Tiger Martial Arts Academy

Jiu Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu Beginners Course

Course: 4 Weeks
Curriculum: Develop an understanding of Jiu Jitsu basics while focusing on positioning and transitioning techniques.
Next Step: Jiu-Jitsu Fundamentals Program

Jiu-Jitsu, which literally means “the gentle art,” is a method of self-defense that utilizes various forms of grappling techniques. This includes throws and sweeps as well as joint manipulations, chokes, and other submission holds.  Jiu-Jitsu teaches one to use leverage in order to defend oneself against a larger opponent.  In the Beginners Program, students will develop an understanding of positioning and transition along with basic Jiu-Jitsu techniques that are foundation builders for self-defense and the next step in your martial arts journey, the Jiu-Jitsu Fundamentals Program. Our Jiu Jitsu program serves teens and adults in Portsmouth, Chesapeake (Western Branch), Smithfield, Downtown Suffolk, and Northern Suffolk.


Jiu-Jitsu Fundamentals Course

Course: 12 months
Curriculum: Develop an understanding of Jiu Jitsu basics while focusing on positioning and transitioning techniques
Next Step: Jiu-Jitsu Fundamentals Program

Once a student has completed the Jiu-Jitsu Basics Program, they will be ready to further their training in the Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals Program.  This program is designed to teach core techniques that will enable one to function in a self-defense situation or Jiu Jitsu Sport. The goal of this course is not only taught to effective self-defense but to take students from White to Blue Belt. Through the guidance of knowledgeable instructors and a structured curriculum, students will find their ability to set and achieve obtainable goals.


Jiu-Jitsu Advanced Program

Program: Black Belt
Curriculum: Master Jiu-Jitsu Fundamentals techniques while developing knowledge and awareness to adapt, react, and defend effectively.

Once a student has completed the Jiu-Jitsu Fundamentals Program, it is time to master the techniques in the Jiu Jitsu Advanced Program.  In this program, the objective is for students to be able to demonstrate fluidity when executing transitions, positions, and submissions.  Through time invested on the mat, students will learn more in-depth techniques and develop a self-awareness that would allow them to anticipate an opponent’s attacks and effectively defend against them.  Jiu-Jitsu Advanced is designed to take a student from Blue to Black Belt.

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