Come.
Learn.
Train.
Grow.

Repeat.

WE’RE ABOUT REAL BJJ – WE’RE NOT IN THIS TO PUSH BELTS.

We’re in this to bring multiple generations of brazilian jiu-jitsu combat and sport experience to YOU, and make sure you’re getting it.

That means a lot of practice. BJJ takes heart, persistence, confidence, stamina, and creative thinking. We will help you gain these skills as we teach this art of grappling.

Our professors are world-class. Success breeds success. We are a family and a team.

Welcome to Brazilian Jiu-jitsu at Plus One Defense Systems of West Hartford.

I’ve been coming to Plus One in West Hartford about a year and a half, and I’ve lost over 50 pounds doing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. My whole family trains here. I love Jiu-Jitsu! I love this school!

Jon M. - West Hartford Student

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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

Krav Maga

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

Kali/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

Mixed Martial Arts

6:00PM - 6:45PM

Approval Required, Cage
Adult

Kung Fu/Karate

6:00PM - 6:45PM

2nd Floor
Adult

Muay Thai Kickboxing

6:45PM - 7:30PM

Beginner, Main Floor
Adult

Kali/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

I started training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Plus One Defense Systems because my husband thought it was a good idea. I was amazed that they had women’s-only BJJ classes! Today, I enjoy going to all the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes. The training is awesome, and I can’t stop asking my husband to do BJJ with me when we’re at home. I love the mental and physical challenge that the training provides. I have enhanced confidence, and it feels great to learn self defense in such a fun way. I also like the exercise component that the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes provide. It’s way more fun and effective than the treadmill at the gym LOL.

Marlene R., Simsbury Middle School Teacher and West Hartford Student

Marlene R., Simsbury Middle School Teacher and West Hartford Student BJJ

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Carlos Gracie to Today

A major factor in BJJ style is due in part to lineage.
At Plus One Defense Systems, we respect this art which has been passed down from the founders and legends of the BJJ world.

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CARLOS GRACIE

Carlos Gracie is one of the founders of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. As such, he was awarded with the 10th degree Red Belt.  He was the first of the Gracie brothers to learn the arts of Judo and Jujutsu from Otavio Mitsuyo Maeda (aka “Count Koma”).  Based on what he learned, Carlos and his brothers founded the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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FRANCISCO SA

Professor Sa is provided with credit for bringing the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to the North East region of Brazil, where it is flourishing today.

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MARCUS AURELIO

Marcus Aurelio is a 5th Degree black belt.  He moved to the US in 2001.  He is a Pride and UFC veteran and holds the record for fastest submission in the UFC. He currently runs the Marcus Aurelio BJJ Academy in North Miami Beach, Florida.

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DARIN REISLER

Recognition as a “Professor” via the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation; 1st Degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

  • 2016- Ranked #2 in the world- and the first placed American born competitor- with the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF)
  • 2015- Ranked #3 in the world- and the first placed American born
  • 2015- BJJ Pro- Gold Medalist
  • A full list of my BJJ competition results (post black belt ranking) can be viewed by clicking on my IBJJF Results for 2015, and IBJJF Results for 2016.

Published Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Surviving the Journey to Black Belt (2015) and Move-A-Day BJJ : A Daily Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Desktop Reference (2011)(www.moveaday.comBrazilian Jiu-jitsu books which were Amazon best-selling.

Created online learning institute TheNewDojo.com featuring Structured Learning Advancement Program for Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (S.L.A.P. BJJ)  to promote a new method of learning Brazilian Jiu-jitsu to the world and to act as a supplement to in-class training to students of Plus One Defense Systems.

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.

5-STAR BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU FACILITIES

Train in BJJ at a top rated Brazilian jiu-jitsu facility in CT. Our 9000 sq. ft. dojo in West Hartford CT has everything you need for your Brazilian jiu-jitsu class and more. We have a full gym, regulation cage for MMA and BJJ training, showers, and locker room to keep your stuff safe. Our BJJ training facility is clean and most importantly, safe!

SELF-DEFENSE & BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU

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. Our Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes in West Hartford deal 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.

THAT BJJ CONFIDENCE

Let’s face it. BJJ participants walk and talk a little different, and it’s due to a special confidence and balance that is attained by being a part of a BJJ culture and team. BJJ confidence is difficult to explain. It might be better to just stop by and see it for yourself. We’re positive that you will feel it and become a part of it immediately!

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.

BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU FOR FITNESS

BJJ is typically close-quarter grappling. It’s “human tug-of-war” for minutes at a time. Once you get on the mat and start rolling, you will immediately feel and see the health benefits of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. BJJ is an amazing workout which safely tasks and builds your cardiovascular system , your stamina, your strength, your flexibility, and more. We recommend Brazilian jiu-jitsu for physical fitness to anyone who is interested in a martial arts program to promote a healthy body and mind.

DISCOVER BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is “is a martial artcombat sport system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting.”[1] We employ a team of well-rounded, world-class instructors (“professors”) who have experience in combat BJJ, self-defense, and competitive BJJ. We hold ourselves to high ethical standards. We honor the art and the work that goes into mastery.

BJJ COMPETITIONS AND TOURNAMENTS

We have a special Brazilian jiu-jitsu competition team for those who are seeking to get on the road and test our their BJJ skills in a fun, safe, and satisfying arena.

And, for those interested in MMA, we also have MMA classes and teams. BJJ fits right into the mix:

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.

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