Frequently Asked Questions

What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a highly effective and comprehensive system of standing and ground defence techniques utilizing rules of leverage Many real life examples show most street attacks will end up on the ground.This makes BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) an ideal martial art for these situations which demand simple and effective responses. Being able to dominate and neutralize a larger, more aggressive opponent is a hallmark of the art. This is achieved through ground control positions and leverage-maximizing technique

What can BJJ do for me?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an activity that keeps you in great shape, and especially gives you a great perspective on life. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a very calm form of effortless self-defence where one doesn’t have to use muscle to control the situation but technique and skill.

Notwithstanding its self-defence potential, BJJ offers a tremendous workout emphasizing aerobic and anaerobic conditioning, making it an enjoyable workout for women, men, and children regardless of athletic ability. The greatest advantage Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu offers is the ability for a smaller person to learn principles of leverage that will assist them in defending against or defeating a larger opponent. The rewards are great, and include massive improvements in stamina, strength, flexibility and mental clarity. In addition to this, social skills are improved as a result of interacting with individuals and the group as a whole. Until you try it you won’t know how much FUN it can be, and the best part is everything is done gradually. That way it gets you in shape, and the learning process is done over time so you do not feel overwhelmed.

Come and visit The Henley Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu Academy and see what BJJ can do for you!

What do I need to start training?

You can come to your first training session in a Tracksuit trousers and T- shirt. Should you decide to continue training then we recommend that you get the training suites that are known as GI’s.