Frequently Asked Questions
When can I start?
Beginners are welcome to join at any time. Classes are run in such a way that the more senior students aid in the learning of the junior students, so you're never really "behind".
What is the difference between Brazilian Jujitsu and Danzan Ryu?
Brazilian Jujitsu is the more general name for any number of Gracie styles of Jujitsu and focuses primarily on mat work. It was made popular in the United States during Royce Gracie's run of the early Ultimate Fighting Championships. It is actually derived from traditional Japanese Jujitsu. Advanced practitioners of Danzan Ryu will find that the same arts in Brazilian Jujitsu are a subset of Danzan Ryu. That is, Danzan Ryu includes a great deal of mat work, but also has the many other aspects mentioned in What We Teach.
What should I wear/bring to my first class?
Loose, comfortable clothing should be worn for the first few classes. Sweats and a t-shirt are perfectly fine, but jeans should be avoided. Old gi's from previous martial arts are also acceptable. After a few classes, when you have decided to make a commitment, a judo gi should be purchased. We do not sell gi's but will help you find one.