standing in the hierarchy.
See a cool move on youtube? Awesome! Show us and let’s see if it’s legit. Jiu-jitsu is evolving fast and new ideas can come from the unlikeliest of places.
Heelhooks and other illegal moves? Sure! We’ve been training with illegal moves for years. Don’t rely on the referee or the ruleset to keep you safe. Train with the illegal moves now so you won’t be surprised if your opponent attempts one in competition.
Injuries? We have an extremely low injury rate. Most BJJ injuries are caused by an attitude similar to “You’re a blue belt, you can’t tap to a white belt”. Belt rank doesn’t matter at 80/20. If you get caught in a submission, awesome! Tap hands and roll again. If you’re not tapping, it probably means you’re not stretching your boundaries and you’re not progressing. Winning and losing is for competition, not in the gym.
Come train with us!