If you are practising for the first time, please wear loose fitting athletic clothing, you can also purchase appropriate clothing and protective equipment such as a mouth guard or you can bring your own.
Every new member must pay an initial joining fee which also includes one year of full insurance and membership, our membership fee is £25 per member per annum, this fee is payable every 12 months.
|Joining Fee||Includes 12 months insurance||£25.00 by cash, cheque or card|
|BJJ classes||Two Classes per week||£45.00 pcm by direct debit||£100 for ten class pass|
|BJJ classes||Three Classes per week||£55.00 pcm by direct debit||or £450 paid upfront for one year (2 classes per week) £550 (3 classes per week)|
BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)
You can join our BJJ classes, which are explained below, we currently run mixed ability classes for men and women, our classes are for adults only, all our instructors are happy to teach beginners or more experienced individuals, we will help you achieve your personal goals for fitness, self-defence or simply learning to master a martial art.
Our men and womens BJJ Class is running Tuesday & Thursday evenings 9pm-10pm and Saturdays 5.30-6.30pm. Your first class is FREE. Every Saturday we also run a BJJ women’s only class at 3.30pm and a BJJ beginners class from 4.30pm-5.30pm, this is a 6-12 month course where you will learn all the key fundamentals of BJJ- submissions, sweeps and takedowns in a friendly environment, with no live sparring, this gives you time to learn the art and key positions, once you have passed the BJJ beginners course you can then transition to our main classes (where live sparring is a feature of every class at the end of each session). The BJJ women’s only class and BJJ beginners course are priced at £35 pcm and you can join at any time. Our beginners classes are suitable for men, women and children of 14 years and upwards.
You will be taught BJJ by our coach Richard Pether every Tuesday and Thursday, our coaches are well versed in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and are able to teach, grade and instruct for competition and self-defence, you will learn the full repertoire of BJJ chokes, submissions, sweeps and the importance of good balance and positioning. Our classes are conducted in a safe and friendly atmosphere and we are proud to be the longest running BJJ club in Maidenhead. Our Saturday class is taught by our resident blue belt, who teaches fundamental techniques and there is also a more relaxed “open mat”atmosphere at every Saturday class, where you can learn to refine your techniques, practice drills and rolling (BJJ sparring). Our BJJ class is also superb for conditioning and strength, so you will improve your fitness whilst learning one of the most potent martial arts in the world. We also host regular seminars with black belts including Mark Phung & Max Campos and Daniel Strauss.
BJJ is generally recognised as one of the most devastating ground fighting arts in the world, brought to Brazil from Japan by Mitsuyo Maeda and other travelling jiu jitsu masters, the Brazilian Gracie family refined the art into a potent blend of submissions, chokes, strangles, leg and ankle locks as well as incorporating various types of guard positions, throwing techniques as well as self defense, the training develops intense levels of fitness in addition to increasing your flexibility and strength, you will learn key aspects of fighting like timing and distancing, which will increase your overall physical ability and improve your level of awareness and self defence capability. Our classes include a warm-up, body conditioning, rolling (on the mats), partner work and all elements of this unique martial art. If you are interested in learning the art or wish to progress to advanced levels to utilise in competition or mixed martial arts, BJJ is the ideal art for you.
SO WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
If you wish to train in BJJ or learn more about Maidenhead Martial Arts, please contact us beforehand by email firstname.lastname@example.org, please note if you just turn-up for a class we may not be able to process your paperwork and insurance in time, so it is best to join beforehand at the times above. All classes will start promptly at the prescribed time.
The class consists of a warm up, technique training as well as sparring. You can also bring a water bottle and your training apparel!
Please be aware after your first free trial class, entry into our martial arts classes including BJJ, can only be granted after completing a direct debit form or buying a ten-session pass, a contract and payment of the standard joining fee. Please note if you are on direct debit, after you have completed a full calendar month of training you can cancel with 7 days notice at any time.
If you want individualised personal 1-to-1 coaching in martial arts we can arrange this, there is no better way than to take a personal training session. If it is specialised technique training or a tailored fighter development program you are looking for, then our experienced coaches will be happy to help you. We can also help you achieve faster results or help you aim for a specific competition or sports event.
We have trained all types of people with different abilities, our personal training sessions start at £55.00 per hour or £450 for ten sessions.