BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger person by using leverage and proper technique, taking the fight to the ground – most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. BJJ is also a sport where people compete in grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition. Sparring (commonly referred to as "rolling") and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition. Progress and ascension through its ranking system is noted by coloured belts.
At Renegade you will learn the basics of BJJ - posture, closed guard, basic submissions and basics sweeps - as well as highly technical passes, sweeps and chokes.
During this time you'll have the opportunity to cross train in other disciplines like Thai boxing, MMA sparring and boxing while focusing on your primary discipline BJJ. This is also a great way to stay fit and healthy. We recommend that people try and make it to classes three times a week or five times a fortnight. Frequent training is really important when you're first learning BJJ as training time builds your confidence and rhythm when grappling.
The MMA Striking, Sparring and Program classes incorporate elements from Boxing, Muay Thai, Greco Roman and Freestyle Olympic Wrestling, plus fitness and conditioning - all relevant to Mixed Martial Arts. At Renegade we not only train these specific elements for MMA independently, but format the styles so that the seams between the different ranges of combat are moulded together.
Our classes cater to all skill levels, from those who have never experienced combat sports training to competition-based athletes.