Learn Jiu Jitsu From Former UFC Veteran & Black Belt
Black Belt & UFC veteran Shannon Gugerty leads our dynamic and high level Jiu Jitsu program. Gugerty is an expert instructor who trains members to use their technique over strength during the 60-minute instructional session.
What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)?
Jiu Jitsu, a popular ground-based martial art that focuses on wrestling, grappling, self-defense and is good for your health and mind – this fight style is known to increase patience and discipline for everyday life. The type of Jiu Jitsu we practice at The Boxing Club in San Diego is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. This Jiu Jitsu is meant to provide efficient techniques for a smaller opponent to overtake someone larger and possibly stronger than them. It is also designed to teach different types of defense methods that will allow them to use leverage and grabs to help them escape from a vulnerable position.
Benefits of Jiu Jitsu
Many think that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is just another form of martial art, but you would be surprised by the fitness benefits you can receive after consistent training. Our members have seen improvements in flexibility, stamina, and core strength. It also helps with your mental game. Jiu Jitsu can sometimes be thought of as a game of chess. Always trying to anticipate your opponent's next move. It will also teach you true discipline and perseverance when trying to achieve your next belt.
Jiu Jitsu Program Format
Our Jiu Jitsu program is free for all of our members and is encouraged to be taken for the array of healthy lifestyle improvements it will bring! The Boxing Club has Beginner intermediate and advanced classes. Once you feel comfortable with your skills, we also have Open Mat sessions, where you and your fellow students can practice the techniques you have learned in class. We also have GI and No GI classes, so that beginners are able to try out a class without the pressure of buying the uniform before seeing if it's the right training for them!
Combined with Boxing and Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu constitutes the platform for amateur and pro MMA training.