Frequently Asked Questions
What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?
- It is a wrestling based martial art that was designed for a smaller opponent to overcome a bigger stronger opponent with the emphasis of taking the opponent to the ground and controlling their movement. There is no punching or kicking in this sport.
- The first class is always on us, this way you will be able to experience the sport first hand and see if we are the right fit for you!
- Head to our memberships page but remember this; you can't put a price on confidence and resilience!
- Please arrive no later than 10 - 15 minutes prior to the start of your (or your child's) first class, this is so we can conduct a brief induction and show you around the facility. If the warm up has started you will not be able to join the team on the mat without this.
- Irrespective of the training session, you want to wear active or gym wear that doesn't restrict your movement. It is strongly advisable to not wear singlets or anything with pockets or zippers on them.
- As we are an academy, there is a requirement to wear the academy uniform, specifically the Gi. Athletes from other Academies or clubs may wear their clubs uniform however, all de Been 100% Jiu Jitsu Wodonga Academy members are required to wear the academy uniform. Nogi classes are relaxed with regards to uniformity.
- This is dependent on the age group your child participates in. The program provides this information however, they train a minimum of twice weekly.
- We align our curriculum with the Victorian school year which is typically 41 weeks. We do not offer training for children during the school holidays and we may be closed on some public holidays.
- No, we do not have make up classes for children unable to train on their designated training session.
- Absolutely, and we encourage our athletes to train when they travel at other Academies and clubs as you can not learn everything from one place.