Below is a list of common questions we receive from people interested in joining us. If you have any other questions please contact us and we’ll be glad to help you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I watch a class?
Absolutely! Anyone interested in checking out our classes is welcome to come and watch anytime.
What do I need to bring for my first lesson?
For those wanting to try a class, the first lesson is free and we will supply the necessary training uniform so you just need to bring yourself.
What class is best for me to start?
Take a look at the timetable for the academy you are interested in joining. Any classes listed as “Fundamentals” or “All levels” are suitable for anyone including those who have no previous martial arts training.
To make sure you get to do all of the class please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the class.
What kind of techniques do you teach?
The best way to see what our training is like is to watch or try a class. To give you an idea of what our training is like you can take a look at some of the resources on this website:
- For more information on our kids program Kids Program page
- For some sample techniques, check out our Online Techniques page.
- For published interviews and articles about our training, check out our Online Articles page.
- Our team of instructors have a wide variety of martial arts and self defense training including such as Mixed Martial Arts & Reality Based Self De fence. To see what other systems besides Gracie Jiu Jitsu are taught in our association, please visit the Timetable & Locations page and follow the link to the Academy you are interested in.
How much does it cost to train?
Your first lesson is completely free.
After that, training fees vary according to location, and we have a number of payment options available at each academy depending on what program you join and how often you would like to train.
When you come for your first lesson we’ll be glad to explain all your options, or alternatively you can call the contact number of the academy you would like to join and we can help you over the phone.