Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a highly effective martial art for men, women and children from all walks of life. It relies on leverage, timing, and proper technique to overcome larger and stronger opponents. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will give you confidence, knowledge, body-dexterity, fitness, and the ability to defend yourself in a real-world self defense situation. We teach in a safe, friendly and controlled environment. We offer year-round tailored classes for PeeWee (3-6), Youth (7-14), Adults (15+), and Female Specific training.
Pee Wee/Youth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Self Defense:
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an excellent martial art for children because it emphasizes technique, leverage and timing to achieve success rather than being dependent on the physical characteristics of size, speed and strength. As a result, children build valuable motor skills that can help them succeed in any physical endeavor. In addition to the physical aspect of training, we strive to instill in our students, the traditional values of honesty, respect, discipline, fair play and compassion that are associated with the practice of martial arts.
Pee Wee (ages 3-6)
Our Pee Wee BJJ program focuses on discipline and technique to help develop confidence, strength, stamina and teamwork. We sprinkle in just the right amount of games and playtime to keep the kids having fun while they develop lifeskills. Many of our Pee Wee Students compete in local and international Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments (yes they can compete at age 3)! We have world class instructors who know how to keep our youngest members having fun while learning skills that will serve them for the rest of their lives.
Youth (ages 7-15)
Our Youth BJJ program focuses on the same techniques and skills we teach in our adult program. Students learn beginning to advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills that help them develop confidence, strength and teamwork. Many of our students compete in local and international Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments where the training from our World Champion Professors shines through as we continually place in the top ranks in all divisions.
Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu:
We offer a variety of classes for all ages, genders, and skill levels. We have a friendly team environment and members from all walks of life who come together for a common goal – to get world class training and develop strength, stamina, and skills while enjoying a modern and fun martial arts experience.
All Levels BJJ
Our All Levels program is designed to provide adults with a solid foundation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu technique that works equally well for both self defense and sport, while at the same time, serving as a great way to get in shape while having fun. This class is designed to provide students with the tools they need to progress toward our advanced program. This class will teach the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is suitable for all skill levels.
Our Advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program is designed to build upon the knowledge gained through our All Levels program. In this class, students will be exposed to advanced technique, drills and setups. This class is designed for students who have established a good understanding of the basics .
Live Training is where we put our techniques into practice through situational sparring and free sparring. Live Training is widely considered the “meat and potatoes” of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It is through sparring that the student will begin to understand the pressures, leverage and timing that make Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu so effective. Live Training provides a safe and friendly atmosphere to take your training and fitness goals to the next level.
Our Competition Training is designed to provide a vigorous, high intensity workout for our competitors. This time is focused on situational sparring, drills and free sparring with an emphasis on competition rules and strategy.
NoGi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is simply Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu without the use of the Gi. When training NoGi, you cannot grab the material of the Gi, so we teach how to understand and use proper grips, timing and leverage. NoGi is applicable, most notably, in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competition; but also in a real world self-defense situation when you are wearing a t-shirt and shorts. There is now NoGi competition at a local, national and world level. At Elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu of Wilmington, we offer NoGi training in our Adult, Youth and PeeWee classes.