“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.” – Muhammed Ali
BJJ has been proven, when used properly, to be an effective method for dealing with bigger and stronger opponents and has become increasingly popular due in part to its great success in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). A student can train in BJJ for self defense, sport jiu-jitsu (and submission grappling) and mixed martial arts competition. It has found its way into the training regimen of nearly every successful martial artist worldwide.
- Facilitates weight loss
- Promotes functional strength
- Helps relieve stress through physical activity
- Teaches you how to protect yourself and your loved ones
- Improves coordination, flexibility and balance
- Team building atmosphere
- Fosters self-confidence
BJJ FUNDAMENTALS CLASS
Our classes start with proper warm-up and conditioning, with the remaining portion of the class comprised of self-defense, sport Jiu-Jitsu then live position training to end the class. A key ingredient to our training is Cobra Chess training. We educate our students how to have better control with their techniques, preparing them for live training. Because of how we’ve formatted these classes in particular, it has helped prevent injuries for students, an increase in control with their techniques, and key factors in what separates us from other Jiu-Jitsu academies.
Our Intermediate class is focused on the combination of fundamental, intermediate and advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We have designed this class to begin with drilling, followed by Jiu-Jitsu techniques, expanding into the live position training. With this class, the instructor reinforces how we are here to have fun with our training, while leaving our ego outside the mat. Cobrinha likes to compare our egos with our shoes — Before we step on the mat, we leave our shoes outside the mat because our shoes are dirty. It is the same with our ego. If we bring our ego onto the mat, we are bringing the negative energy with us. If you bring the negative energy onto the mat, it is very difficult to learn what the instructor is teaching, and it can get you or your training partner hurt.
BJJ ADVANCED CLASS
For the student who is interested in competing in the sport, or if the student is just interested in testing his knowledge in a more practical setting, our advanced class offers World-class instruction, which includes high-intensity sparring to condition the body.
Our philosophy at Cobrinha Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is to make Champions on and off the mat. It’s known that Jiu-Jitsu can be translated to the daily life. In Jiu-Jitsu, we learn how to solve our problems during the sparring sessions, solving one problem at a time, not letting our problems aggravate us; the same thing happens in life – it’s applicable. Here’s an example: You’re driving your car and your car is making a small noise. If you don’t fix it, something else will start to make a noise, building up to more problems. Sooner or later, your car will stop working. When you start learning Jiu-Jitsu, you learn that solving one problem at a time can help you find peace, and the problems that used to build up or get you aggravated will no longer be a stress.