Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Program


Classes are taught by Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt instructor, Professor Glenn Sonnebend. Come find out what makes BJJ such an exciting martial art! Beginners welcome. Classes for adults, teens and children.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is a martial arts discipline indigenous to Brazil. It was founded and developed by the Gracie family. Carlos Gracie learned jiu-jitsu from a Japanese judoka named Maeda who emigrated to Brazil. The art’s roots are derived from pre-war Kodokan Judo, western wrestling, and Maeda’s own insights into combat.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu emphasizes bringing an opponent to the ground and then employing grappling techniques to subdue the opponent. Students utilize holds, arm-locks, leg-locks, chokes, and strikes. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu takes full advantage of body geometry and leverage. This strategy can neutralize the advantage of larger and stronger opponents and those with superior striking abilities.