BJJ training in Brighton

October 2, 2015


At BJJ Academy, all classes are taught by Coach Ivam Maciel himself, Ivam’s credentials in BJJ & MMA speak for themselves (2nd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & MMA professional record of 4-0-0). Ivam’s from Curitiba, Brazil hometown of the legendary Chute Boxe Academy (Anderson Silva, Wanderlei Silva, Shogun and many other MMA stars); In order to keep improving Coach Ivam makes regular trips to Brazil and the USA, training/learning in places like Brigadeiro BJJ, American Top Team, De La Riva and Kings MMA in California. So if you thinking about training in BJJ & MMA we have a lot to share, and nothing’s better than learn straight from the source!

After our 90-minute Jiu Jitsu class, your body and gi (jiu-jitsu uniform) will be soaked in sweat. Jiu Jitsu is a great workout that incorporates every part of your body. From the warm ups consisting of jogging and calisthenics to the continued movement throughout the classes, you will be expanding and contracting muscles you might not of ever used before. Even for experienced practitioners, this will be a great workout especially if they work with a heavy training partner or drill their techniques at a faster pace. After the warm ups and drilling, the rolling will really elevate the heart rate. You and your training partner will now be providing resistance and will be working to advance position and submit your training partner. Not all rounds of rolling need to be a 100% battle, especially if there is a major gap in skill level or size. Training partners can flow roll or S-train for a great cardio workout that can incorporate the techniques learned during the class. BJJ classes have been reported to burn between 400 to 1,000 calories per session depending on your size and the pace and intensity of the classes.

Most of us have been members of a regular gym and we know the routine. There is leg day, chest day, back day, cardio day and it is a very monotonous routine that can get very boring, very quickly. There is also a feeling of individualism and isolation when it comes to going to a regular gym. You might have a workout partner or friend, but in many cases you go in there and workout with the weights, machines, and treadmill on your own for an hour or so and go home. There is not the same sense of community and other interaction with others like there is a Jiu Jitsu class.