Proven time and time again in both street fights and the cage, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) has become the most dominant form of self-defense on the planet. BJJ provides a smaller person with the ability to control and submit larger, more aggressive attackers with technique and intellect.
Today, BJJ is also a combat sport gaining world renown popularity, both as a fitness activity and as a highly regarded martial art. Through your training, you will develop functional motor skills and strength, an uncanny ability to remain levelheaded under stress. Make no mistake: BJJ is truly for everybody, and we hope everyone takes the opportunity to use this discipline in their own journey of self-cultivation.
Submission grappling has garnered an eclectic combination of cultural influences from throughout the world. Today, it shares aspects of Greco and freestyle wrestling, nogi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Russian Sambo, Catch Wrestling, and Pankration grappling. Strategy and style is very akin to BJJ, but is played with different posture, leverage, and grips due to the lack of wearing a kimono. Most submission tournaments held around the world will host both NoGi and Gi grappling divisions. The increased pace of NoGi is sure to present a refreshing challenge.
Roots Kids BJJ program is designed to give our children a head start into life with practical social skills, respect for themselves and others, positive attitudes, rational problem solving, and healthy fitness habits not to mention the ability to protect themselves when they’re outside of our control as parents. No adult ever said they regretted their parents putting them in martial arts as a child. We at Roots believe Brazilian Jiu Jitsu should be an integral part of a child’s athletic and social development. Roots is dedicated to growing with our families to build wonderful adults from our amazing children.
With history as far back as 1560, Muay Thai was originally the preferred hand-to-hand combat style for warfare in Siam. Known as the “Art of Eight Limbs”, it's style focuses on powerful impact striking through punches, elbows, knees and various kicks. Gaining worldwide popularity over the last two hundred years due to the arts destructive nature, Muay Thai, or "Thai Boxing" became the preferred striking accompaniment to BJJ in Vale Tudo (Brazilian sport fighting) and later a big part of the MMA striking arsenal.
We're cranking it up with Functional Interval Training. This circuit training class will utilize strength & conditioning tools such as kettle bells, battle ropes, medicine balls, resistance bands, and much, much more. A solid dynamic warm-up will start you off right followed by a series of station intervals and body weight movement exercises then a nice stretch session to close out class. Expect a high calorie burn and some sore muscles after F.I.T!