BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU… THE CHALLENGE!
Although Gracie or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the most effective martial art forms on planet, it is a relatively a young martial art form. Lacking a standardized curriculum, it is common practice, at BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) schools around the world, for techniques to be presented in complete randomness. Each day, the instructor shows up to class, having no clue what to teach, and asks the students: “What do you guys want to do?” as if the students know better than he does what should be practiced.
Realizing that the key to global dissemination of pure Gracie Jiu-Jitsu was the development of a formalized curriculum, the Gracie Academy in Torrence, CA dedicated several years to organizing all the techniques in the most logical sequence based on their complexity and usefulness in combat. Originally, due to its linear nature, the curriculum could only be taught in private lessons. But, after 15 years of experimenting with different training programs, the Gracie Academy developed a curriculum that would enable students to learn all the techniques in a group class setting and still get results that are comparable to those of private classes. At Versus, we follow this curriculum.
Aside from the unparalleled structure and organization of the curriculum, what makes our group class training programs unique is the way in which we present the techniques. Perfected over three generations, the teaching methodology used allows students to learn at their own pace without feeling overwhelmed or left behind. Furthermore, we conduct all group classes with the utmost concern for safety, and we demand that all students treat each other respectfully regardless of skill level, gender, race, nationality, or creed.
At Versus don’t teach people how to fight. We give people the skills and the confidence so they don’t need to fight.