What is BJJ?
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), referred to as the gentle art, is an effective grappling system for self-defense. It is practiced by people of all walks of life and has recently been getting a lot of attention by mixed martial arts organization like the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for its effectiveness in combat.
BJJ focuses on defeating (aka submitting) opponents without using punches, kicks, or strikes of any kind. Instead, the BJJ practitioner relies on the execution of proper technique based on the concept of leverage to gain superior positioning over aggressors and eventually submitting them with immobilizing chokeholds and joint locks. This method of self-defense makes it possible for a smaller opponent to render bigger stronger opponents helpless.
Positive Benefits of Learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu:
- Proven Effective Self-Defense
- Improved Physical Strength & Conditioning
- Build Confidence & Mental Focus
- Gain Self-Discipline
- Increase Energy and Endurance
- Challenging and Fun!
BETA BJJ Program
At BETA Academy we teach a comprehensive grappling system based on a battle tested curriculum. In addition to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), which serves as the core of our curriculum, we blend techniques from other grappling arts such as Wrestling, Sambo, and Judo in order to develop well-rounded martial artists.
In classes run by experienced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructors, students can practice at full speed and power in a safe and controlled environment. We encourage respectful sparring (aka rolling) against fellow students and instructors. This provides students with the opportunity to test and develop their skills under realistic conditions with minimal risk of injury.
All levels welcome
All Experience Levels are Welcome! We are OPEN 7 days a week and have 80+ classes per week to suit the needs of all skill levels and abilities from the absolute beginner with no experience trying a first class and the experienced competitor preparing for the next tournament.
We teach systems – not moves! BETA Instructors teach from our battle tested proprietary Brazilian-Jiu-Jitsu Curriculum carefully designed so that students can quickly gain skill and proficiency with fundamental through advanced technique with the aim of building beyond the foundation.
We strive to provide the best martial arts training experience in Washington DC. All BETA Instructors are passionate martial artist professionally trained to help our students reach their martial arts and fitness goals. Read more about our instructors.
black belt programs
We use the traditional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu belt progression system endorsed and recognized by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) so our students are able to track their personal progress and uphold the standards of our martial arts community. “Black Belt is our goal!”