Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) Class

Plus One Defense Systems, West Hartford, CT

A typical Brazilian Jiu-jitsu class teaches groundwork, submissions, and effective techniques for self defense and competition prep. We hold gi, no-gi and mixed classes for all ages and skill levels. We also have a women’s BJJ class – Plus One Defense Systems was the first academy in CT to offer a women’s-only BJJ class.

Click here to register for a FREE brazilian jiu-jitsu class. Try it out! There is no obligation, but we are confident you’ll love your first brazilian jiu-jitsu class and training with top-notch instructors!

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

The art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu focuses on ground work and submissions.  Practitioners learn how to utilize Brazilian Jiujitsu principles from different positions on the ground with their partner.  Students learn takedowns, basic and advanced positions, transitions between those positions, and submission techniques.  The video shows practitioners wearing the uniform (gi); at Plus One Defense Systems, we also train without the uniform, which is known as “no-gi BJJ.”

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Class + Self Defense

According to research, a vast majority of fights go to the ground. Knowing how to defend yourself when you are on the ground, or when you and your assailant are on the ground, is imperative to your safety. This art deals with close-quarter combat, evasion and submission. For men and women alike, practicing the techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu could be the difference between evading a scuffle and a violent crime.

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Women

We have many female practitioners who love this martial art for the intense, total body workout. Grappling effectively requires strength but this particular art is also about submission tactics; these tactics can and will work against anyone. Therefore, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a perfect component to add to your arsenal to even the playing field!

We offer both Womens-Only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes AND Co-Ed BJJ Classes. In fact, we were the first academy in CT to offer a womens-only BJJ class.

MMA Prep: BJJ is IMPERATIVE for the “Ground Game”

BJJ … teaches a fighter how to successfully manage his guard, which is when a fighter finds himself pinned on his back. This fighting style is preferred by many MMA fighters looking to get an edge in the ground game.

SOURCE: LiveStrong.com

Crushing roundhouse kicks and explosive haymaker punches may win a fight, but what happens when your opponent gets in your grill, up close and personal, or when the fight goes to the ground? Answer: you’d better be able to protect, strike, and evade, or even drive the match to a close with a submission hold or choke. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is all about that. Get your free trial TODAY with absolutely no obligation.

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If you are specifically interested in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) in Connecticut, please be sure to stop by our pro-shop, as we have two books (published by Darin Reisler) that correspond to our curriculum and are available for purchase.

Also, check out our S.L.A.P. BJJ online program, at our online learning center, TheNewDojo.com, which is not meant to be a replacement for coming to class, but a supplement. You can also get a preview of what techniques you’ll learn when you come to class!

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Class Schedule

Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes are held all throughout the week, morning and night. Find the time that fits your schedule. We look forward to rolling.

MONDAY

Fitness Center

6:30AM - 10:00PM

Adult

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

6:30AM - 7:30AM

Adult/Gi, Main Floor
Adult

Muay Thai Kickboxing

8:30AM - 9:15AM

Main Floor

Open Mats/Private Lessons

9:15AM - 4:30PM

Junior

Brazilian Jiujitsu

4:45PM - 5:30PM

Main Floor
Youth

Muay Thai Kickboxing

5:30PM - 6:15PM

Cage/Ring
Youth

Brazilian Jiujitsu

5:30PM - 6:15PM

Main Floor
Youth

Cross Training & Submission Grappling

6:15PM - 7:00PM

2nd Floor
Adult

Krav Maga - Int/Adv

5:30PM - 6:15PM

Approval Required, Green Room
Adult

FiG Yoga

5:30PM - 6:15PM

2nd Floor
Adult

Krav Maga

6:15PM - 7:00PM

Green Room
Adult

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

6:15PM - 7:00PM

No-Gi, Main Floor
Adult

Mixed Martial Arts

7:00PM - 7:45PM

Approval Required / Cage
Adult

Muay Thai Kickboxing

7:00PM - 7:45PM

Beginner, Main Floor
Adult

Muay Thai - Int/Adv

7:45PM - 8:30PM

Approval Required, Main Floor
Adult

Kung Fu/Karate

7:45PM - 8:30PM

2nd Floor
Adult

Capoeira

8:30PM - 10:00PM

Green Room

TUESDAY

Fitness Center

8:30AM - 10:00PM

Adult

Kung-Fu & Aikido/Jujutsu

8:30AM - 9:15AM

Main Floor
Adult

Self Defense Boot Camp

9:30AM - 10:15AM

Main Floor

Open Mats/Private Lessons

10:30AM - 12:00PM

Adult

Muay Thai Kickboxing

12:15PM - 1:00PM

Beginner, Main Floor

Open Mats/Private Lessons

1:00PM - 4:30PM

Junior

Kung Fu/Karate

4:30PM - 5:15PM

Main Floor
Youth

Kung Fu/Karate

5:15PM - 6:00PM

Main Floor
Youth

Kung fu/Karate

6:00PM - 6:45PM

Approval Required, Green Room
Adult

Krav Maga

6:00PM - 6:45PM

Main Floor
Adult

Muay Thai Kickboxing

6:45PM - 7:30PM

Beginner, Main Floor
Adult

Kung Fu/Karate

6:45PM - 7:30PM

Green Room
Adult

Kung Fu/Karate

7:30PM - 8:15PM

Black Belts Only, 2nd Floor
Adult

Silat

8:15PM - 9:00PM

Approval Required, Green Room
Adult

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

8:15PM - 9:30PM

Adult/Gi, Main Floor

WEDNESDAY

Fitness Center

6:30AM - 10:00PM

Adult

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

6:30AM - 7:30AM

Adult/Gi, Main Floor
Adult

Muay Thai Kickboxing

8:30AM - 9:15AM

Beginner, Main Floor
Adult

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

9:15AM - 10:00AM

Fundamentals/No Gi, Main Floor

Open Mats/Private Lessons

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Junior

Kung Fu/Karate

4:00PM - 4:45PM

Main Floor
Youth

Kung Fu/Karate

4:45PM - 5:30PM

Main Floor
Youth

Youth Cross Training + Submission Grappling

5:30PM - 6:15PM

Main Floor
Adult

Krav Maga - Int/Adv

6:15PM - 7:00PM

Approval Required, Main Floor
Adult

Mixed Martial Arts

6:15PM - 7:00PM

Approval Required, Cage
Adult

Kung Fu/Karate

6:15PM - 7:00PM

Green Room
Adult

Muay Thai Kickboxing

7:00PM - 7:45PM

Advanced/Approval Required, Main Floor
Adult

Krav Maga

7:00PM - 7:45PM

Green Room
Adult

Muay Thai Kickboxing

7:45PM - 8:30PM

Beginner, Main Floor
Adult

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

8:30PM - 9:15PM

Adult/Gi, Main Floor
Adult

Open Sparring/Rolling

9:15PM - 10:00PM

Main Floor

THURSDAY

Fitness Center

9:30AM - 10:00PM

Adult

Krav Maga

9:30AM - 10:15AM

Main Floor

Open Mats/Private Lessons

10:30AM - 4:00PM

Adult

Muay Thai Kickboxing

12:15PM - 1:00PM

Beginner, Main Floor
Junior

Muay Thai Kickboxing

4:30PM - 5:15PM

Main Floor
Youth

Muay Thai Kickboxing

5:15PM - 6:00PM

Main Floor
Youth

Brazilian Jiujitsu

6:00PM - 6:45PM

Main Floor
Adult

Krav Maga

5:00PM - 5:45PM

Green Room
Adult

Krav Maga

5:45PM - 6:30PM

Approval Required, Green Room
Adult

Advanced Striking

6:00PM - 6:45PM

Invite Required, Cage
Adult

Kung Fu/Karate

6:00PM - 6:45PM

2nd Floor
Adult

Muay Thai Kickboxing

6:45PM - 7:30PM

Beginner, Main Floor
Adult

Silat

6:45PM - 7:30PM

Approval Required, 2nd Floor

Open Mats/Private Lessons

7:30PM - 8:00PM

Adult

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

7:30PM - 8:15PM

White Belt Club/Gi, Main Floor
Adult

Capoeira

8:00PM - 9:30PM

Green Room
Adult

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu / Approval Required

8:15PM - 9:30PM

Adult/Gi, Main Floor

FRIDAY

Fitness Center

6:30AM - 10:00PM

Adult

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

6:30AM - 7:30AM

Adult/No Gi, Main Floor
Adult

Kung-Fu & Aikido/Jujutsu

8:30AM - 9:15AM

Main Floor
Adult

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

9:15AM - 10:00AM

Adult/Gi, Main Floor

Open Mats/Private Lessons

10:00AM - 3:30PM

Junior

Brazilian Jitjitsu

4:30PM - 5:15PM

Main Floor
Youth

Muay Thai Kickboxing

6:30PM - 7:15PM

Main Floor
Adult

Kung-Fu & Aikido/Jujutsu

5:15PM - 6:00PM

Main Floor
Adult

Muay Thai - Int/Adv

7:15PM - 8:00PM

Approval Required, Main Floor
Adult

Muay Thai Kickboxing

8:00PM - 8:45PM

Beginner, Main Floor
Adult

Brazilian Jijitsu

8:45PM - 9:30PM

No-Gi, Main Floor

Open Mats/Private Lessons

9:30PM - 10:00PM

SATURDAY

Fitness Center

9:00AM - 5:30PM

Adult

Women's Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

9:15AM - 10:00AM

Green Room
Junior

Kung fu/Karate

9:15AM - 10:00AM

Main Floor
Youth

Kung Fu/Karate

10:00AM - 10:45AM

Main Floor
Tiny Tots

Kung Fu/Karate

10:45AM - 11:15AM

2nd Floor
Adult

Kung Fu/Karate

10:45AM - 11:30AM

Main Floor
Adult

Krav Maga

11:30AM - 12:15PM

Main Floor
Youth/Adult

Point Sparring Team

11:30AM - 12:15PM

Approval Required, Green Room
Adult

Krav Maga - Int/Adv

12:15PM - 1:00PM

Approval Required, Main Floor
Adult

Capoeira

12:15PM - 1:00PM

2nd Floor

Open Mats/Private Lessons

12:30PM - 3:00PM

Adult

Muay Thai Kickboxing

3:00PM - 4:00PM

Beginner, Main Floor
Adult

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

4:00PM - 5:30PM

No-Gi, Main Floor

Try BJJ for FREE

We are proud of our Brazilian Jiu-jitsu courses and world-class BJJ professors, and confident that you will enjoy the class and find a new team of BJJ enthusiasts at Plus One Defense Systems, so the first class is ON US.

No catch, no obligation. Just pure Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.

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