Open mat is a time for members to work on what they learned during the week. Whether you want to drill, work on a specific technique or spar, this is your time to use the mats to improve your skills. Open mats are held Fridays and Sundays. We do allow non-members to attend but you must message us first. No Walk Ins.
Jiu Jitsu is a physically demanding sport that can often lead to various injuries. Mobility for Jiu Jitsu is designed to build the mobility and strength to supplement your jiu jitsu training. Dont expect a leisurely yoga class, we will be MOVING for 30 minutes to keep our body warm and move through various jiu jitsu related sequences.
Competition class is a fast paced 1 hour class where we will do back to back rounds of situational sparring, drilling and live sparring. This class is open to blue belts and above, or white belts who are signed up for a competition. This class is primarily No Gi, but if you want to do the class in Gi that is also an option (just find a partner who also wants to do Gi!).
This class focuses on lower body attacks including straight foot locks, toe holds, knee bars, heel hooks, and calf slicers. You will learn how to correctly apply and finish these techniques in a safe and controlled environment. This class is open to blue belts and above.
Judo is a Japanese martial art using holds and leverage to submit an opponent. Judo for Jiu Jitsu is a hybrid class focused on takedowns, defense to takedowns, grip fighting and setup. This class will be taught primarily in the Gi, but will also incorporate No Gi techniques. Judo is open to all skill levels.
In this class you will learn wrestling takedowns adapted for Jiu Jitsu. Conventional takedowns leave a grapplers necks open to chokes. This class is focused on wrestling takedowns while avoiding submissions. Wrestling for Jiu Jitsu will incorporate transitions directly from takedowns to various guards, dominant positions and submissions.
Jiu Jitsu isn’t just for adults. In fact, it’s the perfect activity for kids. This form of martial arts incorporates a lot of ground grappling and control tactics. It is so much more than self defense though. BJJ helps kids gain confidence, learn discipline, focus their energy, foster respect for others, and be a part of a one-of-a-kind community full of future friends and mentors!
No Gi classes consists of basic traditional Jiu-Jitsu techniques adapted to make up for the lack of a uniform to grab. Students will learn how to take down, hold down and apply joint locks to submit opponents who are not wearing a traditional bjj Kimono (Gi). No-Gi class is faster paced includes additional techniques such as foot and leg locks. We offer beginner and advanced no-gi classes.
Jiu Jitsu was designed to help the student develop proficiency and heightened awareness. Traditionally Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is practiced in a Gi (Kimono). The burden the gi places on the body eliminates many physical advantages so the participant is forced to focus on technique and strategy. We offer beginner and advanced Gi classes.
No shoes on the mat – We do not want to risk transferring any bacteria onto our clean mats. Feel free to keep flip flops or slides at the gym.
Keep all gym gear on the shelves downstairs – The seating area should be clear of all bags and shoes.
Sign in – Please check in when you get to class on the BJJ Link app. Attendance plays a part in your progress and belt promotions.
Shoes MUST be worn to the bathroom – Once you leave the mat shoes should be put on immediately. Additionally, shoes must be worn in the shower. We put our faces on the mat and do not want to risk transferring anything from the bathroom floor onto the mat.
Keep your gear clean and nails cut – Gi’s are wear once wash once. Please be courteous to your fellow students, maintain clean gym gear and keep nails trimmed.
If you have a rash or skin infection, please do not come to class – These types of infection are easily transferred and highly contagious. Seek treatment early and return only once the rash or infection is controlled. Please note, ringworm, jock itch and athletes foot are all from the same bacteria and require treatment.
Tap early and tap often – At Riverfront Jiu Jitsu, we do not train with an ego. There is no reason to get hurt, or injure a training partner.
Lower belts give way to higher belts – When sparring, if your training interferes with another group, the lower belts will relocate their training.
Attire – Rash guards must be worn under Gi's. For No Gi classes please make sure your shorts do not have zippers or anything that can damage the mats. A rash guard is preferred. No loose fitting clothing.
No Slamming – If you pick your partner up, you are responsible for getting them back to the mat safely.