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Do I have to roll (spar) at the end of class?

The belts signify differing levels of expertise and experience. Everyone starts out a white belt, and through training and dedication progresses through Blue, Purple, Brown and Black.

How effective is BJJ for self-defense?

BJJ has consistently proven to be one of the most effective arts for self-defense. It is no coincidence that many elite BJJ players have also found success in MMA.

How often, and how long are the classes?

There are classes or open mat every day except Sunday. See the full schedule here

How many times per week should I attend?

You can train as often as you want. The more often you train, the quicker you will progress.

Do I need to buy a uniform (Gi) before taking a class?

You can take a free trial class without purchasing a Gi, but if you commit to BJJ you will need to eventually make a purchase.

How many people are in each class?

This varies depending upon students' other commitments. An average would probably be around 10-12.

What is the format of the class?

Each class usually comprises 15 min warm-up, 45 min instruction and then 30+ min rolling.