Finding the right school for you...

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 

How to know you are at a LEGIT school.

It is easy to get overwhelmed with which martial arts facility you should choose. Here at PRBJJ we want to make that an easier process for you. After deciding you want to learn the specific discipline of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu you now are tasked with finding the right place for you. Here are 3 things to look for so you don't find yourself in a subpar training facility.

1. Accredited School

 Is the facility recognized by the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation? (IBJJF) You can go directly to the website and search for the accredited facilities near you.

Why is this important?  

An accredited school has provided and proved that they are a legitimate training facility of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and are subject to certain federation standards. This also comes into play if you wish to compete in some of the more prestigious tournaments, without being a student of an accredited facility you will not be eligible. The IBJJF is THE federation for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and without accreditation your rank/s are not recognized through any substantial organization. 

2. Accredited Instructor

Similar to an accredited school, is making sure your instructor/s are also accredited and recognized through the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu federation also known as the IBJJF. 

Why is this important?

A lot of facilities try to get around the need for an accredited instructor by doing something called "piggybacking" this is where the facility will affiliate themselves with a well known or already accredited team so that the facility is accredited but has no legitimate instructor/s. Also it is important to know that a black belt must be a minimum of a 3rd degree to promote another person to a black belt. 

3. Facility Type

How do you best learn and which facility type is right for you? Do you prefer a gym, club or academy style?

Why is this important?

You want to develop and grow. Your intention is to become a better version of yourself through martial arts training. If you don't like the teaching style, will you stay for the long term? Will you ever become a black belt? Which is the ultimate goal. 

Gym - You want a mix of training. Most often stand up and ground are offered. 

Club- Smaller groups. Looser rule set and hierarchy.

Academy- Usually but not always singular focused on one discipline. Structured with a very clear rule set and curriculum.  

We are an accredited facility.

We have accredited Instructor/s.

We are an Academy. 



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