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What to Expect

All of our classes are co-ed. Co-ed classes provide realistic practice using grappling for self-defense in a safe, controlled environment that can't be replicated in a women's only setting.

Teens and Tweens are encouraged to attend adult classes.

The pillars of our curriculum and coaching methods are: learning by doing, providing personalized feedback, and maintaining a safe training environment.

Learning By Doing means that you are actively playing all aspects of the grappling game in every class. Explanations are short and easy to follow so that you can focus on developing skills instead of memorizing moves. Learning by doing accelerates your progress and helps you understand both the "whys" and "hows" of grappling.

Personalized Feedback ensures you get the attention you need to fine-tune your techniques, correct any mistakes, and make adjustments that work specifically for your body type, any physical limitations, and skill level. 

Safe Training Environments emphasize both physical and emotional safety. At Grindhouse, our training partners' safety is our #1 priority and we take pride in our inclusive and supportive culture. We treat each other as equals, regardless of belt rank or experience level.

Nogi grappling is a dynamic style of Jiu Jitsu that is practiced without the traditional Gi or kimono. It offers a distinct experience that sets it apart from training in the Gi. Without the Gi, your control options change and don't rely on the cloth. You'll focus more on controlling your opponent's body directly, such as using underhooks, overhooks, wrist control, or body locks. This develops your ability to use different types of grips and leverage points, enhancing your understanding of body mechanics and positioning.

Nogi training complements other combat sports and martial arts. It allows you to seamlessly transition between different grappling styles, expanding your skill set and making you a well-rounded martial artist. The absence of the Gi also makes it more relatable to real-world self-defense situations. 

We practice Nogi Judo, Wrestling, and Nogi Jiu Jitsu in this class. Wrestling and Judo use many of the same techniques to bring an opponent down to the mat, the names of the moves are just different. Wrestling control is also used once we land on the mat.