Bolton MMA/Jiu Jitsu
Gracie Humaita-Bolton, located in Caledon, Ontario is the regional home to a proud tradition and heritage within the martial arts. The original Academia Gracie was founded in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil by Grand Masters Helio and Carlos Gracie. The Gracie family, modified judo and traditional Japanese jujutsu to create the art we now know as Brazilian Jui-Jitsu (BJJ). BJJ is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses primarily on grappling and ground fighting. It contains stand-up maneuvers, but it is most famous for its devastating ground-fighting and defensive techniques. Since 1925, over 40 members of the Gracie Family have dedicated their lives to developing the most effective system of self-defense the world has ever known. With large and clean facilities, expert black belt instructors under Master Royler Gracie, the Gracie Bolton Jiu-Jitsu Academy is a proud member of a global organization which stands alone in its ability to empower anyone regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability, through proven and effective martial arts instruction.
What beginners should expect:
It is never too late to learn Jiu-Jitsu. In fact, it’s said that the best time to start Jui-Jitsu training is when you are 10 and TODAY! Although it’s certainly an advanced martial art, Jui-Jitsu training is also something which beginners can embark upon quite easily and at any age. The typical class consists of an invigorating warm up, technique instruction, and open sparring/rolling. The flexibility of Jui-Jitsu instruction allows each beginner to tailor their training to their individual needs and abilities.
Beginners to Jiu-Jitsu should expect at least 3 to 6 months of solid training before seeing significant returns in their technique and physical conditioning, and at least 12 months of training to get a solid grasp of the basics. It takes approximately 8-10 years or more to achieve a black belt in Jui-Jitsu, but it is important to remember that a belt is largely for holding up your pants. The color of your belt is not as important as improving yourself, increasing your skills and abilities, and most importantly, having fun!
Benefits of Jui-Jitsu Training
One of the obvious benefits of learning Jiu-jitsu is that it is good for both your physical and mental health. However, beyond the obvious benefits of being healthier, reducing stress, and getting in better shape, Jiu-itsu also motivates one to improve oneself outside of athletic life to become a better person. Jui-jitsu is a positive life-style choice and an overall framework of support and camaraderie, through which one comes to better understand the world around them. Beyond self-defense, Jui-Jitsu provides one with lessons inHard Work, Perseverance, Calmness, Confidence, along with mental and physical strength and flexibility.